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Groupon for Energy Audits?
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In the discussion "Transforming Existing Buildings Through New Media: An Idea Exchange." the question of using Groupon or other couponing sites like Living Social came up. Consumers of the products…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theresa Foster Sep 16, 2011.

PACE Legislation
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http://pacenow.org/blog/ So I attended a session today in Las Vegas entitled "Transforming Existing Buildings Through New Media: An Idea Exchange." The primary…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Sep 16, 2011.

 

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Glen Gallo replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion PACE Legislation
"Bud,   Thank you for reading. I do not think you are confused you simply disagree and have a different opinion than my own.   I think that we can agree to disagree. I find that in life as well as this business disagreement leads to…"
Sep 16, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion PACE Legislation
"  Hi Glen, I'm confused on a couple of points. ********************** "It attaches a value to the property that gets transferred on sale and that has a definite payoff period."  Agreed, an added value and a necessary…"
Sep 16, 2011
Glen Gallo replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion PACE Legislation
"I would have to agree with Brian and Stephen. There are allot of government programs for our industry that I have issue with for a variety of reasons. PACE is not one of them. Primarily because it is not a government program. It attaches a value to…"
Sep 16, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion PACE Legislation
"Thanks for the condolences, you are supposed to put a :( after that.  When we have coffee sometime I will share the rest of the story :O, can't put it in writing. (Bangor area) Bookmarked and printing now for reading later, thanks. For a…"
Sep 16, 2011
Brian Robinson replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion PACE Legislation
"Sorry to hear that your town was involved in the MGEA debacle.   Check out this article re: appraisal values http://www.txses.org/NTREG/dnld/AppJour99.pdf.   In my town the sharpest Realtors are on board and…"
Sep 16, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion PACE Legislation
"Hi Brian, My community was one of the original towns selected by the now defunct MGEA and the committee formed as a requirement of the PACE program has dwindled to only a couple and the towns support, even though it is a requirement, has been…"
Sep 16, 2011
Theresa Foster replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"Sorry I couldn't locate the link.  There has been a lot of education through Efficiency Maine and other organizations on the importance of home energy audits and I offered the deal when  the rebate program Efficiency Maine was…"
Sep 16, 2011
Brian Robinson replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion PACE Legislation
"In April I helped a Rockland ME couple obtain the first PACE loan in Maine.  A slightly modified version PACE is now in place & working well in Maine on a statewide basis.  We obtained a ruling from FHFA allowing the PACE loan to…"
Sep 15, 2011
Anthony Hyde replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"After looking at the Groupon page referenced above I am not surprised that there were few takers.  Since you got a strong response, I have to assume you were allowed to write your own copy to highlight the important aspects of having an energy…"
Sep 15, 2011
Jim Mikel replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"I totally agree.    I personally like Groupon for deals on museums, eating out,etc., but as far a big ticket items it is not there. Groupon, in my opinion is aimed at the younger crowd and their android app allows you to instantly…"
Sep 15, 2011
Melissa Baldridge replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"I have a friend in a complete unrelated industry (waxing, aesthetician, etc.) who's used Groupon before.  What she discovered, and what I feel like I hear from outside our industry, is that the people who tend to pounce on these social…"
Sep 15, 2011
Stephen Quirk replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"Well I'm proved dead wrong on the price point and square footage. Perhaps Living Social's slightly different model worked better than Groupon's. Or perhaps it is a regional thing. Do you still have the link to the Living Social promo?…"
Sep 15, 2011
Craig Savage replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"Timely, related article about a new social app called HouseFix   http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/12/housefix-bringing-social-recommendations-and-accountability-to-home-improvement/    HouseFix: Bringing Social Recommendations…"
Sep 15, 2011
Theresa Foster replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"We are located in Southern Maine.  We offered the "deal" at $160, with the stipulation they were within 15 miles and <2600 sf.  Addition charges applied beyond that.  We would typically charge $400 and Living Social…"
Sep 15, 2011
Jim Mikel replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"Theresa - where are you?  It sounds like it worked well. What was the cost of the audit?"
Sep 15, 2011
Theresa Foster replied to Stephen Quirk's discussion Groupon for Energy Audits?
"We used Living Social and had a good response selling 40 audits in 3 days.  We thought the clientele would be motivated to actually implement the scope of work recommended, which is really the business we were after, however about 30% of them…"
Sep 15, 2011

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