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February 4, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
In addition to extending the tax credits for solar power, Congress chose to continue offering incentives for homeowners to make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes and for builders and manufacturers to build more energy efficient homes.
January 29, 2016
Guest Blogger
The good news is that heating costs are down. The bad news is that heating is still very expensive. Even the most energy efficient homes are expected to spend around $1,000 or more on heating this winter. Making changes in your home could save you money.
January 19, 2016
Guest Blogger
Tightening an old house or building a tight new one means that you can't leave ventilation to random leaks anymore. You have to control it.
January 6, 2016
Matt Anderson
While contractors and others in the home performance industry know all there is to know about our technical language, we realize that you, the homeowners, might not! This blog series - BPI Phrase of the Month - will attempt to define some of our industry's terminology.
December 30, 2015
Quinn Korzeniecki
Even if you set your New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions, how often do they stick? We all do it – vow to be a new person in the new year, but find that the luster has worn off by February or March. What if you set a goal that constantly rewarded you?
December 21, 2015
Guest Blogger
Homeowner Nat Ridder describes his experience using a BPI certified professional to make his recently purchased Denver home more comfortable and energy efficient.
December 15, 2015
Nancy Kaplan
One of the reasons I feel so passionate about home performance is that twenty years ago my youngest child came into the world as a beautiful new baby seemingly happy and healthy. Almost right from the start he developed inconsistent periods of labored breathing, gasping and shortness of breath.
December 9, 2015
Quinn Korzeniecki
Every month since August, National Grid, the gas and electric utility provider here in Upstate New York, sends out its Home Energy Report. This single sheet of paper compares your household energy consumption to that of your neighbors and categorizes it as either “Great,” “Good” or “More than... Read More
December 2, 2015
Larry Zarker
Hidden gaps and cracks in your home can let in as much air as leaving a window open year-round. This leakage and other inefficiencies can account for 30% of your home's heating and cooling costs!
November 25, 2015
Leslie McDowell
There are some measures you as a homeowner can take on your own to "button up" your home for the winter season, but how will you know if your efforts are paying off?
November 16, 2015
Meghan McCormick
After a day away from our apartment my family returned to find the wallpaper in our bathroom was bubbled out like a water balloon.

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"Watch out for: Fly-by-night companies — 'blow and go' is the industry term — who charge a hefty fee for an audit, promise major upgrades, then disappear.

Choose a contractor certified by the Building Performance Institute. 

They’re required to do an audit before and after any work to guarantee results."

 ConsumerReports - October 2013