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The Best of Energy-Efficiency 2017
Published On: 6 January 2018 / Category: Blog, Featured, News / By: Charles Juris

Man of the Year

Energy House National Man of the Year

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President Emmanuel Macron – Outstanding Leadership

Although the rest of the world — and much of the United States — has continued working to meet the Paris commitments, French President Emmanuel Macron called Trump’s decision “very bad news” and cautioned against complacency. In opening remarks Tuesday, he minced no words. “We’re losing the battle,” he said. “We’re not moving quickly enough. We all need to act.” “Help make our planet Great Again”

Donald Trump was our number 2, not for same reasons as the #1, rather for his lack of leadership and as a result has galvanized the anti-climate activism into high gear. Intended or not he has influenced the movement.

ENERGY HOUSE LOCAL MAN OF THE YEAR

Jim Pierobon- Energy efficiency advocate - Great friend to all that he has touched.

Jim Pierobon– Energy efficiency advocate – Great friend to all that he has touched.

The Founder of The Energy Fix is Jim Pierobon, a career-long advocate of lower-emitting sources of power generation and smarter grids. Jim works with various energy concerns through his consultancy, Pierobon & Partners LLC. He is a former Chief Energy Writer for the Houston Chronicle and has co-managed the energy and environmental practice at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Washington and New York City. He managed external relations for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) in Washington, DC

Energy System of the Future

Microgrids

A microgrid is a discrete energy system consisting of distributed energy sources (including demand management, storage, and generation) and loads capable of operating in parallel with, or independently from, the main power grid.

Microgrids

Microgrids

The Community Microgrid: Greener, Brighter Energy

“Put the power of local energy choice into your own hands”

Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG) is a living example of how our technologies can revolutionize the energy model within a community. BMG operates by augmenting the traditional energy grid, letting participants tap into community resources to generate, store, buy, and sell energy at the local level. This model makes clean, renewable energy more accessible, and keeps the community resilient to outages in emergencies, among many other economic and environmental benefits. Best example of a local startup of Microgrids that one day may sweep the country.

The Community Microgrid: Greener, Brighter Energy

2017 SPECIAL SHOUTOUTS TO:

SOLAR

The Best Has Yet To Come

SEIA is the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, and we embody the innovation and entrepreneurship that defines solar energy

Special recognition to all those solar professionals that have worked so hard to bring the cost of solar down to where it is now competitive with all the other energy sources.

SEIA

Mini Splits

Ductless Heating Cooling & Dehumidification

Ductless mini-splits have a distinct method of operation and offer unique benefits to home and business owners, but will the pros of mini-splits push them to the forefront of the air conditioning industry and position them as the most widely-used kind of air conditioner in the not-too-distant future?

The EH team are big believers in the use and future of the mini split technology. In one of our jobs we used just one unit to provide most of the heating and cooling in a 2000 sf space and the cost of the electrical for the facility was just $50/month. The mini split was measured in its use and the electrical used was equivalent to two 60 watt light bulbs. Let us show you how these units will not only change how your consider HVAC s for your space but can lower your bills substantially.

Mini Splits

CALIFORNIA

The Best State of our EE Affairs “California is set to hit its green-energy goals a decade early”

For this reason we have to acknowledge the leadership of this State and their people who have committed to reducing global warming through energy efficiency. Let us all hope we can just follow their lead👌👍

California is both the nation’s leading renewable-energy proponent and one of the few states to actually put its power where its mouth is.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/20/california-green-energy-goal-2020/

The Best State of our EE Affairs “California is set to hit its green-energy goals a decade early”

Best Energy Efficiency Project of 2017

Energy House 14

The first Net Zero renovation project in Alexandria VA.

This 1,950 SF Net Zero Design – full renovation of an existing 1940 Townhouse in the Parker Gray District of Alexandria, VA was highlighted as Energy House 14. The improvements included, all new kitchen and baths, insulation, heating and cooling, hot water, passive solar, water recovery as well as fully sustainable products throughout the project. Project design by SB Design of Alexandria, did a great job. Project was sold to a local family and they are enjoying their new home.

Energy House 14

Best Energy Efficiency Product in the Market

ZIP BOARD BY JM HUBER COMPANIES

For years, homes have been built the same way. Not anymore.

http://zipsystemrevolution.com/

A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP System® sheathing and tape streamlines the weatherization process with an integrated water- and air-resistive barrier that delivers moisture and air protection in one, easy-to-install system.

The best energy efficiency product in the market. “Some can say they are as good but none can say they are better”. Better control of thermal bridging, increased wall insulation, tremendous vapor barrier, reduced labor cost in sheathing installation, immediate weathered in conditioned on your job.

ZIP BOARD BY JM HUBER COMPANIES

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FINANCING FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS 2018

PACE NATION

PACE funds energy upgrades to buildings that create jobs, make properties more valuable, and help states achieve policy goals.

Game changer in the Energy Efficiency markets, providing the edge that commercial developers need to finance their projects to include EE in all that they are planning. The Energy House team has been waiting for this financing option to come to our area to increase the demand for EE working the metro DC area. PACE has finally arrived.

PACE NATION

PACE Equity Leader

Girard “Gerry” Gurgick

Gerry is a recognized leader in the drive to implement local PACE programs to finance energy efficiency for private real estate in the Northeast U.S. He has more than twenty years of real estate development experience and a zeal for PACE financing & green energy projects.

Gerry is the Virginia Market Leader for PACE Equity.

Girard “Gerry” Gurgick

Energy Efficiency Organization of the Year 2017

ACEEE

AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMY

ACEEE

The best organization in the country leading the way to Energy Efficiency. When the government stepped back, the ACEEE team stepped up and has lead us all toward a better planet and world. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.

Since 1980, ACEEE has accomplished a great deal and has become known as America’s leading center of expertise on energy efficiency.

Some of the best and brightest visiting the Energy House Solutions Center last summer.

ACEEE

Best New Energy Efficiency Software for 2017

BEMOSS

Changing the way businesses approach energy efficiency.

BEMOSS is a Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS™) is a software platform that is engineered to improve sensing and control of equipment in small- and medium-sized commercial buildings. BEMOSS™ aims to offer: scalability, robustness, plug and play, open protocol, interoperability, cost-effectiveness, as well as local and remote monitoring. This allows BEMOSS™ to work with load control devices form different manufacturers that operate on different communication technologies and protocols.

BEMOSS

BEMOSS

Game Changer for 2017

Electric Vehicles

Going my way – why not?

Timeline For Electric Vehicle Revolution (via Lower Battery Prices, Supercharging, Lower Battery Prices)Everyone knows that electric vehicles (EVs) are going to replace internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) in the long run. Many of us are excited about this key transition away from fossil fuels and hope that it comes sooner rather than later, yet are not sure exactly when the big breakthroughs in market share are going to happen. STAY TUNED.

Electric Vehicles

Environmental Organization of the Year 2017

Sierra Club

Is best environmental organization in the United States!

Founded in 1892 this organization came to our attention this year thanks to friend Derek Myers. If you care lick about this issue, cause or movement, these are great people and a wonderful organization. Take a moment and look into what they offer. “Some can say they are as good but none can say they are better”

Sierra Club

Big smile 😃 to one of their local leaders – Ivy Main

Ivy Main

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