Kara Saul Rinaldi

Kara Saul Rinaldi is the executive director of the National Home Performance Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging improved home energy performance using a whole-house approach.

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The Curse of the TRC

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February 25, 2013

Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs [continue reading]

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Home Performance Legislative Outlook

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July 01, 2013

The U.S. Congress has found little to agree upon over the last couple of years. As the 112th Congress closed in December with the fewest bills to reach the president’s desk in 70 ... [continue reading]

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Know True Costs; Save Real Energy

Know True Costs; Save Real Energy

Kara Saul Rinaldi

More than half of the states in the nation have created programs to increase the energy efficiency of homes through a comprehensive approach that looks at all opportunities to save energy, from insulation to upgrading heating and cooling systems. When taxpayer and ratepayer dollars are used, it is essential that these programs are reviewed with a cost-effectiveness test that provides policymakers with adequate knowledge about the programs’ effectiveness. Unfortunately, in many states, the testing ... [continue reading]

HOMES Act Will Save Homeowners Energy, Money

HOMES Act Will Save Homeowners Energy, Money

Kara Saul Rinaldi

Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) re-introduced the Home Owners Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act, H.R. 2127, yesterday marking a step forward in bi-partisan leadership on energy policy. [continue reading]

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