Thursday, April 30, 2015

The HPXML Implementation Guide for Program Administrators and Software Developers is now live on DOE’s ENERGY STAR website at This guide will significantly help the second generation of HPXML implementers launch. Gavin Hastings, Noel Merket, and HPC’s own Senior Advisor for Policy and Research Robin LeBaron crafted these very important and helpful guides.

“The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Team developed the HPXML Implementation Guide to help program administrators and software developers integrate HPXML into their operations and...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bill Spohn, president and CEO of TruTech Tools, a distributing company based in Akron, Ohio, has been attending ACI conferences as an exhibitor since 1990. Since then, he has only missed one national conference and also regularly exhibits at regional conferences. We recently talked to Bill about his involvement with the Home Performance Coalition (formerly ACI) and the energy efficiency industry.

Q. Why did you first get involved with ACI conferences?

A. Back then, the company I was working for was selling carbon monoxide meters and I...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Amanda Hatherly, Director of the New Mexico Energy$mart Academy and Center of Excellence for Green Building and Energy Efficiency at Santa Fe Community College, is presenting a two-part Monday workshop at the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference in New Orleans. “Speed Dating Educational Tools, Tips, Technologies & Theories” starts at 8 a.m. May 4 and remember: all workshops are included in the full price of the conference. Amanda recently shared her thoughts about weatherization and the energy efficiency industry with us.


What motivates you to...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Steven Cowell, Chair
Brian Castelli, President & CEO
Home Performance Coalition Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Energy Funding for
Residential Energy Efficiency Programs March 20, 2015


As a leader in the performance industry, the Home Performance Coalition urges your support for funding to advance programs at the Department of Energy that invest in residential energy efficiency and whole-house initiatives, as outlined in this...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency, 40 CFR Part 60
Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units: Proposed Rule
Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602

Home energy management technology has been rapidly changing and improving over the last decade, with the last few years seeing critical new innovations in the quality and quantity of devices and services that can save energy in the home. These products have the potential to make home energy savings measurements ...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The joint comments include specific recommendations on the following:

• Energy Efficiency as a Resource: Evaluation Measurement and Verification(EM&V) of Home Performance and Energy Efficiency
• Privately-Delivered, Non-Ratepayer Funded Carbon Dioxide Emission Reductions  in The Residential Sector
• Cost-Effectiveness –Current State Cost Effectiveness Testing is a Barrier to Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reductions
• Unintended Consequences –Unaccounted for Carbon Dioxide Emissions Associated with Fuel Switching leading to diminished net Carbon Reductions


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