Why I am optimistic about the future of Energy Efficiency industry.

As I sit here typing I am for the in a long time optimistic about our industry. The crash and burn of PACE and subsequently Homestar left many of us wondering if our industry would ever make it to prime time.


I have new found optimism. I am actually excited. In the last month I have seen the following.


Vice President Biden and the news conference regarding Home Score. Agree with it or not it got press. It also got all of us thinking.


A version of Homestar is being implemented in my local area.


http://www.energyupgradecalifornia.com/


I then received an Email this week from my Insurance Agent (State Farm) as part of a monthly campaign that the company produces. Cut costs and waste with an Energy Audit was part of the email.


https://e.statefarm.com/pub/sf/ResponseForm?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DUQpglLjH...=


Today on the way to drop my kids off school I listened to an ad from Home Depot. It was for CO monitors and why brand X was the way to go. Something about safety for your loved ones and how you should care. I thought what about testing for this? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a commercial like this tied into our industry and how we test and have mitigation solutions for CO
problems in the home.


I the open my email and see RESNET have entered into an agreement with Home Depot.


Wow that is allot of action in less than a four week period.


Now if the phone would ring a little more often I would be really excited

Views: 24

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Tom White on November 19, 2010 at 2:14pm
Glen, I agree with your sentiment. It takes a while for the ideas, federal/state funds and utility rebates to make it to the consumer/homeowner level. In the meantime, you can find a few ideas for developing your business in our Home Performance Contractor's Business Development Guide special issue.

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

Latest Activity

scottscontracting posted a discussion
39 minutes ago
Profile IconJohn Doe and Ariston C. Hernandez Jr. joined Home Energy Pros
14 hours ago
tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Bob, here is where our perspectives diverge. I think people should switch to electric because they…"
yesterday
tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Here our thinking falls out of alignment. Going to electric is default for me. People can't…"
yesterday
Bob Blanchette replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"If you are going to stay with gas service, might as well keep the gas water heater. Switching gas…"
yesterday
tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"8 people, sometimes under 10 therms. Just not enough energy used heating water to get obsessive…"
yesterday
Eric Kjelshus replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Biggest is to keep the CO  or other gas down in building  "
yesterday
Bob Blanchette replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Look at your SUMMER gas bill where water heating accounts for most of your gas use. 10-15 therms…"
yesterday

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service