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2014-04-08 08:24:53

Building efficiency platform confirms impressive savings for leading affordable housing provider BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WegoWise, a building intelligence provider, today announced its measurement and verification business surged 77 percent in the last year. WegoWise now measures energy savings for more than 2,100 building upgrades and retrofits. "The strong growth of WegoWise's measurement and verification services reflect an evolving efficiency...

2014-02-25 23:23:09

BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE’s Home Energy Score Malta, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Today the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) announced the launch of a national rating program to provide customers with an affordable, easy to understand rating of their home that can be combined with a comprehensive home energy audit. The BPI Rating Program is now available in Florida, which last July recognized BPI as one of a select group of organizations authorized to provide...

2014-02-24 23:25:00

The Appraisal Panel session provides an overview of the real estate appraisal process and describes new success with recognized valuations for high-performance projects; accepted industry guidelines and methods for assigning value utilizing HERS Audits for quantification. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The 2014 RESNET Building Performance Conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building codes and energy policy. The 2014 conference...

2014-01-21 23:03:27

Combining Green Point Ratings, Energy Upgrade Ca and Home Performance Contracting helps some businesses grow in California's slow economy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 The nonprofit, Build It Green, announced that Building Doctors won a 2013 Green Point Rated Award and has been named California’s Home Performance Contractor of the year for 2013. The award honors Building Doctors for its leadership in residential green building in California and its role in expanding the...

2014-01-20 08:20:57

KB Home Presents Sustainability Award to Masco Home Services in recognition of their role in advancing home sustainability and energy-efficient home construction DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of their role in advancing home sustainability and energy-efficient home construction, Masco Home Services (MHS) has been awarded the 2013 KB Home Sustainability Leadership Award for their efforts to transform how builders view energy efficiency and indoor...

2013-12-31 12:21:14

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Performance 101, an innovative 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). Home Performance 101 was initially developed as part of the award-winning Keystone HELP® contractor training and certification process under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Treasury and Department of...

2013-11-21 23:31:03

New Duct Sealing Technology Included as Both A Recommended Duct Sealing Material and Procedure for Meeting Energy Efficiency Standards in New and Retrofit Projects Centerville, OH (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Aerosol duct sealing, the latest innovation in duct sealing solutions, has been added to a proposed ANSI/Building Performance Institute (BPI) standard for residential energy-efficient construction. The proposed standard offers contractors a clear blueprint of recommended rules for...

2013-11-21 16:22:54

New Website Connects Homeowners with Free Home Upgrade Advisor Service OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) has announced that Bay Area homeowners now can get rebates and special assistance for making home improvements that increase energy efficiency. Energy Upgrade California(TM) Home Upgrade offers rebates to single-family homeowners (one to four units) in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San...

2013-11-08 23:19:50

Earth Advantage’s premiere software for auditing and energy modeling, and program management, CakeSystems™ demonstrated greater accuracy in a recent Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) field assessment. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 CEE recently completed a project that set out to analyze the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. Home energy ratings provide a quantitative appraisal of a home’s energy performance. CEE...

2013-10-26 23:03:51

Campaign to Promote Importance of Credentialing for Clean Energy People, Products and Programs Cocoa, FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 In response to groundbreaking growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, the SRCC™ (Solar Rating & Certification Corporation), the leading independent, third-party certification entity for solar thermal products, along with a group of other well-established, nationally accredited credentialing organizations, announces the formation of a...