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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

23 Apr

Residential Space Conditioning and Water Heating (Single Family)

April 23 - April 25

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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24 Apr

Multifamily Electrification: Retrofit Applications and Electrical Assessments

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Overview As we start turning our attention to the existing building stock, electrification retrofits are becoming increasingly important to achieve our emission goals and have healthier homes. Come explore how to approach an electrification retrofit, what the constraints and opportunities are for multifamily buildings with different configurations, and how it is shaped by electrical infrastructure and available technology. Gain an understanding of what an electrification retrofit looks like by working through example project(s) in class.

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24 Apr

Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters: Technology, Sales and Installation Challenges Part 2

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Description: This course establishes a clear value proposition for residential heat pump water heater scenarios, while addressing key barriers to their adoption. It also provides targeted sales training to identify customers and opportunities for client-facing staff and stakeholders while delving into key installation considerations including space limitations, noise, condensate management, sizing, operational modes, and error codes. Instructor Information: Tim Abshire Tim Abshire is a Senior Account Manager and Certified Trainer for D+R International. Most recently he managed the Wholesale Distribution

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25 Apr


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is class 4 of 6 in 3C-REN’s High Performance Fundamentals Certificate series. Earn a 3C-REN certificate of completion after finishing the series and passing short quizzes at the end of each class. This series will be hosted twice throughout 2023.   Having gained a solid understanding of high-performance building enclosures from classes 1 through 3 in 3C-REN’s High Performance Fundamentals series, participants are well-prepared for this class, which will provide a foundation in the use of heat pumps for both

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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

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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.