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Local Level: A Look at Some Specific Weatherization Programs

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

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Building a Future: Effects of the Home Star Bill on Remodeling

Will passage of the Home Star Energy Retrofit bill put remodelers back to work or out of work? More

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Outside Assistance: Getting Started in Home Performance Contracting

Several competing companies -- some of them franchises -- offer opportunities to help get you started in home performance contracting. More

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Energy King: Q&A With Pro Energy Consultants' Mark Cannella

Home performance may be hot now, but Mark Cannella has been doing energy audits for more than 15 years. More

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Window & Door Manufacturers Association E-Update: Home Performance News

The following appeared in a recent Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) E-Update and contains updates and information regarding the developments in Congress for tax credits, the EPA lead paint ruling, Home Star, building performance issues, and more. More

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Performance Partition: Adding a Home Performance Division as a Way to Diversify

To build brand and diversify his company, Georgia remodeler Peter Michelson started a home performance company. More

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Home Performance Contractors: An Industry at the Ready

The National Capital Contractor Forum helps contractors prepare for increased interest in home performance work. More

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Home Star Legislation Passes House

Representatives vote 246-161 in favor of the Energy Retrofit Act. More

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Hands-on Home Performance: Certified

Building performance organizations announce certification programs for contractors who carry out the recommendations of the home-performance auditors. More

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Vice President Biden Kicks Off New Energy Efficiency Effort

Austin, Philadelphia, and Seattle are among 25 communities that will receive funding from the $425 million Recovery Act to be used for energy efficiency retrofits for commercial buildings and houses. More

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