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Can Energy Monitoring Services Bolster Your Bottom Line?

By Charley Cormany | December 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Can Energy Monitoring Services Bolster Your Bottom Line?

Find out how home performance and energy efficiency contractors can use energy monitoring services like HVAC companies uses annual service contracts.

Stepping Back: Work on Your Home Performance Business, Not in It

By Charley Cormany | December 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Stepping Back: Work on Your Home Performance Business, Not in It

If you’re constantly putting out fires at your home performance or energy efficiency business, then how do you find the time to think bigger picture?

What Trump Does Not Know About Energy Efficiency

By Charley Cormany | November 18, 2016 | Comments Off on What Trump Does Not Know About Energy Efficiency

Trump thinks global warming is a hoax, wants to promote coal and gut the EPA. Does energy efficiency have a chance in this new era? We think it does.

4 Ways Residential Pay-For-Performance Will Change The Market

By Charley Cormany | October 27, 2016 | Comments Off on 4 Ways Residential Pay-For-Performance Will Change The Market

PG&E has sent out an RFP to create a residential pay-for-performance pilot program for energy efficiency. Is it more of the same, or a game changer?

6 Ways Recent California Legislation Will Change Home Performance

By Charley Cormany | September 29, 2016 | Comments Off on 6 Ways Recent California Legislation Will Change Home Performance

California home performance contractors have been a secondary part of the incentive process for years. Recent legislation is bringing positive changes.

Getting the Systems Right: What I’ve Learned About What Works for Contractors—and What Doesn’t.

By Charley Cormany | September 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Getting the Systems Right: What I’ve Learned About What Works for Contractors—and What Doesn’t.

The right systems can turn a chaotic and inefficient work environment into a thriving energy efficiency contractor business. Here’s what I’ve learned works.

Is Your “Bag of Tricks” Missing a Critical Tool?

By Charley Cormany | August 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Your “Bag of Tricks” Missing a Critical Tool?

If you’re not offering financing to your energy efficiency upgrade clients, you should. Now more than ever there are better options. Find out more.

10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

By Gabe Lieb | August 18, 2016 | Comments Off on 10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

Being more professional can help any contractor business be more successful, especially energy efficiency and home performance ones. Here are 10 tips.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Home Performance Industry

By Charley Cormany | July 27, 2016 | Comments Off on It Takes a Village to Raise a Home Performance Industry

One of Efficiency First California’s goals is to help build a sense of community between home performance and energy efficiency contractors. Here’s how.

7 Ways Contractors Can Reduce Materials Costs

By Charley Cormany | July 22, 2016 | Comments Off on 7 Ways Contractors Can Reduce Materials Costs

Growing your contracting business is exciting. Figuring out how to reduce your materials costs is not. Here are some tips from a former contractor.