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Performance Systems Development Recognized with 2012 Leadership in Housing Award

Performance Systems Development (PSD), a building performance software and services provider, was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award.  The award recognizes the important contribution PSD made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying that homes meet the stringent criteria for ENERGY STAR certification. 

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Performance Systems Development Joins Green Button Initiative

Performance Systems Development (PSD) a building performance software and services provider, joins other leading technology companies and utilities to announce that it has joined Green Button, an industry-led initiative to empower consumers to make informed decisions on efforts to reduce their energy bills. The Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental Policy, and Office of…

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NYSERDA’s Focus on Commercial Real Estate Program with New-Generation Benchmarking and Tracking Tools

Case Study Background The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) developed the Focus Programs – sector-specific initiatives including schools, industry, and governments – to promote greater energy efficiency awareness and market penetration. Performance Systems Development, together with real estate consulting firm HR&A, were awarded a Focus on Commercial Real Estate contract to encourage…

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Multifamily Retrofits Webinar Available on Efficiency First Website

On February 22, Jerone Gagliano, Director of Energy Engineering at Performance Systems Development, was a panelist on a webinar designed to provide guidance for programs and home performance contractors interested in expanding their services into the multifamily homes sector.  Efficiency First, the home performance contractor trade association, sponsored the webinar:  Close Quarters: Retrofitting America’s Multifamily Dwellings. …

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CEO Greg Thomas interviewed by Forbes

Forbes recently interviewed PSD CEO Greg Thomas about energy usage data in preparing “How Charlotte Businesses Are Tackling Energy Waste Through Data”. The article highlights Envision Charlottee, an innovative behavioral program.   Related Posts Energy Department Partners with Performance Systems Development to Deploy Asset Score and Identify Energy Efficiency Savings in Buildings PSD CEO Greg Thomas…

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Performance Systems Development Lends Expertise for Proposed Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

Performance Systems Development (PSD) an Ithaca, NY and Pennsylvania-based building performance software and services provider, played a key role in shaping newly proposed federal tax credit legislation.  The new legislation would create the first residential performance-based tax credit for homeowners who make energy efficiency improvements.  Related Posts The New TREAT 3.4 Launches Today! TREAT 3.3…

2010 ACI Conference Roundup

The Performance Systems Development team was out in force at the 2010 Affordable Comfort, Inc., (ACI) Home Performance Conference in Austin, Texas. Through educational presentations, special sessions and displays, conference attendees previewed the innovative products and services that place PSD at the forefront of the building performance industry. Here are a few highlights from the…

Visualizing Carbon and Energy

Presented by Greg Thomas at the ACI 2009 Conference in Kansas City, this collection of charts illustrates the impact of electricity generation source on state-by-state carbon dioxide emission intensity. Graphs on cost per ton of CO2, carbon per kWh intensity, and savings to return on investment for cleaner technologies are included. Tagline: May 2009, Ithaca,…

Ethan MacCormick Talks About Energy Ratings on WBAI

Ethan MacCormick, one of Performance Systems Development’s top trainers, speaks with May Dooley of WBAI (New York City) about RESNET, home energy ratings, audits, and building efficiency. Ethan MacCormick, who conducts training courses for PSD and also serves on the NEHERS Alliance (Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance) board of directors, explains that home energy…

Moving from Energy Efficiency to Carbon Footprint

In this article, Greg Thomas details how the home performance industry’s focus on improving the efficiency of residential homes is just the first step to cut costs and save energy. He also outlines the impact that reducing carbon emissions would have on the environment with the implementation of accurate calculations and estimates based on region…