Performance Metrics

Report: Air Sealing Trumps Insulation Type
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Report: Air Sealing Trumps Insulation Type

Experts at Building Science Corp., just released the results of a five-year study... Read more

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Leads for the Asking: Building Referral Business

From e-newsletters to satisfaction surveys, there are a variety of ways to boost the referral portion of your lead flow. Here, marketing experts supply some basic steps to streamline the process. Read more

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To Beat the Competition, First Get to Know Them

Assessing competitors should be a regular, ongoing part of your business strategy. Here's why: Most businesses were built around a niche or advantage that the company founder perceived as missing from the marketplace, but you should never assume that your competitive advantages will be there forever. Read more

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Increase Profits: Home Performance for the Long Haul

Instead of trying to create a separate business or division focusing on home performance, perhaps remodelers should incorporate the principles into all their work. If there are incentive programs that help offset some costs, thatís a nice bonus, but home performance remodeling can provide long-term benefits for everyone involved. Read more

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Accurate Energy Measurements for Home Sales

BPI standards assure energy-efficiency upgrade information is accurately valued for the home sales process. Read more

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Retreat to Rejuvenate: Why Annual Retreats Are Good for Your Company

Industry consultant Victoria Downing interviews Steve Barkhouse of Amsted Construction about his company's annual planning retreat and why it's so important. Read more

How Do You Define 'Home Performance'?
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How Do You Define 'Home Performance'?

For retired home performance expert Ed Voytovich, the core of home performance is... Read more

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Who Will Rate the Raters?

It's all fine and dandy if home energy ratings are accurate. But what if the ratings are bogus? Read more

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How Energy Codes for New Buildings Can Apply to Existing Homes

Using the International Energy Conservation Code as a guide for improving existing buildings. Read more

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Southern Pine Gets New, Lower Design Values

Changes in Southern pine's values will affect trusses, joists, and rafters. Read more

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