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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Choosing the Right Certification for Your Business

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April 30, 2013

As the home industry continues to shift toward highly energy-efficient homes, the number of certifications available to contractors working on these homes is steadily growing. From basic certifications, such as Building Analyst or Home Energy ... [continue reading]


Job Task Analyses Define the Home Energy Professional

February 25, 2013

Cosmetologists, warehouse workers, corrections officers, veterinarians … these are examples of the thousands of occupations that utilize a job task analysis (JTA) to define their profession. What is a JTA? Good question. It’s ... [continue reading]


The Choice Is Yours - Look for the Mark of Quality in Training

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October 31, 2012

We live in a time characterized by choice. As consumers, we have an endless variety of options, whatever goods or services we want to purchase. This is both a blessing and a curse. Students and ... [continue reading]


Forward Motion: Career Path Options with the New Home Energy Professional Certifications

Author: Larry Zarker
August 28, 2012

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 ... [continue reading]


Ranch-Style Teaching in Montana

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June 30, 2012

An all-women training course takes an intuitive, holistic approach to the science and diagnostics of our industry. [continue reading]


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]

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

Kurt Jacobson

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. ...

Balancing the Grid with Aloha

Wannie Park

Balancing the Grid with Aloha

Hawaii is notorious for leading the nation in aloha spirit—and solar power. Up to 53% of Hawaii’s ...

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