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This RFQ from Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) seeks an implementation firm that can deliver the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) Program cost-effectively for a three-year period.
Establish relationships with contractors who will deliver program products and services, and with organizations that train and certify workers.
Solidify your program strategy and decide which customers you will focus on; what products, services, and support you will provide; and how you will partner with contractors and others to deliver services to your customers.
Support and partner with the workforce who will deliver your program’s energy efficiency services by understanding their capacity, recruiting contractor partners, enabling technical training and business development support, fostering clear communication, and refining program processes over time, in partnership with your workforce.
Identify the right questions to ask, appropriate metrics to collect, and the processes needed to initiate third-party impact and process evaluations.
Develop the procurement, outreach, and loan support resources required to perform your financing activities.
Identify and develop needed resources to position your organization in the market and maintain a viable business model.
Develop the necessary materials, tools, and staff capacity to effectively deliver and manage your program.
Design a residential energy efficiency program that integrates marketing and outreach, contractor coordination, incentives, financing, and program evaluation to provide customers with the products and services they want through a customer-centric process.
A sample RFP from Greensboro, North Carolina, for energy efficiency loan products.
Develop evidence-based insights into your program’s performance through third-party process and impact evaluations. Learn how to develop effective data collection strategies and timely evaluations to identify important program achievements as well as opportunities for making program improvements.
Identify and partner with financial institutions that can provide capital, underwriting, and other functions to enable your customers to access financing.
Determine if enhancements to existing financing products or the development of new products are necessary to allow you to achieve your goals and objectives.
Ensure that your program’s customers will have access to affordable financing, so they can pay for the services you offer.
Identify and prioritize potential target audiences based on their likely receptivity to your program's services.
Develop a marketing and outreach plan that details your strategies and tactics, workflows and timelines, staff roles and responsibilities, and budget.
Spur consumer demand for your program's services by understanding your target audience and motivating them to act using effective messaging, marketing and outreach tactics, and attractive program offers.
Example Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide The City of Greensboro with an estimate for the work required to create a Business Process Management Information Technology Tool (BPM IT Tool) for a municipal energy efficiency project.
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.
Sample Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued by Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory for a process and impact evaluation for the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.
This presentation provides an overview of the lending RFP issued by the city of Greensboro's Better Buildings Program, including a description of the roles and responsibilities for the city and its financial partners.
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.
A template competitive procurement procedure to award loan loss reserve funds to a financial institution partner.
This is a sample request for proposals (RFP) from New York state for integrated marketing and communications support.
This request for proposal from the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is for branding and communications support.
This is a sample request for proposals (RFP) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for public information and marketing support.
This is an example of an RFP for workforce development and other program elements. The RFP covers recruitment, outreach and marketing oriented to homeowners and workers, and service delivery of energy assessments and upgrades.
This sample RFP from Chicago can be used as an example when developing a communications strategy.
A sample request for proposals from Bainbridge Island, Washington, related to establishing a revolving loan fund and loan loss reserve.
A sample competitive procurement procedure to award loan loss reserve funds to a financial institution partner.
A sample request for proposals from Boulder County, Colorado, to develop an energy efficiency and renewable energy rebate program.
This is a sample request for proposals (RFP) from Eagle County, Colorado, for marketing services.
A sample request for proposals from Washington state to develop an energy efficiency credit enhancement grant program.
Sample RFP from Michigan Saves for a third-party to conduct an evaluability assessment and process evaluation for the program during the first phase of implementation.