Comparing and Contrasting Residential Green-Building Certifications
In residential construction—much more than in commercial construction—there are a surprising number of green building rating systems. These systems have different criteria to rate green buildings. This leaves homebuyers, builders, and ...
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) set the stage for many new and expanded training initiatives. [continue reading]
The expansion of goals at the federal, state, and local levels to provide residential weatherization and energy efficiency services, combined with the influx of funds from government and utility programs, has resulted in a proliferation ... [continue reading]
Inspired by Vice President Joe Biden’s vision to expand job opportunities and make residential buildings more energy efficient, the Recovery Through Retrofit Workforce Working Group has developed and released the Workforce Guidelines for ... [continue reading]
Meeting the growing demand for supplemental energy efficiency training with real-world experience. [continue reading]
Affordable Comfort celebrates its 25th anniversary with 25 stories of some of the people who have been instrumental in the creation of ACI. All of the stories are appearing in conference materials and countdown-style pre-conference rallies at the ACI web site (www.acinational.org). Here are four of them. [continue reading]
When members of Efficiency First, the national trade association representing home performance contractors, energy auditors, and related businesses, were surveyed last spring about their present and future staffing needs, the most consistent message reiterated by ... [continue reading]
Recently we got the opportunity to speak with Risa Edelstein, an expert on barrier seaming with adhesive tape. Edelstein is ...
A new building envelope sealing technology designed to effectively seal the outer shell of homes and buildings was unveiled today ...