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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Releases Sponsor Guide and Reference Manual v1.5

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Sponsor Guide and Reference Manual (v1.5) (Sponsor Guide), a technical operations guide for the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.

First conceptually introduced at the 2012 ACI National Home Performance conference in Baltimore, Md., the Sponsor Guide is the result of more than…


Added by Cortney Krauss on March 19, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

Solar and wind have a new best friend - Liquid Metal Batteries

As reliable energy sources, solar and wind once had a couple of similar problems – darkness all night and the proverbial calm before the storm, respectively. On the bright side, though, when these natural forces become our power sources, then the heat and the light are free -…

Added by Joseph Lamy on February 3, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

New RESNET Requirements

On December 4, 2013, the RESNET Board adopted several proposed amendments that went into effect on January 4, 2014. These amendments changed the requirements for becoming a certified RESNET HERS Rater. Old requirements for becoming a Rater included passing the National Rater Core Exam, completing two probationary ratings during classroom training, and agreeing to the Quality Assurance (QA) Process with a Quality Assurance Provider, a process that includes completing three probationary…


Added by Everblue Training on January 14, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Intelligence, Connectivity, Efficiency – the new ICE Age in Energy Management!

Energy is needed everywhere – be it industry, agriculture, homes, buildings, infrastructure or services. Even as we grapple with the twin-headed monster of rising energy demand and ravaging carbon emission, we are only left with Hobson’s choice – the need to manage energy efficiently.



Added by Eshwar Parasuraman on October 29, 2013 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Solar Energy + Energy Efficiency – time to sing the Duet?

Energy Efficiency + Solar Energy work in conjunction allowing you to SAVE ENERGY

Solar Energy + Energy Efficiency Services – to DO or NOT to DO – is no more a Shakespearean dilemma!

The SMB solar installer finds himself in a challenging spot today

  • Profitability hurts, some operators are working on a…

Added by Bijou Lulla on April 12, 2013 at 12:12am — 3 Comments

BPI Building Analyst Training & Certification Course

BPI Building Analyst Training & Certification

This course provides the training you need to become certified as a BPI Building Analyst Professional.

You will be able to perform a thorough building analysis and provide work scope recommendations to save energy, improve comfort and increase a home's safety and durability.

Your BPI Building Analyst credentials will qualify your clients for a variety of incentive programs.

Benefits of the…


Added by Green Training USA on April 11, 2013 at 8:10am — No Comments

How the Sequester will Impact the Home Energy Efficiency Industry

By Johnny Ritzo

Originally Posted at Efficiency Law Review


There has been considerable speculation about how the mandatory budget cuts, known as the sequester, will impact key government functions beginning March 1, 2013.  Primary concern has focused…


Added by Johnny Ritzo on February 28, 2013 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

AEROSEAL Seals Leaky Ducts From the Inside Out.

Seal Your Leaky Ducts Now with AEROSEAL, UL-listed.


It is not uncommon to have your ducts leaking by 20% and sometimes even 30% or more which means lost heating and cooling to your living space. With new ‘green’ building practices duct work usually remains within the condition…


Added by David Popoff Ct on February 28, 2013 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

Energy efficiency and a cold marriage

We know energy efficiency can save the world, but can it save a marriage?

Leave it to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to take on that question. The agency is known for its vanguard energy research.  But it is one thing to produce papers on topics like ‘Air Bypass in Vertical Stack Water Source Heat Pumps’ and another to delve into what a cold room can do to a new marriage.

That’s  the premise behind Irreconcilable Temperatures,  a…


Added by Elisa Wood on December 1, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Joliet couple first in county to get energy conservation home certification

The following post was written by Julie Johnson with Journatic News Service.  The original publishing of the story can be read here

(Office of Will County Executive Larry Walsh,…


Added by Andrew Navolio on July 6, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

How to Market Your Home Performance Business in the Summer

Reposted from the Energy Circle blog --

We hear from residential energy efficiency pros around the country that spring and summer are particularly challenging times for their…


Added by Johnny Ritzo on June 14, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Green Cipherin' - What's Slowing the Mainstreaming of Green Building, and What Homeowners Can Do about It

MLSs (Multiple Listing Services) across the country are unveiling “green-field addenda” (GFAs) and searchable fields to highlight green features.  …


Added by Melissa Baldridge on April 9, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Jumping the Hurdles to a Green MLS

Sean Smith was the man in the middle. – a key figure with a foot in both worlds of business and “green.” 


A high-end general contractor, he built two LEED-certified homes in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver in 2009.  At an educational session he hosted there, the U.S. Green Building Council approached him to serve on a committee.  “If you’re doing big-picture things, I’m all over it,” he told them.


At a subsequent meeting at the Governor’s Energy…


Added by Melissa Baldridge on November 10, 2011 at 8:49am — 6 Comments

Duke Speaks at Midwest Power Shift 2011 Conference

GGEC Co-Founder Adam Duke spoke this past weekend at the Midwest Power Shift 2011 conference in Cleveland, OH. He was featured on a panel discussing Energy Efficiency as the Building Base of the Green Economy. (The image below is taken from the event’s program.) 

“It was really great,” says Duke, “there were a ton of extremely passionate students from all over the country. By sharing my story and insights, I was hopefully able to convey that it’s possible to pursue their passions…


Added by Adam Duke on October 25, 2011 at 7:44am — No Comments

How to Prevent Heat Loss with 4 Examples-Diagrams-Drawings for your Building Projects

In recent conversations with customers and peers about reducing energy loss in buildings & structures and how heat and cold are transferred into a building via conduction, I explained and made reference to using a metal cooking utensil to stir a pot of chili.



Added by scottscontracting on October 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Climate Policy Initiative Analysis Finds US Building Energy Codes Work

The Climate Policy Initiative has completed a study to measure and evaluate the impact of residential building energy codes on total household energy consumption, “Codes to Cleaner Buildings: Effectiveness of US Building Energy Codes”, was released by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) of San Francisco, California on September 7, 2011. Conducted by Jeff Deason and Andrew Hobbs of CPI, the study was done to see if building energy codes make an impact on home energy use and greenhouse gas…


Added by Andrew Navolio on September 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Industrial-sized Energy Efficiency Program Still Growing

A new program by Xcel Energy, a utility supplier of electricity and natural gas to eight Western and Midwestern states, is racking up serious energy efficiency gains by targeting some of the biggest energy users around – large industrial customers.


The Process Efficiency program analyzes customers’ total energy use – from manufacturing equipment to HVAC and lighting – and creates a custom plan to help them save on energy costs.


The initiative…


Added by Andrew Navolio on September 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Energy Star Bay Window- Designed, Built, and Installed

Final Bay Window Build Pictures

Energy Star Bay Window Build Photos by Scotts Contracting…


Added by scottscontracting on September 7, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Energy Efficiency Program for Grocers Offers Fresh Ideas – and Produce

DTE Energy helped Detroit’s grocers keep their broccoli – and their billfolds – a little greener this year with its energy-saving Grocer’s Incentive Program. The initiative won the 2011 Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Inspiring Efficiency Innovation…


Added by Andrew Navolio on August 31, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Part 2 Home Weatherization Series

Example of How a Box Sill is Constructed using Standard Building Techniques

Box Sill-What is it? And How to Insulate the Area 

In this Article I'm going to explain how to Seal and…

Added by scottscontracting on August 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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