Selling Energy Conservation: The Art of Educating, Listening, Partnership, and Flexibility
The first step in selling energy conservation is gaining the confidence of your clients.
Environmentalists, ordinary citizens, and some politicians are becoming increasingly alarmed by the effects of climate change, and are loudly calling for federal and state governments to adopt serious policies to combat it. It is vital ... [continue reading]
Conservation Services Group (CSG), the nonprofit that I manage, has been designing, developing, and delivering innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for more than two decades. Starting in the late ’90s CSG began ... [continue reading]
Rising energy prices and environmental concerns have increased interest among consumers, design professionals, and the trades in green building technology and energy efficiency—or green energy, for short. In response to this combination of ... [continue reading]
In July 2007, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) hosted the Affordable Comfort, Incorporated, (ACI) summit “Moving Existing Homes Toward Carbon Neutrality.” The summit brought together 99 motivated experts, mostly from the United ... [continue reading]
On August 10, 2006, the city council of Austin, Texas, passed a resolution creating a task force that would work to make all new locally built single-family homes zero energy capable by 2015. The task of implementing this ... [continue reading]
In 1998 the Canadian federal government signed on to the Kyoto Protocol with a stated goal of reducing national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 6% below 1990 levels by 2012. This is a difficult level to achieve, and every ... [continue reading]
If you work with homeowners who live somewhere inland, one of their top considerations when choosing new windows for their ...
Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor ...