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Northern Virginia Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. Dale Hoffmeyer Team Leader, ENERGY STAR Home Improvement. WHY?. Why is a fundamental question in every transaction to improve a home. Common reasons why : looks bad -- want to replace it stopped working -- need to fix it
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Northern Virginia Home Performance with ENERGY STAR ProgramDale HoffmeyerTeam Leader, ENERGY STAR Home ImprovementWHY?
  • Why is a fundamental question in every transaction to improve a home.
  • Common reasons why:
  • looks bad -- want to replace it
  • stopped working -- need to fix it
  • doesn’t meet our needs -- too small, bad floor plan, uncomfortable, etc.
  • increase the value of my home or help me sell it
  • Is save energy or be green on the top of your customers list? It may be a desirable attribute, but is it the reason why?WHY?WHY?WHY?WHY?ENERGY STAR is a brand that has been successful promoting energy efficiency as an attribute of products and homes people buy everyday because they want or need them.Building scientists, engineers and weatherization practitioners have taught us howto improve the energy efficiency of homes……and will continue to research and discover better ways to improve them.They say we need to start with a whole-house review with diagnostic tests and software analysis to identify why improvements are needed.A whole-house approach can effectively demonstrate why air sealing, duct sealing and insulation are needed, and identify all the opportunities to improve energy efficiency.Why is my house sick?Why are my energy bills high?How can I maintain my asset?
  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Resale potential
  • Hedge against future energy cost increases
  • Home Performance with ENERGY STARis a marketing platform to encourage homeowners to take a whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency. WHY?Because experts recommend it as a proactive strategy to manage your most valuable asset, future energy costs, and improve comfort.A brand, like ENERGY STAR, is more than a recognizable logo. It is fundamentally about delivering on a promise of energy savings. Marketing can help convince homeowners why to improve, but how to improve, and who can help them are key to delivering on the promise.Home Performance with ENERGY STARIs more than a marketing campaign. It is a program model for building a network of specially trained contractors that can fulfill the promise of whole-house improvements that reduce energy cost by at least 20%.Comprehensive Energy Audit
  • Inspect the whole house
  • Specialist trained in building science
  • Problem solving skills
  • Diagnose performance problems
  • Completed before work
  • Recommend Improvements
  • Summary of Findings
  • Proposed costs and savings
  • Present Results and ProposalHmmm? I can be more comfortable and save money.These improvements will reduce your annual energy costs by 20%.Post-work “Test-out”
  • Test if ventilation meets standards
  • Test that gas and oil burning appliances vent properly
  • Test how much performance has improved
  • Protects the consumer and contractor
  • Northern Virginia Program
  • Package of improvements that saves at least 20% on total energy use.
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) selected to verify contractors meet eligibility criteria
  • Registrations, licensing and/or bonding required by state or local government
  • $1 million in general inability insurance, Workers compensation insurance;
  • Perform a comprehensive home energy assessment;
  • Install energy efficiency improvements according to standards
  • Use quality management systems to record and track home performance and business metrics
  • Onsite review (additional requirement beyond accreditation)
  • BPI Quality Assurance program to inspect 5% of jobs
  • Training for contractors and Marketing Campaign
  • Home Performance Program ComponentsSupply ofContractorsConsumerDemandNavigant ConsultingSentechICF InternationalCadmus GroupShelton GroupQA/QCPerformance Systems DevelopmentIBTSCallahan/Roach & GarofaloUtility ExchangeNorthern Virginia HPwES
  • NoVA HPwES Web site and Marketing Campaign
  • Monday, March 15, 2010
  • National Capital Contractor Forum - Growing Your Business in a Difficult Market
  • Tuesday, April 6 - 7, 2010
  • BPI Building Envelope Training - Sentech
  • Monday, April 12 - 21, 2010www.NoVaHomePerformance.com
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