For some time, energy utilities in Minnesota and elsewhere have been evolving to keep pace with customer expectations and increased targets for energy savings and renewable energy. And as utilities continue to seek the right balance between energy efficiency and a robust infrastructure, traditional business models for cost recovery are increasingly challenging and may no longer fit…Continue
Added by Tim Hanrahan on August 9, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
In today’s commercialized market, there are umpteen numbers of service providers who are there to lure customers on the basis of tariffs, schemes, discounts and services. But, it is totally up to the customer to choose and get the best deal out of everyone.
Amidst so many service providers, it becomes tough for the customers to make a decision while choosing a specific service provider. Usually, price to be paid for the services is only considered the sole reason that can determine…Continue
Added by Daina Martin on August 9, 2016 at 2:13am — No Comments
In 2013, building owner Josh Miller worked with Elevate Energy to reduce the cost of utility bills in his two-story building in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, as well as improve the overall comfort of the units.
After suffering through a winter of cold drafts and high gas bills, Josh Miller decided to…Continue
EnergyLogic has teamed up with Owens Corning as a flagship sponsor of Game of Homes, EnergyLogic’s new, free training platform for home performance professionals. In case you haven't heard about it yet... pros involved in making homes more energy efficient, safe and healthy can play Game of Homes to earn CEUs, which they can apply toward…Continue
Added by Linda Lidov on August 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Swimming pool owners will see a huge drop in their monthly utility bills thanks to a consensus agreement between industry, efficiency proponents, and other interested parties for the first national energy efficiency standards for pool pumps that was approved July 29 by a U.S.…Continue
I have a wonderful little (16 x 14 x 8) test cabin at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. There are 3 'rooms', one of which stands in as the bathroom. It has a bath fan in the ceiling and a small, hopper window. When I depressurize the house to 50 Pascals, the pressure between the bathroom and the main body of the cabin is just 4.3 Pascals. When I stand in the bathroom with the door closed, air is pouring in through the bathroom fan, there is enough flow to make the fan rotate…Continue
I'd like to introduce everyone to Game of Homes, our cutting edge scenario based training tool targeted to Home Energy Professionals Nationally. It's free to play and it's a great way to acquire additional RESNET/BPI CEU’s.
Added by Sarah Holloway on July 28, 2016 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Heating and cooling of indoor spaces is one of the major operations of modern households and business premises. While traditional systems are still very much in use, technology has brought new and more efficient approaches.
All conventional systems need occasional maintenance. Tune-ups include the manual checking of functionality and fixing of worn out wiring and dysfunctional components. However, automatic sensors can now be employed to do the job, making your work a lot…Continue
Added by Dan McKee on July 28, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
Building with Rocks, Rocks! Check out the Drying Potential.
Check this out! This 24" x 48" x 2" thick piece of rigid stone wool insulation was left out overnight (on purpose) on the High Performance Tiny House project site, to see how it handles a deluge of rain, which we knew was coming. One of the many …Continue
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Over the past five years, the Home Energy Pros social network has grown from a twinkle in our eyes to a vibrant community of 5000 doers and shakers in the home performance world. The membership represents a rich cross-section of participants in the home energy performance movement, including:
Added by Evan Mills on July 25, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments
Since 1995, Building America Program experts have developed more than 100 innovations that…Continue
Added by Home Energy Magazine on July 18, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Those of us working within the building industry or energy efficiency space in existing homes know that boosting insulation levels can reduce energy use, cut consumer costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, there’s been a modest amount of data to quantify the extent of the benefits—particularly at the state level. Until now.
Added by Home Energy Magazine on July 18, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Mazda produces CX9 to fill the gap between crossover and SUV segment. Today, people pick crossover for their vehicle because it is lighter and has many benefits than full-size SUV. However, there are some SUV capabilities that can be obtained in crossover. For that reason, manufacturer combines benefits of both sides then put them into one car. In Mazda CX9 interior, several upgrades make this car digital and more effective to handle.
Mazda CX9 Interior and Engine
Added by Deman PT on July 15, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
Tomorrow is the last day to register at the Early Bird rate for the EEBA Local mini-conference event in Phoenix. This event will feature a full day "Water Efficiency for Designers & Builders" session with Gary Klein on July 28th, and a mini-conference July 29th focused on building science for hot, dry climates (I understand the weather will be cooperative).
Come for one day or both...lots of excellent information and in depth building science mysteries will be solved....earn CEUs…Continue
Added by Helen Best on July 1, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Thanks to low natural gas prices and renewable energy sources, Salt River Project (SRP) customers in the greater Phoenix area will receive a 3.7 percent discount on their electric rates for July and August, two of the hottest months of the year.
SRP is the primary electric provider for Maricopa County, and their move to lower rates temporarily gives Phoenicians some relief from typically high electric bills. According to an SRP spokesperson, the average two-month decrease will total…Continue
Added by jackie harsha on June 26, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
This blog post is guest written by former staff member Eric Keeley.
Great enthusiasm for home energy efficiency is often matched with misconceptions. Let’s explore a bit and figure out the difference between what we perceive, believe, and what we know to be true.
Windows: We see through them every day and curse the drafts coming through and around them. We are certain that old windows are the main culprit behind why we spend so much…Continue
The rapid switch from traditional electricity to clean, economical and renewable solar energy is evident from the proliferation of rooftop solar panels in US homes and commercial buildings. Data shows that between 2008 and 2014, the use of solar power in homes, institutions and commercial buildings witnessed a significant growth of more than 50 percent annually. Solar is an attractive option in those areas since they are blessed with abundant sunshine. Florida, for…
Added by Olivia Taylor on June 22, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments