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September Training Opportunities Inside!

Tuesday, September 15, 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! 

September 2015 Program Training Opportunities

SCE/SoCalGas Program September Technical Training - REQUIRED

September 29, 2015

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

SoCalGas Energy Resource Center

9240 Firestone Blvd

Downey, CA 90241

Please make plans to send a representative from your company to our September Technical Training workshop. We will cover a variety of important program updates, and provide an opportunity for Participating Contractors to ask the program team questions. Marketing materials will be distributed to all Participating Contractors in attendance!

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, September 16, 2015

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

Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena

3500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Green Homes Sell Faster and For More: What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know

Join trainer George Kopf from the SoCalGas funded Home Energy Advising program  for a session about the seamless integration of the Home Energy and Real Estate industries.  Attend this session to gain:

  • Actionable information to help your partners in the Real Estate industry sell more houses for higher prices faster.
  • Up-to-the-minute info from Real Estate and Home Energy professionals on how the home energy industry is impacting the real estate industry - and how to turn this opportunity into results.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS® 

1039 E Valley Blvd #205B, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Upcoming Industry Events and Training Opportunities

Webinar: FAST Track to Estimating for Energy Saving Solutions

Sharpen your estimating and contract writing skills with this one-of-a-kind training program. If you are looking to generate more business, faster estimates, and better your contract writing language, then this webinar is for you and your company. 

  • Basics, including the use of forms and developing a system
  • Reading the energy audit
  • Reviewing jobs - gathering energy audit information
  • Using energy audit software to expedite the estimating process
  • Working with subs and suppliers to compile the estimate
  • Problem areas in compiling an energy audit estimate
  • Writing contract language to separate you from your competition

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference, Sacramento, CA

November 9 - 10, 2015

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)

September Training Opportunities Inside!

Wednesday, September 2, 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! 

September 2015 Program Training Opportunities

SCE/SoCalGas Program September Techincal Training - REQUIRED

Please make plans to send a representative from your company to our September Technical Training workshop. We will cover a variety of important program updates, and provide an opportunity for Participating Contractors to ask the program team questions. Marketing materials will be distributed to all Participating Contractors in attendance!

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, September 16, 2015

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

Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasadena

3500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Green Homes Sell Faster and For More: What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know

Join trainer George Kopf from the SoCalGas funded Home Energy Advising program  for a session about the seamless integration of the Home Energy and Real Estate industries.  Attend this session to gain:

  • Actionable information to help your partners in the Real Estate industry sell more houses for higher prices faster.
  • Up-to-the-minute info from Real Estate and Home Energy professionals on how the home energy industry is impacting the real estate industry - and how to turn this opportunity into results.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: West San Gabriel Valley Association of REALTORS® 

1039 E Valley Blvd #205B, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Upcoming Industry Events and Training Opportunities

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

Recent changes in the California Plumbing code have opened the door to new opportunities for reducing potable water use, establishing standards and guidelines for greywater systems, on-site water recycling and rainwater catchment systems. This new five-hour seminar from Green Technology will offer an in-depth look at the code specifications and help building, design and construction professionals successfully navigate the design, permitting and inspection process. This session offers 5 AIA continuing education credits.

Date: September 11, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Webinar: FAST Track to Estimating for Energy Saving Solutions

Sharpen your estimating and contract writing skills with this one-of-a-kind training program. If you are looking to generate more business, faster estimates, and better your contract writing language, then this webinar is for you and your company. 

  • Basics, including the use of forms and developing a system
  • Reading the energy audit
  • Reviewing jobs - gathering energy audit information
  • Using energy audit software to expedite the estimating process
  • Working with subs and suppliers to compile the estimate
  • Problem areas in compiling an energy audit estimate
  • Writing contract language to separate you from your competition

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference, Sacramento, CA

November 9 - 10, 2015

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)