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2018 HPC National Conference Session

What it Takes to be a Successful Contractor: Contractor Case Studies

Tuesday, April 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 401 & 402 (4th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

This panel will explain what it takes to become a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year. Contractors that achieve this designation have excellent business acumen and are leaders in the home performance industry. Their insights on running a business and the state of the home performance industry are valuable to contractors looking to expand their business, programs interested in contractors’ point of view, and industry stakeholders looking for reports from the field. The panel will address the specific strengths including business strategies, marketing, sales, leveraging ENERGY STAR, employee hiring & retention, quality assurance, and more.

Learning Objectives:

Ely Jacobsohn

Program Manager, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
U.S. Department of Energy

Ely Jacobsohn is focused on transforming the home improvement market. He joined the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009 has been working in the Building Technologies Office developing strategies, programs and policies to encourage consumers to improve the performance of their homes. Currently, he directs the National Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program and looks for collaboration opportunities to scale home performance and all clean energy. Before joining DOE, Ely worked at the Maryland Energy Administration as the Residential Program Manager, and was one of the architects of the EmPOWER Maryland Act which set a statewide energy efficiency savings target.

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Madeline Koewler

Management Analyst
The Building People

Madeline Koewler supports the Residential Buildings Integration office at the U.S. Department of Energy. Talk with her about Home Energy Score, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, or any of the residential energy efficiency programs available from the Energy Department.

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