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Sep 26, 2022

Simplicity is the outcome of technical subtlety.

It is the goal, not the starting point.

Maurice Saatchi



It’s worth repeating that HVAC equipment is often the largest energy-consuming system in a home.

 

While listeners have likely run duct leakage and blower airflow tests, how did we arrive at the straightforward,...


Sep 12, 2022

“Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.”

Michael Schumacher



The Cross-Border Challenge is an annual event sponsored by RESNET and the Canadian Residential Energy Services Network (CRESNET) to recognize U.S. and Canadian builders who are pioneering the path to high-energy performance homes. CRESNET...


Aug 29, 2022

“Positive attitude plus effort equals performance.”

Tommy Tuberville



As we hear more about droughts, what is the impact on residential new construction?

 

Why did KB Home feel it was important to commit to the WaterSense label for all future home builds in Arizona, California, and Nevada?

 

How is KB Home...


Aug 8, 2022

“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”

Heraclitus

 

Earlier this year RESNET was approved as a Home Certification Organization (HCO) for the California ENERGY STAR Homes Program by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

What are the roots of this partnership with CalCERTS?

 

Who will benefit from...


Jul 25, 2022

“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.”

Jochen Zeitz



How is the topic of energy efficiency in new single-family homes addressed in the mortgage industry?

 

What pillars of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) are at play in this system and who are the players?



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