Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

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Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ...

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Laying a Foundation with the SWS

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June 30, 2013

The Standard Work Specifications (SWS) for Home Energy Upgrades were developed by DOE, its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to set the standard for high-quality work in the weatherization ... [continue reading]

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Good Bones: Structural Framing Tips for Better Energy Performance Under the Latest Codes

Author: Glen Robak
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June 30, 2013

It is virtually impossible to achieve the standards of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by accident, let alone those of the 2012 IECC, which is even more stringent. The 2012 IECC reaches into almost every part ... [continue reading]

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You, me, & the TRC

Author: Steve Byers
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April 30, 2013

How Do Utilities Define Cost, and How Does That Affect Your Business? [continue reading]

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Rx for Wx

Author: Don Watts
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April 28, 2013

How the Pike County, Ohio, Weatherization (Wx) Program maintained success post-ARRA [continue reading]

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Idaho Power Builds Strong Partnership for Success in Weatherization

Author: Cheryl Paoli
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April 28, 2013

With headquarters in Boise, Idaho, and an employee base of approximately 2,000 people, Idaho Power is an electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, and purchase of electric energy. We run a weatherization program ... [continue reading]

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Using the Web to Motivate Customers to Save Energy

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February 26, 2013

Can an online game that teaches you how to save energy ever be as popular and addicting as Angry Birds? Are people going to be as drawn to checking out their energy use trends online ... [continue reading]

Shower Customers With Energy Savings This Energy Action Month

Karen Wirth

Shower Customers With Energy Savings This Energy Action Month

You probably know that October is Energy Action Month, the perfect opportunity for home performance contractors to promote direct install ...

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

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