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New ASHRAE Zero Energy Standard Could Bring Industry into Agreement

Last updated: 05/23/2019

The realization of a zero energy building that is evaluated, measured and documented to established criteria is a critical mission for building developers, building owners,...

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Taking the Measure of Real Time Energy Management

Last updated: 05/23/2019

Real time energy management offers a promising new strategy for monitoring and improving a building’s energy performance. The New York State Energy Research and Development...

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Challenge Accepted! Marketing Total Electrification - The Concept & The Services

Last updated: 05/23/2019

Challenge Accepted! Marketing Total Electrification - The Concept & The Services - By Shawn Cohen, Director of Digital Strategy at Energy Circle Electrification is widely viewed...

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ENERGY STAR Leaders Not Resting on Their Building Efficiency Laurels

Last updated: 05/15/2019

On April 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored 183 organizations for their outstanding contributions to the...

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Efficiency First is Now Part of the Building Performance Association | Efficiency First California

Last updated: 05/13/2019

Two years ago at the Home Performance Coalition conference in Nashville, a few folks had an after-hours conversation discussing the state of the efficiency industry and the...

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The Path to Low Pressure Drop Across a High-MERV Filter

Last updated: 04/26/2019

Last August I began a series of articles on filtration and indoor air quality.  You can find the list of them at the bottom of this article but let's do a quick review here:  We...

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Building Performance Association—Live from Chicago

Last updated: 04/07/2019

Check out that title! Monday, we were HPC, Tuesday we are a new association made up of three organizations, HPC, Home Energy, and Efficiency First, called the Building...

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Google’s Recent Changes for Service Area Businesses

Last updated: 04/05/2019

If you’re a contractor in the HVAC, home performance, or solar industry, you likely understand the frustrations of trying to beat out local competition on Google. Thanks to...

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CSTO and Founder Greg Thomas Published on Data Standards, Energy Efficiency and the Digital Data Economy – Performance Systems Development

Last updated: 03/29/2019

Greg Thomas, PSD’s Founder and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, was recently published in Home Performance Coalition’s national monthly series on HPXML (Home Performance...

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Home Energy Efficiency Maximized Again Through 2019 RESNET Cross Border Builder Challenge

Last updated: 03/11/2019

The award winners of the 2019 RESNET Cross Border Home Builder Challenge, which helps promote the utilization of the HERS®  Index have been announced by Steve Baden, Executive...

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