For most American households, a 5-30% savings on energy bills is possible by making home energy upgrades typically identified in a home energy assessment. State and local governments, utilities, and nonprofits across the nation offer programs that allow home owners to upgrade their home to reduce energy use. Through the Better Buildings Home Upgrade Program Accelerator, DOE is working with partners that offer these programs to help increase the number of services offered to homes across the country while minimizing costs associated with managing and operating home upgrade programs.
Accelerator partners Arizona Public Service (APS), an electric utility, and FSL Home Energy Solutions, a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program sponsor, have successfully demonstrated that more customers can be served, while decreasing the cost of program management by improving two key areas:
By using these two industry standards, Arizona Home Performance with ENERGY STAR improved their program for contractors and customers, while also improving their cost-effectiveness and freeing up resources to allocate elsewhere.
Read this case study for more on how the Arizona Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program’s lowered administrative labor costs for quality assurance by 50% while increasing contractor satisfaction with the program by 50%. Click here for more information if you are interested in joining the Home Upgrade Program Accelerator.
- Amanda Chiu
Amanda Chiu is a senior analyst at SRA International Inc., a CSRA Company.
This blog originally appeared on the Better Buildings Solution Center website and is reprinted with permission.