Efficiency First

Our Live Webinar Series

Efficiency First’s live webinar series is focused on all things home performance-- from the in’s and out’s of home performance business strategy, to certifications, standards, incentives, technical know-how, policy, and advocacy updates. Many of our webinars qualify for BPI CEUs. This series is free for members and $50 for non-members.

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Winter Download

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 9-10:30 a.m. PST / 12-1:30 p.m. EDT

Hindsight is 20/20, and that can be helpful! Even though things never go exactly according to plan, we can use that 20/20 vision to identify learnings and apply them the next time around.
For home performance professionals, each season often brings new opportunities and new challenges. Join us as we take a look at this winter season before it is long past, to capture lessons that can be implemented next year. In this session, we will hear the specific must-dos for next season as some of our winter-weathered colleagues share their golden nugget takeaways from these past few months.

Participants will learn about:

1) Common challenges that companies have experienced this past winter
2) How to strategize in advance and dodge some big wintery blues
3)Operational tips and advice that will keep you one step ahead of the next snowstorm

Panelists:

Chris Jobson, Director of Operations, New England Conservation Services
Hal Smith, Co-Owner, Halco Energy

Efficiency First Members: Click here to log in to your account and register for free.

Non-Members: Click here to register for a $50 fee.



Quarterly Home Performance Policy Briefing

Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 9-10:30 a.m. PST / 12-1:30 p.m. EDT

The first quarterly policy briefing of 2015! During this session, we will identify current federal, state and local policy issues that impact companies in the home performance industry. This webinar will cover an array of issues ranging from legislation and regulation to energy efficiency program topics. For this quarter's briefing, we will look at current hot national items and learn about state policy initiatives from California, Arizona and North Carolina.

Participants will learn about:

1) Current national policy initiatives that impact the home performance industry
2) State policy efforts, focused on California, Arizona and North Carolina
3)Resources for state/local home performance policy work

Panelists:

Coby Rudolph, COO, Efficiency First
Charley Cormany, Executive Director, Efficiency First California
Damian Hodkinson, Co-Founder, True Energy Solutions
Kara Saul Rinaldi, VP for Policy and Government Affairs, Home Performance Coalition
Heather Szymanski, Executive Director, Efficiency First Arizona
Ryan Miller, Executive Director, North Carolina Building Performance Association

Efficiency First Members: Click here to log in to your account and register for free.



How Best to Handle Asbestos

Monday, April 27, 2015 from 9-10:15 a.m. PST / 12-1:15 p.m. EDT

Just reading the word 'vermiculite' is enough to make any home performance pro shiver -forget crawling into an attic full of it! For the first time, thanks to the Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust (ZAI Trust), you may be able to provide your homeowners with an appetizing solution. In this session we discuss why it is so important for hazardous materials to be removed from the home, and how you can do it without breaking bank or disrupting your company’s workflow.

Participants will learn about:

1) Common challenges that contractors face when running into asbestos on the job
2) Best practices and must-dos on asbestos job management
3)Reimbursement options that are available for homeowners and how you can work with your customers to take advantage of them

Panelists:

Ed Cottingham, Trustee & Director of Claims, Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust (ZAI Trust)
Joe Medosch, Owner, Energy & Environmental Consulting, LLC

Efficiency First Members: Click here to log in to your account and register for free.

Non-Members: Click here to register for a $50 fee.