Forward Motion: Career Path Options with the New Home Energy Professional Certifications
The green building community is sold on the value of certifications. For the worker, professional credentials demonstrate a degree of knowledge and skill. They help employers screen applicants and help energy efficiency program administrators set ...
Affordable Comfort, the annual conference of the home performance industry, took place May 4-9 in Madison, Wisconsin. [continue reading]
As occupant health and safety becomes a pressing issue for the building community, the Affordable Comfort Conference provided the perfect backdrop for the rollout of new educational exhibit, the "Telltale House." [continue reading]
Energy Northwest '98, the best-known energy conference in the Pacific Northwest, drew more than 350 people to Eugene, Oregon on April 13-17 to attend tutorials, listen to speakers, browse vendor booths, and take part in workshops. [continue reading]
Housing cannot be truly affordable unless it is affordable to live in. A new low-income housing development in Chicago, called Parkside Estates, uses energy-saving technologies to lower operating costs without increasing purchase price. [continue reading]
Builder education takes many forms. One of the most effective ways for builders to learn new techniques is to walk a construction site ask questions. When the site turns into a home where residents feel comfortable and save money, the students use the techniques they learned. [continue reading]
Promoters of whole-house diagnostics and construction have always puzzled over one question: how can you get subcontractors with expertise in various areas to work together, ensuring that the various systems they are responsible for (insulation, framing, HVAC, windows) work with all the other systems in a house? [continue reading]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (HPwES) released the draft&...
President and founder of Chicago-based Weiss Building & Development, Brandon Weiss is a third-generation builder who credits time ...