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1 Place name of trainer “We should have the policy of efficiency first” — Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont

2 Home Performance workforce coming together to: Inspire ideas: HOME STAR, REEP, Utility Data Access Advocate for solutions Partner with other stakeholders Produce industry-driven recommendations for program managers & state officials Create solutions for PACE, On Bill Financing Network & build industry locally Provide direct financial value to members Educate on company growth topics

3 Key Accomplishments HOME STAR, REEP, E-KNOW Bill 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico 19 Active State/Local Chapters The Resource Center Manufacturers Council 10 working groups composed of contractors & industry leaders Member Benefits: Discount business insurance, tech tools, Web development, conference registration

4 What is Efficiency First 10 Best Practices Working Groups 19 State and Local Chapters… And Growing 1,000 member companies The Voice of the Home Performance Industry: SEEAction National Home Performance Council State and local forums

5 Home Star Home Star – $6 billion rebate program to encourage rapid investment in home performance Stimulates a strong market and increases consumer demand generating more business for your Home Performance contractor business Takes effect immediately- rapid growth for your business For more information go to:

6 REEP Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance Direct incentives for efficiency improvements compared to the building’s previous energy use stimulating demand for home energy retrofits Government funded incentives what will cover up to 50% of the cost of retrofits – Generates more business for Home Performance contractors. Money will spur the home performance contractor industry and help Home Performance contractor businesses thrive across the nation.

7 State and Local Chapters The local voice for Home Performance Locally run, leveraging national support and resources Policy Advocacy and industry growth at the state and local level Local forums to network, share lessons learned, hear about growth opportunities Currently 19 chapters Actively recruiting chapters in all 50 states Allows members to take an active role in supporting the industry

8 Best Practices Committee Policy research and education: Including 9 case studies and a best practices white paper Committee manages 10 working groups: Business Models Finance and Incentives Workforce Development Marketing Labor and Industry Real Estate Software and Technology Manufacturers Council Low Income Weatherization Multifamily Homes

9 Best Practices Committee August 2010 Business Models Developing two white papers In-home protocol on how to up-sell Guidelines for effective business practices - How to run a business 201/301 Finance and Incentives Submitted PACE memo for state's reallocating PACE funds - write alternatives for PACE Developing a second finance and incentives webinar Respond to FHFA's move to increase energy efficiency loan rates Track national PACE legislation, pending legal challenges, and FHFA negotiations Labor and Industry Creating synopses of stakeholder processes of energy efficiency retrofit programs nationwide Developing definition list of program design terms Low-Income Weatherization First call in two weeks - join the committee

10 Best Practices Committee August 2010 Manufacturers Council Creating liaisons between manufacturers and local and state chapters Marketing Brochure on Home Performance for contractors to help sell whole-house retrofits Developing greater presence on Wikipedia Real Estate Submitted response to DOE's Labeling RFI, created position paper on home labeling Developing green MLS document and real estate retrofit network Work with local chapters on outreach to Real Estate professionals Software and Technology Finalizing software standards matrix XML Developing a list of available software and descriptions of each Workforce Development Workforce development roadshow workshops to deliver EF workforce presentation Future plans for workforce development white paper Job search database - a Monster.com for home performance Just launched: Low Income Weatherization Multi-Family Homes

11 The Resource Center Nine (9) Case Studies on Existing Home Performance Programs White Paper & 4 sets of Recommendations in key program areas: Workforce Development, Finance & Incentives, Business Models, Program Marketing Next Steps: Deliver to ICLEI, League of Cities, DOE & EPA Webinars, etc.

12 The Resource Center Expand Working Groups: Real Estate & Labeling, Labor Relations, Industry Marketing, Software & Technical, Low Income Weatherization, Taking on the Tool Belt Recession Major report & Presentation on Workforce Development Non-Energy Benefits Conversation Rate Study

13 MEMBER BENEFITS Educational webinars on financing, online marketing, preparing for Home Star and more Discounts on training courses Discounts on infrared cameras & other tools Discounts on Web site design Company apparel Web design; Graphic Design Home Energy Magazine Lead referral sites like EnergySavvy Free Membership in EGIA (Electric & Gas Ind. Assoc.) InsurancePayroll SystemsDebt Collection And more to come… 13

14 Join Efficiency First Sign up here by filling out a membership form before you leave Or visit Membership for Home Performance Contractor or Allied Supporter Companies is only $250/year or $23/month Take advantage of the student limited membership level: $35/year (not available on the website)

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