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Jun 29, 2020

“Go out and collect data and, instead of having the answer, just look at the data and see if the data tells you anything.”

-Steven Levitt

With over 20% of all new homes being built in the US receiving a HERS rating, this repository of data can allow important trends in residential construction can be discerned.


Jun 15, 2020

 “Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being.”

-Robin S. Sharma

In this time when the novel Coronavirus has impacted so many aspects of our daily lives in both personal and business aspects we often hear of the...

Jun 1, 2020

 “If you can't measure it, you can't improve it.”

-Peter Drucker

Over the last decade, what Americans pay for water and sewer service has increased three times faster than inflation or the price of food. 


How can builders and homeowners get a handle the amount of water being used without some kind of practical...

May 11, 2020

Human beings are very good at adapting to what happens

-John Hurt

Building science is building science.

Science doesn’t care. It just is.

Applications for a HERS Rater’s knowledge of building science are out there.

Sometimes where you’d least expect them.

Recorded in April 2020, today’s topic is tuned in to...

Apr 27, 2020

Changes and progress are very rarely gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.

-Noam Chomsky

The code development process is complex and time consuming.

Yet the results drive much of the work done by raters.

Insights into this process from a knowledgeable guide are immensely valuable.

Join us as we...