July 2018 Blog Posts (12)

Engineering for Energy Efficiency

CEE helps building owners and managers better understand and optimize their energy use to improve the operation of equipment and systems, reduce energy waste, and manage long-term sustainability…
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Added by CEE on July 31, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Something New (Solar) and Something Old (Wood Stoves) get Jim’s Home to Pearl Gold

Jim Pearl Gold home is so snug and energy efficient that in the winter he heats the home with wood and powers it entirely with solar panels.

Jim designed his new home in central Virginia with energy efficiency in mind. It’s very high performing with spray-in foam insulation, high-end windows and doors, excellent heating and cooling systems, an intentionally designed southwest orientation, and large overhangs on the…

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Added by Pearl Certification on July 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

CEE leads planning for electric vehicle readiness to drive a growing market

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/july-2018-(1)/cee%E2%80%99s-megan-hoye-explores-enhanced-electrical-vehi/

Gas-powered cars and trucks account for about …

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Added by CEE on July 25, 2018 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Gas Line Installation In Portland OR Code Basics

When you're looking to undertake any kind of a remodel or repair in your home it's important to understand the scope of work to be done. Having at least a basic understanding of the local building codes is a good first step for every homeowner to make sure that the job is being done right. In the article below we try to cover some of the basics that would apply for a gas line installation.…

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Added by Matt Peterson on July 19, 2018 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Press Release: HomeSmart International Joins the Pearl Broker Advantage Program

Vienna, Virginia and Scottsdale, Arizona – July 19, 2018 – Pearl Certification and HomeSmart International are proud to announce that HomeSmart Arizona has been accepted into Pearl’s prestigious Broker Advantage Program. HomeSmart is the first broker in Arizona to receive this distinction.

“HomeSmart agents work relentlessly each day to help their clients get maximum value for their homes,” stated Carol Perry, chief business development officer…

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Added by Pearl Certification on July 19, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Our First Year with Solar Panels, by Chris Stratton

 A local solar company putting supports for PV panels on our roof. No that's not a tiny man on the ladder.

A local solar company…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on July 16, 2018 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Top 5 Ways to Conserve Energy and Save on Your Air Conditioner Bill

Air conditioners are the essential bastions of cool breezes when the mercury skyrockets and the hot summer sun begins to bake down on…

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Added by John White on July 16, 2018 at 1:34am — No Comments

Making a Difference in DC: First Annual Contractor Lobby Day

In April 2018, members from across the home performance industry traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the first annual Contractor Lobby Day. The lobby day, which was sponsored by E4TheFuture, consisted of meetings with members of Congress and their staff to advocate for residential energy efficiency/home performance policy. The event was free to attend and provided an…

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Added by Building Performance Association on July 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Consortium for Energy Efficiency Report – High Stakes for Energy Efficiency

Given the critical role that state and local energy policy and regulations play in the development of energy efficiency marketplaces, HPC focuses on removing state and local barriers to the growth of small businesses seeking to thrive in the residential energy efficiency marketplace. HPC's policy efforts are focused on state-based cost-effectiveness testing.

Why this focus?

Virtually every state uses some version of the five cost…

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Added by Building Performance Association on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Sustainability in what we do, and how we do it

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/september-2017/sustainability-in-the-work-we-do,-and-how-we-do-it/

CEE provides practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities — but that only…

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Added by CEE on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

2018 MN Legislature: Session Wrap-Up

On May 22, the Minnesota Legislature concluded its 2018 regular session. During this session CEE collaborated with other organizations in support of policies to advance energy efficiency.



Most of this session’s energy initiatives were passed to Governor Dayton in a massive omnibus bill. But the Governor vetoed the so-called “Omnibus Prime” bill, citing the…

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Added by CEE on July 2, 2018 at 10:37am — No Comments

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Oily Stuff in ERVs

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Thoughts on EVs? Love em or hate em?

Started by Kyle Baker in General Forum. Last reply by Dennis Heidner on Thursday. 19 Replies

building envelope air tightness studies

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