As we approach the halfway point of the program year, we want to thank you for your participation as a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) Trade Ally. Although mild winter weather resulted in lower program participation levels than we expected so far, we are looking forward to a busy summer and productive rest of the year to meet program goals.
Our program is a regional component of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to offer a whole-house approach to improving the energy efficiency and comfort of homes, while helping to protect the environment. The program demonstrates how improvements made throughout a home can work together to maximize energy savings.
As a participating contractor in the Consumers Energy Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (HPwES), you can expand your business and provide customers with more comfortable, safe and durable homes, while helping reduce their energy use.
Participating contractors must be certified by the national Building Performance Institute (BPI) and have all required diagnostic equipment. Contractors can offer Consumers Energy customers a wide array of energy-smart products and services, including:
- High-efficiency heating and cooling systems
- High-efficiency natural gas water heaters
- Attic and wall insulation
- Air sealing, duct sealing and duct repair
- ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and lighting
You'll be able to effectively address many of the problems homeowners often experience, such as:
- High energy use
- Rooms that don't heat or cool properly
- Moisture issues
- Health and safety issues
Consumers Energy offers financial incentives to help contractors succeed:
- Subsidized costs for complete Home Performance Surveys and Comprehensive Home Assessments
- Customer rebates for eligible measures
Consumers Energy helps generate valuable leads by promoting the program to our customers.
For more information on becoming a Consumers Energy Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Trade Ally, email CEHPTradeAlly@icf.com.
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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program Marketing Update
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2017 HPwES Sloped Attic Insulation Rebates
Consumers Energy is pleased to announce revised eligibility requirements for attic insulation allowing homes with sloped or cathedral style roofs to more easily qualify for rebates. Sloped or cathedral attic configurations, also described as hot roofs, are now eligible for rebates when insulated to a minimum of R-30 with foam insulation. Minimum requirements for installed insulation levels in flat attic configurations will continue as they were previously at
New Trade Ally Website Refresh for Consumers Energy Contractors
Consumers Energy is excited to announce a new enhanced Trade Ally website for the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) program. We are confident that you will find the enhanced website convenient and easier to use - resulting in easier access to program information that you use to promote the Consumers Energy rebates to your customers!
2017 New Account Advocate
A resource is available to help you provide enhanced service and timely rebates to homeowners.We have recently expanded our Account Advocate Team to provide in-house support with administrative related inquiries.