Dec, 6 2013 20:12
The recent battle over government funding put a lot of items on the backburner for the Senate, including the energy efficiency Shaheen-Portman bill. But these Senators are not ready to let it go, and it’s picking up steam once again. Find out more…
Nov, 25 2013 22:11
Cities are starting to see the revenue-generating, job-creating and environment-saving potential of building energy efficient homes on publicly owned land. Boston is already on the move, and other cities are following close behind. Read on to find out more…
Nov, 21 2013 22:11
As legislation to increase energy efficiency heads towards a clear pass in the Senate, a new amendment would mean big bucks for states to pursue their own energy efficiency agendas and create jobs in local economies. Read more…
Nov, 15 2013 20:11
New York is taking the lead in an energy efficiency program that will save people money and create green jobs. Read here to find out more…
Nov, 6 2013 22:11
Phoenix, Arizona is the latest in a long line of cities that have adopted the HERS Index Score as a measure of compliance with building energy codes. Read more to find out what that means for buildings in Phoenix, and for jobs in that area.
Oct, 31 2013 20:10
The USDA is starting over 600 new projects to help people increase energy efficiency and save money across the country. And all of this will only lead to more jobs. Find out more…
Oct, 11 2013 21:10
A district in Palm Desert has started a new financing program for energy efficiency upgrades – one that is being replicated all over the country. Read on to find out how it can help you…
Oct, 3 2013 21:10
Though people may think otherwise, the truth is that increasing energy efficiency is beneficial not just for your finances, but for the economy and for the environment. Find out about energy efficiency myths…
Sep, 10 2013 00:09
Schools use a lot of energy – and they're going to get funding to help them become more energy efficient. Find out what this means for those in the green industry…
Sep, 5 2013 00:09
The U.S. Senate is about to debate a new energy efficiency bill that will create a lot of new jobs in the green economy. Find out what they’re up to...
Aug, 1 2013 17:08
If you’re a Remodeler, Roofer, HVAC or Windows Contractor, the BPI Building Analyst certification can help you close sales and increase revenue. Here are 5 ways…
Jul, 30 2013 23:07
As the economy recovers, one of the biggest areas of growth in employment is green jobs. Read on to find out more…
Jul, 29 2013 16:07
LED lighting is projected to be a $44 billion market within the next 3 to 5 years! With exciting new LED lamps on the market, and government incentives for businesses to re-lamp to more efficient lighting, now is the time to get in on this growing industry. Find out how...
Jul, 26 2013 21:07
The US government is pushing forward new energy efficiency standards for federal buildings. This means new jobs for energy professionals to help them follow the rules. Read more…
Jul, 25 2013 01:07
More and more states are including HERS Index Scores in real estate listings. This is good for buyers, sellers and those who work in green energy. Find out how…
Jul, 21 2013 00:07
Engaging the average Joe in a conversation about energy efficiency be hard sometimes, but the conversations get even harder when talking to people with low incomes. Here are a few ways to get that conversation going...
Jul, 18 2013 21:07
If you’re a builder and you’re not having your homes energy rated and issued a HERS Index Score, you probably will soon. See how you can be prepared...
Jul, 18 2013 00:07
The world depends way too much on coal as our main source of energy, but the spot for second-largest energy source is up for grabs - and renewable energy is set to take over the second spot very soon.
Jul, 15 2013 21:07
The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has now committed that all the homes in its Certified High Performance Homes Program will be energy rated and have a HERS Index Score. It’s the latest in a growing list of programs using the HERS Index to measure energy efficiency. Learn more...
Jul, 12 2013 17:07
The Empire State Building is a leading example of how going green can save energy (and lots of money!), and also create new business opportunities. Lots of opportunities for commercial energy auditors, lighting assessors, and retrofit contractors. Find out more...
Jul, 10 2013 00:07
Do you ever wonder what will make people save energy? What programs? What incentives? What negative consequences? Well, there's research underway to find out the answers - and when they do, they'll use them to help government create programs to help people reduce their energy use. Find out what they've learned so far...
Jul, 5 2013 00:07
New "Tenant Star" label is proposed in a bipartisan bill. The bill would reward both commercial tenants and building owners for improved energy efficiency. How could this impact your career or your business?
Jul, 5 2013 00:07
Report outlines strategies to improve the energy retrofit market. What do you think of their recommendations?
Jul, 1 2013 20:07
In June, RESNET announced that RESNET Home Energy Raters would soon be able to get a new HVAC certification – the NATE HVAC Performance Verification Certification. Find out more...
