Industry Research

Weatherization to Home Performance: Tools & Tips for Developing For-profit Services

Are you a low-income weatherization company looking to add home performance work to your services? The Home Performance Resource Center and Efficiency First present resources developed through expert industry engagement. While many of the technical skills needed to perform retrofits are similar, running a for-profit home performance company requires a new skill set in marketing, sales, customer service, and other areas. This webinar will be focused on providing specific business modeling tools and best practices from the market that you can use to evaluate your current business model and plan for the changes you will have to make to enter the for-profit home performance industry. [February 2012]

Home Performance for HVAC Companies

Analysis of Home Performance opportunities for HVAC Companies [August 2011]

Construction Industry Employment Trends

Statistical research report on the capacity within the construction industry to create jobs quickly by refocusing out-of-work construction labor on energy retrofits [January 2011]

Domestic Manufacturing Shares of Common Energy Remodeling Products

Analysis of industry output data from the ITC Harmonized Tariff System and the 2007 Economic Census showing predominantly domestic production of materials commonly used in home energy remodeling [January 2011]

Taking on the Tool Belt Recession

Memo jointly produced by the Center for American Progress and the Home Performance Resource Center analyzing the capacity of the Home Performance retrofit industry to quickly scale and create good construction and manufacturing jobs for American workers [March 2010]

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Legislation

Current status of PACE financing authority, by state [June 2010]