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Accession Number DE2012-1053293
Title Developing an Energy Performance Modeling Startup Kit.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 93p
Personal Author A. Wood
Abstract As a BA team, the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership has a significant research focus on high performing existing homes. The goals for this work include addressing technology solutions and whole-house packages, considering implementation tools to foster adoption of BA best practices, and helping to hasten the growth of the energy retrofit market. Technology solutions are important, but one significant gap for existing home energy performance remodeling is business models. In this context the practices of business management, deployment, risk management, and motivation associated with potential growth and profit drive remodeling and hold the promise of a sustainable energy retrofit industry. The NAHB Research Center Industry Teams strategic approach for this project is to identify business models for the remodeling industry that foster remodelers adoption of energy efficiency services. Remodeling contractors often need additional technical, marketing, and other resources to successfully provide energy upgrades to their customers. The ultimate goal is to develop and assemble a set of operating and marketing guidelines and resources for remodelers, similar to the business startup kit, to increase their likelihood for success in expanding their current services to include a comprehensive menu of energy upgrade options.
Keywords Businesses
Energy efficiency
Residential buildings

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
Corporate Author NAHB Research Center., Upper Marlboro, MD
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number KNDJ-0-40335-00

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