Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

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Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy

Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ...

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Collaborative Aims to Boost Momentum for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the Southwest

Author: J.C. Martel
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February 26, 2013

In 2011, Gavin Hastings, an Arizona Public Service (APS) program manager, began envisioning a collaborative that would advance the Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) programs in his region. HPwES provides whole-house solutions for homeowners, offering ... [continue reading]

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The Curse of the TRC

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February 25, 2013

Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs [continue reading]

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The XX Factor

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January 02, 2013

Q&A with Ann Atkinson and a look into ACI's Women in Home Performance initiative. [continue reading]

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Exterior Air Sealing

Author: Bill Asdal
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January 02, 2013

A Case Study on Shadowbrook Townhomes in Harding, New Jersey [continue reading]

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Experiences in an All-LED Home

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January 02, 2013

As I reported in a previous article in Home Energy, this all started in August 2010, when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the ... [continue reading]

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Optimizing Complex Residential HVAC Systems

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October 31, 2012

With today’s escalating energy costs, the residential construction industry is seeing the advantage of automated building controls as a means to help its customers save energy. Home builders, home performance contractors, and HVAC ... [continue reading]

NV Energy's mPowered Residential Integrated Demand Side Management Program

Mary Placido

NV Energy's mPowered Residential Integrated Demand Side Management Program

EcoFactor recently announced third-party measurement and verification results from its deployment of NV Energy’s mPowered residential integrated demand ...

Protect Your Home with Concrete Floors

Sarah Smith

Protect Your Home with Concrete Floors

When most people think of concrete flooring, they think of cold and industrial areas; in the past, people never bothered ...

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