Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012

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From July 9-11, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy brought together administrators and implementers of residential energy efficiency programs to share program implementation solutions, strategies, and techniques. Conference participants included state and local governments, utilities, non-governmental organizations, Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Sponsors, Home Energy Score Partners, and other stakeholders.

A detailed agenda, conference presentations, and additional materials are available below.

Conference Materials

Plenary, Keynote, and Other Presentations
Pre-Conference Sessions

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Home Energy Score

Topical Tracks

Driving Demand
Session 1 (D1)Successful Marketing StrategiesModerator:
  • Claudia Tighe, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 2 (D2)Designing Custom Messages for Specific AudiencesModerator:
  • Lani Macrae, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:Additional Resource:
The JEA Home Energy Evaluation Kit Video
Session 3 (D3)Testing Innovative Approaches to Engaging ConsumersModerator:
  • Tom Beierle, Ross Strategic
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 4 (D4)Overcoming Barriers in the Multifamily SectorModerator:
  • Steve Dunn, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 5 (D5)People Will Talk: Making Energy Efficiency a Neighborhood IssueModerator:
  • Joan Glickman, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 6 (D6)Marketing & Driving Demand: Refining Lessons LearnedModerator:
  • Jonathan Cohen, U.S. DOE

 

Financing
Session 1 (F1)The Role of Financing in Program ImplementationModerator:
  • Tim Larson, Ross Strategic
Panelists and Presentations:Additional Resources:
Mass Save HEAT Loan Participating Lender List
Mass Save HEAT Loan Minimum Standards and Requirements
Session 2 (F2)Effective Incentive StructuresModerator:
  • Nicole Reed, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 3 (F3)Working with Financial PartnersModerator:
  • Bret Kadison, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 4 (F4)On-Bill Financing Today and TomorrowModerator:
  • Chris Lohmann, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
  • Alfred Griffin, Citi
  • Angela Ferrante, Energi
  • Brian Alfano, Clean Energy Works Oregon
  • Jeff Pitkin, New York State Research & Development Authority
  • Lindsey Smith, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
Session 5 (F5)Aggressive Underwriting and Smart Product DeliveryModerator:
  • Julie Hughes, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 6 (F6)Financing & Incentives: Refining Lessons LearnedModerator:
  • Nicole Reed, U.S. DOE
Additional Resource:
emPower Santa Barbara County Project Calculator Tool

 

Engaging Business Partners
Session 1 (P1)Connecting the Dots Among Real Estate StakeholdersModerator:
  • Joan Glickman, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
  • Ben Gromicko, International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
  • Ben Kaufman, Keller Williams GreenWorks
  • Bill Garber, Appraisal Institute
  • C. Blaine Illingworth III, American Society of Home Inspectors
  • Denee Evans, HomeFree Nevada
  • Jeremy Hutman, California Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Laura Stukel, L.W. Reedy Real Estate
  • Margaret O'Sullivan, Real Estate Business Intelligence
Session 2 (P2)Five Steps to a Profitable Contractor BaseModerator:
  • Ely Jacobsohn, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 3 (P3)Expanding Programs through Creative PartnershipsModerator:
  • Caroline Hazard, SRA International
Panelists:
  • Jensen Adams, Metropolitan Energy Center
  • Nathalie Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability
  • Richard Faesy, Energy Futures Group
  • Selma Tucker, City of Grand Rapids
Session 4 (P4)Understanding Programs from the Contractor PerspectiveModerator:
  • Mike Rogers, ABM Energy
Panelists:
  • Dan Kartzman, Powersmith Home Energy Solutions
  • Gina Sullenberger, Weatherseal Insulation
  • Jeff Bartos, Mark Group
  • Michelle Griffith, Devere Insulation
  • Peter Van Buren, TerraLogos Energy Group
  • Rob Minnick, Minnick's Heating & Cooling
Session 5 (P5)Evolving Utility Cost Effectiveness Test CriteriaModerator:
  • Courtney Moriarta, SRA International
Panelists and Presentations:Additional Resource:
EE Report: State Electric Efficiency Regulatory Frameworks
Session 6 (P6)Workforce & Contractor Relationships: Refining Lessons LearnedModerator:
  • Claudia Tighe, U.S. DOE

 

Sustainable Business Models
Session 1 (M1)Shared Value in Utility & Efficiency PartnershipsModerator and Presentation:Panelists and Presentations:
Session 2 (M2)Seeking a Sustainable Model in ClevelandModerator:
  • Dane Reese
Panelist and Presentation:
Session 3 (M3)Going Deep versus Going Wide as a Program Strategy (M3a)Moderator:
  • Courtney Moriarta, SRA International Inc.
Panelists and Presentations:Additional Resource:
Going Deep vs. Going Wide
 Seeking a Sustainable Model in Oregon (M3b)Moderator:
  • Dane Reese
Panelist:
  • Derek Smith, Clean Energy Works Oregon
Session 4 (M4)Finding Funding for Sustainable ProgramsModerator:
  • Danielle Sass Byrnett, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
  • Andy Holzhauser, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
  • Carla De La Chapa, CPS Energy
  • Doug Coward, St. Lucie County, Florida
  • Ludy Biddle, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • Melissa Glickman, Boulder County
  • Yvonne Kraus, RePower Bainbridge
Session 5 (M5)Getting to Whole Home Success (M5a)Moderator:
  • Nicole Reed, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
 Seeking a Sustainable Model in Kentucky (M5b)Moderator:
  • Dane Reese
Panelist:
  • Andrew Isaacs, Kentucky Housing Corporation
Session 6 (M6)Service Delivery & Program Administration: Refining Lessons LearnedModerator:
  • Danielle Sass Byrnett, U.S. DOE

 

Strategies for Success
Session 1 (S1)Reaching Moderate Income HomeownersModerator:
  • Julie Hughes, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 2 (S2)Capturing Energy Upgrades in the Real Estate TransactionModerator:
  • Joan Glickman, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 3 (S3)Successful Approaches to Workforce Training and CredentialingModerator:
  • Benjamin Goldstein, U.S. DOE
Panelists and Presentations:
Session 4 (S4)Keeping It Simple from the Customer's PerspectiveModerator:
  • Tim Larson, Ross Strategic
Panelists and Presentations: