The Home Performance Resource Center has recently published a white paper on Best Practices for Energy Retrofit Program Design and we know that they hit this out of the park. GRAND SLAM, in fact.

As stated in the BEST PRACTICES FOR ENERGY RETROFIT PROGRAM DESIGN BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER DATED MARCH 2010 (pages 2 and 3),

“Despite the prospect of reduced household energy bills, homeowner acceptance of these measures has been hampered by a combination of upfront capital costs, low public awareness, consumer inertia and limited availability of dedicated energy retrofit services.”

further…

“Rebates and other financial incentives have proven to a be a powerful tool for overcoming consumer inertia, particularly in emerging markets where public awareness about energy retrofits remains low…the most successful programs provide a simple, consumer-friendly process for obtaining incentives, with clearly defined requirements and minimal paperwork….”

further still…

“Programs that certify participating service providers build trust in the industry and make it easier for homeowners to choose…as with incentives, programs should design financing programs that are easy for consumers to understand and obtain.”

We are floored, but not surprised, by the clarity of this white paper. We also recognize that it precisely describes the myEnergyLoan program. Way to go, HPRS and EfficiencyFirst.

Download your very own copy of the HPRC White Paper by following this link:

http://www.hprcenter.org/publications/best_practices_white_paper.pdf

You can soon find a link to the white paper at www.myenergyloan.com

www.myenergyloan.com

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