Best Practices Committee

Updates from our Best Practices Working Groups: Take a look at what our working groups have been up to recently by viewing our November 2010 Best Practices Working Groups Digest.


The Best Practices Committee of Efficiency First is composed of Home Performance contractors and other stakeholders interested in ensuring that the Home Performance industry can effectively scale up to meet new demands.

The Best Practices Committee is an official standing committee of Efficiency First and is chaired by national board member Doug Donovan of Denver, CO. The committee manages four working groups, each representing one of the seven focus areas: Business Models, Finance and Incentives, Workforce Development, Labor & Industry, Real Estate and Labeling, Software and Technical, and finally Marketing. Each working groups is composed of a five to nine Efficiency First Members. The chair of each working group serves on the national Best Practices Committee.

The committee’s initial task was to study examples of existing municipal programs that are designed to create market incentives for home energy performance and/or renewable energy. Based on this research, nine detailed case studies were produced, along with a Best Practices White Paper and best practices recommendations specifically focused on the areas of Finance and Incentives, Marketing, Workforce Development and Business Models. These documents have been published online by Efficiency First's nonprofit research arm, the Home Performance Resource Center.

More Information

Download the information sheets listed below [PDF format] to learn more about the activities of each Efficiency First Best Practices Working Group, and about requirements and benefits for committee members:


Working Group Orientation Webinar: Click to play a 20-minute presentation for members of Efficiency First best practices working groups.