Michael Arblaster will represent PSD at the 2015 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting on October14thand 15th in Portland, Oregon. Look for him at the networking events on Wednesday and Thursday evening to discuss the stakeholder meeting and anything else industry related. The EPA provided agenda will include modules on: key programmatic updates, program design and economics, rating and HVAC, energy savings and evaluation, and process management.
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.
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).
A project is developing in Tompkins County to rank homes by their fuel efficiency, much like gas mileage estimates for a car.
NYSERDA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Realization Rate Attribution Study