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1 Overview Overview Andrea Petzel, Project Manger Home& Small Business The City of Seattle’s innovative pilot program testing new models for energy efficiency in the residential, commercial, and institutional sectors.

2 Testing InnovationTesting Innovation  Managed by Office of Sustainability & Environment  Non-utility program  Flexibility, bigger perspective  2,000 homes  15% energy savings  Incentives & Rebates  Incentivize the behavior change we want to see in the market  Affordable financing options  Multiple lenders  On-bill repayment

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4 Elements of the High-Road AgreementElements of the High-Road Agreement High-Road Commitments:  Professional Certification  Wage Rates  Targets for Business Ownership:  % small business  100% local business  30% minority  10% women  Increase opportunities for veterans  Training Requirements  Hiring Standards from Qualified Training Providers  Goals for hiring new, entry-level targeted workers

5 Our ContractorsOur Contractors  CPW History with HVAC industry  Currently: 25 Contractors:  Weatherization – 10  Remodel – 3  Mechanical – 12  Who are they Hiring?  Some background in construction  Speak the language of green building  Committed to residential sector  Good PM/sales skills

6 Contractor SupportContractor Support  Building a Community Around Energy Efficiency:  EE network is critical  Encouraging subcontractor relationships  Reimbursements for training  Free(!) Training  Evolving Contractor Base:  More work, bigger jobs: 30% energy savings  Strong connections  Early Signs of Market Transformation:  94% of homeowners would recommend CPW to others  30% completed energy efficiency projects outside of program

7 A New Approach to TrainingA New Approach to Training Creating a Community Around Training:  Partnership with S. Seattle Community College and NW EcoBuilding Guild  Option to hire first, train second  Active participation by contractors  Available to entry-level workers and more experienced workers  Free!

8 By the NumbersBy the Numbers  over 3,399 total signups  25 contractors, and growing  almost 2,557 audits  30% average energy savings per home  664 completed upgrades  over 174 upgrades in progress  59,248 tons of greenhouse gas emissions saved

9 More InformationMore Information Andrea Petzel Project Manager Community Power Works for Home & Small Business or


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