Rebuilding to a New Standard

ENERGY STAR NextGen Program Launching at Marshall Fire RebuildPublished March 31, 2023Out of the AshesIn the wake of the Marshall Fire disaster, the next generation of homes is being built by contractors and homeowners with the expertise and mettle to tackle new challenges. Housing is moving towards lower carbon methods and materials, and the elimination of natural gas in homes … Read More

ESG & Carbon Accounting for Builders

In 500 words or less, here is what ESG Reporting is and why you might want to make a report of your own.Published March 28, 2023Get the FactsEnvironmental Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting and Carbon Accounting are new opportunities and sometimes requirements coming to the home building industry. Unfortunately, both of these initiatives have some negative connotations and political associations … Read More

The Politics of ESG and Homebuilding

What is the driving force behind the ESG and what does it mean for our partners?Published March 28, 2023The ESG Hot ButtonUnless you’re living under a rock, you are aware of the latest chapter in the culture wars revolving around the term ESG. Let’s start at the place of understanding what ESG really is, that is, what it was initially … Read More

Building with a Cause

EnergyLogic, Lennar Homes, and others help Denver Children’s Home restore hope and health to traumatized children and families.Published January 31, 2023A Safe Place to Heal & GrowThe essential ingredients for success are roughly the same for everyone: courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, and trust – those elements are universally accessible. We all know successful living isn’t always easy. However, successful living … Read More

The Upside of Downturns

Now Is the Time for Change

How can we make the most of the boom-bust cycle of the building industry?Published January 31, 2023The Nature of the BusinessIf this isn’t your first rodeo, and for most of us it’s not, then the boom-bust cycle of the building industry is familiar. It looks something like the cycle depicted below. It’s been the nature of the building industry for … Read More

Introducing Our New Energy Compliance & Building Science Experts

EnergyLogic has added Field Operations Area Managers for Improved Quality and Consistency.Published January 31, 2023Leading the WayEnergyLogic inspects over 5000 houses per year, verifying numerous codes and programs. With each jurisdiction adopting and amending different energy codes combined with tracking ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, Zero Energy Ready, detached, attached, prescriptive, performance, etc., it can be overwhelming to keep them all … Read More

Navigating Constant Change

We need to understand and adapt to the constantly moving targets in the building industry to stay on coarse during times of change.Published January 30, 2023Finding Our Footing for the Road AheadAt times it feels like the day-to-day disruption is never-ending. If stuff would slow down for a while so we could get our feet underneath us, we could plan … Read More

Wrestling with Labor Constraints

The difficult labor market facing employers continues to plague the construction industry.Published September 13, 2022Unmasking the IssueIn my many discussions with business owners and managers from all facets of the construction industry, there is one current theme that we all share. It remains a difficult labor market for employers. While we’ve seen the issues with the supply chain start to … Read More

EnergyLogic Received Three Top Awards

EnergyLogic Receives 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award

We are proud to receive the 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award, the 2021 Best Individual Combo Home Rater Award, and the 2021 Best Individual Electric Only Rater Award.Published September 13, 2022Our MissionEnergyLogic is on a mission to meet our partners where they are and engage them in the journey of constructing the best possible buildings. This year, we are proud … Read More

RaterFest Is Back

RaterFest

EnergyLogic’s 12th annual “unconference” for energy professionals is back and better than ever!Published September 12, 2022It’s That Time of Year AgainForget about pumpkin spice. Energy professionals from around the world are gathering for craft beer in the scenic Colorado Rockies while collaborating with and learning from the best minds in the building industry.Bringing Together the BestEnergyLogic continues its commitment to … Read More