Energy Efficiency Information for the Contractor


What can I do as a contractor to promote energy efficiency to my customers?

Home improvement contractors, insulators and air sealing companies, and HVAC contractors who are ready
to learn and apply advanced techniques recommended by ENERGY STAR have the opportunity to sell more
services, improve customer satisfaction, and make homes significantly more energy efficient and comfortable.

While there is currently no partnership program available for these types of organizations, ENERGY STAR provides
educational and marketing materials to help contractors explain the benefits of recommended practices such
as proper HVAC equipment installation and maintenance, duct sealing, air sealing, and proper insulation
installation to homeowners.

How can I promote energy efficiency to my customers?

1. Sell ENERGY STAR qualified Products
2. Promote ENERGY STAR "Recommended Solutions"
3. Promote yourself as an energy efficiency expert
4. Participate in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
5. Become an approved Energy Upgrade CA contractor.

How can I become an approved Energy Upgrade CA contractor?

To find out more on becoming an approved Energy Upgrade CA contractor
visit the site
Energy Upgrade California for Contractors
- Energy Upgrade California

Where do I find out more about promoting energy efficiency?

For more information about promoting energy efficiency, visit the following sites.

Energy Upgrade California for contractors - Energy Upgrade California
Resources for contractors - Energy Star
Energy efficiency for construction contractors - SBA (Small Business Administration)
Tools and strategies of delivering energy efficient results - Energy Star Buildings and Plants
Energy Savers for contractors and builders - Energy Savers Gov
Learn about national model codes for building energy efficient structures - Building Energy Codes Program
Plan for energy efficiency first - Go Solar California

The sites listed above are a rich source of information both web based and publications to help you
and your customers to become energy efficient with each and every project.

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