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Over 100,000 New HVACR Mechanics and Installers Needed in Next Seven Years

Started Sep 21, 2015 0 Replies

From the HVACR/WDF press release:The HVACR Workforce Development Foundation (WDF) released three new reports and an accompanying executive summary today confirming that demand outstrips the supply of…Continue

4,000 home energy pros build a community of practice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Sep 10, 2014. 1 Reply

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

Lead-safe retrofits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Mahoney Dec 22, 2010. 1 Reply

G.H. Runevitch, a master trainer associated with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD), recently contributed an article,…Continue

Tags: weatherization, RRP, EPA, lead

The Passive House Approach

Started Oct 22, 2010 0 Replies

The 5th Annual North American Passive House Conference will be held in Portland, Or this November 5-7.  Mary James, former publisher…Continue

Tags: passive_house, IAQ, passivhaus

 

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Consumer Education: HVAC Unit Tips for the Spring & Summer

Warm weather means playing outdoors, planning summer trips and checking your HVAC unit, of course. This video runs through all the necessary steps to ready your unit and your home in general for the dog days of summer. From NC State Univ.…
Aug 11
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Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
Aug 4
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Webinar: How to Create Demand for Zero Energy (June 16, 2016)

New NZEC research shows industry push is driving growth. Learn about building trends in the zero energy residential market and how industry leaders are already tapping into this $1.3 trillion market. Speakers include: Speakers: Shilpa Sankaran,…
Aug 4
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CalCERTS Plenum Pressure Matching

This video describes how to perform plenum pressure matching to measure system airflow.
Jul 27
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Weatherization

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Jul 25
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EDGE Energy | Customer Testimonials

Good example of a contractor using video testimonials to sell their services.
Jul 21
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Webinar: How to Create Demand for Zero Energy (June 16, 2016)

New NZEC research shows industry push is driving growth. Learn about building trends in the zero energy residential market and how industry leaders are alrea...
Jul 14
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PulteGroup Zero Net Home in California

"Interesting!  Are those owned solar panels?  I know that Solar City is now offering financing at 2.99% and 4% I think.  "
Jul 12
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PulteGroup Zero Net Home in California

"I just did a HERS rating on a home with all these features, including 4000 KW of PV. Plus, it has foam panels on exterior in addition to R23 Roxul insulation in cavities, passive solar windows, etc. And it's not ZNE. It's about $850 a year…"
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PulteGroup Zero Net Home in California

"Nice video.   Is there planned overproduction of PV to offset the gas (water heating at minimum) consumption to meet the "generating as much energy as it uses"? Looks like a good production home.  Also was there any performance…"
Jul 11
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PG&E Energy House Calls: Solar Water Heating

"I'm not interested in utility company "good will" adds which have no value to the Home Energy Pros community. What would be interesting & useful is a discussion with the contractor on the design, and mechanicals so we could learn…"
Jul 6
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New York energy policy & North American Passive House Network Conference

New York is increasing its energy standards and is investigating the possibility of implementing the Passive House Standard for new construction and retrofit projects. Interviewee: Ken Levenson, with NY Passive House Assoc and 475.
Jul 1
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Tom White replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion BPI Phrase of the Month: Building Envelope
"Quinn, would you be willing to cross-post Matt's entire article to the HEPros forum?  We feature posts here that will engender discussion in the forum.  Pointers to other sites are best posted on your HEPros blog.   Thanks!"
Jun 28
Tom White replied to Jan Green's discussion Retrofitting a 1979 Home to NAHB Silver or Gold - Pending Cert
"Jan, Thanks for sharing the details in your comments. I'm glad we got to meet at RESNET this spring.  It sounds like these retrofits will help you weather the extremely high temps we've heard about.  Please feel free to start a…"
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Energy Raters and Builders Raise the Bar for Home Performance at RESNET’s Building Performance Conference

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 10:00am 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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Home Performance Market Innovations and Solutions for 2016

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

How can data and partnerships grow both the market and the home performance businesses that will meet that demand? These were some of the top industry issues…

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Deconstructing and Moving a Historic Home

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

This spring in New Orleans I hosted “True Tales of Haunted Home Performance,” at the Home Performance Coalition National Home Performance Conference. I was joined in this true storytelling event by seven home energy pros, who contributed their real-life stories.

All the storytellers gave examples of what they had learned from the haunted houses they worked on, including John Tooley's heat pump from hell, and Chris Dorsi's haunted time capsule. We'll be reprinting these two stories in…

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Embodied Energy: Minimizing Waste with Off-Site Construction

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 2:01pm 1 Comment

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…

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At 4:28pm on January 29, 2012, David Eggleton said…

Tom, why did you include Mentors in the name of the group you started?  I ask because none have replied to some questions I raised a year ago.  Do you suppose my hunch about trade secrets was correct?

At 10:39am on April 12, 2011, John Poole said…
Tom, thanks for joining the Historic Home Group, and thanks for directing David Clark to us, as well
At 3:21pm on April 4, 2011, George Beeler said…
Hi Tom, thank you for contacting me.

I am interested. My full case study is online at http://thousandhomechallenge.com/sites/thousandhomechallenge.com/files/user-files/beeler_thc_case_study.pdf I have some refinements I will be adding soon.
Is that too long? I think it is useful to show the staged process that we used plus the context of other major improvements that happened with the EE work.

Thanks for your interest,
George
At 7:43am on November 19, 2010, Peter Troast said…
Thanks Tom. Congratulations on the launch. With every passing day, I'm amazed at the growth and sense of community. Just need a few more hours in the day....
At 3:27pm on November 17, 2010, Build It Green said…
Thanks for the welcome Tom!
At 2:33pm on November 7, 2010, Angela Bowman said…
Thanks, Tom. This looks like a great site; hoping to learn a lot here.
At 4:13pm on September 28, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Tom, Great meeting with you today! This is going to be fun!
Don't forget to upload a picture!
At 6:12pm on August 10, 2010, Leslie Jackson said…
nice profile pic...it's so...unisex!

i'd like to invite a few pros i know but will wait until there is more to look at once here.
 
 
 

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