HOMES Act Re-introduced in the U.S. House

Performance Systems Development (PSD), a building performance software and services provider based in Ithaca, NY and Pennsylvania, is pleased that the Home Owners Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act, bi-partisan proposed rebate legislation aimed at incentivizing homeowners for reduced energy consumption, was re-introduced in the House yesterday (May 23rd, 2013).  PSD’s senior executives worked closely with House…


PSD to Moderate Upcoming AESP Event in Saratoga, New York, June 13th

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter (MARCh) of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) will be hosting an exciting event titled “Pushing the Boundaries: Innovative Energy Efficiency Strategies and Initiatives in Our Own Backyard” on June 13th in beautiful Saratoga, New York. PSD’s Director of Program Development, Alex Mordas, will serve as the moderator for a…

Happy Earthday

Happy Earth Day From Performance Systems Development

By increasing the energy efficiency of homes through our four flagship home retrofit and new construction programs, we’ve managed to help people save a significant amount of energy. These programs save a cumulative of over 6,800 tons of Carbon Dioxide per year – CO2 is one of the main contributors to global warming.


Energy Star 3.0 Online Training

Performance System Development’s very own Ethan MacCormick and Emelie Cuppernell will be leading a four day ENERGY STAR 3.0 online training. Visit the ENERGY STAR 3.0 training page to learn more.


TREAT 3.3 Has Arrived!

We’ve incorporated feature requests from our users in the 3.3 release and are confident that the new features and upgrades will significantly improve the usability and accuracy of the product. TREAT users with support licenses can upgrade to TREAT 3.3 for FREE and all other TREAT users can visit the TREAT store to buy this exciting…

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Chris Balbach to Join DOE Building Technology Office Rooftop Unit Peer Review Panel

Chris Balbach, PSD’s Vice President of Research & Development, was recently selected by the DOE’s Building Technologies Office to join a peer review panel to evaluate the efficacy of the DOE funded Rooftop Unit (RTU) campaign. As a reviewer, Chris will evaluate 5-10 projects within BTO’s Commercial Buildings portfolio to determine their relative contributions to…


PSD Attends RESNET’s 2013 National Conference

Once again, staff from Performance Systems Development headed south to Orlando, Florida, only this time to attend the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) 2013 Conference at the World Center Marriott. RESNET’s annual get together provided PSD staff with the opportunity to catch up with PSD Raters, learn about exciting new building technologies and best practices,…

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PSD Attends AESP National 2013 Conference

Five PSD’ers escaped the northern cold and headed south during the last week of January to warm and sunny Orlando, Florida to attend the 23rd Annual Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) National Conference.  The annual event brings together an array of top professionals in the industry, such as program managers, policy…

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Emelie Cuppernell Elected to Northeast HERS Alliance Board

Emelie Cuppernell, Manager of Provider Services for Performance Systems Development (PSD), has been elected as the Secretary of the Northeast Home Energy Rating System (NEHERS) Alliance 2013 Board by the Alliance membership. Emelie’s election comes after seven years as a dedicated NEHERS member and participant. During this time she has helped draft the NEHERS Manual,…