[Blog] Our Blog Has Moved

Home Energy

Thanks for your interest in contributing a blog to the Building Performance Journal (formerly Home Energy magazine). You can view our magazine on the Building Performance Association website and you can blog with us over We’re happy you’ve found us here, but we’ve moved!

GTM’s Live Coronavirus Blog: The Impact on Clean Energy

GreenTechMedia

For all their momentum, the clean-energy sectors — solar, wind, energy storage, and companies transforming the power grid — will not escape the COVID-19 downdraft.

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[Blog] Erratum

Home Energy

Author Cory Chovanec, from Slipstream, Incorporated, pointed this out, regarding the cover photo for the Winter 2019 Home Energy

Blog – Welcome Cohort 4 of LACI Innovators

LA CleanTech Incubator

Read more » The post Blog – Welcome Cohort 4 of LACI Innovators appeared first on LACI. Blog Home Featured News FeaturedWe just selected our fourth cohort 4 LACI Innovators and we chose 18 exciting companies to spend one year with us. We are inspired by these dynamic and dedicated founders—many from diverse backgrounds—who are revolutionizing clean energy and the energy-transportation nexus and tackling the climate crisis headon.

Blog – Applications Now Open for Founders Business Accelerator Cohort 2

LA CleanTech Incubator

Read more » The post Blog – Applications Now Open for Founders Business Accelerator Cohort 2 appeared first on LACI. Just a few months ago, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced the first 13 participants in Cohort 1 of the Founders Business Accelerator (FBA) program. Today, we celebrate the successful completion of the program for our inaugural business participants and the launch of the application process for our Cohort 2.

Google Spends Millions On Climate Denial

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Policy & Politics Competitive Enterprise Institute Congresswoman Kathy Castor DeSmog Blog Google quantum computerGoogle began with the motto "Don't be evil." That was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

[Blog] 10 Construction Trends Impacting the Industry

Home Energy

The construction industry is continuing to grow and evolve as new technology emerges. Companies and workers will need to adapt or risk being left behind as the entire industry shifts into something new and different. Let's take a closer look at some of the biggest construction trends that are currently

Blog – Tackling Trucking: How to Get Zero Emissions Trucks at Ports and on Freeways in Los Angeles

LA CleanTech Incubator

Read more » The post Blog – Tackling Trucking: How to Get Zero Emissions Trucks at Ports and on Freeways in Los Angeles appeared first on LACI. Blog Home Featured N-NewsOriginally published on ACT News How to Curb Emissions From Trucking Did you know that the greatest single source of air pollution in Los Angeles comes from the trucks, trains, and ships that bring goods in and out of our Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, that 40% of all the goods that come.

[Blog] Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Home Energy

Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which produces nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of getting to a decarbonized economy. However, when we implement efficiency or renewable energy projects in buildings, the projects are often targeted to those who can afford new technologies. Which is

[Blog] What's In a Name?

Home Energy

That’s a little over the top. But the point is, even though Home Energy will undergo the second name change in its history—it was called Energy Auditor and Retrofitter at its inception in 1984 and a few years later became Home Energy—it’s still

Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog from May 2020

Sustainability Consulting

We try to post a new blog at least once a week, just to share our insights into the world of sustainability strategy and what it takes to be a sustainability consultant or professional today.

[Blog] The Future of HVAC is Smart

Home Energy

The HVAC industry is not known for its quick rate of change, but when change comes, it shifts the industry dramatically. The introduction of scroll technology, SEER requirements that transformed system efficiency, smart Wi-Fi thermostats that changed how we interact with our systems, and the looming technician shortage that is

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[Blog] August Federal Policy Updates

Home Energy

Both chambers of Congress are now in recess, but we do have a few updates to share! Workforce Bill Our workforce bill has officially been introduced in the Senate! It is largely similar to its House counterpart - Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Act (HR1315) – which was approved

Blog – Attracting Veteran and LGBTQ Founders to the Cleantech Entrepreneur Pipeline

LA CleanTech Incubator

Read more » The post Blog – Attracting Veteran and LGBTQ Founders to the Cleantech Entrepreneur Pipeline appeared first on LACI. Blog N-News News FeaturedOverview In our mission to create an inclusive green economy, LACI is working to diversify the entrepreneurs and business founders in our programs and competitions—while also working to diversify our LACI staff.

[Blog] The Environmental Benefits of Restoring Old Homes

Home Energy

The sustainability movement has swept across the construction industry. Green homebuilding has grown in favor because of its health benefits, energy savings and aesthetics. Therefore, it should be no surprise that retrofitting existing homes into sustainable properties can create even more value for clients

[Blog] Low Maintenance Landscape Design Trends

Home Energy

Improving your landscape can be an expensive investment. For those looking to spend less money on their yards while maintaining a great cosmetic look, consider a low maintenance design. These designs minimize upkeep and establish simplicity in your landscape that will, in turn, increase your property value.

Blog – Four Takeaways on Early-stage Innovation from the California Climate Cup

LA CleanTech Incubator

Read more » The post Blog – Four Takeaways on Early-stage Innovation from the California Climate Cup appeared first on LACI. Blog Home FeaturedCalifornia’s policy makers are setting some of the boldest climate policies in the world—such as SB100 on 100% clean energy, Executive Order B-48-18 on electric vehicle charging infrastructure and vehicle targets, and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Green New Deal LA’s Sustainable City pLAn.

