New Comfortable Home Rebates Program

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Emily Beierle

About Emily Beierle

Emily Beierle-O'Brien is a Program Management Associate at Build It Green and works closely with the Home Upgrade Program to ensure quality and accuracy within the program implementation. She is passionate about green building and sustainable living.

Program update announcement

New Comfortable Home Rebates Program

By now, you’ve probably heard that the AC Quality Care and Advanced Home Upgrade Programs have been combined into a new Program: Comfortable Home Rebates. While nothing changed for contractors and customers during the transition, there are some important updates coming. Please be sure to check your email for updates or check our ACQC or […]

2019 Incentive Application Submission Deadline – December 5

Many of you recently received emails reminding you that December 5, 2019 is the date all legacy (old incentive structure) applications expire. It is also the cut-off date for processing applications to be paid out in December. Applications approved for payment after December 5th are not guaranteed to be paid out by PG&E until after […]

No C Wire, No Problem

Recently, a member of our program team had a Smart Thermostat installed. It was not a delightful process but ended happily for all, and we’d like to share the story. The home is a 1967 vintage with a furnace only (two-wire) and a very old electromechanical thermostat which is likely original to the house . […]

4 Keys to Managing Vendors

Vendors are a critical part of construction, but what happens when one fails to deliver on schedule? This can decrease productivity or delay your project timeline, costing your company both time and money. It can also lead to unhappy customers. In order to minimize your chance of vendor-related setbacks, here are four steps you can […]

Program update announcement

SoCalGas Sunsetting Advanced Home Upgrade

This is to notify you that SoCalGas will sunset their participation in Advanced Home Upgrade on December 5, 2019. Below is some important information related to SoCalGas’s program sunset if your customers have PG&E electric and SCG gas service. Customers will still be able to participate in Advanced Home Upgrade on the electric fuel side. […]

Right Sizing Your Returns

Our database updates are complete, and you may now upload jobs that have new measures or are utilizing the adaptability between shell/HVAC for certain measures. Look for an updated Job Submission Webinar in the next two weeks, as well as updated Installation Specifications. This month, we’d like to take a deeper diver into one of […]

Top Five Ethical Practices for Your Business

Ethics play a major role in modern business and can impact everything from brand reputation and public perception to employee productivity and overall profitability. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, “Companies that work to build and maintain ethical workplace cultures are more financially successful and have more motivated, productive employees.” For this reason, […]

LUX Smart Thermostat

LUX Smart Thermostat Promotion and Summer Savings

Build It Green has partnered with LUX Smart Thermostats to provide wholesale pricing on KONO and GEO models. In addition, through 9/30/19, you can receive an additional 10% off with a summer savings discount. If you are interested in ordering these models, simply sign page 8 of the Terms and Agreements form. The agreement details […]

Why Advertising is Important During HVAC Slow Seasons

One of the biggest mistakes a company can make is assuming that HVAC slow seasons are times when you should lower or eliminate your marketing budget. You need to stay top-of-mind with your customers all year long, irrespective of the season. To do this, you need to keep your advertising efforts consistent throughout the year […]

PG&E Energy Education On-Demand Classes

We know you’re busy, and so does PG&E. Classes aren’t always scheduled at convenient times for contractors, so PG&E has a library of On-Demand classes that you can take any time. Here’s a sampling of the 40+ On-Demand classes PG&E offers: Air-Sealing for an Efficient New Home Attic-Roof Insulation and Air Sealing Best Practices in […]

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