As I sit here typing I am for the in a long time optimistic about our industry. The crash and burn of PACE and subsequently Homestar left many of us wondering if our industry would ever make it to prime time.
I have new found optimism. I am actually excited. In the last month I have seen the following.
Vice President Biden and the news conference regarding Home Score. Agree with it or not it got press. It also…Continue
Every day, while traveling to or coming home from work, I hear an advertisement for new Energy Star homes under construction or ready for purchase. While I have the utmost respect for what Energy Star
certification stands for and hopes to accomplish, I don’t believe I could ever own one myself. Energy Star and other similarly accredited homes offer quite a bit in terms of energy efficiency, but in terms of lessening the homes impact on the environment…I’m not entirely…
Our TiR Thermal Imager was featured in the new Baltimore Gas & Electric home energy inspection commercial! We couldn’t be happier about seeing our signature Fluke-yellow imager featured in this commercial,
which began airing around the greater Baltimore area in late September.
For nearly 200 years, Baltimore Gas & Electric has been meeting the energy needs of Central Maryland, serving more than 1.2 million business and residential electric customers and more…Continue
Added by Fluke Thermal Imaging on November 15, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) puts a great deal of focus and concern into the area of weatherization. An abundant amount of recovery act funding went towards weatherization and in return the reduction of energy consumption. In an attempt to make the auditing and assessing aspect of weatherization readily available and understood by both experts and consumers alike the DOE has created the Home Energy Scoring Tool.
This tool is available online for free and unlike similar…Continue
TopTen USA is a new non-profit organization that makes it easy for consumers to find the most energy efficient products. World Wildlife Fund is a partner in TopTen USA and blogs about the new website:
Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 10, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Perhaps I'm not looking closely enough, but I've not noticed mention of these daily updates from DOE. In the unlikely event any members are unaware of the service, here's the latest release and I believe there is also info on signing up:…Continue
Added by Steve Waclo on November 10, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments
My cousin Mark is a pretty smart guy who reads widely. (All my cousins are above average.) Here is what Mark sent to me in an e-mail about dogs:…
My attic hatch insulation kit came in the mail this morning and I am very excited. Excited enough to go into a hot dusty attic to install it over the weekend.
The White House announced this week a new initiative to boost home energy efficiency. This is the culmination of the Recovery Through Retrofit plan, funded through the…Continue
Ice dams in Massachusetts are an ongoing nuisance and are causing extensive damage to soffit cavities, fascia boards, roof sheathing, gutters, and to the most outer portion of living area walls. This ice build-up can absolutely be alleviated, but every house tends to have a different situation as to why this ice dam is there in the first place. First, I'd like to explain how this massive ice mound forms on the most outer edge of your…Continue
By Elisa Wood
A lot of good economic reasons exist to pursue energy efficiency. Still the average person tends not to. This is no surprise. If I cannot see, touch, buy, sell, trade or save efficiency, if it’s invisible, how can I pay it any real attention?
Often on the vanguard, Boston-based Conservation Services Group is working on an…Continue
Another episode of WxTV is ready to view!
Added by Ben Cichowski on November 8, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Ice and snow melt systems are utilized in many applications throughout the state of Massachusetts. Business owners utilize snow and ice melt systems in outdoor malls, parking lots, car washes, walkways, and loading ramps to eliminate the expense of continuous snowplowing, to avoid skidding of vehicles and to prevent slip-and-fall accidents on their property.
Added by David Valley on November 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Still learning the ropes here and after I sent this link out to the Marketing Group, discovered I could annoy all members simultaneously with a blog post :-).
Short version summary of subject line:
1) Responsible legislators enact Audit on Demand regulations.
2) Owners of gored oxen howl.
3) Program spins wheels.
Added by Steve Waclo on November 5, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments
I work with two contractors; one is in Denison Texas and the other in Sacramento, CA. …
Added by Hal Skinner on November 5, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments
My infrared camera detects shoddy installation of cellulose insulation in this concealed wall cavity above the door.…