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July and August Training Opportunities Inside!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 16, 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! Make sure to visit our updated program website - now live and featuring additional information about upcoming training opportunities! 

 
 

July/August 2015 Program Training Opportunities

Upcoming Industry Events and Training Opportunities

Project Processing 

Mark your calendars! There's an in-person workshop on Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade project processing coming up on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. We are breaking this training course into two mini-sessions; pre-retrofit processing will be from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and post-retrofit processing will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Space is limited for each session, so register early and reserve your spot today!

  • Enjoy breakfast and/or lunch on us!
  • Brush up on processing for Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade projects
  • Learn how to avoid common processing errors that create delays in payment
  • Troubleshoot specific issues

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pre-Retrofit

           11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Post-Retrofit

Location: SoCalGas ERC, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241

 Register Here for the Pre-Retrofit Training 

 

 

Register Here for the Post-Retrofit Training

 

Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer (CAEI) Training

Learn what tools are needed and how to test pool pumps with the Foundation for Pool and Spa Industry Education (FPSIE). This full-day presentation will provide you with all the information you need to help your customers earn incentives for installing efficient pool pumps. The course cost is $249.00 and registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Superior Pool Products - 21320 Deering Court, Canoga Park, CA 91304

 

BPI BA Re-certification Written Exam

ICF International is conducting a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst (BA) re-certification written exam. This exam is offered to all Participating Contractors who are currently certified professionals. SCE and SoCalGas are partially subsidizing the cost of these exams for Participating Contractors; the outstanding balance of $199.00 may be paid by money order or cashier's check, payable to ICF International. 

Registration is required. 

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: SoCalGas ERC, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241

 

Energy Modeling 101: EnergyPro v5

Please join us for this informative and interactive energy modeling webinar to learn how to start a new EnergyPro v5 model from field inspection details! A tutorial will be provided, and there will be time for troubleshooting and a Q&A session. 

Date: August 14, 2015

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Financing Town Hall

CLOSE THE DEAL FASTER!

Join us to learn about the various financing options available to fund your Home Upgrade projects. At this Town Hall, you will:

  • Hear from numerous financing product speakers
  • Participate in discussions about how to integrate financing into your home performance sales pitch
  • Compare options to see which fits your business model and customers best
  • View marketing materials and a comparison chart
  • Enjoy breakfast on us!

Date: August 18, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: SoCalGas ERC, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241

Upcoming Program Events and Training Opportunities

Exhaust Fan Flow Meter Webinar presented by The Energy Conservatory

Nothing beats the value, simplicity and accuracy of using the Exhaust Fan Flow meter to measure the amount of air flow going through an exhaust fan. This webinar will step you through the test procedure for using this device. We will also talk about options for measuring flow through kitchen range hoods. Participants will be eligible to receive 1 BPI CEU.

Date: July 22, 2015

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

SCE/SoCalGas Program September Technical Training  

September 29, 2015

 

Webinar: Financing Options and Building Your Green Team

Learn how to use financing to get past cost barriers and get your customers to say yes to green improvements. Find out about leading financing programs, including brand-new below-market rate programs sponsored by the California Public Utilities Commission. Participants will be eligible to earn 1 BPI CEU. 

Date: July 23, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Webinar: Is Your Website Converting Traffic to Leads? Simple, Objective Ways to Evaluate

One website metric matters more than almost any other: Conversion Rate. Peter Troast (CEO and Founder of Energy Circle) will discuss proven ways that home performance and HVAC websites can capture more leads, measure and track those leads, and improve their conversion rate. Participants will be eligible to earn 1 BPI CEU. 

Date: August 13, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference, Sacramento, CA
November 9 - 10, 2015

 

 
 

Reminder: Register Now for an Informative and Interactive Technical Training Session!

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade Program team invites you to a technical training session. This is an excellent opportunity to refresh your skills, or to provide new employees with the technical knowledge they need to support Home Upgrade projects. Breakfast will be provided.

This session will focus on the New Advanced Home Upgrade Software options available, and stream the live Statewide webinar. You will have the opportunity to discuss these new options as a group and ask questions with program administrators in the room.

Other topics that will be discussed during this training session include: Program Measure Updates, Heat Producing Devices (HPD) issues, Thermostatic Control Valves (TCV's) installation, and ASHRAE 62.2-2013 airflow standard.

You will receive 1.75 Building Performance Institute (BPI) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the session in person!

