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Energy-efficient building codes are a cost-effective foundation for rooftop solar

By Christopher Perry - ACEEE

An ACEEE analysis finds that energy efficiency and solar make complementary energy and carbon reductions in new home construction, but when…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 2, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to spur home energy upgrades? Persuasive assessment reports

In a world of 280-character tweets, people have limited attention spans. So to nudge them toward making energy efficiency upgrades, home assessment reports need to grab their attention in the first few pages, according to ACEEE …

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 18, 2019 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

Historic Home Gets a Remodel

By Steve Sokolsky

If you’re a homeowner, whom do you call when you find mold in a closet and on the ceiling of a bathroom? How about when paint starts peeling on your dining room wall? Whom do you call when there’s standing water in your crawl space? Whom do you think to contact when it’s getting harder and…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 21, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Home Performance Coalition Calls on Congress to Support Federal Energy Efficiency Programs

Today, President Trump released his budget for fiscal year (FY) 2019, which includes a significant cut in funding for residential energy efficiency programs at the Department of Energy (DOE). The Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy STAR, and the State Energy Program are zeroed out completely in the President’s budget.

DOE’s residential energy efficiency programs are vital to advancing the…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 12, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Don MacOdrum receives BPI's 2017 Tony Woods Award!

BPI has honored Don MacOdrum, Executive Director at the Home Performance Guild of Oregon, with the 2017 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on March 23, 2017 at 9:17am — No Comments

Inventors of LEDs for general lighting win Nobel Prize in Physics

Three people who together helped increase the energy efficiency of lighting systems across the world have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 9, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

TopTenUSA: The most energy efficient products

TopTen USA is a new non-profit organization that makes it easy for consumers to find the most energy efficient products. World Wildlife Fund is a partner in TopTen USA and blogs about the new website:

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 10, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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