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Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2015

This summary from a Better Buildings Residential Network peer exchange call focused on how pet-based marketing can promote residential energy efficiency.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2015

This summary from a Better Buildings Residential Network peer exchange call focused on approaches to improve and sustain quality customer service for residential energy efficiency work.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2015

This summary from a Better Buildings Residential Network peer exchange call focused on how to involve homeowners in staged energy efficiency upgrades and what information is appropriate to share with them at each stage.

Author: Dave Hatchimonji, EnergySmart
Publication Date: 2014

Overview of lessons learned from EnergySmart Colorado's energy advisor model.

Author: EnergySmart
Publication Date: 2014

This marketing plan describes a social mobilization approach that leverages social networking, including social media, and word-of-mouth marketing to raise awareness and drive customers to program services. It provides strategies and tactics to target audiences most likely to participate, building on market research and audience segmentation to develop a message platform specifically designed to address their key motivating factors and barriers.

Author: EnergySmart Colorado
Publication Date: 2014

This contractor process flowchart from EnergySmart Colorado includes the phases of contractor qualifications review and preparation, site work, and follow up.

Author: EnergySmart Colorado
Publication Date: 2014

Table summarizing financing options for Colorado residents in EnergySmart Colorado territory.

Author: EnergySmart
Publication Date: 2013

Example survey about a homeowner's experience with a visit from an energy advisor as part of EnergySmart in Boulder County, Colorado.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2013

This peer exchange call summary focused on leveraging home inspectors and others in the real estate transaction processes.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2012

In this video interview segment, Marty Treadway of Energy Smart Colorado discusses how to avoid contractor frustration by testing data collection tools before deployment.

Author: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Publication Date: 2012

In 2011 the City of Boulder, Colorado enacted its “SmartRegs” ordinances that require all single family and multifamily rental properties to meet a minimum energy efficiency standard by January 2019. The SmartRegs initiative is designed to help the city achieve its ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals and to improve the quality, safety, and marketability of Boulder’s rental housing stock.

Author: Navigant, Inc. (Prepared for Boulder County)
Publication Date: 2012

This progress report provides community members and others interested in EnergySmart with a clear snapshot of its progress. The report also provides a timeline of energy efficiency policies and programs in Boulder County.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2012

This peer exchange call summary focused on multifamily information technology tools for project information, marketing, assessment, tracking and evaluation.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2012

This fact sheet provides promising approaches for Better Buildings programs seeking to accelerate workforce development to support building energy upgrades. These approaches are organized by estimated level of effort and include rough estimates of cost ranges for implementation.

Author: Melissa Glickman, Boulder County, Colorado (now EnergySmart)
Publication Date: 2012

EnergySmart Colorado uses surveys and a customer database to get feedback from homeowners that helps fine-tune program services and operations.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2011

This presentation includes the brands, website addresses, and images for most of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners.

Author: EnergySmart
Publication Date: 2011

This market assessment for the Boulder County EnergySmart and City and County of Denver energy efficiency loan program identifies the potential loan customers and demand for an energy efficiency upgrade financing program.

Author: Populus Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
Publication Date: 2011

This guide from Boulder County's EnergySmart service is an example of expectations and guidelines for contractor operations.

Financial Program Management for Continuous Improvement
Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2011
Media, Transcript

This webcast discussed financial program management.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2011

Clean Energy Works Oregon's (now Enhabit's) experience implementing an on-bill financing program.

Author: Gary R. Myers, Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association
Publication Date: 2011

This presentation explains how to engage and motivate contractors and utility companies through the use of commitments, creating a dynamic program that they can become involved with, and the setting of standards for contractors.

Author: EnergySmart Colorado
Publication Date: 2011

Example of a program design flowchart showing key steps and relationships for the energy efficiency program in Eagle County, Colorado.

Author: Chris Lohmann, U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2011

Presentation providing an overview of financing programs, a strategy for continuous improvement, tools for program management, a risk management strategy, and common risks associated with financing programs.

Author: EnergySmart
Publication Date: 2011

Example of an implementation plan developed by EnergySmart Colorado at the beginning of the implementation of its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2011

This presentation provides a list of resources and tips for running a social media campaign.

Author: Boulder County, Colorado
Publication Date: 2010

Example Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide Boulder County, Colorado with support services for its Retrofit Ramp Up Program including a social mobilization campaign, database management services, and marketing/public relations services for the both the residential and commercial parts of the Program.

Author: EnergySmart
Publication Date: 2010

A sample request for proposals from Boulder County, Colorado, to develop an energy efficiency and renewable energy rebate program.

Author: Eagle County, Colorado
Publication Date: 2010

This is a sample request for proposals (RFP) from Eagle County, Colorado, for marketing services.

Financing Program Support for ARRA Recipients - PACE Webinar
Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2009
Presentation, Media, Transcript

Webcast with information on financing structure design for four energy efficiency upgrade programs, including methods used to conduct market evaluations.