Residential Program Solution Center seeks input from users

Whether you are serving a new market or adding new energy-efficiency services to your portfolio, the Solution Center has the information you need to get started.
Whether you are serving a new market or adding new energy-efficiency services to your portfolio, the Solution Center has the information you need to get started. (Artwork by DOE Better Buildings Initiative)

The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking volunteers to share their thoughts and experiences using the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center.

Launched in 2014, the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center is a repository for key lessons, resources and knowledge about the planning, operation and evaluation of residential energy-efficiency programs.

DOE is convening a focus group of Solution Center users this August to collect thoughts, opinions and experiences using it. This information will be used to guide improvements to the resources. Our goal is to make the Solution Center the primary online resource that residential energy-efficiency program administrators turn to for program implementation insights, solutions and ideas. This focus group is an excellent opportunity for power providers to share their insights on how to make the Solution Center a more effective tool for utility program managers.

If you are interested in participating in this focus group, please email the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center team by Wednesday, July 13, with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Organization
  • Title/role

The program is specifically seeking volunteers who:

  • Are aware of the Solution Center’s content and organization
  •  Have used the Solution Center to look for something to help their program
  • Serve as a program administrator or are in a decision-making role for a residential energy-efficiency program

DOE plans to convene the focus group the week of August 15 via a conference call. The time commitment of participants will be approximately one hour. Energy Services is interested in hearing about WAPA customers’ experiences with the Solution Center as well. Contact the Energy Services Bulletin editor if you would like to share your story.

Source: DOE Better Buildings Initiative, 6/27/16