Congratulations to all active members of Home Energy Pros on recently passing the 4,000 membership mark! You've helped to build a community of practice not just for home energy pros, but a resource…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Sep 10, 2014.
Home Energy has published business development guides for residential building contractors that participate in the jointly-sponsored DOE/EPA Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. To…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom White Aug 8, 2011.
Matthew Wadlund is adding infill housing stock to the Oceanview neighborhood of Berkeley, California, where he is replacing a single-family house with four single-family, three-story detached houses. The wall panels in Matthew's Oceanview Orchard homes are constructed off-site and craned into place, resulting in maximum material efficiency and near-zero waste. Tom White, Home Energy's publisher, spoke with Matthew about his decision to prefabricate wall panels…Continue
Posted on June 23, 2015 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment
Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO) is the largest nonprofit home performance provider in Oregon, according to Derek Smith, CEO of CEWO. I spoke with Derek earlier this year about his work in the Pacific NorthWest region.Continue
Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments
I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, and building scientists: "We’re the warriors of sustainability...We already know everything we need to know to build sustainable buildings—the question is, Can we internalize it into our culture and incorporate that learning into our practices?"Continue
Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:30am
On the flight home from ACI’s 2014 National Home Performance Conference, I read Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy. It’s a gritty, sad story about the decline of one the greatest U.S. industrial cities. It was fitting that ACI’s conference was held in Detroit–thanks to the growth of the auto and wartime industries in the early 20th century, Detroit was the birthplace of the U.S. middle class. But according to LeDuff, Detroit, which “once led the nation in home ownership,…Continue
Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments