How to Become a Home Performance Superhero

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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 ...

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Thermal Scientists Convene

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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March 01, 1996

Building scientists from all over the United States and Canada descended on Clearwater Beach, Florida, for a week of information exchange December 4-8, 1995. [continue reading]

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Conference Christens Home Performance Industry

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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January 01, 1996

The Affordable Comfort West conference came to California for the second time on October 11-13, 1995. Participants represented heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and other contractors; consulting firms; utilities; and nonprofit organizations. [continue reading]

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Conference Addresses the Changing Climate (Business and Political, That Is)

Author: Cyril Penn
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July 01, 1995

Now in its ninth year, Affordable Comfort, the premier conference on residential energy efficiency, continues to grow. [continue reading]

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Quality Builders Converge on Springfield

Author: Emily Polsby
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March 01, 1995

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) held their annual Quality Building Conference in the Springfield, Massachusetts, Sheraton Hotel last November. [continue reading]

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Affordable Comfort Heads West

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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January 01, 1995

Bringing the gospel of residential energy efficiency and quality construction to the West Coast, Affordable Comfort Inc. held it's first regional conference in October. [continue reading]

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Solar 1994 Sheds Light on "Sustainability"

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September 01, 1994

The sky was appropriately sunny for the Solar '94--the twenty-third annual conference of the American Solar Energy Society and the 19th National Passive Solar Conference--held June 25-30 in San Jose, California. [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

Energy Innovation

Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Marlene Taylor

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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