How to Become a Home Performance Superhero
What do Home Performance Contractors (HPCs) do? Fundamentally, they ask homeowners what heating, cooling and ventilation problems they have and take care of fixing them. As with other services an HVAC contractor provides, it boils ...
We’re all engaged in the business of education, whether we recognize it or not. Every time we speak or write, after all, we’re hoping to educate others about our knowledge and ... [continue reading]
As the home industry continues to shift toward highly energy-efficient homes, the number of certifications available to contractors working on these homes is steadily growing. From basic certifications, such as Building Analyst or Home Energy ... [continue reading]
Cosmetologists, warehouse workers, corrections officers, veterinarians … these are examples of the thousands of occupations that utilize a job task analysis (JTA) to define their profession. What is a JTA? Good question. It’s ... [continue reading]
We live in a time characterized by choice. As consumers, we have an endless variety of options, whatever goods or services we want to purchase. This is both a blessing and a curse. Students and ... [continue reading]
The green building community is sold on the value of certifications. For the worker, professional credentials demonstrate a degree of knowledge and skill. They help employers screen applicants and help energy efficiency program administrators set ... [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...