22 Sep '12, 1pm

Commodities and Quality – Residential Energy Efficiency at a Crossroads via @resnetus

Whether it is in training or the delivery of services to homebuilders, homeowners, utility clients, you name it, the race to the bottom is fraught with peril for anyone engaged in the race. The vast majority of folks that I know in this industry (RESNET and BPI), big and small, near and far, are committed to maintaining the quality of the work that we all do. We decidedly have differences of opinion about how to deliver quality, but not that we want to do so. The question to me is whether we want to commodify the industry or not. We’ve seen recent fallout in the training sector for what happens when you go too far down that road. We’ve seen it repeatedly in both audits and energy ratings as well. I’m hard pressed to point to a place where a race to the bottom occurred and the “winner” of the race really “won” at the end of the day. Do we want to strive for efficiency in ou...

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