The following article appeared in
"Building Momentum," the official weekly publication of The
Building Industry Association of Southern California on January 18, 2001:
DWP Offers Energy Efficiency Certification Program for Contractors
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), is now
offering licensed contractors an opportunity to become certified sellers and installers of
energy efficient products through the departments EfficiencyWise program.
Certification allows contractors to handle EfficiencyWise projects and receive referrals
from the League of California Homeowners when requested by homeowners interested in home
The EfficiencyWise program covers selected permanently installed
residential energy efficiency upgrades and participating homeowners receive competitively
priced unsecured financing of up to $20,000. This can help contractors overcome sales
barriers involving higher initial costs of energy-efficient home features and appliances.
For more information on certification requirements or a certification application,
contractors should contact Viewtech at 1-877-99-LADWP. The EfficiencyWise program
also works in conjunction with the DWPs HVAC equipment incentive offer and more
information is available by calling 1-800-GreenLA.
Find out more about our Energy
Efficiency Financing Program!