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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 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
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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 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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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. Drawing from his most…See More
Jun 13, 2013
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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. Drawing from his most…See More
Jun 13, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Macie Melendez's blog post The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson
"I appreciate Dave's belief in educating the customer rather than dumbing the message down to a certification rating. I also like the "cheese" metaphor and consider "comfort" to be an attractive wrapper for the pill of…"
Apr 30, 2013
Jon Haehnel commented on Macie Melendez's blog post The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson
"Dave is right on the mark.  I hope the state efficiency programs take notice, they could help this kind of work if they would make changes in their policies. Without a natural driver for change, like high energy prices, we will  have to…"
Apr 29, 2013
Joseph Lamy commented on Macie Melendez's blog post The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson
"My little (670 sq. ft) Boeing box (23 X 29) circa 1942, has four corners and a new roof...and TAA DAA a one head mini-split. This little whispering suitcase (12,000 BTU/h HANDLES the job. With tight and fuzzy all over it, the box is retrieved from…"
Apr 25, 2013
Kari Sauder commented on Macie Melendez's blog post The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson
"Well, we're taking you up on your challenge.  My husband, the financial brains of our outfit, came home from the ACI conference ready to buy a foreclosure.  We found an ugly duckling -- not a foreclosure- but at $28K for a 3 bed/1bath…"
Apr 23, 2013
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The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson, a principal of GreenEarthEquities, is a man in this industry that needs little introduction. If you didn’t see him at last year’s ACI event accepting the Tony Woods Award, you may have seen him teaching a class, serving as the former president of the California Building Performance Association, or performing deep energy retrofits on foreclosed…See More
Apr 23, 2013
Macie Melendez posted a blog post

The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson, a principal of GreenEarthEquities, is a man in this industry that needs little introduction. If you didn’t see him at last year’s ACI event accepting the Tony Woods Award, you may have seen him teaching a class, serving as the former president of the California Building Performance Association, or performing deep energy retrofits on foreclosed…See More
Apr 19, 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…

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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.…

Continue

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

The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson, a principal of GreenEarthEquities, is a man in this industry that needs little introduction. If you didn’t see him at last year’s ACI event accepting the Tony Woods Award, you may have seen him teaching a class, serving as the former president of the California Building Performance Association, or performing deep energy retrofits on…

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Posted on April 19, 2013 at 1:29pm — 4 Comments

The XX Factor

ACI launched a new initiative in February of 2012 to address challenges, remove barriers, and promote opportunities for women in the traditionally male-dominated home performance and weatherization industry. It is called Women in Home Performance, and it presents a forum for business development, education, mentoring, and networking through webinars, ACI events, a LinkedIn discussion group, and online trainings. Both men…

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

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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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