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Constructing Comfort — One Tool at a Time

It Takes the Right Instruments to Get the Job Done
March 3, 2014

Once equipped with the right dose of knowledge and the proper tools, contractors are able to offer whole-house “Goldilocks” solutions: Those that fit just right. 


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New Tool Brings Precision, Savings to Energy Audits

Software Package Developed by NREL in Partnership with concept3D
December 9, 2013
An energy audit tool that more accurately pinpoints potential energy savings while potentially costing 35 percent to 75 percent less than traditional audits is set to hit the multi-billion-dollar energy retrofit industry next year.


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Ecova Launches San Francisco Building Audit Service

New Service Helps Clients Manage Increasingly Complex Reporting Requirements
November 4, 2013
Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, has announced a new energy audit and reporting service for building owners dealing with the complexities of audit and reporting requirements in San Francisco.


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Home Performance Contracting: A Growing Opportunity

April 15, 2013

Many believe home performance contracting (HPC) is on deck as the next big thing for HVACR contractors. And, while customers may not yet be aware of the term, once they understand that the practice may grant better comfort and safety, in addition to cost savings, many are quick to embrace the idea.


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Silver Certificate and $1,750 Awarded to Chicago Couple for Improved Home Performance

December 10, 2012
Gail and George Bohling received a Silver Certificate from Alderman Mary O’Connor because of improvements made to their home in Chicago’s 41st Ward. The improvements are expected to save them an estimated $483 annually on their utility bills and an estimated 24 percent reduction in gas energy usage.


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Home Energy Audits Point to Most Cost-Effective Improvements

December 3, 2012
Energy conservation can save 5 to 30 percent on energy bills which can translate into thousands of dollars a year for homeowners. Tim Bryant, owner of Bryant Energy Services, shares some advice for keeping customers comfortable while improving the efficiency of their homes. The key is a home energy audit.


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Brothers Partner to Grow Businesses

October 15, 2012
Randy Novak, president-elect of SMACNA, has urged his fellow contractors to follow his example and become involved in the home performance contracting market. Novak often works with Home Star Iowa and the firm’s chief building analyst, Rob Novak — who just happens to be his brother.


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How to Become an Energy Auditor in 5 Days

June 28, 2012
If contractors sit back and refuse to get involved in home performance, they may find themselves taking orders from an energy "expert" who's had five days of training.
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April 24, 2012: SolarCity Introduces Home Energy Loan for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

April 24, 2012
SolarCity®, a leader in clean energy services, has unveiled a new Home Energy Loan for energy efficiency upgrades that the company says will make cleaner indoor air, greater comfort, and lower energy bills more accessible to American homeowners.


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April 17, 2012: Nine Utilities Join 'Green Button' Efficiency Program

April 17, 2012
The Obama administration announced that nine major utilities and electricity suppliers have committed to providing more than 15 million households with access to data about their energy use with the click of an online “Green Button.”


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