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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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The Wired Home: Which Technologies Actually Work?

With today's sky-high energy costs, homeowners and energy industry professionals alike are constantly looking for ways to increase energy efficiency and save money. Fortunately, advancements in home automation technology have made this easier than ever.From smart thermostats to air quality monitors to Wi-Fi enabled light switches, home automation has made it possible to control appliances in ways that weren't possible…See More
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The Wired Home: Which Technologies Actually Work?

With today's sky-high energy costs, homeowners and energy industry professionals alike are constantly looking for ways to increase energy efficiency and save money. Fortunately, advancements in home automation technology have made this easier than ever.From smart thermostats to air quality monitors to Wi-Fi enabled light switches, home automation has made it possible to control appliances in ways that weren't possible…See More
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Lighting Services for Aliens

You have probably seen those amazing images of the world at night as observed from space—hundreds of times. Below is one photo, but many others show expanded views of smaller areas. I still marvel at how those necklaces of light show the shapes of our cities. The lights tell stories, too. For example, the Korean peninsula appears surgically sliced at the Demilitarized Zone, thanks to South Korea’s…See More
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Lighting Services for Aliens

You have probably seen those amazing images of the world at night as observed from space—hundreds of times. Below is one photo, but many others show expanded views of smaller areas. I still marvel at how those necklaces of light show the shapes of our cities. The lights tell stories, too. For example, the Korean peninsula appears surgically sliced at the Demilitarized Zone, thanks to South Korea’s…See More
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j. west commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"Craig- I think Don made a perfect point when he said This is indicative of the misconception that being at training is the point of training- a necessary evil. Unless there is a certification involved. Then the certificate is the point..."
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Don Fitchett commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"Good point and example Craig. ROE is a weak benchmark, at minimum it should be ">ROE" (greater than ROE). I think the main problem with ROE is what if the customer doesn't expect much. Especially when you factor in  they do…"
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Don Fitchett commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post From Energy Audits to Home Performance - 30 Years with Home Energy Magazine
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Craig Savage commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"Ok J I'll bite. The article says "If a customer has certain expectations and those expectations are met, then he would deem the training event successful. This basic idea is the framework for the concept of ROE. If a training designer has…"
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j. west commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"Hey Craig, I think the Return on Expectations (ROE) is a better way to define effectiveness. I really like this article the way this article articulates the…"
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Craig Savage commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"It's encouraging to see training in the HP area begin to recognize new approaches such as "flipping the classroom," blended training and the latest buzz, performance-based... And as a company trying to stay abreast and integrate these…"
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Don Fitchett commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"This is a great addition to the July edition. Our PLC training uses the three areas too, but more blended. After the Engage stage, its flipped class/challenge every task."
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Chris Dorsi commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post A Day in the Life of Learning
"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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The Wired Home: Which Technologies Actually Work?

With today's sky-high energy costs, homeowners and energy industry professionals alike are constantly looking for ways to increase energy efficiency and save money. Fortunately, advancements in home automation technology have made this easier than ever.

From smart thermostats to air quality monitors to Wi-Fi enabled…

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Lighting Services for Aliens

You have probably seen those amazing images of the world at night as observed from space—hundreds of times. Below is one photo, but many others show expanded views of smaller areas. I still marvel at how those necklaces of light show the shapes of our cities. The lights tell stories, too. For example, the Korean peninsula appears surgically sliced at the Demilitarized Zone,…

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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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