Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency refers to the programs and techniques for saving or reducing energy in residential and commercial buildings.

Looking Forward to 2018 IECC Code

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:30
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Within the home performance community, 2018 marks the exciting introduction of the newest residential energy code – the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Like a celebrity, the 2018 IECC is something to admire but may seem out of reach for many contractors.  Read more: Looking Forward to 2018 IECC Code »

Blower Door Testing With BPI and RESNET

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:39
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More and more professionals in the home performance industry – HVAC, insulation, general contractors – are being asked to expand their skill sets and offer blower door tests. Why is this?

If you already know whether a BPI or RESNET certification fits your needs, give us a call at 877-753-0853 and we'll talk you through training options in your area.

If you're still trying to see how you can meet this demand, keep reading!  Read more: Blower Door Testing With BPI and RESNET »

Factors Driving Residential Energy Efficiency

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Tue, 2014-08-05 08:58
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In the U.S., buildings are responsible for the largest share of carbon dioxide emissions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s buildings consume more energy than the transportation or industry sectors, accounting for nearly 40% of total U.S. energy use. Of that 40%, nearly half is consumed by the residential sector, which includes homes and apartments.  Read more: Factors Driving Residential Energy Efficiency »

25 Ways to Save Energy This Fall

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Fri, 2013-09-27 09:15
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Thu, 2012-09-27 03:37
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With the first day of autumn beginning September 22nd, now is the best time to implement some “green” ideas that will save both energy and money. Below is a compiled list of tips that will help you prepare for the transition to lower temperatures and more time spent indoors.

Heating and Furnace

1. For every degree you lower your thermostat, you save about 2 percent on your heating bill.  Read more: 25 Ways to Save Energy This Fall »

Thermal Imaging Enhances Energy Audits

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Fri, 2013-05-10 14:06
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Before a problem can be fixed, it must be properly diagnosed. Treating symptoms without investigating the cause can be a risky proposition. Just as a doctor wouldn’t treat pain without considering the whole person to diagnose the cause, an energy auditor must perform diagnostics based on the house as a system.  Read more: Thermal Imaging Enhances Energy Audits »