News and Updates

Program Updates, Upcoming Training and QC Reminders

Friday, October 16, 2015

Greetings to all our Participating Contractors from Southern California Edison (SCE) and SoCalGas®! We enjoyed seeing so many of you at the training workshop last month. Please send your account manager any comments or feedback you have about the event. Our goal is to make all program workshops and events useful and enjoyable for Participating Contractors. Make sure to mark your calendars for our fifth annual Contractor Appreciation Night coming up on December 17 in Anaheim! 

The Program Newsletter covers the below topics:

Joint Program Participation and Reminders

Fuel Switching

Home Upgrade Customer Touch Points

SoCalGas Program Participation Updates and Reminders

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® is here!

SoCalGas Program Top Performers: Customer Satisfaction

Marketing Tip: Elevator Speech

The work you do is impactful and really cool - but may seem complex or even confusing to people who don't understand the importance of a blower door test! It is important to have a quick elevator speech handy to explain how your work helps improve homes and life for homeowners. 
Your elevator speech should be brief, unique, and persuasive and spark interest about your company and the work you do. You never know when social settings or networking events will introduce you to the next person ready to learn more about improving their home.        
Upcoming Training Events and Opportunities            
Home Performance Sales Training
Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer (CAEI)
Project Processing Training
ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference
Green Homes Sell Faster and For More: What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know
QC Corner
Red Work Zone
All About CF3Rs
Building Permits
The PACM Work Order - Program Recommendation
Top Appeal/Pending Contractor Action Issues
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October Training Opportunities

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Welcome to our Training Update! As an Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Participating Contractor in the Southern California Edison (SCE) and SoCalGas® service territories, a wide variety of training courses are available to you and your staff. You are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and enroll in as many courses as you'd like. Please read below for additional details and feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions!

October 2015 Program Training Opportunities

Hands - On Training: Combustion Safety

Join the Home Upgrade team to learn how to perform Combustion Safety Testing. Classes are limited to ten attendees--reserve your spot today! The address for the class will be provided after successful registration for the event.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register here for the AM session

Register here for PM session

Project Processing Training

Please join us for an in-person workshop on Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade project processing and enjoy breakfast and lunch on us!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: SoCalGas Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90251

Home Performance Sales Training

Join us for a full-day session where you will learn critical sales skills and tools that will help you sell HVAC and home performance improvements to homeowners! 

Topics will include:

  • Communicating building science to consumers 
  • Foundations of successful sales
  • Messaging and calls-to-action 
  • A consultative sales approach for energy efficiency
  • Consumer decision-making 
  • Presenting proposals 
  • Handling objections

Earn up to 2.75 BPI CEUs!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena, 3500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Upcoming Industry Events and Training Opportunities

Drought Response: Plumbing Code Changes & Greywater, Rainwater, Recycled Water

Attend this seminar from Green Technology to learn more about the code specifications and help building, design and construction professionals successfully navigate the design, permitting and inspection process.

Seating is limited--register today!

Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference, Sacramento CA

Meet with Home Performance professionals around the region and attend informative sessions to help you grow your business!

  • Full Conference Registration: $375 (Ends on Oct. 6)
  • Late Registration: $475 (Begins on Oct. 7)