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Game of Homes

Started by Kim Tanner in General Forum. Last reply by Mary Knox yesterday. 1 Reply

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Building Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Posted by GBRI on March 24, 2016 at 12:30am 0 Comments

Rainwater harvesting is a system which requires a two-step process. The two major events in rainwater harvesting are catchment and storage. The first hurdle is developing an adequate method of collection. Once the rain is collected, a proper and large storage system is required. The complexity and size can vary dramatically. The simplest methods involve the rerouting of gutters into an above ground rain barrel up to a complex system of catchment dishes, filters, pumps, ponds and…

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Better Buildings Accelerators: Driving Uptake of Home Energy Information and Upgrade Programs Nationwide

Posted by Lester Shen on March 17, 2016 at 7:52am 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Home Upgrade Program and Home Energy Information Accelerators work with partners across the nation and are making important progress in lowering the costs of energy upgrade programs, while improving overall program effectiveness and enhancing access to information on home energy performance for consumers. These efforts help…

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Energy Raters and Builders Raise the Bar for Home Performance at RESNET’s Building Performance Conference

Posted by Tom White on April 25, 2016 at 10:25am 0 Comments

RESNET convened its Building Performance Conference in Scottsdale this March, a hospitable time of year in the Arizona desert. I roamed the sessions, and a few of the bars, to keep abreast of developments in home energy rating and performance. 

2016 PRIORITIES: IMPROVING QUALITY AND LOWERING COSTS OF HOME BUILDING 

The many young attendees wearing new company jerseys at this year’s conference were a sign that the energy-rating business, at least for new homes,…

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