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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Energy Efficiency Programs: A Subsidy or a Resource?

Wednesday, September 20th 12:00PM-1:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

Historically, the work of building performance contractors has not been fully appreciated by utilities and policymakers. Energy efficiency has generally been treated as a "subsidy" rather than an energy "resource." This webinar will address why contractors have too often been shortchanged and will explore new models to fully value the utility and societal benefits of building performance work. Participants will learn about the implications for valuing energy efficiency as a resource and about how their businesses may benefit from this change of perspective.

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Diagnostic Tools and Techniques for Healthy Home Evaluators

Thursday, October 5th 12:00PM-1:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

Are you a certified BPI Healthy Home Evaluator or considering it? If so, this sessions is a must. We‘ll cover diagnostics similarities and differences between Energy Audits and Healthy Home Assessments. It will provide:

- Essential tools and best practices for relative-humidity, dew point, CO, CO2, moisture-meters and more

- An understanding of destructive testing and when or should it be performed

- Ability to perform basic pressure diagnostics with just a gauge

- Knowledge of the benefits of a blower door in a HH Assessment

- Ability to trouble shoot when suspect conditions are observed

- Skill as to when and how to use particle counters

Tools are only as good as the user and the documented process, and this webinar will help you learn how to make sure your tools provide accurate data.

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Marketing To Grow Your Business...From Someone Who’s Been There

Thursday, October 19th 12:00PM-1:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

So you now own your contracting or insulation business. Congratulations! Now how are you going to make it grow? Chad Laibly has been there and will provide key guidance on business development measures that can apply to newly minted companies or well established enterprises that are in danger of stagnation.

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The Energy Efficiency Workforce: Business Concern, Political Asset

Tuesday, October 31st 12:00PM-1:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

One thing that all Americans agree on is the need for more jobs, especially jobs with opportunities for "middle skill" workers and realistic pathways to long-term career success. The energy efficiency industry offers such jobs: in significant numbers and in every state. In fact, more than 2.2 million Americans work in our industry, and the number is growing.

Shining a light on the size and demographics of the EE industry can be a powerful tool for advancing the industry's policy positions in Congress and in state legislatures, as demonstrated by the current "Faces of EE" campaign and other initiatives. The people of EE are an exceptional industry asset, if highlighted correctly for maximum political impact.

Sustaining a strong workforce, however, is not an easy job, as many energy efficiency firms have learned. The task requires continuous innovation in outreach, recruitment, retention, and diversification. Successful businesses and industry associations must establish deep partnerships with education and job training institutions at all levels, from K-12 through graduate school.

Workforce and organizational development consultant Kevin Doyle will share his expertise from working with national energy efficiency labor market experts, industry advocates, business owners with workforce successes, and line workers with personal stories. The webinar will give you a chance to learn from this experience and share your ideas on how our industry can strengthen its workforce and use that strength to promote our industry.

Presenter:

BW Research Partnership's

  • Kevin Doyle

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