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Register now for the Consultative Selling Skills Workshop

Monday, October 27, 2014

Join us for a workshop on Consultative Selling Skills!

The Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Program team invites you to an all-day workshop designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and tools that will help you sell more projects, increase profit margins, and win in competitive situations. Join us for this special event targeted toward energy efficiency and home performance contractors, led by industry expert Jay Gentry.

Please select one of the following  workshops to attend:


 Date: Monday, Nov.17, 2014

 Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Residence Inn Burbank Downtown, 321 S. 1st Street, Burbank, CA 91502

 Register here


 Date: Tuesday, Nov.18, 2014

 Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Hampton Inn Norco Corona Eastvale, 1530 Hamner Avenue, Norco, CA 92860

 Register here


Space is limited---sign up early to guarantee your spot!



Specific topics include:

  • Consultative selling process
  • Pre-call preparation
  • Getting off on the right foot
  • Strategic questioning
  • Need-based presentations
  • Handling questions and objections
  • Gaining agreement
  • Building rapport and credibility 






Contractors: Your input is needed on a new, residential energy efficiency financing program!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Participate in a chance to provide your input for new financing incentive programs!

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) is launching the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEFF), a suite of financing incentive programs for residential and commercial energy efficiency projects. These programs are geared toward assisting lenders in providing more expansive access to lower cost financing for home retrofits that ultimately reduce energy costs. Therefore, we need your input!

CAEATFA is hosting roundtables to seek feedback about its proposed Single Family Loan Program. All Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas (SoCalGas®) Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Contractors are invited to participate.

Learn more and register now for the roundtable--we hope to see you there!

When: Monday, October 27, 2014

Time: Contractor Roundtable- 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Lender Roundtable- 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Energy Resource Center, Downey, CA (Los Angeles Area)

Breaking News! Bonus points for Home Upgrade!

Monday, October 20, 2014

For All Projects Submitted after October 1,2014...Extra points!

Through December 31, 2014, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) is pleased to offer a Fall Special: 50 additional points on Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade projects that meet the requirements listed below. 

  • Only available on Southern California Gas Company Home Upgrade projects (not applicable to Advanced Home Upgrade projects)
  • For projects in Los Angeles Department of Water and Power territory the following additional requirements must be met:
    •  ≥ 14 or 15 SEER condenser (name plate and point value)
    •  ≥ 95% AFUE Heating System
    • Current AHRI Certificate shows that condenser is operating at ≥ 15 SEER efficiency
    • Must be uploaded into VisionDSM to receive credit
    • These requirements do not apply in other municipal utility territories.

Enter in the code "FallSpecial" into the Coupon/Voucher code area on the WebApp to recieve the additional points.

Get your Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer Training Now!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Install Variable Speed Pool Pumps - Get Trained!

Training to become a Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education (FPSIE) Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer (CAEI) is available in November and December and is fully subsidized by Southern California Edison (SCE)! Act now to take advantage of the additional incentives offered.

The controller is required to be commissioned, and the Variable Speed Pool Pump Commissioning Form must be completed by a CAEI to claim the savings.

Please note that space is extremely limited, so register immediately if you wish to attend. You only need to attend one of the training dates.


Option 1: November 13, 2014 in Canoga Park

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Provided)

Register Now

Option 2: December 9, 2014 in Irwindale

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Provided)

Register Now