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Demand Response Programs Can Reduce Utilities' Peak Demand by an Average of 10%, Complementing Savings From Energy Efficiency Programs

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on February 14, 2017 at 3:37pm 2 Comments

Demand response and energy efficiency programs are complementary: energy efficiency reduces both energy use and peak demand while demand response provides additional peak demand reductions. In this blog, we use data to illustrate the importance of each, including some new data on actual savings from demand response programs. 

For more than 20 years, ACEEE has been taking a close look at the energy…

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Energy Solutions for a Resilient Future: Q&A with Josh Notes of greeNEWit

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on February 8, 2017 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

Home Energy publisher Tom White recently spoke with Josh Notes, co-founder and managing partner of greeNEWit. Among many other accomplishments, greeNEWit was recognized by the EPA with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to increase the adoption of energy-efficient products in homes.

greeNEWit, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, was honored for helping…

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Five Former Solar Decathletes Who Became Entrepreneurs

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on January 30, 2017 at 9:41am 0 Comments

[This blog was reprinted with permission from the Solar Decathlon Blog.]

It’s no surprise that many of the top-notch students who have participated in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon go on to have successful careers in architecture and engineering. Some become…

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Energy Star Contractor of the Year Award Q&A: AZ Energy Efficient Home

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on January 20, 2017 at 1:25pm 3 Comments

Each year, EPA honors a select group of organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Contractor of the Year is awarded to Home Performance with Energy Star participating contractors who exhibit outstanding professionalism, build strong customer relationships, and apply building science solutions to improve homes.

We were…

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