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1 Home Energy Efficiency US-China Greener Consumption Forum March 22, 2013

2 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 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

4 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

5 Average Home Energy Use ecobeco 5

6 U.S. Department of Energy

7 7 Whole Home Approach

8 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

9 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

10 Seal Air Leaks 10 Air sealing a house can save $100-500 per year. ecobeco

11 Proper Insulation ecobeco 11 Proper Insulation can save $100-500 per year.

12 12 Indoor Air Quality ecobeco Protect families from Carbon Monoxide and other air quality issues.

13 13 Proper Air Exchange ecobeco

14 14 An Energy Efficient Home

15 Resources and Links ecobeco 15 Information on utility programs: Pepco - Organize, Educate & Advocate for energy efficiency programs! Efficiency First - American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy - Home Energy Audits: Home Performance - wsplash

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