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By Christina Rohrbacher | Thu, January 17, 2019
Massachusetts has been number one on the ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard for eight years in a row. It is important that we celebrate this massive achievement. It’s also important to recognize that we have the tools, the state leadership, and the grassroots manpower to do better. Is being number one good enough? A football team does not stop practicing, working hard, or fine-tuning their game…
By Christina Rohrbacher | Mon, January 14, 2019
Do you ever get the feeling of pure excitement and relief all at once? Well that is how I felt on December 7 at my first ever Home Energy Labeling Information eXchange (HELIX) Summit. I was relieved that the day had finally arrived, and excited to see how it would play out.  As a NEEP employee for a year now, I have been privileged to be part of the HELIX team. The Summit felt like the…
By Christina Rohrbacher | Tue, August 28, 2018
Updated energy codes are critical to ensuring that all new construction homes or renovations are built to be efficient, comfortable, and safe. The conversation, however, gets more complicated when examining how energy codes, or a lack thereof, affect underserved populations. The Challenge: Energy Burdens in Underserved Populations According to a new ACEEE study on rural energy burdens, people…
By Christina Rohrbacher | Mon, July 9, 2018
When people bring up Bigfoot, they often cite evidence that lacks credibility. Even with the lack of tangible, physical proof of Big Foot’s existence, people are still willing to embrace the beast as fact. This is how myths persist. The folklore of Bigfoot has not ceased in recent years, and the same false narratives continue to be passed around the internet. Myths exist in every facet of our…
By Christina Rohrbacher | Wed, February 7, 2018
Building energy codes are a critical piece of the puzzle in the fight against climate change. Carbon emissions reduction plans must include energy codes that are regularly updated in order to effectively fight climate change. Renewable energy, like solar and wind, are popular and effective energy sources that will drastically reduce our carbon emissions. They are buzzwords that fill our social…

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