Articles Tagged with ''home performance contracting''

Jan. 8, 2014: Home Performance 101 Online Course Recognized by BPI

Course Covers the House-as-a-System Approach to Energy Conservation and More
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Home Performance 101, an online contractor training course provided by the Green Energy Training Academy, powered by AFC First, has been recognized for continuing education credits by the Building Performance Institute (BPI).


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HPC Sales Come in All Forms

The More the Merrier for HVAC Contractors
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Just as no two houses are exactly the same, neither are the homeowners who live there. While one may have the resources to make all the energy-efficient improvements to the house at once, another may have to make selective upgrades over time.


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Do You Need Competition?

By Kyle Gargaro
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Competitive quotes help validate your work.
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ACCA Examines Performance Contracting

Meetings Focus on Comprehensive Contracting Energy Solutions
By Kyle Gargaro
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Home- and building-performance contracting is gaining momentum, as illustrated by the recent ACCA Building Performance Forum sponsored by The NEWS. The second annual event saw a 19 percent increase in contractor attendance.


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Why Bother with Home Performance Contracting?

HVAC Contractors, Consultants Share Insight into Whole-House Success
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Deciding to learn the home performance market will require a commitment of your time, energy, and effort. So why bother? Well, if you listen to those who have made the leap and are at the forefront of home performance contracting (HPC), you just might be convinced that this is a trend you can’t risk ignoring.


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HVAC Taps into Home Performance Contracting Trends

Training and Certification Are Key, Government Programs Are Mixed Bag
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Home performance contracting is a trend that is building momentum across the country. While weatherization contractors and home energy auditors may be trying to capture the business available in this market, smart HVAC contractors are in an even better position to adopt and expand this niche.


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High-Tech Blower Door Roll-Outs Ease the Learning Curve

New Gauges, Wi-Fi Capabilities Improve Operation, Functionality
By Kimberly Schwartz
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When HVAC contractors expand into home performance, they often experience a learning curve as they discover the new tools they need to add to their fleet. One tool considered a necessity is the blower door, and manufacturers have recently rolled out new technology designed to make this equipment easier to learn and operate.


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Perks of Home-Performance Partnerships

Counseling, Cooperation Promote Whole-House Contracting Success
By Joanna R. Turpin
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As more and more contractors consider diving into home-performance contracting, many are seeking guidance from numerous organizations that have the experience necessary to help contractors start and/or grow their HPC businesses.


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ACCA and RESNET Form Home-Performance Partnership

Agreement Will Connect HVAC Contractors with HERS Raters
By Matt Bishop
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The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on July 18 to promote home-performance contracting to customers, government entities, and EnergySmart Home Performance Teams. 


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July 30, 2013: Conservation Services Group Adds Two to Leadership Team

Company Provides Residential Energy Efficiency Services
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Conservation Services Group (CSG), a leader in residential energy efficiency services, announced that Kathryn Orfino and Paul Cimino have joined its leadership team. Orfino, a green building and program management veteran, will lead CSG’s West region as regional vice president. Cimino joins the company as general counsel.


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Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

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