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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 Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
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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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David Eakin commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
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tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
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Brennan Less replied to Home Energy Magazine's discussion Let's Talk Gender
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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 easier today than it was…See More
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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 easier today than it was…See More
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Tom Delconte replied to Home Energy Magazine's discussion Let's Talk Gender
"Hello Diane, This is what I continue to observe transitioning from engineering to home science: in general, the less qualified men push out the more qualified women by using typical classroom tactics. Interruption, acting like they're…"
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Let's Talk Gender

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 the industry—and those women certainly hold their own. As the assistant editor for Home Energy magazine, I too can claim to be a woman in home performance. Yes, a lot of my experience comes from being on the sidelines, but I do make it a point to visit job sites occasionally and see actual…See More
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Diane Chojnowski replied to Home Energy Magazine's discussion Let's Talk Gender
"ACI has a webpage for their Women in Home Performance initiative: http://www.affordablecomfort.org/women"
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Let's Talk Gender

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 the industry—and those women certainly hold their own. As the assistant editor for Home Energy magazine, I too can claim to be a woman in home performance. Yes, a lot of my experience comes from being on the sidelines, but I do make it a point to visit job sites occasionally and see actual…See More
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Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 3

[This is the third in a three-part inteview with Van Jones, who delivered the keynote address in Detroit, Mich., on April 30, 2014, to attendees of the ACI National Home Performance Conference.  The full interview is posted in three consecutive blogs. Click…See More
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Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 1

Van Jones delivered the opening plenary keynote speech for ACI's 2014 National Home Performance Conference in Detroit last week.  I've been aware of Van's work since he started the Green Collar Job Corps program at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, Calif., back in 2007.  Van was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act that was signed into law by Pres. George W. Bush in that year. Under the Obama administration, green…See More
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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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Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 3

[This is the third in a three-part inteview with Van Jones, who delivered the keynote address in Detroit, Mich., on April 30, 2014, to attendees of the ACI National Home Performance Conference.  The full interview is posted in three consecutive blogs.…

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Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 2

[This is the second in a three-part inteview with Van Jones, who delivered the keynote address in Detroit, Mich., on April 30, 2014, to attendees of the ACI National Home Performance Conference.  The full interview is posted in three consecutive blogs. …

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Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 1

Van Jones delivered the opening plenary keynote speech for ACI's 2014 National Home Performance Conference in Detroit last week.  I've been aware of Van's work since he started the Green Collar Job Corps program at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, Calif., back in 2007.  Van was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act that was signed into law by Pres. George W. Bush in that year. 

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