Part II: Outlook and Predictions for 2016

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15910980881_365bc9808d_zYesterday,  I checked in on my assumptions for 2015. Today, I’m offering up my outlook for ...

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7 Home Performance Trends to Watch in 2015

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trendsLooking ahead to 2015, I see a lot more of the same from 2014 for contractors in the residential energy and efficiency arenas. What that says ...

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7 Home Performance Trends to Watch in 2015

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trendsLooking ahead to 2015, I see a lot more of the same from 2014 for contractors in the residential energy and efficiency arena. What that says ...

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MCKinsey: Not Everyone Buys Energy-Efficiency

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“Paradoxical though it may seem, it doesn’t make sense for a campaign seeking broader consumer engagement on energy efficiency to focus on the environment.” So state the McKinsey consultant authors of an article “Giving ...

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“Why retrofit wall insulation in Phoenix?”

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Back to Phoenix as a stand-in for some other hot climates. (Earlier this week I talked about attic insulation levels in hot climate retrofits.)

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Residential Ventilation: Why I like BSC-01 better than ASHRAE 62.2 2013

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Last week at the Westford Symposium on Building Science (aka “Summer Camp”), Joe Lstiburek formally announced the release of BSC-01, Ventilation for New Low-Rise Residential Buildings, an alternative standard to ...

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Back in the saddle!

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After a few months away (well, not really away, but taking some vacation and not going full tilt), it’s great to be back at it. I will be kicking off this blog with the intent to focus on those ...

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