The old expression when something is supposed to be simple is to say that, “This is not rocket science!” as though rocket science was the most complicated thing we can think of. I will admit that some of the things rocket scientists have done are pretty amazing. I don’t have a clue how you land a probe on an asteroid moving at thousands of miles an hour somewhere out there in space. Or manipulate a vehicle on the surface of a planet and send back, “Wish you were here!” snapshots - in…Continue
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In 2014 there were 146,860 homes in the United States that were energy rated by certified RESNET HERS Raters and issued a HERS Index Score. According to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau this represents over 33.8% of all new homes sold in the nation. The average HERS Index Score of the homes rated in 2014 was 63.
The five leading states in terms of homes receiving a HERS Index were:
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Non-Renewable resources are reducing rapidly. Powering homes and offices through other means, nuclear, wind or hydro-energy is costly and still in its infancy. But India’s location, landscapes and abundance of sunshine makes it a perfect place for using solar energy. In fact, more and more people now choose Solar Panels in India for powering their homes, ensuring reduction in expensive electricity bills, hassle free electricity throughout the day and eco-friendly…Continue
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Vermont is the “Most Green” state in America and one small city with big dreams is helping to make this happen. Burlington, the biggest city in the state with a whopping 42,284 residents, took an impossible idea and brought it to fruition: 100 percent of its electricity is drawn from…Continue
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The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked devices to a pervasive network, I fear that aggravation will soon replace appreciation. Are we moving toward the Internet of Annoying Things?
We become aware of the Internet of…Continue
The American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM codes and standards is the biggest association to design and publish the rules and standards for the processes that guide the manufacturing of metals. All the members who participate in the devising of ASTM standards are volunteers selected on the basis of their knowledge and ability to comprehend the rules.
The ASTM or the American Society for Testing and Materials is considered to be the base of all the rules and standards that…Continue
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I wanted to encourage all you deep energy/ZNE enthusiasts to hie thee to the Net Zero North American Leadership Summit in Boston, March 3-5. The program is a standout, ranging from solar pioneer Steven Strong to Senator Jaime Eldridge to energy guru Marc Rosenbaum, and countless other rock stars. Here's the program. Check it out, register now! Wide-ranging discussions will be had (I first typed "ranting" --…Continue
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This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.
Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the road.
On-bill financing (OBF) is one tool to help owners break out of this cycle. It provides an opportunity to invest in energy…Continue
Imagine this: you go out to your local entertainment big-box store and purchase the top of the line “HUMONGOUS” television. When you get home, you don’t think anything about it and just go ahead plugging it directly into the wall socket, right? What’s that you say, ludicrous? Of course, we would only plug that piece of beautiful technology into a UL rated surge protector!
So, I gave it away in the first paragraph: a UL rated surge protector. But, don’t…
Energy efficiency is a term given to the process of using energy that maximizes power saving without reducing service or utility. In a developing country like India, energy is the capital on which industries thrive. To fulfill industrial needs, a lot of energy is produced within the country as well as purchased from foreign lands. The result is a lot of expenditure and pollution. To make things worse, there is a lot of mismanagement of the grids that leads to considerable loss of…Continue
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In the quest for faster results and more accurate heating fuel use data, the folks at YShape have come up with a nifty device called the HeetMeter.…Continue
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Generation of power through renewable energy resources has increased in good numbers over the past. Wind power is one of them. There are various pros and cons of…Continue
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Consulting online reviews has become an integral part of the modern consumer’s buying process. A recent study from Dimensional research found that the buying decisions of 90% of respondents were influenced by positive online reviews, while 86% were influenced by negative reviews.
To dig deeper, Software Advice (an…Continue
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It’s no secret that finances are often a barrier to home performance upgrades for homeowners. This is precisely why programs like the PowerSaver loan program are helpful as they work with contractors and equipment installers interested in offering energy efficient financing at the point of sale.
So what is the PowerSaver loan?
There are three PowerSaver…Continue
This place is awesome. Kudos! My name is Avi Yashchin and I wanted to introduce myself to everyone at Home Energy Pros. Just a brief description of me and what I do:
I began my career in finance and eventually became a vice president in the Global Products Group at Barclays. With my background in technology development, I realized I could do more than increase Wall Street's considerable profits. So, in 2008 I left and founded CleanEdison, which provides vocational training in…Continue
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