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 HERS industry debates incorporating new end uses into a HERS score. [continue reading]
HERS ratings have been structured to be as independent of occupant behavior as possible. Maybe that premise should be reexamined. [continue reading]
If you were shopping for a home and found one that was well-built, comfortable, had lower-than-average monthly energy costs, and required no additional income to pay for it, would you stop shopping? [continue reading]
The Department of Energy (DOE) is quietly exploring solutions to the site/source energy problem or, more specifically, to the way electricity is compared to other fuels. [continue reading]
Home energy ratings have had a turbulent history in the United States. The economic promise and business risks of a national system to score the energy use of housing have attracted serious attention and have sometimes turned into a battlefield. Many of the political issues affecting ratings have been addressed, but some major issues remain. [continue reading]
At last April's Affordable Comfort conference, I conducted a small HERS experiment to examine the relative variability of ratings in new and older homes. [continue reading]
Last year, the Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) committed $9 million Canadian toward a three-year voluntary home energy efficiency rating program. [continue reading]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (HPwES) released the draft&...
President and founder of Chicago-based Weiss Building & Development, Brandon Weiss is a third-generation builder who credits time ...