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Phoenix Takes On HERS Index Score

Phoenix Takes On HERS Index Score

Mar, 22 2014 20:03

Phoenix, Arizona has joined a long line of cities who have adopted the HERS Index Score as a measure of compliance with building energy codes. Find out what that means not just for buildings in Phoenix, but for you too!

Senators Keep Energy Efficiency Bill Alive

Senators Keep Energy Efficiency Bill Alive

Dec, 7 2013 01:12

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…

Cities Are Building Energy Efficient Homes

Cities Are Building Energy Efficient Homes

Nov, 26 2013 03:11

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…

Energy Efficiency for Everyone

Energy Efficiency for Everyone

Jul, 21 2013 04:07

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...

Renewable Energy Closing The Gap

Renewable Energy Closing The Gap

Jul, 18 2013 04:07

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.

Omaha Public Power District Using HERS Index Scores

Omaha Public Power District Using HERS Index Scores

Jul, 16 2013 01:07

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...

How is The Empire State Building Saving $4.4 Million Per Year With Energy Efficiency?

How is The Empire State Building Saving $4.4 Million Per Year With Energy Efficiency?

Jul, 12 2013 21:07

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...

Energy Efficiency Research is Good for Our Industry – And The World!

Energy Efficiency Research is Good for Our Industry – And The World!

Jul, 10 2013 04:07

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...

“Tenant Star” Certification Gives Commercial Tenants A Green Attitude

“Tenant Star” Certification Gives Commercial Tenants A Green Attitude

Jul, 5 2013 04:07

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?

3 Ways To Advance The Retrofit Market

3 Ways To Advance The Retrofit Market

Jul, 5 2013 04:07

Report outlines strategies to improve the energy retrofit market. What do you think of their recommendations?

New NATE Certification for RESNET Home Energy Raters

New NATE Certification for RESNET Home Energy Raters

Jul, 2 2013 00:07

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...

Lower Mortgage Risk for Energy Efficient Homes

Lower Mortgage Risk for Energy Efficient Homes

Jun, 28 2013 05:06

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.

Demand for Energy Efficient Homes Spells Opportunity for Energy Auditors & Raters

Demand for Energy Efficient Homes Spells Opportunity for Energy Auditors & Raters

Jun, 10 2013 18:06

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.