Celebrating Successful Building

Special Issue 2005
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January 01, 2005
This special issue of Home Energy brings together five building blocks in the home performance field: Home Energy, Affordable Comfort, Building Performance Institute (BPI), the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA). What do we have in common? We share a common vision—that all houses should be built, renovated, or repaired using the principles of building science. And we all want to make the world a better place by helping others to build and live in comfortable, healthy, affordable, energy-efficient housing. Affordable Comfort and EEBA work toward this goal by hosting extremely educational conferences that feature the top experts in the field (see “It’s Not the Gadget. It’s the Knowledge.” p. 28 and “Moisture Management for Roofs,” p. 62). BPI sets standards for, as well as certifies, the contractors and companies working in the field to improve and repair homes (see “Moving Forward with Building Performance,” p. 6). RESNET similarly qualifies and certifies home energy raters (see “Setting the Standard for Quality,” p. 14). Home Energy magazine fulfills its mission by bridging the gap between folks out in the field and the latest developments ...

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