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Home Energy Pros turns one!



When my first kid turned one, he was barely walking.

When Home Energy Pros turned one it was galloping.

We’re off to a wildly…

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Added by Evan Mills on November 1, 2011 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Efficient + Disaster Resilient = Sustainable

Picture a so-called “green” building in a floodplain.  Now picture a storm-hardened home guzzling gas like there is no tomorrow.

For me, neither of these conjures up an image of true sustainability.

By virtue of being built unconsciously (or defiantly) in harm’s way, a building is not durable and thus not (in my book) sustainable.  Similarly, a disaster-resilient building belching out greenhouse gases that any scientist worth their salt will tell you is contributing to present…

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Added by Evan Mills on August 28, 2011 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Asset Rating with the Home Energy Scoring Tool

The White House announced this week a new initiative to boost home energy efficiency. This is the culmination of the Recovery Through Retrofit plan, funded through the…

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Added by Evan Mills on November 9, 2010 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Kermit was Right: It's NOT Easy Being Green

Download a more fully fleshed-out and illustrated version of this saga here.

It’s not easy being Green … even if you have a Ph.D. in the subject. Kermit was right, but I’m on a mission to prove him wrong.



Moving to a new home in mid-2008 presented a…

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Added by Evan Mills on October 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Efficiency Lives -- The Rebound Effect Not So Much

While the following discussion (originally published in Climate Progress) extends to energy opportunities well outside the residential sphere, it's the latest example an overstatement of the so-called "Rebound Effect". Although there are certainly times that a portion of the…

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Added by Evan Mills on October 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Welcome to Home Energy Pros!

Welcome to Home Energy Pros – the unique digital community by and for those who work in the home energy performance arena.



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…
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Added by Evan Mills on October 4, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

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