When there is a wildfire the air quality suffers greatly. Unfortunately, people affected by the Northern California fires had to learn about PM2.5 and N95s ratings on face masks. Perhaps this presents the opportunity to further educate the public on other building science principles and practices too.
Should the home performance industry be driving a focus on promoting health benefits as a way to stimulate growth and potentially spur market transformation?
Performing a residential energy audit can be time-consuming and not always get you a new client. Are you giving away a service for free?
The combination of the reduced cost of solar panels along with advances in energy efficiency means the potential for ZNE is growing more attractive.
It’s time to embrace the future and stop relying on “fire” as the go to energy solution in our homes. How can we ensure the homeowner’s safety, save utilities money, and protect the environment at the same time?
The energy efficiency industry in California is tangled with regulation. How can this regulation be better enforced, without wasting time and money?
The California Home Performance industry is starving for workers. How did we get here and what are we going to do about it?
Comprehensive industry tools like HERS have their place. But if we need a way to measure home efficiency at time of sale, a simpler tool would be better.
If you figure out who your best home performance customer is, you can target your marketing and sales to get them. The key is to keep it simple and focused.
California has made a lot of progress in its energy saving goals, but there’s one big roadblock to bigger gains in residential energy efficiency.