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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Under Pressure

Author: Brett Dillon
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January 03, 2012

Our industry is under pressure to improve the skills and knowledge of our workforce. These improvements will increase the quality and rigor of the service we provide the various programs and our clients. [continue reading]

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Is the Home Performance Industry Right for You?

Author: Jared Asch
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September 02, 2011

The Home Performance Resource Center has developed a set of free online career resources designed to help current job seekers learn more about home performance jobs. [continue reading]

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Weatherization Training Plans--Gateway to a New Economy

Author: Bob Scott
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July 01, 2011

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) set the stage for many new and expanded training initiatives. [continue reading]

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IREC ISPQ Credentialing: A Guarantee of High-Quality Training

Author: Pat Fox
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July 01, 2011

The expansion of goals at the federal, state, and local levels to provide residential weatherization and energy efficiency services, combined with the influx of funds from government and utility programs, has resulted in a proliferation ... [continue reading]

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The New Deal in Energy Education: Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades

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July 01, 2011

Inspired by Vice President Joe Biden’s vision to expand job opportunities and make residential buildings more energy efficient, the Recovery Through Retrofit Workforce Working Group has developed and released the Workforce Guidelines for ... [continue reading]

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Extending Energy Efficiency Training Beyond the Classroom

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July 01, 2011

Meeting the growing demand for supplemental energy efficiency training with real-world experience. [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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