Jim Gunshinan

Jim Gunshinan is Home Energy's editor.

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What's Reasonable Versus What's Heroic

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January 01, 2015

Ann Edminster, M.Arch, LEED AP, is a recognized international expert on green-home design and a principal developer of the LEED for Homes rating system. She travels widely and consults with builders, homeowners, developers, design ... [continue reading]

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Postretrofit News and Analysis

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November 01, 2015

Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ... [continue reading]

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Our Industry Is Alive and Well

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May 29, 2019

The 2019 National Conference and Trade Show wrapped up on April 4, 2019, after four full days of workshops, sessions, events, and networking. We broke the record for the number of attendees at this year’s event&... [continue reading]

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Celebrating Our Founder

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September 05, 2019

For nearly 20 years, Alan Meier and I have had on one level a typical editor/author relationship. I bug him about writing the next editorial for Home Energy, and he procrastinates until the last minute. ... [continue reading]

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Using God Talk熔r Not葉o Help the Planet?

Using God Talk熔r Not葉o Help the Planet?

Jim Gunshinan

I am always impressed with the work of Susan Shelton and the Shelton Group. So an email message with the subject line from her office, “Age, religion & environmental messaging: what works?” immediately caught my attention. [continue reading]

Home Performance Coalition Calls on Congress to Support Federal Energy Efficiency Programs

Home Performance Coalition Calls on Congress to Support Federal Energy Efficiency Programs

Jim Gunshinan

February 12, 2018 - Washington DC – Today, President Trump released his budget for fiscal year (FY) 2019, which includes a significant cut in funding for residential energy efficiency programs at the Department of Energy (DOE). The Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy STAR and the State Energy Program are zeroed out completely in the President’s budget. [continue reading]

Highlights from the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia

Highlights from the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia

Jim Gunshinan

This year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference was a rich ground for learning, meeting old friends and new, and gathering good blog material! [continue reading]

DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

Jim Gunshinan

Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes by recognizing forward-thinking builders who are delivering American homebuyers with a better homeowner experience. Explore these award-winning homes on theTour of Zero. [continue reading]

Two Friends of Summer Study

Two Friends of Summer Study

Jim Gunshinan

The following profile first appeared in the Grapevine, a daily newsletter produced by Home Energy Magazine staff at the biannual ACEEE Summer Study in Buildings, heald at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. [continue reading]

Here Comes the 2019 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show!

Here Comes the 2019 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show!

Jim Gunshinan

In less than a week, close to 2,000 members of the home performance community, including novices and experts in their fields, will gather in Chicago for the 2019 HPC National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show. No promises about the weather, though Chicago is hard to beat in the Spring, most of the time. But Chicago, that “toddling town”, is known for its entertainment offerings and restaurants, not to mention its parks and places to ... [continue reading]

Welcome to the HPC National有ive from Chicago

Welcome to the HPC National有ive from Chicago

Jim Gunshinan

For those of you here in Chicago for a Monday workshop, for those who will be registering today or tomorrow, and all of you members of the home performance community, welcome to a rich source of building science news and training—all provided by the experts—and a great chance to network. [continue reading]

HPC National有ive from Chicago

HPC National有ive from Chicago

Jim Gunshinan

It’s always a challenge at the HPC national to take in as much as possible until my brain tells me “I’m full”. All these great topics, presenters and attendees is an embarrassment of riches. [continue reading]

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