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Home Energy Insights
The home energy efficiency landscape is rapidly evolving.

That's why we've launched  Home Energy Insights , a quarterly newsletter for builders, new and existing homes contractors, and architects.

Home Energy Insights draws on the expertise of our staff, who have decades of collective experience  helping builders and contractors reach their energy efficiency goals through ENERGY STAR consulting, rating services, code compliance testing and training.

Our content will provide information on best practices, event recaps and updates on the NEC's work and service offerings, all with the intent of keeping you informed.

Thanks for reading. We hope you find  Home Energy Insights useful and interesting, and that you'll share it with your friends and colleagues in the industry.


Rebecca Olson
NEC Residential Energy Program Director

Minnesota's Energy Code--What You Should Know

NEC Contractor Relations Manager Ross Anderson recently presented at the Duluth Energy Design Conference

Ross's presentation, The Trials and Tribulations of an Energy Code Testercovered major changes in the new Minnesota energy code, as well as code-related issues that Ross regularly encounters in his work.
We sat down with Ross to learn more about his presentation, and what he believes contractors need to know about the new energy code.

RESNET Conference Recap

Ross also recently traveled to Arizona for the annual Residential Energy Services Network Building Performance Conference.

We spoke with Ross about some of his key takeaways, including:
  • The importance of apps for home performance contractors
  • HERS ratings and their increasing popularity
  • RESNET's efforts to create standardized scores to measure home health and water usage.

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