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Energy Advocate

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Wisconsin - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 11/08/2011
Company Name Wisconsin Energy Conservation
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Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Under general supervision, the Energy Advocate will assist and educate homeowners as part of the Green Madison Program  with basic energy efficiency practices, including providing information that will create lasting energy efficient behaviors and decision making. A primary function of the Energy Advocate will be to sell the homeowner on the Green Madison program, securing participants meeting sales quotas. The Energy Advocate will coordinate efforts with Focus on Energy's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program, including making the participation process more seamless by assisting homeowners with paperwork, contractor selection, explaining financing options, and addressing general participation questions and/or concerns. The Energy Advocate will also assist in mobilizing targeted neighborhoods, including presentations to smaller-sized local groups, and try to address language barriers.

1. Sales
a. Secure homeowner participation throughout various stages of program
b. Meets sales/participation quotas
c. Utilize customer relationship management system; reporting/tracking progress
d. React to and adjust approach based on feedback and results

2. Walk-Thru energy efficiency audits:
a. Inventory of all major appliances
b. Observation of base load savings opportunities
c. Education on thermostat settings
d. Education on efficient use of electronics (i.e. television settings, gaming systems use, power strips, etc.)
e. Directly install energy efficient equipment (e.g. CFL's and low flow aerators)
f. General notes on obvious building shell deficiencies
g. Data gathering on (or confirmation of) home structure and usage (i.e., home age, style and square footage; number of occupants, age, income; number of years current occupants in home, any major rehab work done, etc.) and historic energy usage

3. Program explanation:
a. Findings of walk-thru audit
b. Review of homeowner’s energy usage (from utility data)
c. Describe remaining steps involved in the process, including assessment and implementation of assessment recommendations
d. Explain roles of other experts/trades involved in the process  


4. Scheduling and paperwork assistance:
a. Help homeowner schedule full energy assessment with consultant
b. Help homeowner select and schedule contractor(s)
c. Review financing options with homeowner
d. Assist homeowner in applying for financing
e. Move the homeowner through each stage, removing any obstacles/barriers the homeowner may experience/perceive


5. Education:
a. Efficient use of other high-end electric consumption (e.g., pool pump, hot tub, kiln, etc.)
b. Provide homeowner with additional energy efficiency information, tips, and “upkeep;” helping to ensure lasting results.
c. Explain benefits and advantages to participating in the program


1. Provide accurate travel vouchers
2. Enter site visits in the appropriate data base
3. Attend team meetings

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