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, 2014.
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
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom White Aug 8, 2011.
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…Continue
Posted on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am
Matthew Wadlund is adding infill housing stock to the Oceanview neighborhood of Berkeley, California, where he is replacing a single-family house with four single-family, three-story detached houses. The wall panels in Matthew's Oceanview Orchard homes are constructed off-site and craned into place, resulting in maximum material efficiency and near-zero waste. Tom White, Home Energy's publisher, spoke with Matthew about his decision to prefabricate wall panels…Continue
Posted on June 23, 2015 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment
Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO) is the largest nonprofit home performance provider in Oregon, according to Derek Smith, CEO of CEWO. I spoke with Derek earlier this year about his work in the Pacific NorthWest region.Continue
Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments
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?"Continue
Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:30am