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 ...
NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, Arkansas, is helping put Arkansas on the map with its green-jobs training. I am the director of the Department of Building Sciences at the college. Since 2003, the department ... [continue reading]
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The SouthWest Building Science Training Center (SWBSTC) was created in 2004, in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy, and Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) Home Improvements. The center was created to ... [continue reading]
To understand how we acquire or manage our energy resources—including end use energy—we have to understand human behavior. This often-undervalued variable in our energy economy may be our most critical resource ... [continue reading]
Federal and state investments as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) laid a strong foundation for a permanent, vibrant home energy efficiency retrofit industry, and a stronger Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). As ... [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) ...