Presentation on theme: "Overview Overview Andrea Petzel, Project Manger Home& Small Business The City of Seattle’s innovative pilot program testing new models for energy efficiency."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
More InformationMore Information Andrea Petzel Project Manager Community Power Works for Home & Small Business or