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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Better Building at West Coast Conference

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January 01, 1998

At some building trade shows, attendees are more interested in the new line of V-8 trucks than in anything related to green building and energy efficiency. [continue reading]

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Quality and Performance at Affordable Comfort

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July 01, 1997

Nearly 1,000 participants and presenters assembled in downtown Chicago this past April for the Affordable Comfort '97 conference. [continue reading]

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Sustainable Energy Appeals to Insurers

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July 01, 1997

The North East Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) hosted the 13th Annual Quality Building Conference in Cromwell, Connecticut on March 12-15. [continue reading]

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Contractors Face Changing Marketplace

Author: Ann Kelly
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May 01, 1997

If a nationally known expert on building trends is correct, the home retrofit and remodeling marketplace will become dominated by corporate players who sell contracting services with their products. [continue reading]

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Money Talks at FREE Conference

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March 01, 1997

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]

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Building Efficient and Green

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March 01, 1997

From the cooling climate of Texas to the heating climate of Minnesota, builders met in November to discuss not only the latest approaches to addressing the house as a system, but also how to expand that system to include the environmental effects of building houses. [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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