ENERGY STAR and HOME PERFORMANCE TESTING
We confirm that your home performs efficiently with the help of diagnostic equipment, including a blower door test to evaluate the leakiness of the home envelope and a duct blaster to test to gauge the leakiness of the duct system. We also use infrared cameras to ‘see’ what is behind the walls and pinpoint areas where heat and cold are escaping, so they can be sealed and properly insulated.
Newport Ventures also evaluates home plans and construction practices to pinpoint the specific, cost effective improvements need to qualify your home to meet Energy Star, LEED, Builders Challenge and other home rating programs.
Newport Ventures’ market research and analysis capabilities enable our clients to make informed decisions, develop strategic solutions to issues they are facing, identify market needs, develop and effectively promote new products and programs, and much more. Every research project is custom designed in cooperation with the client and includes a balance of quantitative and qualitative methods for accuracy and depth of findings.
Our facilitators work closely with clients to set meeting objectives and ensure that everything from the development of the agenda to the takeaways are structured and captured to result in success. Newport facilitators create a safe, positive and productive environment to maximize information and idea exchange among stakeholders. Our capabilities include multi-day meetings, design charrettes, and technology road mapping.
By synthesizing stakeholder input, facilitating consensus, and providing industry insight, Newport Ventures assists its clients in defining their vision and objectives. This framework is then used to develop practical strategic plans for implementation of clients’ management, communications and marketing programs.
MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS
Newport Ventures has established relationships with national organizations and their local chapters as well as press and trade journals that serve to leverage dissemination of information and publicity. We develop and implement comprehensive strategies that effectively reach target audiences to communicate our client's message. Our skills include the development of multimedia content and artwork for marketing materials, press releases, presentations and websites.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (Education, Training Workshops, Publications)
Through multimedia training programs, workshops and publications, Newport Ventures is able to effectively educate professionals as well as consumers on interfacing with new technology. Want to introduce a new technology to the residential industry? Newport Ventures is writing the book on that too (see Projects>Path Tech Transfer).
BUILDING and SYSTEMS RESEARCH
Need real world performance data? Newport Ventures can develop and implement long or short term turn-key and in-situ research projects. Projects are tailored to meet target market and design objectives of the client. From experimental design to data acquisition system development and deployment to recommendations for redesign to final reporting, Newport Ventures can manage your technical services needs.