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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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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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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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Join Us March 3rd: Energy Policy at a Crossroads

Don’t miss this chance to learn about the future of energy and energy efficiency in Pennsylvania, and critical decisions that are being made right now. Speakers will elaborate on Act 129 Phase III, the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the value of grid scale energy efficiency.

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PSD Recognized as an ICP Credentialed Project Developer

The Investor Confidence Project has just announced Performance Systems Development a Credentialed Project Developer.As a Credentialed Project Developer, Building Owners and Investors can be sure that they are dealing with a firm that has the right experience and professional credentials to develop projects. Performance Systems Development is credentialed by ICP to deliver Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ projects.