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.

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.

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).

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.

PSD's Ithaca, NY Team

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

Performance System Development receives $1M from the DOE to create the OpenEfficiency Initiative™ to increase energy efficiency across the country

ITHACA, NY – May 5, 2015: Performance Systems Development (PSD) and its partners, the National Renewable Energy Lab and Cadmus will receive $1M to design, develop, and deploy the open source technology platform OpenEfficiency Initiative™. During the initial pilot the integrated platform will provide cost-effective, energy savings of at least 20%…

NYSERDA HPwES RR Study

PSD Teams Up with NYSERDA for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Realization Rate Study

This study, funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and performed by Performance Systems Development, identified the underlying causes for over-estimation of contractor-reported energy savings in the NYSERDA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program for the years of 2007 to 2011 and assessed the potential impact on savings prediction accuracy of applying the ANSI/BPI-2400 standard for baseline energy model calibration…