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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in Record Time

Title:
Spotlight on Austin, Texas: Best Offer Ever Produces 564 Upgrades in Record Time

Abstract:
With its Best Offer Ever promotion, Austin Energy completed comprehensive energy upgrades in a record 564 homes in only six months--more than 10 times the utility's typical participation rate. To quickly develop momentum for BetterBuildings-Austin Energy's Clean Energy Accelerator program with homeowners, Austin Energy leveraged its existing Home Performance with ENERGY STAR infrastructure, experience, and contractor base but added a comprehensive rebate/financing offer for a finite launch period. Demand soared, and due to thoughtful planning, Austin Energy and its contractors were able to keep up with requests for energy evaluations, inspections, improvements, and loan origination, while learning valuable lessons along the way.

URL:
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/betterbuildings/cs_austin_gettingstarted.pdf

Source:
U.S. DOE Better Buildings

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
2011

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