Documents & Links
Websites and Guides
Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center
Building America Solutions Center
Building Energy Software Tools Directory
BPI Current Technical Standards
Building Science Corporation, Quality Assurance Roadmap for High Performance Residential Buildings
Business Advisor, Trade Contractor Management
California Standard Practice Manual
Combustion Safety Testing Protocols: Guidelines for Energy Professionals Standard Work Specification
ENERGY STAR Brand Book (formerly called Identity Guidelines)
ENERGY STAR Web Linking Policy
EPA Quality System, Quality Management Tools
Green REsource Council
Green MLS Tool Kit
Home Innovation Research Toolbase.org, Trade Contractor Quality Assurance
HPRC’s Best Practices for Home Performance Programs, White Paper
HPRC’s Best Practices for Home Performance Programs, Case Studies
HPwES Contractor Stories
HPwES Homeowner Stories
HPwES Program Brochure
Implementing a Quality Assurance System: A Trade Contractor Case Study
RESNET Qualified EnergySmart Contractor Program
TAP Residential Retrofit Guide
Workforce Guidelines project SWS’s and Home Energy Professional Certifications, Presentation
Workforce Guidelines project SWS’s and Home Energy Professional Certifications, Website
Articles and Publications
“Unlocking the Value of an Energy Efficient Home: A Blueprint to Make Energy Efficiency Improvements Visible in the Real Estate Market,” CNT Energy, National Home Performance Council, August, 2013.
”Valuing Energy Efficiency: The Search for a Better Yardstick,” in Public Utilities Fortnightly, July 2013, p. 28.
“Bringing on the Boom and Beating the Bust: A Framework for Developing a Roadmap to a Successful Home Performance Industry,” Robin LeBaron and Kara Saul-Rinaldi, National Home Performance Council, April 2013.
“Best Practices in Energy Efficiency Program Screening: How to Ensure that the Value of Energy Efficiency is Properly Accounted For,” National Home Performance Rating Council and Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., July 2012.
“Measure it Right: Best Practices in the Selection and Implementation of Cost-Effectiveness Tests: Best Practices in the Selection and Implementation of Cost-Effectiveness Tests,” Robin LeBaron, National Home Performance Council, June 2012.
“Is it Time to Ditch the TRC? Examining Concerns with Current Practice in Benefit-Cost Analysis,” Chris Neme, Energy Futures Group, Marty Kushler, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
“Customer Incentives for Energy Efficiency Through Program Offerings,” National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, February 2010.
“Why Comprehensive Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofits are Undervalued,” Panels of the 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
HPwES 2013 Annual Report Template, December 2013
HPwES 2012 Annual Report Data Review, August 2013
HPwES Demonstration of the Updated Quarterly Report Template for Sponsors, March 2013
HPwES Century Club Award Web Button Guidance, October 2012
HPwES Program Video: A Comprehensive Approach to Home Improvement, February 2011