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 Municipalities Launch Residential Energy Score Project Performance System Development receives $1M from the DOE to create the OpenEfficiency Initiative™ to increase energy…

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! HOMES Act…

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…

National Building Museum Presentation

Slides from a 2007 presentation, outlining the industrialization of the process of producing energy savings. Outlines a pilot program in California using TREAT and implementing low-cost rapid feedback of energy savings. Tagline: Ithaca, NY Written By: Greg Thomas Publisher: PSD Type: Presentation Sector: Programs

Head of Ithaca Firm Featured in HUD Energy Webcast

Greg Thomas, president Performance Systems Development, spoke with a small group of colleagues from around the country in a webcast sponsored by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday, May 17, 2007. The webcast focused on energy efficiency improvements for high-rise and multi-family housing units. “There is an increasing demand for…

So You Want To Be a Home Performance Contractor

Overview of the home performance contractor business, getting started in the home performance industry, and tools of the trade. Published in Home Energy Magazine, 2005. Topics: The Big Picture — using a whole-house approach, tools and training, and business basics. Why Do It? — Top five reasons to go into home performance contracting: Ethics, differentiation,…