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.
Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. Energy Rated Homes of Vermont (ERH-VT) has set up a one-stop service to streamline the approval of energy improvement mortgages (EIMs). [continue reading]
Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. [continue reading]
For the last 10 years, Reward Wall Systems, a manufacturer of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) in Omaha, Nebraska, has offered an energy guarantee: their ICFs save homeowners 70% on heating and cooling compared to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC), or Reward pays 110% of the difference in energy costs. [continue reading]
Home energy rating systems (HERS) and related energy efficiency financing products have been in use since the late '70s. Today, 21 states have HERS. [continue reading]
Home energy rating systems have stirred considerable interest in the past decade and more and more states are starting their own HERS programs (see "HERS Past and Present," HE May/June '95, p.29). [continue reading]
Directly comparing the accuracy of rating systems based on case studies is almost like comparing apples and attics; each sample of homes and each HERS is unique. [continue reading]
Financing and marketing were major topics at the Home Energy Rating System Council-Financing Residential Energy Efficiency conference (HERSC-FREE '96) in San Antonio. [continue reading]
As energy auditors and raters went about their business of testing homes, performing energy audits and HVAC system inspections, they ...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (HPwES) released the draft&...