>>Exclusive Demo of Asset Score Preview
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Technologies Office invites you to join us for a presentation on Asset Score Preview, a new, simplified version of DOE's Building Energy Asset Scoring tool. DOE is offering the presentation on multiple days: Wednesday, March 30, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST and Thursday, March 31, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
This post is the first of a four-part series that will analyze the evolution of the Energy Information Agency's Annual Energy Outlook forecasts to show how major federal policies have changed the shape of our energy future, how these and other policies have impacted certain sectors of the economy and where opportunities for additional savings remain untapped.
>> ASHRAE Funds 24 Undergraduate Projects; Aerial Vehicle for Energy Audits
Engineers will get a bird’s eye view of the energy use of building envelopes under a project funded through an ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant. This year, 24 schools from around the world were awarded grants. The grants, totaling some $110,000, are awarded by ASHRAE to colleges and universities worldwide to promote the study and teaching of HVAC&R, encouraging senior undergraduate students to pursue related careers.
>> Construction Employment Rises in 44 States and the District of Columbia Over Last 12 Months
Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2015 and January 2016 while construction employment increased in 30 states and D.C. between December and January, according to analysis of Labor Department data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new employment figures show strong demand for construction except in a number of energy producing states.
>> BPI Introduces the Healthy Home Evaluator Credential
This spring the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) will introduce the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) credential to the nation's home performance, weatherization and healthy housing workforce, with the goal of breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families through home performance interventions.
>> ABAA Conference Going on Right Now!
The Air Barrier Association of America is hosting its annual conference and trade show in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 22-24, 2016. Any attendee who purchases a Tuesday conference pass or a 3 day conference pass is invited to join ABAA for its welcome reception, tonight, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for no additional cost. This year's conference is being held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. For more information or to register, visit the ABAA Conference & Trade Show website.