Collaborative Aims to Boost Momentum for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the Southwest
In 2011, Gavin Hastings, an Arizona Public Service (APS) program manager, began envisioning a collaborative that would advance the Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) programs in his region. HPwES provides whole-house solutions for homeowners, offering ...
The rapid expansion of weatherization programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) is requiring an army of newly trained professionals led by veteran home performance contractors. In response, the Building Performance Institute (... [continue reading]
Failure to keep abreast of recent developments such as changes in building codes, new regulations, new building materials, new software, and new business models and marketing tools can blindside a successful business - be in the know to stay in business and gain a competitive edge. [continue reading]
Showing up on time, listening to and responding to your customers' needs, and not trashing their homes will get you the rest of the way there. [continue reading]
It's All in the HP Contractor's Hands [continue reading]
The home performance contracting opportunity is here and now. [continue reading]
or as Van Jones would say, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Moving from Inspiration to Implementation' [continue reading]
Contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offer utilities and state conservation programs huge opportunities to verify savings not only in energy usage in existing homes, but also in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That&... [continue reading]
Rising energy prices and environmental concerns have increased interest among consumers, design professionals, and the trades in green building technology and energy efficiency—or green energy, for short. In response to this combination of ... [continue reading]
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