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Make Third Party Reviews Work for You


Watch this webinar to learn tips and tricks about third party reviews.  Marketing expert Peter Troast reviews how third-party reviews are an important search ranking factor and brings you up to date on Google+, Yelp, Angie’s List and other review sites.


Marketing: Plan, Track, Evaluate, Repeat


Check out this webinar and learn to develop marketing campaigns that generate leads and increase close rates with Mike Rogers, a nationally recognized expert in residential energy efficiency. Discover strategies for tracking marketing campaigns that you can use when leveraging Home Upgrade as a selling point.


Tips & Tools to Grow Your Business


Listen to Mike Rogers, a nationally recognized expert in residential energy efficiency, explain how best to leverage rebate programs like Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade to differentiate yourself from your competition, boost sales, and grow your business.


Whole House Sales Strategies that Work


Check out this overview of successful sales strategies and kitchen table close techniques being used by whole house contractors in California with “how to” details on how to apply their lessons learned to your business.

Technical Resources

The First Step of Quality Management


Check out a special webinar with quality management expert John Tooley of Advanced Energy, where he discusses how quality initiatives start by cleaning and organizing trucks, offices, and work areas – a process often referred to as “5S”.


Duct Leakage to Outside Training


This video will teach you how to measure duct leakage to outside for your Advanced Home Upgrade projects. It also demonstrates how to do a blower door test.


Best Practices: HVAC Assessment for Airflow


Building Science Consultant Measured Home Performance explains the importance of proper airflow for optimal system efficiency. They demonstrate how to do a static pressure test and discuss how restrictions in the duct system impact overall performance.


Best Practices: Siting and Orientation


Building science consultant Measure Home Performance explains the importance of orientation and site inspection to take note of glazing exposure and potential water and moisture problems associated with existing homes.


Best Practices: Assessment with a Blower Door


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance performs a blower door test on a home to demonstrate and explain how to use a blower door and an infrared camera to quantify and locate air leakage in a typical home.


Best Practices: Assessment with an Infrared Camera


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance uses an infrared camera to demonstrate how to find insulation defects, thermal bridges, and air leaks in a 1970s home, also explaining thermography’s important role in measuring a retrofit project’s installed performance.


Best Practices: Attics

Building science consultant Measured Home Performance discusses the impacts of attics on heating and cooling loads, illustrating how to effectively air seal and insulate attics. The video also describes building science issues associated with attics, including moisture accumulation and thermal bypasses: the gaps in insulation and the cracks, gaps, and holes that allow air leakage).


Best Practices: Crawlspaces


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance explains thermal bypasses in a crawl space and how to air seal and insulate them. They also discuss vented and unvented crawl spaces and how to deal with crawl space moisture issues.


Best Practices: Walls


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance uses a blower door and an infrared camera to show how to find and seal air leaks in exterior walls. They demonstrate how to retrofit uninsulated walls with blown-in cellulose and fiberglass.


Best Practices: Heating Systems


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance explains the factors that impact heating system efficiency. They also discuss safety issues, including how to avoid the risk of “back drafting” of combustion appliances in newly-tightened houses, with a demonstration of three combustion safety tests.


Best Practices: Cooling Systems


Building Science Consultant Measured Home Performance discusses the six critical performance factors for all-air HVAC systems. They explain how to ensure that the A/C refrigerant charge is correct and how to measure superheat and sub-cooling on the A/C side of the system, as well as sizing tips and traps for both heating and cooling equipment.


Best Practices: Distribution System Issues


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance demonstrates how to perform a duct blaster test, explaining the specific factors that degrade HVAC performance when duct work is not thoughtfully designed and carefully installed.


Best Practices: Room Air Delivery


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance demonstrates how to use a flow hood to determine air flow from registers and the importance of proper air flow and velocity to insure proper mixing of air for occupant comfort.


Best Practices – Electric Baseload


Building science consultant Measured Home Performance illustrates the many ways homes use energy in addition to heating and cooling, and explains vampire losses as well as not-so-obvious ways homes utilize energy.