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Women in Home Performance article

Hi all! I'm the Assistant Editor for Home Energy Magazine and I'm working on an article for our 2014 year about women in home performance, which will include obstacles faced and overcome. I'd love…Continue

Started Nov 12, 2013

Real Stories from People Like You

Home Energy Magazine is working on a radical revision of our book, No Regrets Remodeling that will include brief "mini-case studies" from real…Continue

Started Aug 24, 2011

Carbon Calculator Question
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Home Energy magazine would like to include a list of great carbon calculators in an article we are working on. Does anyone know of a good carbon calculator that also accounts for renewable energy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Macie Melendez Aug 18, 2011.

 

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Women in Home Performance

The Women in Home Performance initiative aims to address challenges, remove barriers, and promote opportunities for women in the traditionally male populated home performance and weatherization industry. Women in Home Performance presents a forum for business development, education, mentoring, and networking.See More
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Women in Home Performance

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The Women in Home Performance initiative aims to address challenges, remove barriers, and promote opportunities for women in the traditionally male populated home performance and weatherization industry. Women in Home Performance presents a forum for business development, education, mentoring, and networking.See More
Jun 9
Susan Parker commented on Macie Melendez's blog post Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing
"As a nonprofit weatherization agency serving 42% of the state of Colorado, what would be the best way to implement this in our social enterprise fee-for-service program?  I do not see Powersaver opportunities in Colorado so could our own…"
Feb 19
Hugh David Wolf commented on Macie Melendez's blog post Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing
"Renovation Loans are great products to help homeowners achieve their project goals without feeling the pain of a large out of pocket expense or high servicing cost.  We do them here in Arizona. Personally we originate these loans 203K, Power…"
Feb 16
Mike Kandel commented on Macie Melendez's blog post Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing
"BPI GoldStar Contractors can take immediate advantage of PowerSaver financing as the Building Performance Institute has already added PowerSaver to it's services. Click here to learn more about BPI's lender partnerships and how…"
Feb 10
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Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing

It’s no secret that finances are often a barrier to home performance upgrades for homeowners. This is precisely why programs like the PowerSaver loan program are helpful as they work with contractors and equipment installers interested in offering energy efficient financing at the point of sale.So what is the PowerSaver loan?Choose from Three Loan ProductsThere are three PowerSaver products for a variety of projects,…See More
Feb 9
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Women in Home Performance article

Hi all! I'm the Assistant Editor for Home Energy Magazine and I'm working on an article for our 2014 year about women in home performance, which will include obstacles faced and overcome. I'd love your input on the following question: What's the biggest obstacle you've faced because of your gender in your home performance career? You can answer here, send me a private message, or email me at mmelendez@homeenergy.org. Thank you in advance!See More
Nov 21, 2013
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Women in Home Performance article

Hi all! I'm the Assistant Editor for Home Energy Magazine and I'm working on an article for our 2014 year about women in home performance, which will include obstacles faced and overcome. I'd love your input on the following question: What's the biggest obstacle you've faced because of your gender in your home performance career? You can answer here, send me a private message, or email me at mmelendez@homeenergy.org. Thank you in advance!See More
Nov 12, 2013
Linda Wigington commented on Macie Melendez's blog post This is the Future
"I love the idea of the building core - seems like that could be adapted to home renovation. Ideally it could also be used if you would incorporating an extra living unit within an existing home."
Oct 14, 2013
Macie Melendez's blog post was featured

This is the Future

Last week an opening ceremony kicked off the Solar Decathlon in sunny Irvine, California. While the crowd listened to the major sponsors of the event welcome us, we heard excitement and anticipation in their voices. After all, this has been an event two years in the making.Usually held in Washington, D.C., the mayor of Irvine, Steven Choi, was proud to welcome this international event to his home. “Even though the federal government is shut down, the…See More
Oct 11, 2013
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This is the Future

Last week an opening ceremony kicked off the Solar Decathlon in sunny Irvine, California. While the crowd listened to the major sponsors of the event welcome us, we heard excitement and anticipation in their voices. After all, this has been an event two years in the making.Usually held in Washington, D.C., the mayor of Irvine, Steven Choi, was proud to welcome this international event to his home. “Even though the federal government is shut down, the…See More
Oct 10, 2013
Dennis Heidner commented on Macie Melendez's blog post Passive Proponent—Q&A with Brandon Weiss
"Don't forget Build America program from DOE. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/residential/ba_index.html  If you follow the (most energy efficient) guidance in many of the Build America papers - you could be at 90% of the PassiveHaus…"
Jun 17, 2013
Greg Whitchurch commented on Macie Melendez's blog post Passive Proponent—Q&A with Brandon Weiss
"Timothy,      For a start, you could try: http://www.smallplanetworkshop.com/the-abcs-of-the-phpp/ http://www.passivehouse.us/passiveHouse/PHIUSHome.html http://www.passiv.de/.  But there's lots more where those came from.…"
Jun 17, 2013
Timothy J. Droney commented on Macie Melendez's blog post Passive Proponent—Q&A with Brandon Weiss
"I built a new home in the early 80's that that was designed with passive as well as active elements, including a subfloor plenum for thermal storage. My recent research is turning up lots of data from the 70's when this movement began, but…"
Jun 14, 2013

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Online Reviews Can Make or Break Business

Consulting online reviews has become an integral part of the modern consumer’s buying process. A recent study from Dimensional research found that the buying decisions of 90% of respondents were influenced by positive online reviews, while 86% were influenced by negative reviews.

To dig deeper, Software Advice (an…

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Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:50pm

Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing

It’s no secret that finances are often a barrier to home performance upgrades for homeowners. This is precisely why programs like the PowerSaver loan program are helpful as they work with contractors and equipment installers interested in offering energy efficient financing at the point of sale.

So what is the PowerSaver loan?

Choose from Three Loan Products

There are three PowerSaver…

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Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:20pm — 3 Comments

This is the Future

Last week an opening ceremony kicked off the Solar Decathlon in sunny Irvine, California. While the crowd listened to the major sponsors of the event welcome us, we heard excitement and anticipation in their voices. After all, this has been an event two years in the making.

Usually held in Washington, D.C., the mayor of Irvine, Steven Choi, was proud to welcome this international event to his home. “Even though the federal government is shut…

Continue

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Passive Proponent—Q&A with Brandon Weiss

President and founder of Chicago-based Weiss Building & Development, Brandon Weiss is a third-generation builder who credits time spent in Europe to his sustainable approach to life.

While he’s built more than 90 high-performing homes since he started his company in 2005, it wasn’t until recently that he started work on his own family home.…

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Posted on June 13, 2013 at 8:32am — 3 Comments

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At 3:28pm on November 28, 2012, Gilbert Rivera said…
Marcie,

Thank you for sharing your story, you are correct when you say we need to get our knowledge out there and to keep it simple and not to make this so complicated.
At 2:46pm on February 18, 2011, Carol A. Markell said…
Macie, welcome and welcome to HOme Energy
At 2:12pm on February 18, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Macie,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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