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It’s no secret that home performance is a male-dominated industry. Attend any industry conference and you’ll quickly see that women are vastly outnumbered. That being said, there are still women in…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brennan Less Aug 7.

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One of our readers asked us this question - we'd love any feedback you have:For the climate in Denver, do air source heat pumps with natural gas furnace backup make sense from an energy savings and…Continue

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Hi all! One of our readers sent us the following question. Can you please help him out?"I clean air ducts and would like to expand into duct testing. What is a common fee to test for air duct leakage…Continue

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Had our furnace and air ducts cleaned today for the first time in years; could have spun an entire dog from all the embedded hair.  The serviceman tried to upsell me with both a new reusable filter…Continue

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Don Fitchett commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
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"This is a great post, and it comes from an exceptionally strong issue of Home Energy Magazine. The way J tells it, it all sounds so simple -- to take a learner-centric approach to education -- but in practice it's hard for many educators to…"
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A Day in the Life of Learning

We now know that people learn effectively when they construct their own learning, rather than being told about it. The instructor moves off the stage and becomes the Guide on the Side.So you’re a Sage on the Stage, but you want to be a Guide on the Side. Or maybe you just aren’t convinced—you know you’re set in…See More
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From Energy Audits to Home Performance - 30 Years with Home Energy Magazine

Home Energy magazine (HEM) has been publishing articles about residential energy efficiency for 30 years. Our articles, editorials, letters, and advertisements provide a kind of window into the evolution of energy conservation technologies, policies, and organizations. Initially, the focus was on audits and simple retrofits, such as weather-stripping and insulation. In those days, instrumentation was…See More
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Home Energy Magazine Features 30 Home Performance Leaders Under 30 to Celebrate 30th Year in Print

The September/October 2014 issue of Home Energy marks the magazine’s 30th year in print. To celebrate that milestone, an industry-wide call for nominations found noteworthy professionals in home performance who were 30 years of age or younger. The feature article introduces the young people who the industry can count on to lead the home performance industry for the next 30 years. Home Energy’s associate editor, Macie Melendez, compiled the nominations and narrowed them down using criteria that…See More
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Home Energy Magazine Features 30 Home Performance Leaders Under 30 to Celebrate 30th Year in Print

The September/October 2014 issue of Home Energy marks the magazine’s 30th year in print. To celebrate that milestone, an industry-wide call for nominations found noteworthy professionals in home performance who were 30 years of age or younger. The feature article introduces the young people who the industry can count on to lead the home performance industry for the next 30 years. Home Energy’s associate editor, Macie Melendez, compiled the nominations and narrowed them down using criteria that…See More
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Don Fitchett commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
"I run one of those "Technology Training Companies", and yet I still have to agree David Eakin 's comments. We have had certain training products, and topics launched over the last 20 years and even as recent as last year,…"
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tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
"8-0   (icon for wideeyes?) Nicely written David!  Supply side economics is bunk.   Consumers want certainty, not risk.  Market transformation for Home Performance will occur, and only occur, when it has the certainty that solar…"
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A Day in the Life of Learning

We now know that people learn effectively when they construct their own learning, rather than being told about it. The instructor moves off the stage and becomes the Guide on the Side.…

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From Energy Audits to Home Performance - 30 Years with Home Energy Magazine

Home Energy magazine (HEM) has been publishing articles about residential energy efficiency for 30 years. Our articles, editorials, letters, and advertisements provide a kind of window into the evolution of energy conservation technologies, policies, and organizations. Initially, the focus was on audits and simple retrofits, such as weather-stripping and insulation. In those…

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Home Energy Magazine Features 30 Home Performance Leaders Under 30 to Celebrate 30th Year in Print

The September/October 2014 issue of Home Energy marks the magazine’s 30th year in print. To celebrate that milestone, an industry-wide call for nominations found noteworthy professionals in home performance who were 30 years of age or younger. The feature article introduces the young people who the industry can count on to lead the home performance industry for the next 30 years. 

Home Energy’s associate editor, Macie Melendez, compiled the nominations and…

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Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do

As part of Home Energy’s 30th birthday celebration, we are pleased to reprint a 1994 article by Michael Uniacke describing the way he taught building science in a community college (see the article here). Mastering the intricacies of the building science related to energy performance is no…

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