Tom White

TOM WHITE is the publisher of Home Energy magazine. Tom has over thirty years of experience in publishing, including Whole Earth Review, Greater Good magazine and the Social Enterprise Reporter. He also has restored and retrofitted award-winning historic homes with his domestic partner.

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Back Porch: RESNET's Building Performance Conference

Author: Tom White
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April 30, 2016

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 ... [continue reading]

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Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

Author: Tom White
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August 31, 2016

This past May at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: Connected Home Conference, I had the opportunity to speak with George Land, General Manager of Nexia—a consumer-facing brand for connected home solutions within Trane&... [continue reading]

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Back Porch: Austin Hosts National Home Performance Conference

Author: Tom White
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November 13, 2016

On the plane to the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) 2016 National Home Performance Conference in Austin, I sat next to a young oil industry engineer on his way home. He was confident that Texas would ride ... [continue reading]

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A Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Cooling Strategies in Japan and the US

A Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Cooling Strategies in Japan and the US

Tom White

Infographic by Sarah Outcault, Kristin Heinemeier, Jennifer Kutzleb, Marco Pritoni, Qiwei Wang, and Paul Fortunato of theWestern Cooling Efficiency Center. [continue reading]

Home Performance Market Innovations and Solutions

Home Performance Market Innovations and Solutions

Tom White

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 for 2016 at the Market Innovation Forum, convened in December by the Home Performance Coalition. The goals of the Forum were to identify challenges faced by the home performance industry, share ideas, and generate action steps to enhance the value proposition and expand the market for home performance services ... [continue reading]

How Do You Define and Guarantee Quality?

How Do You Define and Guarantee Quality?

Tom White

Proof is possible! That's the motto and mantra of Corbett and Grace Lunsford, with the Chicago-based Building Performance Workshop. They are spreading the word in their Proof Is Possible US Tour. They built a tiny house lab on wheels and are stopping at 20 major cities across the country to prove to home owners and realtors that they can expect better, healthier buildings, and that contractors can prove the quality of their workmanship. [continue reading]

Moving Forward with Home Performance—A Letter to Our Readers

Moving Forward with Home Performance—A Letter to Our Readers

Tom White

There is still much uncertainty about how the new Trump administration will effect your business 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 like you who are working to create high-performance homes. [continue reading]

Energy Solutions for a Resilient Future: Q&A with Josh Notes of greeNEWit

Energy Solutions for a Resilient Future: Q&A with Josh Notes of greeNEWit

Tom White

Irecently spoke with Josh Notes, co-founder and managing partner of greeNEWit. Among many other accomplishments, greeNEWit was recognized by the EPA with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to increase the adoption of energy-efficient products in homes. [continue reading]

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