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Home Work: Home Performance As a Way to Bolster Your Bottom Line

Energy audits alone may not be enough to maintain profitability, but some remodelers are finding the right mix of audit, retrofit, and remodeling work. More

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Home Performance = Serious Energy Saving

Are home improvement companies ready to become home performance companies? More

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Credibility You Need To Be A Home Performance Contractor

Home performance certifications. More

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Incentives Drive Home Performance Projects

Local weatherization programs gear up to help homeowners finance energy-efficient upgrades. More

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Masco Home Performance Division Plans Long Term Roll-Out

WellHome is a home performance division aimed at residential home improvement. The division was launched earlier this year by building products manufacturer Masco, which operates a similar division called Environments for Living. That division is targeted at new-home builders. More

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Home Star Bill Encourages Energy Improvements

By the time you read this, Congress may already have passed the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, a bill that provides about $5.4 billion for rebates to homeowners for two different classes -- Gold Star and Silver Star -- of improvements. More

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June Home Performance Features

Home performance series of feature articles by the REMODELING staff. More

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Q&A With Larry Laseter, president of WellHome

WellHome is a home performance division aimed at residential home improvement. The division was launched earlier this year by building products manufacturer Masco, which operates a similar division called Environments for Living. That division is targeted at new-home builders. More

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Cash for Caulkers Chart

A software consulting company offers a chart of possible retrofit project rebates and requirements that could be available to homeowners if the Home Star, passed by the House in May, is approved by the Senate. More

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Back to School: Home Performance Certifications

Many remodelers believe that there is a legitimate need for home performance certifications, specifically. More

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