This toolkit describes how to strengthen residential energy efficiency program outreach and marketing efforts through data-driven, tailored efforts to change behaviors. One of the greatest challenges facing the residential energy efficiency market is motivating people to take steps to save energy. This toolkit provides guidance, resources, and examples for applying community-based social marketing (CBSM) to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient.
This report, informed by leading research and real-world examples, highlights practical online and in-person tactics that contractors can use to promote social interaction and social comparison among homeowners to make energy upgrades a "must-have" in U.S. homes.
This summary from a Better Buildings Residential Network peer exchange call focused on the advantages and challenges of data tracking systems.
Fact sheet that provides an overview of the Energy Impact Illinois Loan Program.
This packet contains all the contractor reporting and verification forms required by Energy Impact Illinois.
This summary from a Better Buildings Residential Network peer exchange call focused on using social media for long-term branding and marketing.
This article provides 10 tips home energy contractors can use to update their marketing outreach and improve their customer service.
Matrix of participating lenders and associated loan information.
Flyer for contractors that explains the EI2 loan program and loan eligibility criteria.
Flyer for contractors that explains the steps needed to complete the EI2 loan process.
This case study discusses Energy Impact Illinois' marketing evolution from a broad outreach campaign to a Òhouse partyÓ approach that brought Chicago homeowners, neighbors, and friends together to learn about energy efficiency opportunities, while increasing demand for home energy assessments and upgrades.
This video highlights Steve G. of River Forest, IL sharing his experience of how Energy Impact Illinois helped him improve the comfort and value of his 107 year-old home.
Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) conducted 1,600 phone surveys of mid- to high-income households. Its aim was to test program messaging and gauge attitudes toward home improvements and energy efficiency upgrades. The surveys provided a number of insights on the target audience's decision process.
This publication summarizes some of the incentives offered by Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners.
Presentation that provides an overview of the Energy Savers Program (Illinois), including services, benefits, and success stories.
This practitioner-focused Toolkit for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrade Programs was created by Green For All to assist new, established, and future energy efficiency programs launch and scale initiatives that can deliver the full promise of the green economy. It is intended as a practical resource that offers examples, tools, and templates that a program manager can deploy to implement a variety of aspects of their program including best practice briefs and summary documents, RFPs, contracts, and other program design and implementation templates that communities nationwide have used to create their own efficiency programs.
This document provides an overview for incorporating workforce development principles into projects.
This peer exchange call summary focused on leveraging effective partnerships for multi-family and low-income outreach and service delivery.
This peer exchange call summary focused on strategies, challenges and opportunities in working with condominium owners and associations.
This peer exchange call summary focused on the strategies, challenges and key interaction points with the real estate sector.
This presentation provides the results of a 1,600-person survey of mid- to high-income households conducted by Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) to gauge attitudes toward home improvements and energy efficiency upgrades.
These award winning videos show the benefits of residential energy efficiency.
An overview of tools and approaches used to transform the energy efficiency market in Chicago.
This presentation summarizes the market research that was performed by various Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners.
This sample RFP from Chicago can be used as an example when developing a communications strategy.