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Benefits of Home Performance

Weatherization and Residential Energy Efficiency on Trial

A recent academic study of a DOE funded low income Weatherization Assistance Program found that the program was not saving enough energy to pay for the cost of the improvements. A wide range of commenters have piled on, emphasizing their own agendas, be it federal waste, the need for carbon markets to allow flexible investment in carbon savings, the inaccuracy of energy models and the need to move to measured savings, etc. And the study is being put forward as if prior energy efficiency studies were all flawed.

ICP Quality Assurance

Performance Systems Development is now an ICP Quality Assurance Provider

Investor Confidence Project (ICP) has announced that Performance Systems Development has qualified for the ICP Quality Assurance Credential, and is now authorized to conduct third-party review for projects originated by Credentialed Project Developers and certify those projects as Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ (IREE).

NYSERDA

Municipalities Launch Residential Energy Score Project

ITHACA — Five Tompkins County municipalities are working together to develop a plan for scoring the energy performance of local homes. The goal: to use market forces to improve the energy efficiency of existing housing stock by providing meaningful home performance information to future home buyers.



Upcoming Trainings

Jul
8
Wed
2015
1:00 pm TREAT Multifamily Low Rise Workshop (2 CEU) @ Online Training - TREAT Masters Workshop
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Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TREAT Multifamily Low Rise Workshop (2 CEU) @ Online Training - TREAT Masters Workshop | Syracuse | New York | United States
Register 2 CEUsfor this class Date: July 8th, 2015: 1-3pm (EST) Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount) This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling [...]
Jul
21
Tue
2015
9:00 am OpenStudio 2-day Training (14 PDH) @ Chicago, IL - PositivEnergy Practice
OpenStudio 2-day Training (14 PDH) @ Chicago, IL - PositivEnergy Practice
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm
Date & Time: July 21, 2015 (9 am – 5:30 pm) July 22, 2015 (9 am – 5:30 pm) Course Description  This 2-day hands-on course [...]
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6
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2015
12:30 pm Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – Why Become a HERS Rater @ Free Webinar
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Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
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Register Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits. This webinar [...]
Aug
12
Wed
2015
1:00 pm TREAT Multifamily Mastery Workshop (2 CEU) @ Online Training - TREAT Masters Workshop
TREAT Multifamily Mastery Worksh… @ Online Training - TREAT Masters Workshop
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TREAT Multifamily Mastery Workshop (2 CEU) @ Online Training - TREAT Masters Workshop | Syracuse | New York | United States
Register 2 CEUsfor this class Date: August 12th, 2015: 1-3pm (EST) Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount) This two-hour webinar will cover advanced TREAT modeling [...]

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