Macie Melendez

Macie Melendez is Home Energy's Assistant Editor.

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Money Well Spent: A Look at the Recovery Act's WAP Milestones

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March 01, 2012

From the beginning, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was all about the numbers: $5 billion doled out to 50 states, the U.S. territories, and Indian tribes for three ... [continue reading]

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The XX Factor

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January 02, 2013

Q&A with Ann Atkinson and a look into ACI's Women in Home Performance initiative. [continue reading]

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Women Undervaluing Themselves

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March 01, 2014

In the course of researching a future article on women in home performance, I sent out a request via e-mail and social media asking women this question: What’s the biggest obstacle you’... [continue reading]

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Let's Talk Gender: What Women Bring to Home Performance

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July 02, 2014

It’s no secret that home performance is a male-dominated industry. Attend any industry conference and you’ll quickly see that women are vastly outnumbered. That being said, there are still women in ... [continue reading]

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Doing The Minimum Gets a New Meaning

Doing The Minimum Gets a New Meaning

Macie Melendez

National efficiency standards for appliances, lighting, and other equipment will save consumers and businesses more than $1.1 trillion by 2035, says The Efficiency Boom: Cashing In on Savings from Appliance Standards, a study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). [continue reading]

Q&A with Theresa Gilbride: A Scientist That Sees a Thriving Future

Q&A with Theresa Gilbride: A Scientist That Sees a Thriving Future

Macie Melendez

Theresa Gilbride is a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she works on projects in support of DOE’s Building America program. She’s also a member of the Home Energy editorial board—and we’re willing to be that’s not all you don’t know about her. [continue reading]

Prefab Goes Carbon Neutral

Prefab Goes Carbon Neutral

Macie Melendez

Miletus Group, an architecture firm that specializes in sustainable building practices in onsite, prefab, and modular offsite homes, recently made a big announcement: they've achieved carbon neutrality in all of their production facilities and offices. A first in the field, the achievement has also led the company to reach even higher, striving for net zero emissions by 2030 in accordance with the American Institute of Architects’ AIA 2030 Commitment program. (The AIA Commitment program’... [continue reading]

Women Unite! (And Men, Too)

Women Unite! (And Men, Too)

Macie Melendez

The ACI National conference kicks off next week in Baltimore, and this year - along with the usual top-notch educational sessions and presenters - attendees can look forward to the launch of the Women in Home Performance. The organization's mission is to promote women in the industry while strategically engaging businesses and organizations (of which are not commonly integrated into opportunities) in order to help expand the industry. [continue reading]

Inspiration Is Contagious

Inspiration Is Contagious

Macie Melendez

To kick-off the 26th  annual ACI National conference on March 28, nearly 1,700 attendees gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center for the opening plenary. Along with a warm welcome and opening remarks, the stage presented awards to two of our industry’s visionaries.  [continue reading]

Caution: Heads May Explode

Caution: Heads May Explode

Macie Melendez

While listening to Peter Troast of Energy Circle and Allison Bailes of Energy Vanguard speak in front of a room about social media and Internet marketing for the home performance industry, it's easy for your head to feel like it may explode. In the best possible way, of course. [continue reading]

Q&A with Francis (JR) Babineau

Q&A with Francis (JR) Babineau

Macie Melendez

Francis (JR) Babineau, PE is a building scientist and solar technology leader for Johns Manville. Although he’s been working with Johns Manville for more than 15 years, he’s just recently become a member of the Home Energy Board of Directors. 
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Century-Old Bulbs Shine Light on Future Tech

Century-Old Bulbs Shine Light on Future Tech

Macie Melendez

On March 25, 1912, GE Lighting employees gathered at Nela Park campus in Cleveland, Ohio to bury a sealed time capsule that contained GE light bulbs representing available and emerging incandescent technologies of the era. [continue reading]

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