Construction Jobs Significant in U.S. Energy Efficiency Employment E4TheFuture/ Pat Stanton

Construction Jobs Significant in U.S. Energy Efficiency Employment POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 BY E4TheFuture by Pat Stanton Since early September, I have been eager to share findings from our recently released Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report. One key fact that surfaced is the importance of construction work in the energy efficiency (EE) industry. Overall, 2.25 million Americans are employed…

New Report from E4TheFuture…Veterans Rock Energy Efficiency Jobs

  Veterans Rock Energy Efficiency Jobs POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 BY E4TheFuture | CAREERS, JOBS, NATIONAL by Pat Stanton Every workday, 2.25 million American energy efficiency professionals are on the job.[i] Many install insulation and advanced building controls and improve HVAC systems. Their work isn’t always recognized, but I strongly believe that it should be! For starters, energy efficiency (EE) cuts waste and…

Panasonic is reinventing venting

Panasonic is reinventing venting while helping Maryland home builders meet code Believe it or not, a ventilation fan’s listed airflow may not mean much. Despite the advertised CFM, testing by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows nearly half of all installed ventilation fans fail the required airflow standards outlined in ASHRAE 62.2. That’s a lot of…

Applegate provides for your cellulose insulation needs

Applegate Insulation, known as the premium cellulose insulation available from a domestic manufacturer, discovered how to produce a superior product during their 40 years’ experience.   Applegate’s reputation is due primarily to two factors: Applegate’s proprietary dual-stage fire retardant process, known as the BurnBarrier™ System, injects dry and liquid fire retardants into the cellulose fibers.…

HVAC Design Strategies for High-Performance Homes

High-performance homes require better HVAC design strategies than code-built homes. Builders can more easily understand high-performance needs by familiarizing themselves with basic HVAC design concepts and strategies.   The first step is conducting a room-by-room load calculation.   Local climates determine whether a building’s HVAC system is designed to first meet cooling or heating needs.…

New Building Practices and Codes are Driving the Need for Dedicated Moisture Control and Fresh Air Ventilation

New residential energy efficiency building codes are trying to tackle the challenge of how the home’s flow of energy, air, and moisture will affect the indoor environment – including attics and crawlspaces.  These codes are requiring homes to meet specific air tightness and indoor air quality standards – both are driving the need for dedicated…

E4TheFuture Joins MDBPA as an Allied Partner!

E4TheFuture is dedicated to bringing clean, efficient energy home for every American. The organization works to advance clean, energy efficient energy solutions for residential customers. E4’s new sponsorship of MDBPA will support the association’s strategic plan, which includes increasing awareness of energy efficient construction, advocating on behalf of energy efficiency, supporting a strong energy efficient…