January 2, 2019
Hannah C. Wood
It's important to have multiple working smoke alarms in your home. How does your house measure up?
Programmable Thermostat
December 19, 2018
Lauren Anderson, Guest Poster
Four (4) ways to avoid heating mistakes this winter.
December 17, 2018
Johanna Cider, Guest Poster
Make your kitchen energy efficient and welcoming!
December 4, 2018
Jeffrey C. May, Guest Poster
The key to controlling mold growth is reducing moisture.
November 26, 2018
Laurie Larson, Guest Poster
For the sake of your health, it's important to maintain proper hygiene in your own home.
November 15, 2018
Dave Miller, Guest Poster
Through more efficient heating, you help lower the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.
November 1, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
Homes are built from the ground up, starting with a foundation. How healthy is yours?
October 17, 2018
Hydra-Stop, Guest Poster
The quality of water that leaves your home also can impact resources in an environmentally unfriendly way.
October 10, 2018
Frank Lee, Guest Poster
A list of dry-basement strategies that will inform your efforts to control water on your property and help keep your basement waterproof.
October 2, 2018
Nancy Kaplan
I wish I had known of the Building Science Principles Reference Guide long before I made what will likely be the biggest investment of my life – my home!
September 19, 2018
Southface, Guest Poster
Georgia residents could benefit greatly from energy efficiency (EE) rebates and incentives that help keep buildings cool and comfortable when it’s needed most.
September 13, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
The numerous reasons to hire a BPI Certified Professional over another contractor.
September 6, 2018
Will Sandford, Guest
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential for a healthy office environment.
August 29, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
Humidity imbalances usually stem from home performance issues.
Man checking on energy efficiency of windows
August 23, 2018
Elaine Adams, Guest Poster
Elaine Adams' 100-year-old house consumes 1.5x the energy of an average house of similar size.
Looking at heat differences in recessed lights, insulated vs. uninsulated
August 16, 2018
Reuben Saltzman, Guest Poster
Even the best quality recessed lights create a ridiculous amount of heat in attics, which can lead to ice dams and other issues.
Pennsylvania energy efficiency rebates and incentives
August 8, 2018
UGI Utilities, Guest Poster
PA utilities have significantly expanded energy efficiency programs since the enactment of the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard with Act 129 in 2008.
Cartoon visual showing air moving through windows
July 26, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
Windows provide benefits to a home, but they can also cause inefficiencies if you choose the wrong type for your space or if they are incorrectly installed.
Man in hard hat talking to woman about New York energy efficiency rebates
July 19, 2018
NYSERDA, Guest Poster
Now is the time for New York homeowners to look into ways to lower their bills and enjoy a comfortable indoor temperature all year long.
Homeowner holding the keys to a new home
July 9, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
Use these seven steps regarding energy, health, and safety to inform your home-buying decision.


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  • “We went from needing to keep blankets around all the time to draft free living. Had we not gotten an energy audit, we would've never known and simply lived with the inconvenience for who knows how long.” 

    Greg Bullard
    Nashville, TN
  • The services priced out for us were nicely tailored to our house and there were no hard sales pitches. Instead, our BPI GoldStar Contractor armed us with information and we did the choosing. They made it clear that no project was too small, and helped us prioritize.

    Greg Stevens
    Los Angeles, CA
  • “Upon completion of the energy efficiency work, I noticed that my house was much more comfortable. I can now set my thermostat at a comfortable temperature without worrying about my gas and electric bills!”

    Kristen Lake
    Tucson, AZ
  • “We finally had a great winter and are feeling the benefits of the work we did on our home. We were no longer walking on cold floors, it’s obvious heat stays in the house and we’re enjoying the unexpected benefits of a quiet home.” 

    Margo and Eric Shuff
    Long Island, NY

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