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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Thirty Under 30

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September 04, 2014

This issue officially marks Home Energy's 30th year in print, which gives us the opportunity to both reflect upon where we've been and look forward to where we're going. [continue reading]

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Born Into Home Performance—Q&A with Maureen Mahle

Born Into Home Performance—Q&A with Maureen Mahle

Macie Melendez

Maureen Mahle is the vice president and director of Sustainable Housing Services for Steven Winter Associates, Inc. She’s also new to the Home Energy Board of Directors. As a welcome to the board, and as an introduction to our readers, we decided to get to know Maureen a little better. Below is our conversation. [continue reading]

Hurricane Sandy Puts 261,000 Homes at Risk

Hurricane Sandy Puts 261,000 Homes at Risk

Macie Melendez

CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released data showing potential exposure to residential property damage from hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding as Hurricane Sandy makes its way toward the U.S. Atlantic Coast. [continue reading]

Hurricane Sandy and the Home Performance Industry

Hurricane Sandy and the Home Performance Industry

Macie Melendez

Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend a webinar put on by Energy Circle titled “Hurricane Sandy and the Home Performance Industry: How Do We Respond?” Peter Troast, CEO of Energy Circle, shared that when he woke up on Friday, he felt the need to start a bigger conversation—thus a webinar was born. For being a last-minute idea, the webinar was a huge success with a lot of response, which ... [continue reading]

HVAC to Home Performance - A Quick Business Case

HVAC to Home Performance - A Quick Business Case

Macie Melendez

Mike Rogers is a nationally recognized expert in home performance contracting. Previously, he was senior vice president at GreenHomes America, a leading home performance contractor and franchisor. He's also the creator of this slideshow, which clearly defines why home performance makes good business sense for current HVAC contractors. [continue reading]

From Construction to Collaborative Training—Q&A with Chris Dorsi

From Construction to Collaborative Training—Q&A with Chris Dorsi

Macie Melendez

What do you call a former construction worker that knows how to dance the tango? Chris Dorsi. Okay, so maybe it’s not the best punch line, but it is certainly interesting. And that’s not the only thing we learned about Dorsi when we finally caught up with him. [continue reading]

Storytelling from BECC

Storytelling from BECC

Macie Melendez

When I attend a conference I can always tell which sessions I find most inspirational by the amount of notes I take. While attending the annual Behavior Energy and Climate Change (BECC) conference on Monday of this past week in Sacramento, the note test proved itself once again. Hands down, I found the most inspiration from the afternoon Spotlight Panel titled “Hollywood, Media and Messaging.” [continue reading]

Blu Homes Teams Up to Offer Housing for Homeless

Blu Homes Teams Up to Offer Housing for Homeless

Macie Melendez

California- and Massachusetts-based green precision home builder Blu Homes announced that it has partnered with nonprofit Homeward Bound of Marin on a critically needed permanent, supportive housing project for homeless families in Marin County, California. [continue reading]

Simple Energy Messages from the Property Brothers

Simple Energy Messages from the Property Brothers

Macie Melendez

As I recently reviewed in my “Storytelling from BECC” blog, media provides a huge opportunity for the home performance industry to make it into the mainstream. That’s why I was pleased to see recently that HGTV’s show “Property Brothers” was dolling out advice that I’ve heard more than once at industry conferences. [continue reading]

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