The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has been taking a close look at the health defcit between Black, brown, and Native American peoples, compared to white Amercians. As advocates of energy efficiency, it is a short step to extend our reach to include making homes healthier and safer to live in, as well as more energy and water-efficient. Numerous Healthy Homes programs are addressing the need for healthy homes. But in the midst of a…

Read more…
Comments: 0

HEALTHIER WORKPLACES, A HEALTHIER WORLD

Lindsay Cook MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA has been a member of AIHA since 1979. He has worked as both a volunteer of AIHA technical committees and in organization leadership. Lindsay became president of AIHA in June 2020.

Nuggets mined from today’s episode:

After college, Lindsay began working in North Carolina’s Dept. of Health as an Industrial Hygienist and Compliance…

Read more…
Comments: 0

June 24, 2020 – Washington, DC – The Building Performance Association actively supports the HOPE for HOMES Act of 2020, which includes immediate relief and long-term support for the residential energy efficiency contractor industry negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduced in the House and Senate on June 24, the bill has bipartisan support and offers a two-pronged approach to support online contractor training and fuel re-hiring while providing incentives to…

Read more…
Comments: 1

Understanding 14 SEER vs. 17 SEER isn’t always straightforward for non-HVAC professionals. Many consumers have a tendency to focus on upfront costs, underestimating the degree to which a more efficient unit might lower their energy bill. In this post, we’ll take a close look at the difference between a 17 SEER and 14 SEER HVAC system. 

If you’re a consumer, this article should help you decide between the two.…

Read more…

BELFOR is Ichiban

Rusty Amarante, CR, has over 40 years of experience in the restoration industry. He is the Director of Operations for BELFOR Property Restoration, the global leader in disaster recovery and President of BELFOR Franchise Group, the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group including well-established and fast-growing brands:…

Read more…
Comments: 0

Welcome to the Building Performance Community – the unique digital community by and for those who work in the home energy performance arena. Building Performance Community is a division of the Building Performance Association. Please honor our Guidelines. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Latest Activity

Building Performance Journal replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Inside Clean Energy: California’s move toward all-electric buildings just gained a ton of momentum
"Thanks Diane for sharing this post. Sometimes California leaps ahead with initiatives such as the d…"
20 minutes ago
Building Performance Community via Twitter
Thanks @EnergyCircle for a practical and timely checklist for #homeperformance pros: https://t.co/CXeknCzBI4
1 hour ago
Building Performance Community via Twitter
Check out Leslie Jackson's interview with @EnergyVanguard https://t.co/yIbsQ4esPL
2 hours ago
Emily Ambrose’s video was featured
We all know that we should have a website, but the wisdom of why that’s so can get lost in the hust…
2 hours ago
Peter Dox and Betts Remodeling joined Building Performance Community
2 hours ago
Leslie Jackson’s blog post was featured
During the BPA National Conference—not in New Orleans, but in your home and mine—I got to sit down…
3 hours ago
Leslie Jackson posted a blog post
During the BPA National Conference—not in New Orleans, but in your home and mine—I got to sit down…
18 hours ago
Building Performance Community via Twitter
Zero House: Case study of a modular zero carbon, zero toxin, zero waste building https://t.co/1XKJsgyfLf
yesterday
Building Performance Community via Twitter
Check out the Intro to the 1000 Home Challenge at this webinar on July 10: https://t.co/LSJu28MMOu
yesterday
Joe Hughes’s blog post was featured
Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE & Michael J. Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH
ACGIH Chair & Immediate Past Chair
The S…
yesterday
Building Performance Association commented on Building Performance Association's event Using Fixed Rate monthly financing to increase close rates
"Hi Stanley - It hasn't been posted yet, but it should be available to view here once it is uploaded…"
yesterday
Stanley Widener commented on Building Performance Association's event Using Fixed Rate monthly financing to increase close rates
"Something was messed up in the calendar notice - it set itself for 4:00 PM EST, so I missed the eve…"
yesterday
More…