Staged Retrofits, The False Debate

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Staged Retrofits

In several industry conversations over the past few months, there’s been debate about whether we should take a “staged” retrofit approach. Powersmith’s Dan Kartzman does a good job rebutting the notion this will be a panacea in ...

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Energy Savings Guarantees 101 (Part 2)

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This is the second of a three-part guest blog series by Andy Frank of Sealed on energy savings guarantees. The first post focused on why guarantees matter for selling home performance work. This post will focus on how different ...

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Reason #3 to Attend 2014

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At ACI  2014 Peter Troast riffs on social media and the internet in a home performance businessLooking to learn about ...

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Energy Savings Guarantees 101 (Part 1b)

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As an addendum to the last post on why energy savings guarantees are important, I want to highlight an important new report published by the Center for Research & Public Policy (CRPP), and prepared for the ...

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Reason #2 to Attend ACI 2014

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ACI14-Manclark-KuonenAnother reason to journey to Detroit for ACI? When Bruce Manclark and Joe Kuonen talk about ducts, you should listen. ...

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Energy Savings Guarantees 101

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This is the first in a three-part series of posts about energy savings guarantees. Mike has written on this topic in the past, and these posts will dive deep on why guarantees matter, how they work, and their ...

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So Many Reasons to Attend ACI 2014!

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John Tooley speaking about the water-energy nexus is reason alone to attend the 2014 Affordable Comfort ConferenceIf you’re interested ...

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Dump the Jargon

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The Scenario: You’ve completed an audit1 and are relaying findings to a homeowner:

Marketing home performance? You can't use ACH50, CAZ, or thermal bypass. You've got to use words my mom understands. Continue Reading →

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Google + Nest Doesn’t Likely Equal More Energy-Efficiency

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Somewhere in the middle of a long run of work travel and vacation (whew, on the road every day from January 5-22), Google acquired Nest.

It’s certainly interesting. And Nest honcho Tony Fadell has got to ...

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How is Your Gas Pump Pitch?

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Most residential HVAC and home performance contractors don’t spend a lot of time in elevators. But they are likely to stop to put gas in the vehicle from time to time. In the particular way he always ...

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