Presentation on theme: "Home Energy Efficiency US-China Greener Consumption Forum March 22, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Home Energy Efficiency US-China Greener Consumption Forum March 22, 2013
Founded in 2008 to provide independent residential energy-efficiency consulting and services. #1 in Home Performance Program in Maryland by volume in 2011. Awarded 2010, 2011 & 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, Rockville’s Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Protection Award, and the Century Club Award from Home Performance with Energy Star. About ecobeco 2
3 An instrumented, scientific assessment of a home’s energy use. A quick visual inspection to help people identify ways to save energy. Comprehensive Home Energy Audit ecobeco Quick Home Energy Check-up
Faucet aerators and efficient flow showerheads can reduce water consumption by 50%. Smart Power Strips save up to $40 per year reducing phantom power (stand-by) loss. Insulating water heater tank wrap and pipe wrap. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use 75% less energy. Programmable Thermostats can save $75 a year. 4 Easy Energy Savers ecobeco
In Maryland, law requires a 15% reduction in electricity use by 2015. Small surcharge on every electricity bill to fund programs. Companies work under contract with utility. Programs include: Appliance rebates & recycling; HVAC rebates Home Energy Audits Insulation & Air Sealing rebates (up to 50% or $2,000 per house) In-store discounts on Energy Star lights, and more! 8 Energy Saving Programs with Utility Companies
Demonstrate Savings Keys to Success: Calculate the value of the service. Demonstrate the $ value of home efficiency. Advocate for subsidized programs. Convince key leaders programs are worthwhile. Keep whole-home approach in mind. Insulation without air-sealing isn’t very effective. Ecobeco’s Success: 2,000 Comprehensive Home Energy Audits 11,000 Quick Home Energy Check-ups ecobeco 9
Seal Air Leaks 10 Air sealing a house can save $100-500 per year. ecobeco
Proper Insulation ecobeco 11 Proper Insulation can save $100-500 per year.
12 Indoor Air Quality ecobeco Protect families from Carbon Monoxide and other air quality issues.
Resources and Links ecobeco 15 Information on utility programs: Pepco - http://www.pepco.com/energy/conservation/meiin/ Organize, Educate & Advocate for energy efficiency programs! Efficiency First - http://www.efficiencyfirst.org/about/ American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy - http://aceee.org/topics/energy-efficiency-programs Home Energy Audits: Home Performance - http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=hpwes_profiles.sho wsplash