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PSD’s policy work with the DOE Home Energy Score and local governments was featured in the news at Utility Dive

As new equipment is added to buildings, linkages to the real estate industry will help homeowners make deeper investments with the knowledge that they can recoup efficiency investments on sale. Local governments and municipalities are also a key places where the visibility of energy efficiency is being raised. More utility programs are starting to use the Home Energy Score.

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Greg Thomas Participates on NREL’s Industry Growth Forum Panel

Clean energy companies assembled in Denver on November 3-4 for the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) annual Industry Growth Forum. The Industry Growth Forum has been an exciting venue for clean energy innovators to maximize their exposure to receptive capital and strategic partners.

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NYSERDA Funded PSD Study Discussed in ACEEE News Focusing on the Effectiveness of Simple Calibration Approaches in Making Savings Estimates More Realistic

ACEEE has published a blog post focusing on the effectiveness of simple calibration approaches in making savings estimates more realistic. The blog post features research that PSD obtained funding from NYSERDA to conduct. Calibration is also referenced in the EPA Clean Power Plan Measurement and Verification Guidance as an approach to…

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Meet PSD at the 2015 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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PSD’s Ithaca NY Team Poses for Photo

PSD’s Ithaca, NY Team takes advantage of the sunny day to pose for a team photo. Follow Us on Twitter @WeSpeakBuilding #WeSpeakBuilding #PerformanceSystemsDevelopment #PSD #SunnyDay #CharlieDog