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Financing

Guide to Home Upgrade Financing - Part 2

April 16, 2014

Check out the second of a two-part series, where you will hear from a panel of financing experts. Learn about available options and get an apples-to-apples look at the leading fin

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Guide to Home Upgrade Financing - Part 1

February 27, 2014

Watch this webinar to understand how financing can make the difference between success and just getting by. Learn the importance of home performance financing and get a general

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Program Updates

HPXML Job Submission Webinar

April 27, 2015

View this webinar to learn how to accurately model work scopes for submission in the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Program in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&a

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Energy Upgrade California Software Strategy

January 27, 2015

Watch this webinar to learn about the CPUC decision process and next steps necessary for broadening the allowable modeling software requirements for the Energy Upgrade California

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New Advanced Home Upgrade Portal

November 5, 2014

Watch this webinar to learn how submitting applications for Energy Upgrade California(R) became more streamlined as Build It Green launched a new Advanced Home Upgrade contractor

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New Calculation for Advanced Home Upgrade

August 6, 2014

Watch this webinar to learn about the incentive structure effective as of August 1, 2014, for Advanced Home Upgrade. Build It Green covers the adjustments to the modeled savings,

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Pool Pumps in Advanced Home Upgrade

March 12, 2014

Watch this webinar to learn how to process pool pumps for job submission and modeling in EnergyPro for Energy Upgrade California® Advanced Home Upgrade.

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Eligibility for Customers with Propane

September 3, 2013

Watch this webinar to learn about how Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers with propane gas appliances may receive incentives for electric savings.

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Sales & Marketing

Homeowner Education: How to Reduce Energy Bills

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance explains how their contracting business can save 50% to 80% of annual energy bills.

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Homeowner Education: House as a System

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance explain the "house as a system approach" to home performance contracting. In order to make homes energy efficient, healthy, an

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Homeowner Education: Dispelling Energy Savings Myths

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance illustrates the common myths associated with common energy improvements and give guidance to avoid the common mistakes when ma

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Homeowner Education: Utility Bill Disaggregation

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance explain how tp perform a utility bill analysis (disaggregation) and its importance toward understanding where energy is used i

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Homeowner Education: Maximixe Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance demonstrates how homeowners can easily operate their homes in ways that maximize comfort and reduce energy costs.

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Homeowner Education: Systems Approach to Home Performance

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance summarizes the "systems" approach to home performance contracting and explains why measured home performance projects are much

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Avoid the Audit Report Trap in Your Sales

November 2, 2014

You’re smart. You’re certified. And you’ve got that modeling software that spits out charts, tables, and graphs. Now, how do you use these tools — and more — to help cust

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Make Third Party Reviews Work for You

July 22, 2014

Watch this webinar to learn tips and tricks about third party reviews.  Marketing expert Peter Troast reviews how third-party reviews are an important search ranking factor and b

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Marketing: Plan, Track, Evaluate, Repeat

January 7, 2014

Check out this webinar and learn to develop marketing campaigns that generate leads and increase close rates with Mike Rogers, a nationally recognized expert in residential energy

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Marketing Social Media 101

December 17, 2013

Watch this webinar to learn how to utilize tools like web searches and customer reviews to generate leads with Peter Troast, expert in marketing home performance. Get tips to reva

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Tips & Tools to Grow Your Business

October 29, 2013

Listen to Mike Rogers, a nationally recognized expert in residential energy efficiency, explain how best to leverage rebate programs like Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade 

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The First Step of Quality Management

March 24, 2013

Check out a special webinar with quality management expert John Tooley of Advanced Energy, where he discusses how quality initiatives start by cleaning and organizing trucks, offi

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Whole House Sales Strategies that Work

May 4, 2012

Check out this overview of successful sales strategies and kitchen table close techniques being used by whole house contractors in California with "how to" details on how to apply

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Marketing Tactics Worth Stealing

March 16, 2012

Watch this webinar to discover the low-cost marketing tactics used by others to sell "whole house" energy efficiency improvements. Learn how to use neighborhood workshops, job comp

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Software & IT

HPXML Job Submission Webinar

April 27, 2015

View this webinar to learn how to accurately model work scopes for submission in the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Program in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&a

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HPXML Software Options Webinar for Advanced Home Upgrade

March 17, 2015

On March 10, Build It Green held a  webinar that reviewed the new modeling software options. Each vendor gave an overview of their software and was available to answer quest

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Energy Upgrade California Software Strategy

January 27, 2015

Watch this webinar to learn about the CPUC decision process and next steps necessary for broadening the allowable modeling software requirements for the Energy Upgrade California

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New Advanced Home Upgrade Portal

November 5, 2014

Watch this webinar to learn how submitting applications for Energy Upgrade California(R) became more streamlined as Build It Green launched a new Advanced Home Upgrade contractor

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Modeling Existing Homes with EnergyPro

September 14, 2011

View this webinar to learn how to model existing homes in EnergyPro. Build It Green describes how to use the EnergyPro software, highlight common pitfalls in the job submission p

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Tech Skills

Best Practices: HVAC Assessment for Airflow

March 19, 2015

Building Science Consultant Measured Home Performance explains the importance of proper airflow for optimal system efficiency. They demonstrate how to do a static pressure test and

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Best Practices: Siting and Orientation

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measure Home Performance explains the importance of orientation and site inspection to take note of glazing exposure and potential water and moisture pr

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Best Practices: Assessment with a Blower Door

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance performs a blower door test on a home to demonstrate and explain how to use a blower door and an infrared camera to quantify a

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Best Practices: Assessment with an Infrared Camera

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance uses an infrared camera to demonstrate how to find insulation defects, thermal bridges, and air leaks in a 1970s home, also ex

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Best Practices: Attics

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance discusses the impacts of attics on heating and cooling loads, illustrating how to effectively air seal and insulate attics. Th

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Best Practices: Crawlspaces

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance explains thermal bypasses in a crawl space and how to air seal and insulate them. They also discuss vented and unvented crawl

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Best Practices: Walls

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance uses a blower door and an infrared camera to show how to find and seal air leaks in exterior walls. They demonstrate how to re

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Best Practices: Heating Systems

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance explains the factors that impact heating system efficiency. They also discuss safety issues, including how to avoid the risk o

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Best Practices: Cooling Systems

March 16, 2015

Building Science Consultant Measured Home Performance discusses the six critical performance factors for all-air HVAC systems. They explain how to ensure that the A/C refrigerant c

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Best Practices: Distribution System Issues

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance demonstrates how to perform a duct blaster test, explaining the specific factors that degrade HVAC performance when duct work

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Best Practices: Room Air Delivery

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance demonstrates how to use a flow hood to determine air flow from registers and the importance of proper air flow and velocity to

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Best Practices - Electric Baseload

March 16, 2015

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance illustrates the many ways homes use energy in addition to heating and cooling, and explains vampire losses as well as not-so-

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