All Blog Posts Tagged 'Energy' (91)

Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

Energy Efficient Windows: How We Got Here

The rise of windows occured with the development of fixed and enclosed houses. They were traditionally seen as wide openings on the walls that let in natural light in the morning, decorated with animal skins to regulate airflow and daylighting. Over the centuries, though, the features of windows evolved, transforming into the more versatile and energy-efficient varieties we have today.

You’ve probably…

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Added by Joe Tankard on November 21, 2019 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Need Continuing Education Credits for your Certifications?

Attend Online--Earn CEUs!

The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council’s (MIAQC) IAQ & Energy 2019 Conference takes place on Oct 31 – Nov 1 in Portland, ME. There’s still time to register to attend either in-person or online and save!…

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Added by Bob Krell on October 26, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ellen Tohn interviewed at IAQ & Energy 2018 Conference

Healthy Indoors Show - Ellen Tohn interview - May 13, 2018 from Healthy Indoors on Vimeo.

Ellen Tohn was a keynote presenter at the IAQ & Energy 2018…

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Added by Bob Krell on October 14, 2019 at 3:33pm — No Comments

The Indoor Environmental & Building Performance Industry's ONLY Live In-person/Online Event!

A Special Offer for the Indoor Environmental & Building Performance Industry’s ONLY Live In-person/Online Event! The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC) has again partnered with Healthy Indoors Magazine to live-stream multiple sessions from MIAQC’s Annual Conference.–the ONLY hybrid In-Person/Online event in the…

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Added by Bob Krell on October 3, 2019 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Home Energy Magazine Starts a New Chapter

Bob Krell has joined the staff of the Building Performance Association to serve as Publisher of Home Energy Magazine. He will be stewarding a new direction for the publication as it becomes the journal for BPA members.

Krell was the co-founder of IAQNET, LLC in 2013, and serves as the publisher of its…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on August 23, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on August 23, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Happy Earth Day 2019!



We all need somebody to lean on. —Bill Withers. Singer-songwriter, 1938-1985

Happy Earth Day 2019! According to the…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on April 22, 2019 at 12:31pm — No Comments

...and the Workforce to build it: H.R. 1315. The Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Act

There is cause for celebration this week not just for the Home Performance Coalition, (HPC) but for all players in the home performance industry, as H.R. 1315 was introduced to the 116th Congress. 

The Clean Energy Infrastructure and the Workforce to Build It…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on February 28, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What You Missed At The ZNE Retreat

It’s amazing how many energy efficiency conferences and workshops have surfaced recently. Sometimes it seems like the dissemination and sharing of EE information has become a standalone industry. These events are often are often sponsored by large corporate donors and may have hundreds of attendees. Frequently they are week-long events with multiple “tracks” of…

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Added by Efficiency First California on September 10, 2018 at 11:25am — No Comments

On-The-Job Experience: Why Electrification Is Better And Cheaper

Sean Armstrong is the Managing Principal of Redwood Energy, one of the nation’s leading ZNE design firms and an Efficiency First California board member. His argument for electrification is based on his extensive experience in multifamily housing. 

The conventional wisdom is that when it comes to home heating, gas is cheap. So why is the trend toward building all-electric homes accelerating?

It turns out…

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Added by Efficiency First California on August 10, 2018 at 1:50am — No 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 — 1 Comment

The Real Heroes Of Home Performance

In all the discussions about how to best save energy and power the future, people sometimes forget that the clean energy system of tomorrow will be built not on spreadsheets or by some fancy computer modeling tool, but by hardworking crews in the field. These folks often don’t get enough credit for what they do. But as those of us who’ve run businesses dedicated to…

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Added by Efficiency First California on June 5, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

The Best Energy Source For Our Future

WE NEED TO TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY

When it comes to energy, society is at a crossroads. Our existing supplies are heavily based on fossil fuels, a limited and dirty solution. There is no question that we must transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future. Fortunately, there are alternatives to the current system, but we need to be realistic about…

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Added by Efficiency First California on May 1, 2018 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Earn Professional CEUs by Attending a Conference on Your Computer?

This Changes Everything!

IAQ & Energy 2018 is the industry’s first hybrid Live In-person/Online event! We’re taking the MIAQC’s 19th annual regional conference to new levels, with an expanded group of presentations from leading industry experts, the option to attend either…

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Added by Bob Krell on April 14, 2018 at 9:27pm — No Comments

When Good Incentives Go Bad

It’s a common practice to try to encourage or change behavior with incentives. Parents do it all the time. Have you ever agreed to do something for the reward that was promised upon completion? Finished your dinner so you could have ice cream? Or as Pink Floyd famously sang “how can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”

INCENTIVES ARE NOT…

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Added by Efficiency First California on April 11, 2018 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Advocacy Update: The State of California

We’re taking a departure from the goings on at the state capital and will instead focus on some events that are occurring across the state of California.

The landscape for energy efficiency incentive programs in California is changing. Late last year, a program in Southern California announced a funding cap for the year 2018. The program implementers…

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Added by Efficiency First California on March 18, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings

There is some debate among scholars over when humans first learned to control fire. A large body of evidence suggests people have been using it for around 600,000 years, but recent discoveries have pushed the date back to as far as 1 million years ago. Regardless of when exactly it started, there is no question that controlling fire has changed the course of human…

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Added by Efficiency First California on February 28, 2018 at 5:34pm — 6 Comments

Framing production combined with air sealing

Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed Framing

If you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a bit about building science. In fact, we wrote a primer on how builders can use building science to produce more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes. We also share…

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Added by Michael Schettine on February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Will Data Save Home Performance?

Having a good way to measure efficiency is valuable to the home performance industry for many reasons. Easy to obtain, low cost, accurate savings data can be used to better educate consumers, close sales and help crews use their time more effectively when installing upgrades. Accurate data enables rebate programs to maximize every dollar spent on incentives. Good data…

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Added by Efficiency First California on January 29, 2018 at 1:03am — No Comments

Updating Guest Bathroom With Energy Efficient Options

Undergoing a renovation in search of energy efficiency would chill some people to the bone. Not us, we were ready to plan and enact some changes on an outdated bathroom. Follow along and let us hear some of your tips and renovation stories in the comments. 

Wether the implications are that of energy saving for the wealth of the planet, or like…

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Added by Ryan T De La Rosa on January 23, 2018 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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Installing High Efficiency Equipment....?

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Floor I joists and properly installed insulation

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ACEEE 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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HVAC Contractors Expand Their Role in Home Performance

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States with the Most Energy-Efficient Construction Jobs in 2019

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