Jun, 28 2013 01:06
It’s no secret that increasing a home’s energy efficiency will save homeowners on their energy bills, but a new study shows that energy efficient homes are better mortgage investments.
Jun, 25 2013 23:06
The federal government has been talking about green energy and energy efficiency for years, but in the past few years, it has taken real steps to show just how serious it is about the environment.
Jun, 25 2013 02:06
With all the energy efficiency products and services on the market, it seems obvious that energy efficiency is a growing sector in today’s economy. But here's the undisputed proof!
Jun, 23 2013 23:06
The SAVE Act will save homeowners money, it will save environmental resources, and it will save and stimulate jobs. Here's how...
Jun, 20 2013 22:06
New high-performance buildings – and old buildings upgraded with energy-efficient systems – are proving that they can get to net zero energy in just one year. Here's how...
Jun, 19 2013 20:06
When you think of energy efficiency, you probably think of all the things you can do around the house to save energy. But let's not forget where HALF of our country's energy usage comes from.
Jun, 17 2013 21:06
Last year, Environmental Entrepreneurs released a report showing the positive impacts of clean energy on job growth in the US economy. In the second quarter alone, 70 companies announced clean energy job projects, which created almost 38,000 new jobs.
Jun, 14 2013 14:06
When written testimonials were the only option, we had to trust them. Now that we have video testimonials, we can feel a lot more comfortable trusting what... Read more >>
Jun, 12 2013 17:06
A major issue Congress must address this session is tax reform, and the good news is that the Senate Finance Committee has outlined some options for tax reform in infrastructure, energy and natural resources in their April 25th report.
Jun, 11 2013 17:06
With 28 inch thick exterior walls, triple-pane windows with argon frames, Energy Star appliances, and more, this home saves $4000 per year in energy costs.
Jun, 11 2013 17:06
Last week, RESNET and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that will ultimately lead to certified RESNET HERS Raters becoming certified to conduct infrared thermography for residential buildings.
Jun, 10 2013 14:06
Skyrocketing energy prices have motivated homeowners to find efficiencies to reduce their energy costs. This has meant a huge opportunity for Energy Auditors and Raters.
Jun, 6 2013 21:06
Last week, the Home Owners Making Energy Savings (HOMES) Act was reintroduced, which would provide up to $8,000 in rebates to homeowners for energy-saving upgrades in their homes.
Jun, 5 2013 12:06
When someone says “I want to remodel my home,” we think of kitchens and bathrooms. But there’s been a trend in recent years towards upgrades that are less flashy, that will help the homeowner save money – and make money in the long run. Those upgrades are the ones that make the house more energy efficient.
May, 30 2013 15:05
When you decide to become a certified professional - or add to your certifications - in the home performance industry, choosing the right training provider becomes a critical choice. You want to make sure to choose the training that is right for you, and will get you on the path to a successful career. So how do you know which one to choose? There are a few key things to look for.
May, 28 2013 22:05
For several years, the United States offered energy-efficiency tax credits for homeowners and a tax credit for builders of new energy-efficient homes. These tax credits both expired at the end of 2011, but lobbyists continued to fight for them, and as the fiscal cliff loomed at the end of 2012, the lobbyists saw an opportunity and grabbed it.
May, 23 2013 16:05
The old-school model of going to a campus, sitting in a class and learning from an instructor standing in front of the room is quickly being seen as dated and ineffective. A new model for learning is emerging, using the computers we all have in front of us and keeping us in the comfort of our own homes.
May, 22 2013 10:05
In his run-up to winning the top job at the White House in 2008, President Obama made it clear that he held a strong commitment to making the United States less dependent on foreign energy sources, ensuring that the country moved in a green direction.
May, 17 2013 13:05
The past decade has seen a dramatic shift in the residential contracting industry with respect to energy efficiency. Energy prices have increased sharply over the past 10 years, ushering in a culture of energy efficiency alongside a wider “green revolution” as people have become more aware of environmental issues.
Apr, 29 2013 21:04
By Andrew Herndon, Bloomberg
Apr, 26 2013 10:04
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
Apr, 10 2013 08:04
Government Subsidized Training to Get Veterans Back to Work
Apr, 10 2013 03:04
ASHI, the largest professional association for home inspectors in North America, named Green Training USA as its Quality Control Assessor for the US DOE’s Home Energy Score Program, for 3 years.
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