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One of the short-term effects of the COVID-19 epidemic is the loss of jobs in the energy efficiency area. The longer-term effects may be more of the same. Given this reality, the Building Performance Association is moving its in-person conference scheduled for the end of the month in New Orleans to an online event. See here for how you can be involved. If you have signed up for the conference in New Orleans, there are options to use your…

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Opportunity Knocks for Online Learning

How are you spending your shelter-in-place time? I find in this line of work there is more than enough to do, while friends who are parents are suddenly homeschooling as well. My landmates’ two kids have built a delightfully sketchy zipline in our yard, (as a geometry and physics lesson, of course!) stretching from a high redwood to a low oak, and their happy squeals are helping me focus. The weather in Berkeley is beautiful, I go to farmers markets to stock up, and these are well run with…

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Let Us Know - How are You and Your Business Doing?

In an effort to stay on top of how the pandemic is affecting the home and building performance industry, we are asking for our members to send us your stories. Our policy team will get your information directly to your representatives’ and senators’ offices. By telling us your story, we can put faces and names to those in our industry who are being impacted most by the pandemic.

Some things we would like to know:…

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And now, this.

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I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but our lives as we have known them may have changed forever.

COVID-19 isn’t the world’s first pandemic, and it likely won’t be the last.  The previous century witnessed the horrors of the Spanish H1N1 Flu of 1918-19, which was estimated to claim at least 50 million lives worldwide.  Mankind’s earlier history is spotted with other deadly…

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Home Is Where the Health Is

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has been fighting the good fight making buildings more efficient, healthy, comfortable, and sustainable since the 1980s. Building Performance Journal (formerly Home Energy) has been reporting on their research for as long. The magazine staff has published The Grapevine, a daily newsletter at the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, a biannual event that takes place at Asilomer State Park in Pacific Grove, California. We…

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