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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

Tags: energy_star, home_performance, business_development

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

 

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tedkidd commented on Tom White's blog post Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance
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Twas The Night Before a Clean Energy Christmas

From the foothills of the Rockies, RMI editorial director Pete Bronski reads 'Twas The Night Before a Clean Energy Christmas. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
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Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance

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.TW: Do you take a staged-retrofit approach? Or do homeowners complete the whole upgrade at once if they…See More
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Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance

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.TW: Do you take a staged-retrofit approach? Or do homeowners complete the whole upgrade at once if they…See More
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Twas The Night Before a Clean Energy Christmas

From the foothills of the Rockies, RMI editorial director Pete Bronski reads 'Twas The Night Before a Clean Energy Christmas. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
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The Future of Housing - And How Airtightness Can Help

"I like the comment: Our builders are happy to build Rubbish, and they will carry on to build Rubbish if we let them! I like Colin Genge comment below, Spot on!! "
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"We have the same problems in the US where builders are still making poorly performing houses because codes are not enforced.  Even though Codes in the US are weak, houses coming on the market are typically performing well below code mostly…"
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The Future of Housing - And How Airtightness Can Help

A key element in assessing a building’s performance, and an excellent guide to overall build quality, is its airtightness. Many people understand the importance of insulation in reducing heat loss but few realise the more significant role that…
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The Future of Housing - And How Airtightness Can Help

http://www.houseplanninghelp.com/ The search for a new home can be daunting; whether it’s your first purchase, you’re relocating, or your family is increasin...
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Tom White replied to Erick Shambarger's discussion Windows and Home Performance
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Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance

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.

TW: Do you take a staged-retrofit approach? Or do homeowners complete the whole…

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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?"

Rob is the president of Carmel…

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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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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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