IREC attended and participated in yet another rich and stimulating HPC Home Performance Conference in Nashville last month. With the biggest attendance in the 31-year history of this conference, every session we attended was standing room only, abuzz with engaging presentations, audience questions and innovative ideas coming from both veterans and newcomers to the residential energy efficiency sector.
- ensuring persistent savings in multifamily energy retrofit projects through targeted building operator training;
- the water-energy nexus, reminding us that water and energy are inseparable, that it typically takes half a gallon of water to generate one kWh, and that the energy efficiency sector should be broadcasting not only how many therms of energy are saved on each project, but also how much water is saved as an ancillary result; and
- lessons learned from the State of Colorado’s successful pilot of a solar+WAP (Weatherization Assistance Program) initiative.