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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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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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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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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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Our Executive Director, Charley Cormany lives and works in Sonoma. In last months blog, he recounted his experience with the Northern California wildfires. During the fires and the dealing with the aftermath, he noticed misconceptions many people have about air quality and home performance. 

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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.

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