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Thanks to our National Membership Drive sponsors

There are only a few more days of our 2015 Efficiency First National Membership Drive! Join now to take advantage of this special deal:

Join as a new member by THIS WEEK -- Jan 31 -- and get $75 off your 2015 membership!

Visit www.efficiencyfirst.org/join and use the discount code  memberdrive15.

Have questions about membership? Contact us at 415-449-0551 or email info@efficiencyfirst.orgHere's to a successful new year for home performance!

Sincerely,

Coby Rudolph
Efficiency First

p.s. Don't forget: Efficiency First members get a $100 discount on ACI National registration! May 4th - May 7th at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA. Learn more here.


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See the Latest News in BPI Standards

Last month BPI announced that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard was published as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard.  ANSI/BPI-1100 describes 'what' an energy audit for existing single-family or townhouses consists of.  The standard was developed to be a consistent point of reference for auditors and contractors who perform in the field and for policy makers and programs.  

"The audit addresses energy usuage and limited aspects of builing durability and occupant health and safety, provided a comprehensive scope of work to improve the home, and includes a cost-benefit analysis.  As assessment performed in accordance with the Home Energy Auditing Standard will gather all necessary data required to develop an asset rating using the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score."

For more information and to view the standard visit BPI's website

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NREL teams up with PowerSaver to help

As a home performance contractor, it is important to stay current on as many finaning tools as possible.  Offering your customers a varitey of fianncing options they can choose from will enable the homeowner to pick the best one for them and help seal the deal!  See the latest on what PowerSaver loans are offering. 

FHA PowerSaver Loans

The PowerSaver loans provide three financing options—including mortgage refinancing—for homeowners to make home energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades or improvements. Low-interest loans and reduced loan fees can provide cost-effective results, especially when working with local partners and utilities that sometimes offer large rebates. Exploring PowerSaver loans can lower a home’s energy cost and increase home comfort.  PowerSaver also provides a product that allows for a mortgage or home refinance [203(k) loan].  The three loan products require different levels of EERE upgrades but all fit nicely into remodeling projects.  The qualification is streamlined and the qualified lenders are easy to work with.

For more information visit: http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/powersaver-loans

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October is Energy Awareness Month

 

Check out what the Efficiency First Chapters are Up To!

Contact maryland@efficiencyfirst.org to receive $100 off the cost of registration.

Offer expires October 8th! 

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October is Energy Awareness Month

 

Check out what the Efficiency First Chapters are Up To!

Contact maryland@efficiencyfirst.org to receive $100 off the cost of registration.

Offer expires October 8th! 

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