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NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

Mark Bello

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles.* [continue reading]

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Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In a Home Performance Company

David Byrnes

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Noah Horowitz

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Allen Rathey

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Danielle Sass Byrnett

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Success through Quality Management: Introducing BPI GoldStar Contractors

Success through Quality Management: Introducing BPI GoldStar Contractors

Leslie McDowell

Today BPI announced the launch of the BPI GoldStar Contractor program, a companywide credentialing program that recognizes and rewards home performance contractors committed to the principle that quality is profitable and can set them apart in the marketplace. The program rolls out in tandem with a consumer outreach campaign to educate the public on the exceptional quality of BPI GoldStar Contractors. [continue reading]

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 3

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 3

Jim Gunshinan

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Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 3

Tom White

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Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 2

Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 2

Tom White

[This is the second in a three-part inteview with Van Jones, who delivered the keynote address in Detroit, Mich., on April 30, 2014, to attendees of the ACI National Home Performance Conference.  The full interview is posted in three consecutive blogs. Click here to read Part 1.  We plan to publish the entire interview in an article in Home Energy magazine.] [continue reading]

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