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5 Stats Your Next Client Must Hear

Scott Schnelle

Energy auditors and retrofitters know that it’s hard to sell the benefits of energy efficiency to homeowners. But the truth is that energy efficient upgrades save homeowners money, help sell homes quicker, and yield a higher profit when on the real estate market. [continue reading]

House Doc: Home Retrofit Problem

House Doc: Home Retrofit Problem

Bob Pfeiffer

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Caution: Heads May Explode

Caution: Heads May Explode

Macie Melendez

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Carrier Launches Home Performance Program at ACI National Conference

Carrier Launches Home Performance Program at ACI National Conference

Tom White

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Inspiration Is Contagious

Inspiration Is Contagious

Macie Melendez

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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]

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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]

The Story of a Professional Dumpster Diver

The Story of a Professional Dumpster Diver

Mike Shaw

One of Damon Carson’s customers recently told him, “You’re really just a professional dumpster diver, aren’t you?” [continue reading]

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]

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