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Driving Residential Energy Improvements – Homeowner Challenges (Part 2 of a 3-Part Series)

Why do most homeowners find it challenging to perform energy upgrades confidently? Why is it difficult to buy higher efficiency equipment, appliances, and incorporate conservation in our lifestyle? After all, many governmental incentive programs have been created to target homeowners in the past several years…

In part 1 of the series, we discussed the four categories of opportunities that can drive residential energy improvements. There is some momentum building in each of those categories except the fourth (homeowners who are not in the market to perform upgrades) through federal, state, local, utility, and private sector rebates. But even with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and efforts to move the residential energy agenda forward, the process of implementing energy upgrades in existing homes has been haphazard from state to state.

While outreach to homeowners has been effective in increasing awareness and desire to become more energy efficient, the efforts … Read More