Articles Tagged with ''home performance''

Home Performance Contracting Steals the Show at ACCA

April 16, 2012
With more than 2,400 contractors attending the recent 2012 ACCA Annual Conference and Indoor Air Expo in Las Vegas, the event lived up to its “Raise the Stakes” billing.


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Regulatory Issues Dominate ACCA CEO Forum

April 9, 2012
At the 2012 Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) annual conference, attendees had the opportunity to hear top executives from five major industry manufacturers discuss some of the hottest topics in HVAC. Some of the topics included regional standards, dry-charged unit sales, the R-22 price spike, and more.


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April 4, 2012: DOE Seeks Feedback on Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Upgrades

April 4, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is inviting industry stakeholders involved in the development, finance, and maintenance of multifamily properties, and others in the home performance industry to review and comment on its Standard Work Specifications for Multifamily Energy Upgrades.


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BPI Program Benefits Vets

April 2, 2012
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) announced the cost of BPI certification exams has been approved for GI Bill reimbursement. Eligible veterans in the Eastern Region of the United States may be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


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Carrier Launches Energy Experts

April 2, 2012
Carrier Corp. recently introduced its Energy Experts program. The nationwide program is designed for Carrier factory authorized dealers and focuses on improving home performance and reducing consumer energy costs.


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March 27, 2012: BPI Introduces Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications

March 27, 2012
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) announced that, in June 2012, it will introduce four new home energy professional certifications to the weatherization and home performance workforce. The certifications include energy auditor, retrofit installer, crew leader, and quality control inspector.


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March 13, 2012: Carrier Launches New Home Performance Program for Dealers

March 13, 2012
Carrier announced the introduction of its Energy Experts program at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Indoor Air Expo in Las Vegas. A nationwide program for Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers, the company said that Energy Experts focuses on improving home performance and reducing consumer’s energy costs.


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BPI Develops Green Jobs Connection

January 23, 2012
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) and the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) are partnering to promote BPI’s Green Jobs Connection.


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Selecting a Partner

December 12, 2011
This article is the third of three in a series about home performance contracting. In this final article of the series, we examine those criteria that require critical investigation in the selection of a home performance contracting partner.


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Building Performance Institute Standards - Not

November 14, 2011
Home performance contracting is taking the country by storm. Well, maybe not yet a thunderstorm, but in every meeting of HVAC contractors that I have attended in the last 18 months, at least some mention of measuring systems — testing in and testing out — has been on the agenda.


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