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Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"

 Maricopa County is the fastest growing county in the nation with the population expected to grow by 80,000 in the next five years.  Driving down the street, it’s not surprising to see Canadian licenses plates or meet people from IL, CA, NY or WA.  With all these new transplants you would think some of the good home building qualities would rub off on the way Phoenix home builders build houses...unfortunately home builders are slow to catch on which is why  I've been asked so many times,…

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Added by David Byrnes on July 18, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How Your Connected Technology Gets Connected

You might have heard of or even have a few devices in your home that are “Connected.” You might have a refrigerator that shows you whether Ralph stole that last piece of pie, or a thermostat that lets you warm up the house from your phone before you get home from that big win in Las Vegas. These devices have added much convenience,…

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Added by Building Performance Institute on July 15, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Building Local SEO Rank and Visibility outside your Core Location

- By Shawn Cohen, Director of Digital Strategy

If you perform a Google search for a local home services provider, today’s results are pretty well stacked. You can expect to see two to four paid search ads, a…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Z-Man's Blog Episode 552:Joe Medosch – Hayward Score – The Business of Healthy Homes

Joe Medosch Hayward Score, The Business of Healthy Homes

Joe Medosch was our guest on this week’s episode of IAQ radio. Joe is widely acknowledged as being one of the smartest people in the industry. He isn’t just book smart, he has been there and done it. Joe’s background has gone full circle. Just relocated in Loveland, CO. Started out as a home inspector IEP, shifting to home performance.…

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Added by Joe Hughes on July 11, 2019 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Beyond the Website: Putting Video to Work to Drive Leads

- By Jake Van Paepeghem

There is no question about it — video is all around us. I’ll use one of my recent travel days, for example: I watched a movie during my flight, which included a pre-roll ad. Then as I waited to de-plane, I was served up video ads…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

8+ Steps to a Healthier Home by Larry Zarker, CEO of Building Performance Institute

Our homes are our castle.  We want them to be comfortable but also healthy and safe.  Today’s “screenagers” (as well as most of the rest of us) spend nearly 90% of our lives inside buildings.  Indoor pollutants combine with outdoor pollutants that get sucked into the home through leaks in the building envelope, so spending that much time indoors can affect health.  It is no wonder that asthma is an epidemic in the U.S. and incidence rates have been climbing since we started tracking it.  If…

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Added by Building Performance Institute on July 3, 2019 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Z-Man's Blog Episode 551: Lauren Tessier, ND – Life After Mold and International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)

Life after mold and the

International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)

Today’s guest on IAQradio was Dr. Lauren Tessier, a Naturopathic Physician licensed by the state of Vermont. Her practice, Life After Mold, uses a patient centered approach to help recover those suffering from mold related illness. Her approach is…

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Added by Joe Hughes on June 28, 2019 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Challenge Accepted! #04: Marketing in Support of Job Recruiting

- By Shawn Cohen, Energy Circle Director of Digital Strategy

Business owners in the home and commercial building, energy, and HVAC service sectors face a lot of challenges when it comes to running a successful company.…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 27, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Retrofit Series pt. 1: DEMOLITION

In this blogpost of the Retrofit Series, I introduce to you the home-owner, Carolyn North, who serializes many of her adventures in an e-mail dispatch every two weeks or so to her friends and subscribers. They are published in two Editions and available…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on June 24, 2019 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

Review Management: How & When to Ask for Reviews

By Maurine Hainsworth

As you may know if you caught our most recent webinar…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 4, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Industry Tips from our PPC Strategists

- By Jake Van Paepeghem

If you have done any probing into “what is search engine marketing” for use in your HVAC, home performance or solar business, you’ve no doubt run into pay-per-click, also known as PPC.…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 17, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Become a Founding Member of the Building Performance Association!

We're asking contracting companies, weatherization agencies and training centers, BPI Certified Professionals, Gold Star Contractors, and training centers, program sponsors and implementers, and manufacturers and suppliers to join the industry association and support home performance!

Your participation will support the mission of the…

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Added by Building Performance Association on June 7, 2019 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Z-Man's Blog Episode 549: Don Weekes, CIH, CSP – New AIHA Mold Document & Industry Update – AIHA FAQ’s About Spore Trap Air Sampling for Mold for Direct Examination

“The New AIHA Mold Document & Industry Update”

Over the years, Don Weekes, CIH, CSP has been a frequent guest on IAQradio. Don has 44 years of industrial hygiene and safety experience. Don Weekes describes his current occupation as fulltime volunteer. One condition of the sale of his business (InAIR Environmental) was that he committed to assist the buyer for 17 months aiding in business…

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Added by Joe Hughes on June 13, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Define (and Improve) the Strength of Your Brand

- By Maurine Hainsworth

Ever wondered just how strongly your company resonates with your target audience? Or how you can strengthen your company’s online presence to increase conversion rates and generate more revenue?…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on May 31, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Introducing a Retrofit Series

The Dwell magazine headline on this series might be something like, “This MidCentury Meth House has us twitching.” But this isn't your typical houseflip, and I'll show you just how in the coming weeks as I track the progress of a remodel in a Bay Area suburb on a protected piece of land where something different is happening.

I’ll…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on June 7, 2019 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH – Research to Practice: Water Damage, Sewage, Mold & Public Health

Iaqradio+ Episode 542

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH

Research to Practice: Water Damage, Sewage, Mold & Public Health

Z-Man’s…

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Added by Joe Hughes on April 18, 2019 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Things are Heating Up: Essentials Of Seasonal Marketing

- By Jake Van Paepeghem, Energy Circle

Al Roker sure has had a lot to talk about as the weather throughout North America has begun heating up. And with a prolific tornado season already upon us, the…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on May 22, 2019 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Tennessee’s WAP Teams Up with TVA to Reduce Operational Friction, Serve More , by Frank Rapley

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where I work as a senior manager, is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on May 23, 2019 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Challenge Accepted! Marketing Total Electrification - The Concept & The Services

- By Shawn Cohen, Director of Digital Strategy at Energy Circle

Electrification is widely viewed as a critical step toward decarbonizing…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on May 17, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

House Energy and Water Subcommittee Releases Historically High Top-Line Numbers for Dept. of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee released their FY2020 E&W report yesterday morning. It contains great funding levels for key programs in the Building Technologies Office (BTO), Residential Building Integration (RBI), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and State Energy Programs (SEP),…

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Added by Building Performance Association on May 21, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

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