[Blog] Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Home Energy

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment

[Blog] Which Refrigerant Has The Lowest GWP?

Home Energy

As you probably know, 2020 will see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implementing stricter rules concerning refrigerants in the United States. Specifically, HCFC refrigerants will no longer be produced in or imported into the United States. Knowing which refrigerant has the lowest GWP will allow HVAC contractors to take the opportunities

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BusinessGreen Technology Festival - Live Blog!

Business Green

Keep up to date on all the news and opinions from BusinessGreen's Technology Festival

[Blog] Home Performance: Lead Generation Ideas

Home Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that households can save up to 25% (or up to $2,000) on their annual utility bills by taking energy efficiency measures. For that reason, more and more homeowners are investing in improving their home performance – from minor repairs to major installations and upgrades

[Blog] 3 Tips for Building an Off-Grid Home in 2019

Home Energy

The following is a guest post by Green Coast, a renewable energy and green living blog focused on helping you live a more sustainable life

[Blog] Soffit & Energy Efficiency: Everything You Need To Know

Home Energy

Are you aware that a crucial part of your roof, the soffits, are vital to establishing energy efficiency throughout your home? In this article, we’ll take a look everything you need to know about about soffits and energy efficiency

Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog from April 2020

Sustainability Consulting

We try to post a new blog at least once a week, just to share our insights into the world of sustainability strategy and what it takes to be a sustainability consultant or professional today.

[Blog] Manufactured Housing Equals Green Housing

Home Energy

Concerns about the environment and climate change have everyday Americans more determined than ever to do their part to reduce pollution and harmful emissions. It may come as something of a surprise to learn that homes and businesses significantly contribute to C02 emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more

[Blog] Using Residential Solar Panels to Power Electric Cars

Home Energy

People are buying more electric cars than ever. According to the newsletter ARS Technica, in 2018 – the most-recent full year for which records are available – some 200,000 electric cars were sold in the United States. Tesla sold the most, accounting for about 10-percent of the total

[Blog] Building Performance Association?Live from Chicago

Home Energy

Check out that title! Monday, we were HPC, Tuesday we are a new association made up of three organizations, HPC, Home Energy, and Efficiency First, called the Building Performance Association. It’s been a change a long time coming, but seems like it’s happening all at once

[Blog] HPC National?Live from Chicago

Home Energy

It’s always a challenge at the HPC national to take in as much as possible until my brain tells me “I’m full” All these great topics, presenters and attendees is an embarrassment of riches

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Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog from March 2020

Sustainability Consulting

We try to post a new blog at least once a week, just to share our insights into the world of sustainability strategy and what it takes to be a sustainability consultant or professional today.

[Blog] How to start a Construction Business: Things to Consider

Home Energy

Construction can be a rewarding business, especially for startups. This especially so due to the ever-growing need for housing as the demand is at an all-time high. According to Aaron Terrazas, the senior economist at Zillow Group Inc., America is underhoused and more needs to be done to improve the

Blog – Meet 14 Small Businesses in Los Angeles that are Making Environmental, Social and Economic Impact

LA CleanTech Incubator

Read more » The post Blog – Meet 14 Small Businesses in Los Angeles that are Making Environmental, Social and Economic Impact appeared first on LACI. Welcome to the 14 small businesses accepted into Cohort 2 of the Founders Business Accelerator!

Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog from February 2020

Sustainability Consulting

We try to post a new blog at least once a week, just to share our insights into the world of sustainability strategy and what it takes to be a sustainability consultant or professional today.

[Blog] HVAC Industry Trends: 7 Things Every Contractor Should Know

Home Energy

The past year has seen many developments in HVAC technology and the industry as a whole. For contractors, understanding these HVAC industry trends is key for maintaining competitiveness in the space.

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[Blog] Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Home Energy

Lack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for solutions to create greater equity. Many of these cities are part of the over 3,600 US cities, states, and businesses that have pledged support for the goals established in the Paris

[Blog] How Building Managers Can Future-Proof their Buildings

Home Energy

In a time when climate change is becoming a familiar topic and living more sustainably is being sought out by demographics such as millennials, building managers are taking steps to become eco-friendly through building design, appliances and technology. By “future-proofing” an apartment complex, developers can maximize the building&

[Blog] How to Sell Real Estate Professionals on Sustainability Improvements

Home Energy

Real estate investors and housing developers must consistently stay aware of trends. Recently, that's meant knowing about sustainability trends

[Blog] Making Value Visible in the High Performing Homes Market

Home Energy

The Building Performance Association and Elevate Energy are excited to announce the release of Making the Value Visible: A Blueprint for Transforming the High-Performing Homes Market by Showcasing Clean and Efficient Energy Improvements. This paper presents strategies for valuing clean and efficient energy upgrades in the real estate market

[Blog] The Impact of Energy Efficiency in West Virginia

Home Energy

On August 20, 2019, the Building Performance Association (BPA) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) filed joint comments before the West Virginia Public Service Commission highlighting the value of energy efficiency and demand response (EE/DR) programs and common-sense cost-effectiveness testing approaches in support of proposed Appalachian Power Company

[Blog] Home Energy Magazine Starts a New Chapter

Home Energy

Bob Krell has joined the staff of the Building Performance Association to serve as Publisher of Home Energy Magazine. He will be stewarding a new direction for the publication as it becomes the journal for BPA members

BusinessGreen Leaders Summit 2019 - Live Blog

Business Green

Catch up on all the latest news from BusinessGreen's summit taking place today in London

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