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Energy & Durability Resources
Home Energy Magazine - Our mission at Home Energy continues to be providing reliable, up-to-date information on energy-efficient products and best practices in home performance, energy efficiency, comfort, health, and affordability.
Home Power Magazine - Over the years, Home Power has become the editorial venue for homeowners, business owners, and renewable energy professionals to exchange equipment, design, installation, and system performance experiences. This information exchange has helped create an industry with not only cutting-edge technology, but perhaps more importantly, a common goal: reducing the use of polluting fossil fuels and replacing this generation capacity with the infinite supplies of renewable energy that surround us.
Home Performance Coalition - Forged by the merger of Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) and the National Home Performance Council (NHPC) in 2014, the Home Performance Coalition’s mission is to transform the market for the home performance industry through research, education, collaboration and advocacy. In 1986, the first Affordable Comfort conference was held in Pittsburgh, PA to share ideas about making homes energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable without putting residents — or building structures — at risk.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy - ACEEE is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.
Bio Integral Resource Center - BIRC is a nonprofit organization offering over 25 years of insight, experience, and leadership in the development and communication of least-toxic, sustainable, and environmentally sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods. BIRC has worked with local, state, and national agencies in devising programs of scientific research, policy, project design and implementation.
Building Science Corporation - BSC is a building science consulting and full service architecture firm with clients throughout North America. BSC specializes in building technology consulting for all types of buildings including commercial, institutional and residential. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation.
Green Remodel Forum - For healthier and more comfortable homes.
1000 Home Challenge - The goal of the Thousand Home Challenge is to demonstrate the potential and practicality of reducing total annual site energy consumption of existing North American homes by 70% or more. These reductions will be achieved through a combination of energy efficiency, renewable resources, community-based solutions, and behavioral choices.
Zomeworks - Zomeworks specializes in bringing products from idea to the market place. Our customer base ranges from the Off-Grid Home Owner to Public Utilities and Oil Companies. The products are simple, cost effective, require minimal maintenance and most operate passively – no pumps, motors or outside power.