Selling Energy Conservation: The Art of Educating, Listening, Partnership, and Flexibility
The first step in selling energy conservation is gaining the confidence of your clients.
News flash: The home performance industry hasn't reached the mainstream. We've been slogging away for 25 years or more, making families happy and homes healthy. But the perceived value of our work has yet to reach critical mass in the general populace. [continue reading]
Social media are here to stay, even in the home performance industry. Read about the best practices for integrating web and social media into your business model and maintaining them. [continue reading]
The problem is that consumers don't make buying decisions rationally. So what can we do to sell our product -- home energy retrofits -- based on its emotional appeal? [continue reading]
A business consultant shares what makes some contractors vulnerable to changing market forces and what keeps others on the road to long-term sustainability. [continue reading]
With few banks loaning money and a more competitive market, how can high-performance new-home builders market their homes? Here are some success stories. [continue reading]
Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama launched the Open Government Initiative, an effort to increase transparency, participation, and ...
The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partner—...