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November 28, 2016
Guest Blogger
“Going green” is an overwhelming concept for some - especially those who have large homes in need of many upgrades. However, you can do lots of things to improve your home’s footprint that don't take much energy, time, or money.
November 17, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
Gas cooking appliances can emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and formaldehyde (HCHO) if not properly vented.
November 3, 2016
Guest Blogger
Tight houses and superior Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can go hand in hand when the two are considered together.
October 27, 2016
Matt Anderson
A relatively easy solution to fixing draft and uneven temperature issues within your home is by air sealing. Air sealing sounds pretty straightforward and, for the most part, it is.
October 20, 2016
Guest Blogger
For some people, building a custom home may be a better option than purchasing an existing one and going through the renovation process. Yet, when making the choice between building, buying and upgrading an existing home, you should know everything that the process entails.
October 5, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
As part of National Energy Awareness Month, Energy Efficiency Day is meant to promote an open dialogue around home performance upgrades and other energy efficiency measures.
September 19, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
October is National Energy Awareness Month – an entire month devoted to spreading the word about the benefits of energy efficiency and promoting smart energy choices. You can start making a difference at home today and over the next year, using these energy efficiency tips.
September 14, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
Every day for the next decade and a half, 10,000 baby boomers will reach age 65 and will begin considering retirement and plans for aging comfortably. With this accelerated growth of the aging population comes the opportunity to age in place in energy efficient homes.
August 30, 2016
Guest Blogger
Water. To most of us, it’s an essential commodity that seems plentiful, even unlimited – you simply turn on the faucet and out flows a limitless supply of fresh, clean, clear and potable water. But water is not as unlimited as many people think.
August 15, 2016
Matt Anderson
Stack effect is a scientific principle that, when coupled with improper, missing or inferior air sealing techniques, leads to one of the greatest causes of increased heating and cooling costs and subsequent health and comfort issues.
August 3, 2016
Guest Blogger

When you think of pollution, you probably think of smokestacks and smog. What you don’t realize is that you probably face pollution every single day, and you don’t notice because it’s invisible and inside your home.

July 26, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
While there are basic guidelines to follow when seeking out a contractor, you should focus on comparing home performance contractors based on credentials, references and experience.
July 14, 2016
Guest Blogger
Multi-family building upgrades can cost as little as $5 upfront, take less than an hour for building maintenance to install and start saving you money and energy right away.
July 6, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
We all know that mold in our homes is a bad thing – but exactly how bad is it for your health and your home itself?
June 22, 2016
Guest Blogger
There is a lot of confusion around how to treat the building envelope. Despite everything that’s been written about air sealing, insulation and drainage planes, a lot of myths persist.
June 16, 2016
Matt Anderson
In an effort to return to the more technical side of our discussion let’s tackle the most obvious of features with a less obvious definition: the building envelope.
June 9, 2016
Guest Blogger
Watch this technical short video covering the basics of heating systems: appliances, sources and distribution methods.
June 3, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
There are a few different types of insulation; the best type and form for your home depends on your climate, whether you are adding insulation to a new or existing home and whether you are hiring a professional or completing the installation yourself.
May 25, 2016
Guest Blogger
Remember when we were all taught about the four basic food groups and how meat and milk were essential to our good health? The rules on that one have certainly changed. The rules regarding home energy savings are also changing.
May 13, 2016
Jeremy O'Brien
It is common practice during an energy audit to start with an interview of the homeowner, giving them the opportunity to describe their desired improvements in comfort, health and safety.

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"Watch out for: Fly-by-night companies — 'blow and go' is the industry term — who charge a hefty fee for an audit, promise major upgrades, then disappear.

Choose a contractor certified by the Building Performance Institute. 

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 ConsumerReports - October 2013