SMUD Home Performance Program

March 25, 2016

The SMUD Home Performance Program (HPP) is administered by Efficiency First California and provides incentives to encourage Sacramento-area homeowners to install energy efficient upgrades on their homes. To qualify for HPP rebates, homeowners must work with a qualified program contractor who can assess and install these improvements.

Benningfield Group supports the Home Performance Program by serving as the local link for training, support and in-office mentoring to contractors in the SMUD territory. Our relationship with participating contractors begins with education. During our in-office mentoring sessions, we meet with contractors to discuss industry best practices, address quality assurance issues, and inform them of any new or upcoming program changes. We also produce best practice guides for quick reference that can be used in the field. Second, we coach contractors on how to integrate home performance into their sales processes and business models. Then, on a monthly basis, we make sure each program contractor has maintained his or her proper licensing and has remained in good standing with the California State Licensing Board.

Our assistance to SMUD and Efficiency First California goes beyond our work with the contractors. We help identify and research new energy saving measures that could be added to the program, as well as provide technical support whenever it’s needed. Always on the cutting edge, we consistently look for ways to save energy.