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Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems.  The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable low-slope roofing systems employing concrete decks.The National Roofing Contractors Association’s 2014-2015 Market Survey indicates that concrete decks represent about 14 percent of the new and retrofit low-slope construction market. In recent years, the…See More
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Sarah OConnell posted a blog post

Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems.  The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable low-slope roofing systems employing concrete decks.The National Roofing Contractors Association’s 2014-2015 Market Survey indicates that concrete decks represent about 14 percent of the new and retrofit low-slope construction market. In recent years, the…See More
May 12
Beverly Lerch commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"Fireplaces are one of the biggest sources of energy loss in the home.  Many people use old buildings and homes for their "home offices".  The fireplaces are no longer being used for heat, as when first installed.  Wood…"
May 4
Sarah OConnell's blog post was featured

Crowdsourcing for Innovation

Share Your Ideas!Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal PerformanceIn 2014, more than 40% of US primary energy and 70% of electricity was consumed in residential and commercial buildings, resulting in annual energy costs of more than $430 billion. The envelope of the building, which refers to…See More
May 4
Craig Savage commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"Thanks Sarah Crowdsourcing can be a powerful tool. And the JUMP program is a good use of DOE funds, IMOP.  A wall that used less labor, consumed less costly materials, leaked less air, insulated better; which part of those incremental changes…"
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Sy Richardson commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"We offer an insulated roofing tile that transforms the attic into a conditioned space. Lowers energy footprint up to 35%. FSEC report for EE improvement existing housing stock http://eternatile.com/reports/FL-Solar-Energy-Center.pdf"
Apr 3
tedkidd commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"With Home Performance nearly irrelevant in the marketplace, what problem does this solve? How about solving the sales problem first? Once Home Performance is mainstream, THEN incremental improvements can have meaningful impact!"
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Sarah OConnell's blog post was featured

Crowdsourcing for Innovation

Share Your Ideas!Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal PerformanceIn 2014, more than 40% of US primary energy and 70% of electricity was consumed in residential and commercial buildings, resulting in annual energy costs of more than $430 billion. The envelope of the building, which refers to…See More
Mar 27
Sarah OConnell posted a blog post

Crowdsourcing for Innovation

Share Your Ideas!Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal PerformanceIn 2014, more than 40% of US primary energy and 70% of electricity was consumed in residential and commercial buildings, resulting in annual energy costs of more than $430 billion. The envelope of the building, which refers to…See More
Mar 24
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Sarah OConnell
"Hi Sarah, 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…"
Feb 27, 2016
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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Partner Meeting at Hilton Austin (in conjunction with 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference)

April 4, 2016 from 8:30am to 5pm
Join us for a full day interactive meeting that focuses on investment through innovation and collaboration!  Be prepared to share ideas, discuss industry trends, and simply learn about where HPwES is going! See More
Feb 24, 2016
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Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems.  The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable low-slope roofing systems employing concrete decks.

The National Roofing Contractors Association’s 2014-2015 Market Survey indicates that concrete decks represent about 14 percent of the new and retrofit low-slope construction market. In recent…

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Crowdsourcing for Innovation

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Share Your Ideas!

Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal Performance

In 2014, more than 40% of US primary energy and 70% of electricity was consumed in residential and commercial buildings, resulting in annual energy costs of more than…

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At 1:22pm on February 27, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Sarah,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo.

Thanks!

Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

Posted by Sarah OConnell on May 12, 2017 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems.  The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable…

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Top tips for maintaining an evaporative cooler

Posted by Kobus Niemand on May 4, 2017 at 3:30am 0 Comments

Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers have become a top choice for anyone looking for an alternative cooling solution from their home or office. In the past, evap cooler technology was limited for use in large operations that have easy…

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Congratulations to the 2017 Race to Zero Winners!

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on May 9, 2017 at 6:56am 0 Comments

The Ryerson University and University of Toronto team topped the …

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Connecting the Dots: Real Estate and Home Performance

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on May 9, 2017 at 6:50am 5 Comments

A new type of conversation between REALTORS® and their clients is changing the real estate industry before our eyes. As homebuyers browse Zillow listings and spend…

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