We end this year as we’ve done for the past 7 with a list of our top blog posts. If you’ve been following our blog for a few years, thank you for your loyalty. We hope we’ve shared interesting, thought-provoking topics and look forward to bringing you more content in the new year!
For now, here’s a look at our winners of 2023 based on the total readership and engagement with the blog posts:
- How 12 Standards Stack Up on Performance – Summarizes a new report from Emu Passive that evaluates how 12 building standards perform based on the most common challenges for buildings.
- New Guide Can Help Schools Apply for Retrofit Funds – NAIMA has published a guide to help schools apply for grant funding available through the Department of Energy by making pipe insulation upgrades using the free 3E Plus Pipe Insulation thickness calculator tool.
- It’s the Order of Operations Part 1 – Jeremy Begley of HVAC Design Partners talks about why equipment replacement without thermal performance improvement is a bad idea.
- It’s the Oder of Operations Part 2 – In part 2 of his post, Jeremy details why size matters when it comes to heat pumps and efficiency.
- New Guide: Attracting and Retaining Installers – This guide includes tips for insulation contracting company owners to identify and keep good contractors on the job.
- Join the DOE Peer Exchange to Track IRA Incentives – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Better Buildings Network offers industry members a way to keep track of energy efficiency and electrification rebates and incentives.
- Building Codes Save Money, Lives – A Scientific American article makes the case for strong building codes as the planet grapples with more severe natural disasters.
- The Most and Least Energy-Efficient States – Wallet Hub has published its annual list of the most energy-efficient states. Utah is at the top of the list.
- Training on the Cheap (Even Free!) – Details great training resources for insulation contractors covering a range of topics – from workplace safety to Grade I installation.
- The End of Sampling? – EPA's ENERGY STAR has proposed a sunset of sampling for all new construction homes permitted on or after January 1, 2025. This is a good idea.