2015 is shaping up to be a critical year for the home performance industry. EF members across America are sharing best practices and tools for running successful building performance companies; and we're using our voices as energy efficiency business people to advocate for good policies that will help our industry scale.
Together we'll deliver high performing buildings to more customers, create jobs in our communities and bring the benefits of energy efficiency to our country and environment.
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Why Join Efficiency First?
One voice. Many markets.
From the halls of Washington, DC, to your own backyard, Efficiency First is 100% dedicated to growing the home performance industry into a sustainable, profitable market segment. From education and networking opportunities to advocacy at the national and grassroots level, Efficiency First's mission is to help your company -- and the home performance industry -- succeed.
Additional chapter dues are applied in CA, CT, Greater Cincinnati, MD, NC, OR, and WA. Gross annual revenue refers to revenue from the home performance industry.
Make a difference. Build a market.
You want to gain new customers. And you want those customers to succeed. Sponsorship of Efficiency First gives you access to a growing membership base that includes companies from all aspects of whole-home performance contracting. Building analysts and energy auditors. Insulation and air sealing contractors. HVAC contractors. Remodelers. Renewable energy installers. Real estate professionals. Building scientists. Financers. Trainers. All of them working together to turn the emerging home performance industry into a sustainable, profitable market segment.
Operated primarily by dedicated volunteers, Efficiency First’s staffing is lean and its overhead is low so your sponsorship contribution goes directly to providing education and networking opportunities for our members, as well as advocacy at both the national and grassroots level.
Efficiency First is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(6) trade association that is actively engaged in lobbying federal, state and local governments on behalf of America's Home Performance workforce. Amounts paid to the association are not deductible as charitable contributions, but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying (41 percent in 2011), that percentage is not deductible for income tax purposes. Therefore, 59 percent of your dues payment may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. It is important to check with your accountant, lawyer or tax professional to seek specific advice. Efficiency First does not provide legal or accounting advice.