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Driving Energy Efficiency
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Resources

BOOKS/PUBLICATIONS:

  • Measured Home Performance:  A Guide to Best Practices for Home Energy Retrofits in California. This is a great introduction to Building Science principles and installation specifications from the gurus of the industry. Your Home Performance Contractor should be using these installation procedures on every job.
  • Residential Energy: Cost savings and comfort for existing buildings. An in-depth look at energy physics and assessment and retrofit procedures for the most important energy systems in your home. Your Home Performance Contractor should know this book cover to cover.
  • Journal of Light Construction's Guide to Energy Efficiency:  an all-star team of national building and energy experts write to help you understand energy efficient construction methods and apply them to your new construction and remodeling projects.
  • No Regrets Remodeling: by Home Energy Magazine

ARTICLES:

  • Why We Never Need to Build Another Polluting Power Plant - We can wipe them all off the drawing board by using current energy more efficiently - Are you listening, Washington? (the DOE and the EPA are!)  By Joseph Romm
  • Energy Circle:  We believe that you can make your home more energy efficient, more comfortable, and healthier to live in.  We cover Air Quality, Home Energy Audits, Air Sealing, Energy Monitoring, etc.
  • Remodeling:  Greening in Place:  Energy efficiency goes hand-in-hand with aging in place
  • The New York Times:  The ROI of Home Performance
  • Smart Homeowner Magazine:  Remodeling for Peak Efficiency by Paul Eldrenkamp
  • Energy Vanguard:  Building a Green Home

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REBATES

There are significant rebates and incentives available for homeowners for energy efficient home improvements, through state, county, utility, and federal programs. Click here to learn more.

ENERGY UPGRADE CALIFORNIA:

Energy Upgrade California is a partnership between California counties, cities, non-profit organizations and utilities aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of our existing building stock.

 

BUILDING SCIENCE/HOME PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

Check out our Building Science Videos page for more information.  

CHERP VIDEOS:

What is CHERP?

Energy Upgrade California:  an overview of the program

Energy Upgrade California:  San Diego family speaks out

Energy Upgrade California:  San Diego--Mark's story

How Energy Upgrade California Can Help You