HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

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HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

Guidelines and best practices for making the profitable transition into whole-house work.

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Home Performance for the Large Contractor

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April 16, 2006

        For most of our 39 years, our company,Tempo Mechanical, has been primarily an HVAC contractor specializing in single-family homes.We are a relatively large new-construction contractor; we will install ... [continue reading]

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My Path to Home Performance Contracting

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April 16, 2006

        Home performance contracting is a new, exciting, and growing industry. By aligning our company, EnTherm, Incorporated, with this industry, as we did in 2001, we have been able to grow ... [continue reading]

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Practical Lessons from a Home Performance Contractors Association

Author: Bob Knight and Tim Locke
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April 16, 2006

        Practical business issues can be some of the greatest challenges for contractors who are moving into the home performance business.All too often, those business problems can keep an ... [continue reading]

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So You Want to Be a Home Performance Contractor?

Author: Greg Thomas
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April 16, 2006

So you want to be a home performance contractor? Well, listen now to what I say: Just get a blower door and take some time and learn how to test. (with apologies to the Byrds) [continue reading]

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Making Sense of Green Lumber

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March 02, 2006

What does FSC certification mean for the future of sustainable lumber? [continue reading]

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The Zerodraft Revolution

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May 01, 2005

        Necessity may be the mother of invention, but intense frustration is often its coparent.That was the experience of Tony Woods, president of Canam Building Envelope Specialists and Zerodraft, ... [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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