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How do you define and guarantee quality?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Little Dec 29, 2016. 8 Replies

Proof is possible!  That's the motto and mantra of Corbett and Grace Lunsford, with the Chicago-based Building Performance Workshop. They are spreading the word in their…Continue

Home Energy Reader Survey

Started Sep 26, 2016 0 Replies

Home Energy wants to serve you better.  Please take a short survey in which we ask what topics Home Energy should cover more or less frequently,…Continue

Over 100,000 New HVACR Mechanics and Installers Needed in Next Seven Years

Started Sep 21, 2015 0 Replies

From the HVACR/WDF press release:The HVACR Workforce Development Foundation (WDF) released three new reports and an accompanying executive summary today confirming that demand outstrips the supply of…Continue

4,000 home energy pros build a community of practice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Sep 10, 2014. 1 Reply

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

 

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Passivhaus Goes Personal

"Great video!  Gotta share this :)"
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ZERH Webinar: Getting Enclosures Right in Zero Energy Ready Homes

Without a doubt, Joe Lstiburek is a leading authority on high-performance buildings. What' s unique about Joe is that he provides specific, actionable guidance based on decades of experience, extensive research, and a unique ability to identify and…
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Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
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Building Carbon Zero 2015, PHCA from little on Vimeo.

Building Carbon Zero 2015, PHCA

Passive House CA, Building Carbon Zero 2015. City of Palo Alto 2015 summit.
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Trainers and Mentors

Share your experience with different training and mentoring methods. Learn about new training tools, certifications and training programs.See More
Dec 30, 2016
Brett Little replied to Tom White's discussion How do you define and guarantee quality?
"People don't know what they don't know. The program(s) guide one to spot obvious building failures and give recommendations to improve along with a mechanism for post-testing follow-up. Obviously, this does not get implemented unless it…"
Dec 29, 2016
tedkidd replied to Tom White's discussion How do you define and guarantee quality?
"Yep, it's about telling homeowners what programs want to achieve with homeowners money. Keep telling homeowners they're too stupid to know what they should want, and to worthless to be an active participant in the home performance…"
Dec 29, 2016
Luke Langhals replied to Tom White's discussion How do you define and guarantee quality?
"Very true Brett. Quality 3rd party verification/certification. Paired with homeowner education about what these programs are seeking to achieve for their home."
Dec 29, 2016
Luke Langhals commented on Tom White's video
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Passivhaus Goes Personal

"Great video. This shows that Passive House isn't all about Energy. Selling it to customers needs to encompass the MANY other benefits that people want. Healthy, comfortable, quite, etc. Many of the things people complain about with code built…"
Dec 5, 2016
Steve Last commented on Tom White's blog post Moving Forward with Home Performance
"Hopefully politicians seeking quick wins for the US economy will see home insulation improvements as just that. There is very little lead time needed before starting on an insulation project, the work is labor intensive. Best of all, basic…"
Dec 4, 2016
Tom White's video was featured

Passivhaus Goes Personal

Discover why building to Passivhaus is good for you! Passivhaus goes Personal is a new campaign that aims to promote and persuade those contemplating a self-build to build to Passivhaus Standard.
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Passivhaus Goes Personal

Discover why building to Passivhaus is good for you! Passivhaus goes Personal is a new campaign that aims to promote and persuade those contemplating a self-...
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Kobus Niemand commented on Tom White's blog post Moving Forward with Home Performance
"Thanks for the kind words. Now that Trumpflation is slowing and the markets are moving back to normalcy, we will see if Trump keeps his commitment of rebuilding America, these kind of programs are vital to the country progressing into the future,…"
Nov 29, 2016
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Moving Forward with Home Performance

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 3:52pm 2 Comments

There is still much uncertainty about how the new Trump administration will effect home performance businesses and the energy efficiency of U.S homes. But over the last eight years many states, local governments, and utilities have begun major initiatives that will continue to support professionals who are working to create high-performance homes.

Home Energy will continue to highlight the proven business-building…
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Energy Raters and Builders Raise the Bar for Home Performance at RESNET’s Building Performance Conference

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 10:00am 0 Comments

RESNET convened its Building Performance Conference in Scottsdale this March, a hospitable time of year in the Arizona desert. I roamed the sessions, and a few of the bars, to keep abreast of developments in home energy rating and performance. 

2016 PRIORITIES: IMPROVING QUALITY AND LOWERING COSTS OF HOME BUILDING 

The many young attendees wearing new company jerseys at this year’s conference were a sign that the energy-rating business, at least for new homes,…

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Home Performance Market Innovations and Solutions for 2016

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

How can data and partnerships grow both the market and the home performance businesses that will meet that demand? These were some of the top industry issues…

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Deconstructing and Moving a Historic Home

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

This spring in New Orleans I hosted “True Tales of Haunted Home Performance,” at the Home Performance Coalition National Home Performance Conference. I was joined in this true storytelling event by seven home energy pros, who contributed their real-life stories.

All the storytellers gave examples of what they had learned from the haunted houses they worked on, including John Tooley's heat pump from hell, and Chris Dorsi's haunted time capsule. We'll be reprinting these two stories in…

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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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