Small Commercial Equals Big Opportunity

March/April 2013
A version of this article appears in the March/April 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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February 28, 2013
Bringing Your Residential Home Performance Experience to the World of Commercial Performance
You can’t manage what you don’t measure—right? This assumption is what home performance contracting is based on, and almost all residential energy programs require pre- and posttesting: Test in and test out. In the world of commercial buildings, it seems like the saying is “Set it and forget it.” This means that unless there is a major equipment failure or comfort problem, facility managers and building owners typically say, “It is what it is” or “It’s always been that way.” So can you bring your residential performance contracting experience to the commercial market? And how big is the market?

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