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It is no secret that we are on the cusp of a major transformation in how energy efficiency is deployed in the housing sector. After all, the U.S. President even went on television in a major home-improvement store to promote the idea – when was the last time you saw that happen!? Massive federal and private initiatives promise to expand the profile and funding of this work, all pointing towards a grand scale-up in delivery. This relatively small industry is about to experience rapid growth. Fasten your seat belts.

Meanwhile, the art and science of delivering improved home performance is reaching new heights. While there has historically been a small cadre of practitioners delivering premium services, a much broader army of delivery agents and offerings will be needed if we have “a polar bear’s chance in the arctic” at touching a meaningful proportion of the housing stock. Only then can we make a sufficient corresponding dent in national energy use.

Many new faces are already appearing in the market. Reasonable standards of practice must be maintained, while not hindering the entry of legitimate new players and business models. From consumers' perspective, the services must be affordable and effective.

As things unfold, the web will become a more important vehicle for deploying information and tools, and for the pros to meet.

One place to meet your peers is …. here.

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Comment by Bob Blanchette on Sunday

Try selling based on COMFORT instead of focusing on energy savings. Even temps throughout the house, eliminating chilly drafts, better quality of lighting. Consumers primarily want comfort, with energy savings as a secondary concern.

Comment by Talena Marie Ross on April 10, 2014 at 8:25am

 People are becoming more aware of the effects that they have on the environment, and that makes me quite pleased. We should always strive to live in balance with the world around us. If it were up to me, however, I would have more natural homes built. People have gotten soft by using so much heat and air conditioning, but since they do use it, might as well make it as efficient as we can!

Comment by Evan Mills on November 2, 2010 at 9:47pm
Lynne - Ah, Bucky! One of the single most important inspirations. My father was reading "Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth" when I was a kid. Just the title set my little mind a whizzing.....
Comment by Lynne Pope on November 2, 2010 at 9:24pm
Its a groundswell, grass roots movement...green is growing and getting bigger every breath...Buckminster Fuller was ahead of his time and is smiling over our progress.
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