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.
The New Solar Home Partnership (NSHP) is a ten-year, $350 million program to subsidize PV systems in new homes. The NSHP, which is being implemented by the California Energy Commission (CEC), offers performance-based rebates for PV ... [continue reading]
Improving the energy performance of a home is an economically sound investment. Yet despite its economic attractiveness, home performance in the United States is nowhere near optimal levels. Why is this? In ... [continue reading]
In today’s litigious society, it is vital that home energy raters and home inspectors have adequate insurance coverage. Not having proper coverage can put a business at ... [continue reading]
In 2005, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct). One provision of this act is a $2,000 per home business tax credit for builders who ... [continue reading]
According to a former NASA engineer, in the several years prior to the Challenger space shuttle accident, quality assurance—then known as quality control—at NASA had ... [continue reading]
There are a few hurdles to overcome in retrofitting historic homes, such as staying out of the way of visitors, but the effort can lead to greater energy efficiency, greater comfort, and better protection for precious artifacts. [continue reading]
Assessing insulation gaps, compression, and incomplete fill provides a way to measure installation effectiveness. [continue reading]
You can tell how long someone’s been in a particular industry by their mastery of the acronyms. I ...
Multi Family Weatherization Resource Guide by the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc., 2012, New York is a tool for ...