This post is a collaboration between two of our High Performance Buildings & Communities program staff, Darren Port and Christina Rohrbacher.
From the invention of the electrostatic generator (1747) to the discovery of oil (1856), Pennsylvania has a long list of firsts in the realm of energy. Now for the first time in nearly a decade, PA is ringing in the advent of a new statewide energy code.
Last month, I attended the Home Performance Conference, and it made a lasting impression. I was reflecting on a session called Going the Distance: Real Estate and Energy Efficiency Team Up in the Ring. It was moderated by the ever-funny Pamela Brookstein, the Market Transformation Specialist at Elevate Energy.
April showers bring May flowers, particularly in New York where things are certainly sprouting this spring. As winter finally starts turning to spring in the Northeast, everyone begins to notice the trees greening and nature coming to life all around. Nestled in spring is also Earth Day, where we stop to acknowledge the importance of our environment and take action to protect it for generations to come.
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:50 | Elizabeth Titus | Comment
Bob Dylan nails what we are experiencing in the energy industry today with the title of his classic ballad, The Times They Are A’Changin’. In that song, he notes “The slow one now will later be fast, as the present now will later be past.” He may as well be singing to evaluators of energy efficiency programs, since evaluators have a lot of experience looking back at the past to explain the present – and also using that...
Unicorns! Those beautiful, magical creatures with single horns that live in deep, exclusive forests are depicted as being as alluring as they are rare.
In the real world of researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts, billion dollar "unicorn companies" are just as rare. In fact, only a handful of them stand proudly at the summit of the commercialization mountain, representing the pinnacle of the magical...