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Home Performance Contractor’s Guide to ENERGY EFFICIENT REMODELING Sponsored by contents 1 Pardon Our Dust— Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Is Undergoing Renovation—but We’re Open for Business by Ely Jacobsohn 6 Home Performance Growing Exponentially in Uncertain Times by Chad Ruhoff 20 Gray Is the New Green by Peter Byrne Neil Kelly Company proves there’s light at the end of this economic tunnel. By 2015, 36 U.S. states will have some degree of water shortage. One solution: graywater. Now is the time to reassess the HPwES program and engage in new partnerships with the home improvement and home remodeling industries. 11 Taking the First Steps to Sustainability Strategies from Successful Energy Contractors by Blaine Fox 4 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR— Moving Forward by Chandler von Schrader Learn what it takes to sustain your contracting business long-term. Imagine a world where home performance is fully integrated within the home improvement industry. 24 Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners Demonstrate Peak Performance by Annette Bubak 14 Deep Energy Retrofi t x 10 by Brennan Less, Jeremy Fisher, and Iain Walker NESP-Green Alliance and Better Building Performance show homeowners and remodelers that extreme seasons don’t have to control energy use. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab offers a look into ten of California’s cutting-edge deep energy retrofi t projects. These articles are part of a series sponsored by Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. The opinions, views, and ideas expressed within these articles are those of the authors, and do not necessarily refl ect the offi cial policy or position of any agency of the U.S. government. FRONT COVER DESIGN: Kate Henke PHOTO BY: Building Media, Incorporated 2 Home Energy | Home Per for mance Contractor’s Guide

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