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NEEA Releases Single Family Report for 2016-17 RBSA

NEEA has just released findings from the latest Residential Building Stock Assessment (RBSA), which characterizes the existing residential building stock in the Northwest region based on data from a representative sample of homes. This report presents findings for single-family homes, based on data collected from 1,100 site visits.

Registration now open for Efficiency Exchange 2018

Efficiency Exchange is the premier networking and learning conference for energy efficiency professionals from across the Northwest. New to the event this year are pre-conference networking and tours, plus targeted workshops on May 16, to offer a deeper dive on popular topics.

New "Eco District" Part of Avista's Catalyst Building Plan

Avista announced plans to create its "Catalyst Building"  in Spokane’s University District. It’s a facility the company hopes will drive economic development in the district. It will be a state-of-the-art building in terms of energy, with solar panels on the roof, to reduce or eliminate its need for outside power.

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Window of Opportunity

     window study

NEEA has just formally launched a Window Attachments Initiative. One of the products being investigated is a new-to-the market window attachment similar to traditional storm windows, but that offers greater energy efficiency for the residential sector.

The goal of this study is to equip the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) - a pivotal success factor for the program - with information that will help them to understand and communicate effectively with their target audience, including:

  • Insights regarding the decision-making process for home improvements, and how window improvements fit within that context
  • Needs, decision process and concerns associated with window replacements
  • Insights regarding key messaging for window attachments
Read the report

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