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The Building Performance Journal is an online magazine that provides insight into the building performance and weatherization communities. Here you will find relevant, technical content in the form of blogs, trends, interviews, and feature articles.

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By Aditi Dalal With some states seeing the first hint of snow, residents and homeowners are bracing themselves for the seasonal increase of heating fuel and electricity usage during the winter. Northeast consumers use more oil and gas for heat than anywhere else in the country. Over the past five years, residents in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island alone ...
By Emily Silverman The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has introduced new rebate programs that make home performance upgrades accessible to low and moderate-income homeowners. There’s a lot of potential for contractors to grow their customer base by targeting these homeowners, but for many, it will require a shift in marketing strategy. Today, we’re going to talk about some actionable tips ...
by Robert Keough Thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the advanced energy industry is about to take off. With the stage set for rapid industry expansion, it’s vital to know what jobs will become available an d who will ha ve access to them. Thanks to a new analysis of jobs advertised and filled in the past year and a half, we now know, ...
by Carolyn Fortuna The state of Washington is taking heat pumps seriously. The state building code council has mandated that, starting in July of 2023, new home construction must use heat pumps for space and water heating. That means heat pumps will soon warm and cool every new house and apartment built in Washington state. That heat pump requirement for new construction is among the nation’s ...
The Residential Energy Network, Inc. ( RESNET ) and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) announced a new collaboration to promote Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) careers, connect job-seekers with employers in the sector, and improve engagement and retention. A key component of the collaboration will be a RESNET-branded landing page on JobsToBuild.com , BTF’s career platfor m. Through ...

IAQ for Builders

by John Bohlmann Better indoor air quality means greater customer satisfaction. We breathe in approximately 2,000 gallons of air a day, and spend, on average, 90 percent of our time indoors. Given those two striking statistics, the quality of the air we breathe should be front and center when it comes to our health. A myriad of innovative solutions exists for improving indoor air quality ...

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