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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Your Personal (Solar) Power Plant

Your Personal (Solar) Power Plant

Macie Melendez

Simply put, Gen110, a California-based energy distribution company, sells electricity. “We give people an alternative to local utilities,” says Jason Brown, CEO of Gen110 who is proud to have recently opened up a tenth Gen110 office in the Bay Area’s East Bay.  [continue reading]

Conversations from the Wx Frontlines: Terry Emelander

Conversations from the Wx Frontlines: Terry Emelander

Macie Melendez

Another winner of the 2011 Weatherization Assistance Program National Recognition Award, presented at the National Weatherization Training Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, was Terry Emelander. (You can view an entire list of winners here.) [continue reading]

Conversations from the Wx Frontlines: Robert Parkhurst

Conversations from the Wx Frontlines: Robert Parkhurst

Macie Melendez

At the most recent National Weatherization Training Conference that took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, six people were presented with a 2011 Weatherization Assistance Program National Recognition Award. [continue reading]

Home Performance and the Real Estate Market: A Perfect Match

Home Performance and the Real Estate Market: A Perfect Match

Macie Melendez

If the home performance industry had an online dating profile, it would likely be looking for someone with a great network of friends that he could get to know. Home performance would also be looking for someone with a rich history (like himself), good looks that go beyond the surface, and someone who may be able to get some of his friends a job (hey, not everything in a relationship is about romance). Someone like ... [continue reading]

The Google Earth of IR Images—Q&A With Storm Duncan

The Google Earth of IR Images—Q&A With Storm Duncan

Macie Melendez

By now you may have heard about drive-by energy audits. But have you heard of drive-by energy audits performed on entire cities at the same time? Say hello to the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, Essess. Essess (pronounced like “recess” without the “r”) has recently entered the home performance scene, and they’re making a lot of noise. In just a couple of weeks, we here at Home Energy received multiple emails ... [continue reading]

ACI California Hits Home

ACI California Hits Home

Macie Melendez

Last week I had the pleasure of attending another wonderful ACI conference filled with knowledgeable presenters and spirited conversations. Even better for me, the conference took me back to my hometown of Sacramento, California. My colleagues attended the conference on its opening day (see some of their wonderful pictures on our Facebook page) and I represented Home Energy on day two.   [continue reading]

The State of the Nation's Housing 2012

The State of the Nation's Housing 2012

Macie Melendez

Housing markets are showing signs of reviving, concludes The State of the Nation’s Housing report released last week by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. “While still in the early innings of a housing recovery, rental markets have turned the corner, home sales are strengthening, and a floor is beginning to form under home prices,” says Eric S. Belsky, Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies. &... [continue reading]

Got An Opinion? Share It!

Got An Opinion? Share It!

Macie Melendez

If you're reading this, you can submit your own blog post. Yes, that's right. HomeEnergy.org now has the functionality to receive guest blog submissions via our website. [continue reading]

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