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1 ENERGY STAR CLOTHES WASHER REBATE PROGRAM HELEN CORBETT PAMELA KOSS

2 Organization Background & Role Program Overview Funding & Partners Marketing Strategy Accomplishments Challenges & Learnings OUTLINE

3 BACKGROUND A not-for-profit private-public partnership in Alberta Core staff of 20 in Calgary and Edmonton Multi-stakeholder board

4 ROLE Take action to reduce GHGs Program delivery Align initiatives to Alberta’s and federal government’s plans Leverage

5 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Furnace Replacement Programs (2004 & 2005) LED Exit Sign Incentives Soak Up the Savings Clothes Washer Program Energy Solutions Alberta

6 September 15, 2005 to March 1, 2006 $50 rebate for ENERGY STAR clothes washer Additional $50 for residents of Calgary Application processing Rebate processing PROGRAM OVERVIEW

7 Application Form Retail appliance stores Web Mail

8 Rebate Cheque Calgary-based company Printed, posted and mailed Opportunity for logo placement and additional promo

9 Program Funding NRCan Government of Alberta City of Calgary Industry Support Manufacturers Retailers FUNDING & PARTNERSHIPS

10 < $7,000 to promote program Leveraged through utilities & media MARKETING STRATEGY

11 EPCOR Bill Stuffer EPCOR distributed to 650,000 customers in Alberta (250,00 in Edmonton) Enmax distributed a bill insert to 280,000 customers in the Calgary region

12 Static Cling Sticker ## of stickers were sent to retail stores across Alberta Stickers adhered directly to ENERGY STAR clothes washers

13 Static Cling Sticker Version used in Calgary to explain additional rebate

14 2 radio spots = 22,000 reach 4 Television spots = 270,000 reach 5 print articles Media Coverage

15 Media Coverage vs. Web Hits Media CoveragePromotion from utilities

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18 CHALLENGES & LEARNINGS New home construction large but complicated market Inconsistent messages from retailers to consumers – better communication with retailers required Customer satisfaction issues FREE RIDERS!!!

19 Would you have purchased an ENERGY STAR clothes washer without this program? YES86% NO14% Free Riders or other factors

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21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 8700 clothes washers purchased Water Savings –Over 200 million Litres/yr Energy Savings –3300 MWh/yr –Includes dryer savings GHG reductions –Over 3000 tonnes Consumer $’s saved –Approx. $450,000

22 Suite 1560, Jasper Ave. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Telephone: [780] Suite 100, 999 – 8 th Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta Canada Telephone: [403] CALGARY EDMONTON


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