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Handbooks

Develop processes, strategies, and procedures to continuously improve your organization’s operations and position in the market.

Publicize benefits and lessons learned resulting from your organization’s success in the market.

Identify and develop needed resources to position your organization in the market and maintain a viable business model.

Survey existing and potential demand for energy efficiency products and services based on an understanding of policies, housing and energy characteristics, demographics, related initiatives and other market actors.

Create your organization’s business plan, which describes how your operational and financial structure will support the delivery of energy efficiency services.

Define your business model, including market position, products and services, type of customers, financial model, governance structure, and the assets and infrastructure your organization needs.

Identify and engage organizational partners in your business model design.

Identify your organization's preferred market position by assessing existing market actors, gaps, competitors, and potential partners.  Develop a business model that will allow you to deliver energy efficiency services.

Establish or update your organizational mission, vision, and goals to encompass energy efficiency programs.

Develop processes to evaluate your organization’s strengths, weaknesses, and market position on a regular basis.