Expanded customer base, FREE leads and the opportunity to grow your business and the value of each project.
One-on-one support of a dedicated Regional Account Manager who will help you navigate the program and maximize your participation.
Free and subsidized training that earns Continuing Education Units; free marketing support and promotional materials.
Get Your Share of the Energy Efficiency Market!
Energy efficiency is big business in California. With an goal of reducing home energy use by 40 percent by 2020, the state has made more than $116 million available to help homeowners pay for home improvements that can help reduce energy use through initiatives like Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade. Through Home Upgrade, local utilities provide incentives to offset the cost of energy efficiency upgrades made with a Participating Contractor. If you work in the home performance, HVAC, insulation or other related industries, becoming a Participating Contractor can help you grow your business and get your share of the growing energy efficiency market. Join in just four easy steps - learn more below or get started now by completing a Contractor Interest Form.
General Documentation Requirements
- CSLB License or HERS II Certification - must be active and in good standing.
- Certificates of Insurance (General Liability, Commercial Auto, Workers Compensation)
- IRS W-9 Form - Download from IRS Website
- Signed Appendix from Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade Usage and Graphics Standards Guide
PROJECT PROCESSING TRAINING
Learn how to submit, track and process projects using the program's convenient Web Application and VisionDSM processing system. Also includes an overview of project workflow, required forms and uploads and where to go for help and support.
ONLINE LEARNING CENTER
Customer and employee safety are of utmost importance to the program. All Participating Contractors are required to complete an online Combustion Safety Course. The course supplements Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst training.
BPI BUILDING ANALYST/G.U.T.S.
Contractors who are not BPI Building Analysts and want to complete Home Upgrade projects must complete Getting Up to Speed (G.U.T.S.) training. Contractors who want to complete Advanced Home Upgrade projects must have a BPI Building Analyst on staff. Subsidized pricing is available for G.U.T.S. and BPI Building Analyst courses. Talk to your Account Manager for details.
Our program mentors provide coaching and guidance as you navigate your first projects with the program. To complete the mentoring requirement, you will meet with a program mentor and demonstrate competency in an evaluation session that covers all items on the Field Training Checklist.