Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight.

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Empowering Poor Communities

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November 02, 2009

In Paraísopolis, the second largest favela in São Paulo, Brazil, the quality of electricity service was cost-effectively upgraded. [continue reading]

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Existing Homes - The Next Wave

Author: Brian Gitt
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November 01, 2009

The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]

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North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition

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November 01, 2009

A sustainable future is not possible without the dedication of professionals, leaders, teachers, and students to bring about change in their communities. In the spirit of Earth Day, which is the observance of protecting the ... [continue reading]

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Onward, Home Performance Soldiers!

Author: Larry Zarker
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November 01, 2009

The rapid expansion of weatherization programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) is requiring an army of newly trained professionals led by veteran home performance contractors. In response, the Building Performance Institute (... [continue reading]

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Keeping Educated in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Author: Casey Murphy
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September 04, 2009

Failure to keep abreast of recent developments such as changes in building codes, new regulations, new building materials, new software, and new business models and marketing tools can blindside a successful business - be in the know to stay in business and gain a competitive edge. [continue reading]

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Grow Your Performance Contracting Revenues

Author: Joe Kuonen
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September 04, 2009

With a well-trained, properly outfitted, and certified home performance contracting company, you can set your self head and shoulders above the competition and have access to new revenue streams. [continue reading]

Home Control or Automation?

Clint Stevens

Home Control or Automation?

I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...

BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

Leslie McDowell

BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...

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