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It’s not always easy to sort through the information and misinformation being propagated through social media and health authorities.  But contractors can prevent the spread of COVID-19 by taking reasonable precautions to protect the safety and health of their employees … Continue reading

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Conrad Promotes Energy Efficiency as a Critical Resource for NYS

Click to see an earlier Zoom meeting where the lighting is awkward, but the message is critical – and VERY timely.   

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Webinars to get you over the CV19 bell curve

If you are an energy efficiency geek like me – or a building performance aficionado – you’ll want to intersperse some of these webinars with your Netflix binges in an effort to STAY FOCUSED!  Conrad’s Aggregated Webinar List 04-27-20 I … Continue reading

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Letter to Governor Cuomo: Time to move forward on building codes and appliance standards

April 29, 2019 To the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Re: Moving Forward on Building Codes and Appliance Standards Dear Governor Cuomo: Thank you for your extraordinary leadership on climate, … Continue reading

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The “Prevailing Wage” Bill; Assembly bill A.1261 (Bronson) Same as Senate bill: S.1947 (Ramos)

This proposed legislation changes the definition of public work to which certain labor provision, including the use of prevailing wage, apply. The bills broaden the definition of public work and of public funds to cover construction projects (broadly defined) receiving … Continue reading

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BPCA Recommendations in response to the Governor’s 2018 Energy Efficiency Targets

BPCA has been submitting official comments regarding energy efficiency within NY REV.  Another round of comments is due by October 8th.  BPCA / EFNY members are encouraged to reach out to me (conrad@home-performance.org). Here is the letter as currently written: … Continue reading

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The future looks better than it has in the past

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Transitioning from State-sponsored Home Performance to a Free-Market Economic Paradigm for Energy Efficiency

BPCA Market Transformation White Paper FINAL Dec 2015 and then feel free to email your comments to conrad@home-performance.org

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Energy is a form of currency; manage it like money and reap the business benefits.

“Recognizing the Value of Energy Efficiency’s Multiple Benefits” is a new white paper written by Christopher Russell, Brendon Baatz, Rachel Cluett, and Jennifer Amann Description: The benefits of energy efficiency extend beyond energy savings. Homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities … Continue reading

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Zebras escape Phily Zoo wearing old-timey prisoner garb…

Two zebras broke free in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing traffic to a crawl as they roamed city streets for about an hour, and strolled around inside a fitness center. Video shown on local media shows police vehicles following in slow … Continue reading

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