From Energy Circle:
In some climates, summer presents a challenge for home performance contractors: how do you get people to sign up for energy upgrades when they’re not concerned about their energy usage? Here are a few tips.
Curated Links from the Web:
The committee will evaluate the science behind green building rating systems along with representatives from ASHRAE, USGBC and more, signaling that perhaps changes are on the horizon for federal green building policy. (From Green Real Estate Law)
As building codes get better and better from an energy efficiency standpoint, will green building and energy efficiency certification programs struggle to stay relevant? (From Green Building Advisor)
BPI’s new home energy professional certifications include Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer, Crew Leader and Quality Control Inspector. (From Efficiency First)
A recent UN report projects that moving towards a more energy efficient economy will create millions of jobs. We project that getting there depends on the success of small businesses like yours. (From Cleantechnica)
The new efficiency requirement was unanimously accepted by the California Energy Commission, and will require new homes to be 25% more efficient than the current code requires beginning on January 1, 2014. (From Builder Online)
Home Performance Social Media Shout Out of the Week:
The Insulation Man is one of the most unique brands in the home performance industry that we’ve come across. The medieval imagery and the puns are hard to resist, and even their truck designs include dragons and castles -- stuff that we don’t see too often in this space. Check ‘em out.