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The latest resources for the home and building performance industry

Our online resource library is a compilation of home performance resources, including downloadable PDFs, webinar playbacks, videos, and industry reports. This library is continually updated to include the latest information and educational content.

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Benefits of heat pumps for Southwest homes

Updating the analysis the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) conducted in 2018, this report demonstrates that as heat pump technology has steadily improved over the past five years, so have the benefits and cost savings provided to homeowners, renters, homebuilders, and installers.

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Energy Circle’s Digital Marketing Predictions for 2022 

Read to see Energy Circle CEO, Peter Troast's digital marketing predictions for 2022 in the home performance and better building industries.

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IRA Workforce RFI Response

BPA provided comments to the Department of Energy pertaining to workforce development programs contained in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021.

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ACEEE: Nevada Energy Efficiency Scorecard

See ACEEE's scorecard for the state of Nevada. The state is ranked 21 and received a score of 18.5 out of 50.

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ACEEE: Kentucky Energy Efficiency Scorecard

See ACEEE's scorecard for the state of Kentucky. The state is ranked 38 and received a score of 7.0 out of 50.

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E4TheFuture Job Report: Nevada

View an online dashboard for the state of Nevada, provided by E4TheFuture. You can explore jobs and state facts related to energy efficiency.

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E4TheFuture Jobs Report: Kentucky

View an online dashboard for the state of Kentucky, provided by E4TheFuture. You can explore jobs and state facts related to energy efficiency.

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The Top Energy Trend of 2023: Electrification

Listen to “2023 Energy Trends” on the Plugged In Podcast.

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Manual J Deep Dive (and Selecting HVAC Equipment with Manual S) – Part 1 of 2

Watch to find out what the J stands for and why you should never round up the tonnage from your Manual J software, and gives two rules for Manual S.

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Better Buildings Toolkit: Engaging Tenants in Energy Efficiency

Read about how a building’s occupants can control up to 80% of energy use in a commercial building. Therefore, engaging tenants in energy efficiency initiatives is crucial to unlocking the full energy savings potential of a building.

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Better Buildings Toolkit: Efficiency as a Service 

Explore the efficiency-as-a-service solution. It is a pay-for-performance, off-balance sheet financing solution that allows customers to implement energy and water efficiency projects with no upfront capital expenditure.

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IAQ Radio: Florida Hurricane Response/Recovery & HVAC Pro’s Perspective

Listen as IAQ Radio welcomes Rick Sims and Pete Consigli for a report on Hurricane Ian recovery, HVAC industry update and the Andy Ask Building Science Symposium aka Winter Break. It’s always great to have the Restoration Industry Global Watchdog join us and this week we also welcome his SW Florida HVAC expert and friend Rick Sims.

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ACEEE: Energy Equity for Renters Toolkit

Read about how local governments across the country are working to combat two crises at once: climate change and a lack of affordable housing. However, local government staff and stakeholders (e.g., community-based organizations, affordable housing providers, lenders, utilities, and advocates) often tackle these issues separately.

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ACEEE: A Baseline Assessment of Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs

Read the white paper that summarizes an ACEEE baseline assessment of electric and natural gas energy efficiency programs that target low-income households in the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country.

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How Will New Federal Initiatives Affect the HVAC/IAQ Industry?

Listen in about the White House, EPA, and other Federal agencies will be rolling out new initiatives that may flood billions of dollars into IAQ and electrification in this country. At the forefront are the White House Clean Air Challenge and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

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