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DOE Home Energy Score

Started by Rob Madden in General Forum. Last reply by Jan Green yesterday. 7 Replies

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A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line

Posted by Jim Gunshinan on December 5, 2016 at 9:00am 1 Comment

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a value on the health benefits of weatherization. We’ve come a long way in the last several years and have reached, I think, some strong consensus that the health benefits of weatherization and home performance retrofits are real and valuable. This means that making healthy housing a part of your business plan makes good sense.

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Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on December 5, 2016 at 9:30am 5 Comments

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The United States and Canada have been fortunate to have access to natural gas for space heating, water heating, and other applications. Over the decades, gas supplies have been both reliable and affordable. We also believed that natural gas was clean and environmentally friendly, and was therefore reasonable as the fuel of choice. Sadly, this situation is changing; natural gas is becoming less attractive.

What has changed? First, research has shown that natural gas…

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Setting the PACE for Consumer Protection

Posted by Kelly Vaughn on November 23, 2016 at 6:00am 1 Comment

Residential PACE (property assessed clean energy), an innovative solution for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, is being led by a set of industry mavens seeking to realize the promise of this public–private partnership. Specifically, industry stakeholders have come…

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Moving Forward with Home Performance

Posted by Tom White on November 21, 2016 at 3:52pm 2 Comments

There is still much uncertainty about how the new Trump administration will effect home performance businesses and the energy efficiency of U.S homes. But over the last eight years many states, local governments, and utilities have begun major initiatives that will continue to support professionals who are working to create high-performance homes.

Home Energy will continue to highlight the proven business-building…
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