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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Going Mobile - Growing Green Training in Arkansas

Author: Rick Mayes
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June 29, 2012

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, Arkansas, is helping put Arkansas on the map with its green-jobs training. I am the director of the Department of Building Sciences at the college. Since 2003, the department ... [continue reading]

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Effective Training for Small Businesses

Author: Bill Taylor
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June 29, 2012

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Home Energy Upgrade Training and Coaching [continue reading]

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Training Is Ever Green

Author: Lisa Rinkus
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June 29, 2012

Evolving Instruction Forges Fresh Careers in Growing Energy Efficiency Field [continue reading]

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The Home Performance Super Lab

Author: Chris Baker
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June 29, 2012

The SouthWest Building Science Training Center (SWBSTC) was created in 2004, in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy, and Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) Home Improvements. The center was created to ... [continue reading]

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Behavior, Energy & Climate Change

Author: Todd Hoener
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March 01, 2012

To understand how we acquire or manage our energy resources—including end use energy—we have to understand human behavior. This often-undervalued variable in our energy economy may be our most critical resource ... [continue reading]

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The Value of ISO 17024 Accredited Certifications for the Home Performance Workforce

Author: Larry Zarker
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February 29, 2012

Federal and state investments as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) laid a strong foundation for a permanent, vibrant home energy efficiency retrofit industry, and a stronger Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). As ... [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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