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.

BPI and EF are collaborating to offer EF members access to all BPI webinars. You can still register for these webinars using the links below. PLEASE NOTE: the times for webinars are now noon Pacific/3:00 PM Eastern, and the registration process has changed slightly. Please follow instructions after clicking the registration links below.

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Practical Quality Management Techniques for Contractors, Part 1

Tuesday, January 9th 3:00PM-4:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

Whether you are a private contractor or a weatherization agency, call-backs, inefficient business processes, and employee turnover affect your bottom line. Every call-back, time wasted because of inefficient operations, and the cost to train a new employee divert resources better used to increase production and generate revenue. Of all the investments you can make in your organization, the investment in creating a culture and system of quality will pay the greatest dividend over the long haul. We will look at the real cost of call-backs and operational inefficiencies in your business and present techniques and activities you can use to uncover and reduce these sometimes hidden costs. We will also address the critical importance of creating a culture of quality in your organization. This will be an interactive session which will challenge you with exercises and activities designed to engage you in the process of improving your organization’s commitment to Quality.

By attending and participating in this webinar, attendees will learn:

1. How to analyze their business in order to uncover defects and inefficiencies in their business operations.

2. Techniques for discovering the root causes of call-backs and inefficiencies in their business operations.

3. The importance of a culture of Quality in preventing future profit-killing problems in their business.

Presented By:

Dick Kornbluth LLC's

  • Dick Kornbluth

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.

Is Your Marketing Working?: Simple Ways to Measure & Evaluate Marketing Performance

Tuesday, January 23rd 3:00PM-4:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

Presented By:

Energy Circle's
  • Peter Troast

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.

Practical Quality Management Techniques for Contractors, Part 2

Tuesday, February 6th 3:00PM-4:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

Whether you are a private contractor or a weatherization agency, call-backs, inefficient business processes, and employee turnover affect your bottom line. Every call-back, time wasted because of inefficient operations, and the cost to train a new employee divert resources better used to increase production and generate revenue. Of all the investments you can make in your organization, the investment in creating a culture and system of quality will pay the greatest dividend over the long haul. We will look at the real cost of call-backs and operational inefficiencies in your business and present techniques and activities you can use to uncover and reduce these sometimes hidden costs. We will also address the critical importance of creating a culture of quality in your organization. This will be an interactive session which will challenge you with exercises and activities designed to engage you in the process of improving your organization’s commitment to Quality.

By attending and participating in this webinar, attendees will learn:

1. How to analyze their business in order to uncover defects and inefficiencies in their business operations.

2. Techniques for discovering the root causes of call-backs and inefficiencies in their business operations.

3. The importance of a culture of Quality in preventing future profit-killing problems in their business.

Presented By:

Dick Kornbluth LLC's

  • Dick Kornbluth

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.

Practical Quality Management Techniques for Contractors, Part 3

Wednesday, February 21st 3:00PM-4:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

Whether you are a private contractor or a weatherization agency, call-backs, inefficient business processes, and employee turnover affect your bottom line. Every call-back, time wasted because of inefficient operations, and the cost to train a new employee divert resources better used to increase production and generate revenue. Of all the investments you can make in your organization, the investment in creating a culture and system of quality will pay the greatest dividend over the long haul. We will look at the real cost of call-backs and operational inefficiencies in your business and present techniques and activities you can use to uncover and reduce these sometimes hidden costs. We will also address the critical importance of creating a culture of quality in your organization. This will be an interactive session which will challenge you with exercises and activities designed to engage you in the process of improving your organization’s commitment to Quality.

By attending and participating in this webinar, attendees will learn:

1. How to analyze their business in order to uncover defects and inefficiencies in their business operations.

2. Techniques for discovering the root causes of call-backs and inefficiencies in their business operations.

3. The importance of a culture of Quality in preventing future profit-killing problems in their business.

Presented By:

Dick Kornbluth LLC's

  • Dick Kornbluth

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.

Leadership that Wins: Helping Others Perform to Their Full Potential

Tuesday, March 6th 3:00PM-4:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

Presented By:

Advanced Energy's

  • John Tooley

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.

Where Does The Money Go?

Tuesday, March 20th 3:00PM-4:30PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 BPI CEUs

1. Forecast and track your cost of doing business accurately

2. Determine the mark-up required to thrive

3. See what a difference 1% makes in costs and mark-up

4. Understand the power of reducing your income taxes

5. Track and evaluate business management strategies

Let’s call this exercise; “Follow the Money.” First, Mike will invite you to watch him demonstrate what realistic overhead costs are for companies like yours doing various levels of volume using his proprietary “Overhead Calculator.” Next, you can visually follow Mike as he inserts the necessary Mark-up (as defined by the Overhead Calculator) into a typical estimate. Instantly you can see exactly where your overhead dollars are spent. This illustrative exercise will help you grasp the need for the seemingly excessive mark-up needed to be profitable in your complicated business model.

Presented By:

TechKnowledge System's

  • Mike Gorman

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.