Reducing energy use in homes is the reason for CSG’s existence and means that we interface daily with hundreds of energy efficiency professionals who complement our own field staff. We’re in touch and connected, and we’re listening. At all levels of the organization, CSG employees are actively involved in dozens of national, regional, and state and trade associations from ACCA to Efficiency First.
CSG supports contractors, trade allies and other professionals to help fulfill our mission as a nonprofit organization. CSG’s trade ally support teams recruit, train, and support contractors working within our clients’ existing programs (e.g., establishing networks of certified HVAC technicians). This means that we help you too, if you’re an energy efficiency professional. Some of the many services we provide include:
- Technical training
- Building science and QA/QC
- Software tools support
- Co-op Marketing
- Policy advocacy
- Program support
Technical Training: Flexibility with You in Mind
We design, develop, and produce custom trainings for energy efficiency contractors. Take advantage of CSG’s best in class training and earn BPI CEUs, to keep your technical performance current and improve program success. Opportunities range from classroom courses to highly engaging online learning and video. Proctoring services are also available. Courses include:
- e-Learning classes (online BPI training, on-demand)
- Energy contractor training programs facilitated through our clients and programs
Applied Building Science: Expert Guidance
CSG has a long tradition of promoting efficiency through the broader perspective of building performance and the “house as a system” / “whole-house” approach to retrofitting homes. Our in-house building science technical experts guide and inform CSG’s program design and delivery. This team of industry leaders has direct experience in many thousands of houses, and has provided technical guidance that covers installations in millions of homes. We bring all this experience to support our programs in multiple ways including:
- Software algorithm development
- Standards development
- Technical and building science mentoring
CSG developed a Quality Assurance system that helps our program inspectors provide consistent feedback to contractors, and that pinpoints where improvements are needed. The system is rooted in well-defined descriptions of acceptable work quality. This system can help you continually improve the work of your crews, reducing call backs and boosting profitability.
Software Tools Support
With a dedicated, growing in-house team and some of the top thought leaders in the energy efficiency space, CSG offers cutting-edge software solutions. The goal is ongoing innovation with more user-friendly features and functionality to add to your success. CSG’s EnergyMeasure™ suite is a uniquely robust set of tools. EnergyMeasure can help you take your in-home auditing services to the next level.
- EnergyMeasure™ HOME — captures and transforms house system data into easy-to- digest reports that help the customer choose energy upgrades to best fit their needs.
- EnergyMeasure™ VIEW — homeowners quickly assess their own house system’s energy profile with this tool. Saves time and money by pre-qualifying; EE professionals can use as a screening tool.
- EnergyMeasure™ HVAC — a tune-up and commissioning application with real-time diagnostic feedback. EnergyMeasure HVAC verifies that A/C efficiency improvements are achieved, maximizing savings and incentives for you and your customers.
Marketing Support Boosts Your Business
CSG creates award-winning marketing campaigns that achieve results, which means more for your bottom line. Energy efficiency professionals who work within programs we deliver benefit through increased leads and co-op marketing support.
Policy Advocacy — A Key Foundation for EE
To fulfill our mission, CSG consistently seeks to broaden the amount of work available for energy efficiency professionals by advocating for energy efficiency public policy.
CSG and EE Professionals: An Ongoing Relationship
Think of us as your go-to source for expertise in dealing with the complexities of utility-based energy efficiency programs. From training support to policy advocacy in your best interest, CSG provides solid foundational support you can count on and trust.