Who runs your business? You? Or “the program”?

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At the Helm, N.C. WyethTo say the least, things look pretty volatile on the federal front. Volatile? How about crazy? Dysfunctional? ...

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How many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry? Repeating efficiency program mistakes over and over.

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Danger ahead

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The Incentive Float Can Sink a Contractor

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raft of the medusaHome performance incentives sound like a great idea. And they can ...

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Program Friction is a Real Drag

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Flow 1-How Our Business WorksA contractor’s job doing quality work for homeowners is difficult and complicated in its own right. When Home Performance ...

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Which incentives promote “whole-house” energy savings?

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This is a long geeky post…but it’s important.

Residential efficiency retrofit programs—including home performance programs—are often accompanied be incentives. Rebate, loans, cash back for training or certification. Almost always, the incentive is applied ...

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Program Mistake Month: The Incentive Roller Coaster

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When people think about programs they often think about rebates, loans, or other incentives. That’s where I’ll start this series.

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Be Careful What You Measure and Reward!

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As I talked about a couple weeks ago in the KPI discussion, you’ve got to measure. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t ...

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Hiring the Right People Makes the Whole Thing Easier!

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hire the right peopleHave you ever worked with some one who drags you down? Have you seen a bad attitude ...

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