Advanced Home Upgrade Program Redesign Meeting

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Advanced Home Upgrade Program Redesign Meeting

On September 20-21, we held two Advanced Home Upgrade Redesign Forums to unveil some changes to the program and discuss them with our participating contractors. Here are the recordings of those events: Oakland 9/20/18: Stockton 9/21/18: Here are some of the slides presented at the forum for reference. AHUP Redesign Deck: AHUP Redesign Slides High […]

Building Your Business

Is it time to grow your business? Are you looking to expand into new markets or territories? Growing your business, regardless of whether you’re just starting out or have been in the industry for years, requires careful planning. In order to strategically scale up your operations, you must ensure you will have the resources (workers, […]

Onboarding your Customers

Onboarding is a process, not a one-and-done action. It goes beyond the handshake not only to prove your value over and over, but also to sustain a meaningful, mutually beneficial relationship. An on boarded customer is two things: One that has experienced “initial success” with your product One that sees the real value potential in […]

10 Ways to Better Serve Your Customers

Give potential customers quick estimates. Send them a cost estimate within 24 hours of any initial meeting. Ask your customers how they want to communicate. Email, phone calls, texting—there are many options these days. Asking your customers what they prefer shows you’re in tune with their needs. Have a web presence. People want to learn […]

Post-Install Monitoring with OpenEE

In order to build a more effective program, we are about to begin requiring post-install data sharing on all AHU projects. This will allow us to pave the road for the eventual transition of Advanced Home Upgrade to a Pay for Performance delivery model. We’ve started walking contractors through getting customers to share data using […]

Home Upgrade Pathway to be Discontinued in 2018

The Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade program is being simplified for 2018: The Home Upgrade pathway (formerly known as the “Basic” pathway) is being discontinued. The Advanced Home Upgrade pathway will continue and become the program’s primary offering. Build It Green (BIG) and PG&E encourage all Home Upgrade contractors to offer the deeper Advanced Home […]

Effective Communication for Home Performance Contractors

Build It Green’s latest tips to help you spend less time on go-backs and remediating problems, so you can spend more time selling and installing new jobs. Consistent, effective communication with customers before, during, and after a home performance installation is vital to any thriving contracting business. The satisfaction of your client base determines the […]

SoCalGas Incentive Funds Limited – Reserve Your Projects!

Due to the overwhelming success and limited incentive funds, the SoCalGas Home Upgrade program will need to close early in 2017. This change impacts only the SoCalGas side of the PG&E Home Upgrade Program. Projects in areas solely served by PG&E will continue as normal. Projects in PG&E/SCG split territory will include only the electric […]

AC & Pool Pump Kickers Expire July 31!

The eligibility for Advanced Home Upgrade AC & pool pump “kicker” incentives has changed. In 2014-2017, PG&E offered Advanced Home Upgrade participants in eligible ZIP codes additional “kickers” of $400 for installation of ≥14 SEER/12 EER AC systems and $200 for the installation of variable speed pool pumps (must be turned off or set to […]

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