In May 2017, the National Efficiency Screening Project (NESP) released its groundbreaking National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM) on cost effectiveness testing. The NSPM is a critical new tool to help state policymakers maximize the value of ratepayer and utility investments in energy efficiency, which allows each state to test their tests for cost effectiveness to see if it reflects its own energy efficiency policies and program goals. Many of the non-energy benefits that result from energy efficiency home retrofits - such as improvements in health, comfort, system reliability, as well as the benefits of avoided power plants, jobs created and pollution reductions-- are either ignored or steeply discounted by the tests applied in many states. This session will focus on examples of economic development and job creation impacts that can be accounted for in a cost effectiveness testing framework at the state and local level. The session will also provide background on the NSPM and how home performance contractors can get involved with educating state and local policymakers on this exciting new planning tool.
A Contractor's Role in Reforming Cost-effectiveness Testing
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
2017 HPC California Regional Home Performance Conference & Trade Show