All Blog Posts Tagged 'DOE' (12)

How the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score™ Uses HPXML by Madeline Salzman

The Energy Department recognizes the value that data standards and systems bring to the world of building energy efficiency. As such, its Building Technologies Office (BTO) has helped fund a variety of…

Continue

Added by Building Performance Journal on August 23, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Looking to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Healthy? Building Scientists Say ‘Air Seal First. See Your House as a System & Look Up in the Attic.’

Caption:  Average monthly energy bills are $14 at the Villas at Rocketts Landing,  DOE's  2017, Housing Innovation Award Winner, thanks to a combination of solar power, tight construction, air sealing and innovation HVAC system placement and insulation. 

Building scientists are a data-driven skeptical bunch. When…

Continue

Added by Ian Halpern on February 28, 2018 at 10:40am — 6 Comments

Solar Decathlon CO-LOCATED with National Solar Conference and Community Challenge Workshop!

I just saw the blog on the Decathlon-- and I wanted to say But Wait, There's More! On days between the Decathlon weekends, in the same location, you can take in the 2017 National Solar Conference, organized by the American Solar Energy Society. This includes the meeting of the Passive Solar building folks and a special, free one-day workshop, sponsored by the DOE Solar…

Continue

Added by Jill Cliburn on August 14, 2017 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Federal Energy Efficiency on the chopping block!

Up to 40% cuts on the table to EnergyStar and more. Visit http://www.ase.org/Please take action.…

Continue

Added by Will johnson on July 27, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Home Energy Efficiency Round-Up, May Special Alert--Efficiency Financing, Elevate SunShot Awardee

Solar Ready with STEP



In an effort to…

Continue

Added by Amber Vignieri on May 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Home Energy Efficiency, Meet Real Estate: A 2015 Year in Review and a Forecast for the Future

A lot is happening at the intersection of residential energy efficiency and real estate.

First, let us set the scene. Elevate Energy and others have long recognized a specific challenge: When homeowners invest in improving the energy efficiency of their home and property, these measures are often invisible during key steps of the home sale or refinance…

Continue

Added by Melissa Ulbricht on February 25, 2016 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

Residential Green Valuation Tools

Ever wonder how appraisers develop value of houses with green or energy efficient features?  Residential Green Valuation Tools was published last month by the Appraisal Institute.  The 189-page book has 13 chapters that address the most often asked questions about the valuation process and green building.  As the author of the book, I found the challenge of writing this book a great learning and…

Continue

Added by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA on May 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Releases Sponsor Guide and Reference Manual v1.5

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Sponsor Guide and Reference Manual (v1.5) (Sponsor Guide), a technical operations guide for the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.



First conceptually introduced at the 2012 ACI National Home Performance conference in Baltimore, Md., the Sponsor Guide is the result of more than…

Continue

Added by Cortney Krauss on March 19, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Energy Performance Does Add Value! Just look at the HERS Rating!

Trying to demonstrate to the unknowing that enhanced home energy performance translates into enhanced resale value is not an easy task. But actually it is right there in the HERS Rating!?



Even though most of us 'energy pros' understand that the increased comfort, health, durability, and lower energy bills means that the property should be more desirable and more valuable, it is hard to get this going due to the true way that properties are valued.



We…
Continue

Added by Jamie Kaye on December 11, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

What's Next for Weatherization: Pioneers in Community Energy Leadership

At the recent NCAF Energy Leveraging conference, one of the big questions on the minds of attendees was how do we keep over 1700 weatherization subgrantees alive after the ARRA stimulus funding runs out? As Bob Adams, Program Lead with the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, said,"We don't want [the unemployment of weatherization staff] to be our post-ARRA legacy. The crystal ball is really cloudy, but there are a lot of believers who are… Continue

Added by Tom White on November 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Taking the Home Energy Scoring Tool a Step Further

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) puts a great deal of focus and concern into the area of weatherization. An abundant amount of recovery act funding went towards weatherization and in return the reduction of energy consumption. In an attempt to make the auditing and assessing aspect of weatherization readily available and understood by both experts and consumers alike the DOE has created the Home Energy Scoring Tool.



This tool is available online for free and unlike similar…

Continue

Added by Silas Inman on November 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Restoring Credibility in the Efficiency Marketplace

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and nowhere is this adage truer than with the assurance of a manufacturer’s compliance with energy efficiency standards and endorsement programs. If any link is broken in this process, then it is impossible to “haul up” those energy savings for the consumer. The Department of Energy (DOE) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are finally taking actions to repair some of the more fragile links in this chain, beginning… Continue

Added by Building Performance Journal on November 1, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

1999

Forum

Looking to buy used equipment

Started by Heidi McCullough in General Forum. Last reply by Van Moon 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Interview Posts for Consumer Education Blog?

Started by Sarah Alexander in General Forum. Last reply by Sarah Alexander on Friday. 5 Replies

Oily Stuff in ERVs

Started by Paul Raymer in HVAC. Last reply by Dennis Heidner on Thursday. 5 Replies

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

Started by Greg O'Beirne in General Forum. Last reply by Greg O'Beirne on Wednesday. 19 Replies

Watts Up? Pro - Software Download

Started by Todd Abercrombie in General Forum. Last reply by Sean Wiens on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Profile IconJohn L Jorge, Ashley Haight, Sara Holland and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros Forum
53 minutes ago
Van Moon replied to Heidi McCullough's discussion Looking to buy used equipment
"I have all of that, except no wifi adapter.  They are discontinued.   I have a DB…"
1 hour ago
Kristina Frunze commented on Kristina Frunze's blog post A Contractor’s Guide to Compensating for Oversized Air Conditioners
"@Kent Browning You are correct, I meant to say dehumidifier. Thank you for correcting that."
1 hour ago
Ashley Haight posted events
3 hours ago
Megan Nichols posted blog posts
5 hours ago
Kristina Frunze's blog post was featured

A Contractor’s Guide to Compensating for Oversized Air Conditioners

Most HVAC contractors know that an oversized air conditioner wastes substantial amounts of energy…See More
6 hours ago
Emily Ambrose's blog post was featured
6 hours ago
Carol Harley's blog post was featured

Veterans in Energy Efficiency - Who do you know?

Did you know that >236,000 U.S. veterans are now employed in energy efficiency? Veterans share…See More
6 hours ago
Pearl Certification added a discussion to the group Job Board
Thumbnail

Sales Executive: HVAC Network (Remote)

Pearl Certification seeks an experienced, motivated, and successful educational salesperson to…See More
6 hours ago
Kristina Frunze posted a blog post

5 HVAC Myths That Are Influencing Your Customers

As an HVAC professional, it can be very easy to forget that not everyone has an intimate…See More
13 hours ago
Kent Browning commented on Kristina Frunze's blog post A Contractor’s Guide to Compensating for Oversized Air Conditioners
"" Installing a Humidifier A humidifier is another option worth considering. To overcome the…"
Saturday
Profile IconStephanie Inglis, Megan Nichols and Andrew Bevis joined Home Energy Pros Forum
Saturday

© 2020   Created by Diane Chojnowski.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service