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The Essential First Step

Energy Efficiency Improves the World

For more than two decades, our purpose hasn’t changed. Contractors with foresight founded our trade organization to help contractors like you succeed. Your success is crucial. 

The clean energy field is thriving. Join us as we work together to build a safe, clean equitable world. Through education and collaborative advocacy, we strengthen the growing global community of contractors dedicated to energy efficiency. 

The future is bright. It will and must be energy efficient. Wasted energy will become a thing of the past. The ultimate transition has already begun; humanity now has a common goal. Efficiency is, and always will be, the essential first step.

training & events for clean energy & energy efficiency

14 Feb

2022 Title 24, Part 6 Essentials — Single-family Standards: Introduction to the Performance Approach

February 14 - March 15

Use the 2022 Multifamily Energy Inspection Checklist to practice streamlined inspection of installation scenarios while also targeting top categories of high-value energy savings and impact on compliance. Effective building energy efficiency enforcement is reviewed and practiced as a comprehensive process — from initial consult of building features listed in permitted documentation to review of what contractors document as installed to visual confirmation of these features on-site. This highly interactive online live course is designed to provide Building Inspectors with the

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15 Feb

Bay Area E-Contractor Academy

February 15 - March 21

Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) Bay Area is pleased to invite you to apply to our Spring 2024 E-Contractor Academy, a FREE in-person workshop series focused on building technical, economic and operational capacity with small, minority/BIPOC, women, veteran-owned and/or disadvantaged local construction businesses (MWVDBEs) to successfully do business in climate-critical decarbonization fields such as building electrification, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and more. ECC provides services for tailored entrepreneurial support throughout and beyond this academy via its E-Contractor network and community partners, including but not limited

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27 Feb

Electrify Efficiently: Overcoming Heat Pump Objections

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us as Electrify My Home continues this ‘lunch-and-learn’ webinar series focused on home electrification. The Electrify Efficiently webinar series will highlight the tremendous business opportunities, vital role of efficiency, and lessons learned from the field. Heat Pumps are quickly gaining traction as a preferred HVAC and water heating technology. California has a goal for 6 million installed heat pumps by 2030, and state plans indicate that new gas furnace and water heaters will not be permitted after 2030. While

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28 Feb

Residential Space Conditioning and Water Heating

February 28 - March 1

Electrify My Home provides training based on real-world experience with residential electrification. With hundreds of high-performance projects completed to date, Electrify My Home shares its experience with others in a fast-paced training program that will benefit all parts of your company. We share principals of “Install Small” and “Good Electrification” processes that will keep your customers satisfied while simultaneously optimizing future grid reliability. Only enrolled TECH Clean California Participating Contractor company staff may take this course. Course registration will be

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California Contractor Advocacy

Building a clean energy future for all

Founded by contractors, for over two decades, our responsibility has been to ensure the efficient energy and clean energy contractors’ perspective is a key factor in state and federal legislative decisions. Working with other closely aligned organizations, our collaborative approach to advocacy has allowed us to influence policy on a much larger scale.

Contractor’s Perspective Blog

Get ahead, never fall behind with info you need

Every month you can get essential information about all of the latest state and federal policy developments, as well as important news and updates on clean energy, energy efficiency, and electrification technological advances. Always ahead of our time, our Blog archive is a deep, active reservoir of relevant knowledge written in easy-to-understand terms.


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Clean Energy Connection

Free leads for trustworthy clean energy contractors

Free referrals for homeowners

EFCA’s Clean Energy Connection contractor directory helps homeowners connect with local, vetted contractors with proven expertise on clean energy and electrification projects. 

Easily find a contractor you can trust for your clean energy home upgrade. Hire a hero.

It’s reliable, free, private, and helps California achieve our emissions reduction goals, plus it grows and supports our state’s clean energy workforce.

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Program Administrator for SMUD

EFCA leads the way in rebate program management

Rebates are a crucial part of building a cleaner world for all of us. Implementing them properly is a huge responsibility and fulfilling their promise is a monumental ongoing task. 

We carefully assembled a brilliant team to create sophisticated systems and workflows that work easily and efficiently for everyone involved. We pioneered innovative solutions to shaping statewide rebates programs not only for SMUD, but TECH, SGIP, PG&E and more. We also openly share our processes so others do not have to re-invent the wheel.