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.
Maryland joined HPwES as a sponsor in late 2007. For four years the program has faced the challenge that every home performance contractor and utility program manager encounters... [continue reading]
News flash: The home performance industry hasn't reached the mainstream. We've been slogging away for 25 years or more, making families happy and homes healthy. But the perceived value of our work has yet to reach critical mass in the general populace. [continue reading]
Social media are here to stay, even in the home performance industry. Read about the best practices for integrating web and social media into your business model and maintaining them. [continue reading]
The problem is that consumers don't make buying decisions rationally. So what can we do to sell our product -- home energy retrofits -- based on its emotional appeal? [continue reading]
A business consultant shares what makes some contractors vulnerable to changing market forces and what keeps others on the road to long-term sustainability. [continue reading]
With few banks loaning money and a more competitive market, how can high-performance new-home builders market their homes? Here are some success stories. [continue reading]
Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...