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4,000 home energy pros build a community of practice
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Congratulations to all active members of Home Energy Pros on recently passing the 4,000 membership mark! You've helped to build a community of practice not just for home energy pros, but a resource…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Sep 10.

Lead-safe retrofits
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G.H. Runevitch, a master trainer associated with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD), recently contributed an article,…Continue

Tags: weatherization, RRP, EPA, lead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Mahoney Dec 22, 2010.

The Passive House Approach

The 5th Annual North American Passive House Conference will be held in Portland, Or this November 5-7.  Mary James, former publisher…Continue

Tags: passive_house, IAQ, passivhaus

Started Oct 22, 2010

Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor's Roundtable
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Home Energy has published business development guides for residential building contractors that participate in the jointly-sponsored DOE/EPA Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program.  To…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom White Aug 8, 2011.

 

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Honda Smart Home Strategies at UC Davis

The Honda Smart Home showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. Located in UC Davis's West Village, the home is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including…
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Honda Smart Home Strategies at UC Davis

The Honda Smart Home showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. Located in UC Davis's West Village, the home is capable of...
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Structured Plumbing: From Main-Branch to Main-Twig

Hot water at any faucet in 3 to 5 seconds with as little as 1 cup wasted. Now that’s a HUGE improvement.
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Comparing Cellulose Wall Insulation Techniques

Comparison of three ways to insulate walls with dense packing technique proving to being the best.
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The Future of Housing - And How Airtightness Can Help

It's likely that all of our future buildings will need to be airtight. Through spending time with Paul Jennings, we find out why.
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"Thanks for posting this webinar Tom (another colleague of mine mentioned it, but I had missed it). "No combustion inside."  Still controversial to some, but I think it's getting hard to disagree. Zonally controlled VRF heat pumps…"
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Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, and building scientists: "We’re the warriors of sustainability...We already know everything we need to know to build sustainable buildings—the question is, Can we internalize it into our culture and incorporate that learning into our practices?"

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Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:30am

Detroit Rises from the Ashes

On the flight home from ACI’s 2014 National Home Performance Conference, I read Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy. It’s a gritty, sad story about the decline of one the greatest U.S. industrial cities. It was fitting that ACI’s conference was held in Detroit–thanks to the growth of the auto and wartime industries in the early 20th century, Detroit was the birthplace of the U.S. middle class. But according to LeDuff, Detroit, which “once led the nation in home ownership,…

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Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

ACI California Home Performance Conference: Mind the Gap

[Cross-posted from the Home Energy magazine blog]

ACI hosted its Regional Home Performance Conference (#acica13) in La Jolla, Calif. last month for approximately 200 attendees and 23 exhibitors. This event comes at a critical juncture as the second phase of Energy Upgrade California (the first was during the ARRA Recovery Act period) is currently ramped up by the Regional Area Networks, the new configuration of…

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Posted on December 12, 2013 at 10:00am

ACI National Home Performance Conference: Setting the Pace for Change

This year ACI held its largest ever national home performance conference in Baltimore, Md.  It was the largest in the number of workshop sessions: over 195 sessions, in 25 thematic tracks; with the largest number of exhibitors (115) and sponsors (48).  

The three themes stood out: a) keep it simple (from the homeowners perspective); b) there is no silver bullet; and c) HVAC is jumping into home performance, maybe not head first, but at least with both feet in a measured…

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Posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:00am

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At 4:28pm on January 29, 2012, David Eggleton said…

Tom, why did you include Mentors in the name of the group you started?  I ask because none have replied to some questions I raised a year ago.  Do you suppose my hunch about trade secrets was correct?

At 10:39am on April 12, 2011, John Poole said…
Tom, thanks for joining the Historic Home Group, and thanks for directing David Clark to us, as well
At 3:21pm on April 4, 2011, George Beeler said…
Hi Tom, thank you for contacting me.

I am interested. My full case study is online at http://thousandhomechallenge.com/sites/thousandhomechallenge.com/files/user-files/beeler_thc_case_study.pdf I have some refinements I will be adding soon.
Is that too long? I think it is useful to show the staged process that we used plus the context of other major improvements that happened with the EE work.

Thanks for your interest,
George
At 7:43am on November 19, 2010, Peter Troast said…
Thanks Tom. Congratulations on the launch. With every passing day, I'm amazed at the growth and sense of community. Just need a few more hours in the day....
At 3:27pm on November 17, 2010, Build It Green said…
Thanks for the welcome Tom!
At 2:33pm on November 7, 2010, Angela Bowman said…
Thanks, Tom. This looks like a great site; hoping to learn a lot here.
At 4:13pm on September 28, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Tom, Great meeting with you today! This is going to be fun!
Don't forget to upload a picture!
At 6:12pm on August 10, 2010, Leslie Jackson said…
nice profile pic...it's so...unisex!

i'd like to invite a few pros i know but will wait until there is more to look at once here.
 
 
 

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