Posts Tagged ‘Charles Cormany’

Home Performance In California Is Changing

High voltage power lines

Home performance hasn’t changed much over the past 30 years. Recently though, a few big things have started to change in the world of energy. Contractors need to be aware of what’s happening and why, in order to prepare, adapt, and take advantage of new opportunities.

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Quality Work Is Worth The Effort

A few rotten apples The world is full of contractor horror stories. Over the years, contractors have lost customer trust, often for good reason. Simple mistakes like forgetting to re-install a water heater vent after a roof replacement could have drastic consequences if the exhaust fumes, and potentially carbon monoxide, were to re-enter the building.…

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What You Missed At The ZNE Retreat

It’s amazing how many energy efficiency conferences and workshops have surfaced recently. The Redwood Energy Zero Net Energy Retreat, which takes place twice a year, is one of the best conferences. Our Executive Director Charley Cormany, with help from EFCA’s Board Member Debra Little give their perspective of the conference for this month’s blog. 

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The Real Heroes Of Home Performance

When you become a business owner you quickly learn the true cost and value of employees. Good ones are hard to find, especially in tight labor markets where there are more jobs than bodies. California is experiencing a significant labor shortage in the trades right now.

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The Best Energy Source For Our Future

When it comes to energy, society is at a crossroads. Our existing supplies are heavily based on fossil fuels, a limited and dirty solution. There are alternatives to the current system, but we need to be realistic about both the technical challenges and opposition of entrenched interests to this necessary change. What are our options?

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Advocacy Update: The State of California

We’re taking a departure from the goings on at the state capital and will instead focus on some events that are occurring across the state of California. The landscape for energy efficiency incentive programs in California is changing. Late last year, a program in Southern California announced a funding cap for the year 2018. The…

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Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings

In today’s world fire still provides most of the heating needs in our dwellings. Why are we still burning things at all and how can we change it? It turns out the answer is pretty simple and already a part of everyday life: electricity.

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Will Data Save Home Performance?

Having a good way to measure efficiency is valuable to the home performance industry for many reasons. Until recently though, measuring energy efficiency has been easier said than done. Fortunately, there are a number of new innovations in that are changing the efficiency measurement game, creating many new opportunities for the industry.

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Is Health The Future of Home Performance?

There are always positive and negatives sides of every story. We ask this questions again: should we be driving the home performance industry to focus on promoting health benefits as a way to stimulate growth and potentially spur market transformation?

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