 

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: SoCalGas Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241

Register now to reserve your spot!

Big Changes Coming to Program Website This Week!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Coming July 15: NEW Program Website!
 
Southern California Edison (SCE) and SoCalGas® are pleased to announce to our Participating Contractors that we will launch a newly revamped program website to enhance your user experience this week!

Some of the key features updated include:

  • More modern back end structure that will increase the website's performance and help pages and images load faster
  • New, cleaner design with a simplified layout and revised content including newly structured News and Updates and Events listings, updated FAQs and more details about program Training
  • Enhanced Program Resources with clearly defined subsections
  • Responsive design that will allow the site to display on mobile devices
  • A new About the Program page that can help explain the program to potential customers with a direct link to the Find a Contractor search tool

Watch your inbox tomorrow for instructions on how to update your password for the new website. We welcome your feedback, questions and comments! Please contact us atinfo@socalenergycontractors.com or talk to your account manager if you have any questions.

  

Big Changes Coming to Program Website This Week!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Coming July 15: NEW Program Website!
 
Southern California Edison (SCE) and SoCalGas® are pleased to announce to our ParticipatingContractors that we will launch a newly revamped program website to enhance your user experience this week!

Some of the key features updated include:

  • More modern back end structure that will increase the website's performance and help pages and images load faster
  • New, cleaner design with a simplified layout and revised content including newly structured News and Updates and Events listings, updated FAQs and more details about program Training
  • Enhanced Program Resources with clearly defined subsections
  • Responsive design that will allow the site to display on mobile devices
  • A new About the Program page that can help explain the program to potential customers with a direct link to the Find a Contractor search tool

Watch your inbox tomorrow for instructions on how to update your password for the new website. We welcome your feedback, questions and comments! Please contact us at info@socalenergycontractors.com or talk to your account manager if you have any questions.

July 2015 Program Training Opportunities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Below is our periodic announcement/reminder of upcoming program-sponsored training. As a Participating Contractor, 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!

July 2015 Program Training Opportunities

Hands-On Training - Combustion Safety

Meet with a small group of Participating Contractors and program staff for a refresher course covering topics including:

  • Worst Case Pressurization
  • Spillage and Draft Testing
  • Natural Gas Line Leakage Detection

The class will take place in a home in the West Covina Area. Class size is limited to 10 individuals to allow participants the opportunity to ask questions and engage with program mentors. Please note, this course is only open to current Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analysts (BA). Participants will receive BPI Continuing Education Units for attending.

Date: July 14, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Home in West Covina area. Specifics to be sent after registering.

Please register online to reserve your spot today!

Register for the 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. session

Register Here!

Register for the 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. session

Register Here!   

Energy Modeling 101: EnergyPro v5

Please join us for this informative and interactive energy modeling webinar and learn how to start a new EnergyPro v5 model from field inspection details! A tutorial will be provided, and there will be time for troubleshooting and a question and answer session.

Date: July 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Register Here!

Project Processing

Mark your calendars! There's an in-person workshop on Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade project processing coming up on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. We are breaking this training into two mini-sessions, pre-retrofit processing will be from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; and post-retrofit processing will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Space is limited for each session, so register early and reserve your spot today!

  • Enjoy breakfast and/or lunch on us!
  • Brush up on processing for Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade projects
  • Learn how to avoid common processing errors that create delays in payment
  • Troubleshoot specific issues

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pre-Retrofit
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Post-Retrofit
Location: SoCalGas ERC, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241
Register Here for the Pre-Retrofit Training

Register Here for the Post Retrofit Training

Upcoming Program Events and Training Opportunities

Financing Town Hall
Date: August 18, 2015
Learn More!
 
BPI BA Recertification Written Exam
Date: August 11, 2015
Learn More!  
 
Energy Modeling 101: EnergyPro v5
August 14, 2015
Learn More!   

Southern California Edison/SoCalGas® Program September Technical Training 
September 29, 2015
Learn More!
 

Upcoming Industry Events and Training Opportunities

Exhaust Fan Flow Meter Webinar presented by The Energy Conservatory

Nothing beats the value, simplicity and accuracy of using the Exhaust Fan Flow meter to measure the amount of air flow going through an exhaust fan. This webinar will step you through the test procedure for using this device. We will also talk about options for measuring flow through kitchen range hoods.
Participants will be eligible to receive 1 BPI CEU.
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Register Here!
 
ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference, Sacramento, CA
November 9 – 10, 2015
Learn More!