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Energy Education Data Jam 2014

Energy Education Data Jam 2014

Linda Silverman

Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama launched the Open Government Initiative, an effort to increase transparency, participation, and collaboration in the federal government. The initiative introduced a number of websites and strategies to offer raw government data, including research grant information on data.gov. For energy gurus, data.gov/energy offers downloads of energy-related data such as energy use and consumption in the U.S. [continue reading]

Energy OutWest 2014

Energy OutWest 2014

Jim Gunshinan

I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I was at lunch with a man who was a weatherization technician. He was bitter. The people we help don’t care about saving energy, as long as someone else is paying for it, he said. And he went on like that.   I’m at this year’s Energy OutWest in San ... [continue reading]

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

Jim Gunshinan

I am in San Diego for the Energy Out West conference, and I want to write about it, but while it is fresh in my mind I want to fill you in on my latest Energy Upgrade California experience first. [continue reading]

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Macie Melendez

I’ve just returned to the office from maternity leave and have been giving energy a lot of thought recently—human energy that is. More specifically, how is it possible that I still have the energy to take care of my newborn baby boy when I’m getting less sleep than I’ve ever gotten in my entire life? Also, how does this tiny human—who only requires the basics (... [continue reading]

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Susan Mazur-Stommen

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Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis

Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis

Heather Stafford

The Building America Program is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on needs and opportunities for large data collection for energy efficiency projects. The webinar will focus on specific Building America projects that are looking to gather and analyze large bodies of data on new and existing homes, and will feature opportunities for industry to collaborate with researchers to gather and analyze valuable data. [continue reading]

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal

Jim Gunshinan

Our furnace is approaching 25 years old and we have no cooling capabilities, so my wife Michele and I are looking into buying some new equipment before the temperature climbs this summer. I am especially interested in installing a mini-split heat pump, which would allow us to get rid of the ductwork and furnace in our unconditioned attic. But the initial expense may be a hindrance. [continue reading]

Submit your film to ACI's film festival!

Submit your film to ACI's film festival!

Debra Little

Invitation!    Submit YOUR videos of energy upgrade projects! [continue reading]

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Debra Little

The home energy upgrade video story, Main Street, Nevada City is the first to be produced for the collective project “See A Home Like Yours”. [continue reading]

ARRA Keeps Working for You

ARRA Keeps Working for You

Jim Gunshinan

Almost two years ago I posted a blog about the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); ARRA, or the “Stimulus Bill”, has gotten pilloried in the media as a colossal failure and waste of taxpayer dollars. But if you would take the time to do a little research, you would see that most of the coverage has been far from the truth. [continue reading]

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