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The Evolution of Smart Home Performance and Its Benefits to the Grid

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July 26, 2017

As the number of residential demand-response programs and the use of smart home technologies has grown over the last several years, an important opportunity has emerged in home performance to increase residential energy savings. Namely, ... [continue reading]

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Why Open Data Standards Matter for Home Performance

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December 10, 2018

Utility and state program administrators have long used proprietary software and communication protocols to manage and process data collected by home performance contractors. This has typically resulted in higher costs of doing business (for programs ... [continue reading]

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The Real Women of Home Performance: Lauren Salz

The Real Women of Home Performance: Lauren Salz

Julie Caracino

Lauren Salz is the co-founder and COO of Sealed, a company with a simple purpose:to make home comfort improvements a no-brainer.Lauren manages the Sealed's software and patent-pending analytics, as well as the recently announced Sealed HomeAdvance fund. [continue reading]

HPXML Dominates Residential Market, New Report Finds

HPXML Dominates Residential Market, New Report Finds

Julie Caracino

The Home Performance Extensible Markup Language (HPXML) Data Dictionary and Transfer Standard have been gaining traction in the residential energy efficiency industry over the last few years as software developers continue to adopt the data standard and newresourcesare released to the market to help programs integrate the standard into their operations. [continue reading]

Appraised Value and Energy Efficiency: Getting it Right

Appraised Value and Energy Efficiency: Getting it Right

Julie Caracino

While location, design and price are a home-buyer’s main considerations, surveys show that buyers rank energy saving features and equipment (e.g., air and duct sealing, insulation, and high-efficiency HVAC equipment) as desirable features for which buyers are willing to pay more. [continue reading]

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