Authors: Abhi Kantamneni, HVAC 2.0 Sr. Policy Advisor; Jeff Howard, HVAC Comfort Engineer; and Ted Kidd, HVAC 2.0 C.O.O
HRAI, a trade association of HVAC techs in Ontario Canada, released a report on the role HVAC contractors can play in whole-home residential energy retrofits. You can download the entire report here or read the executive summary here.
As a growing network of HVAC contractors with demonstrated success with tackling whole-home energy retrofits, we at HVAC2.0 read this report with great interest.
This blog post will highlight the many findings from this report that match with our own contractor network’s experiences with whole-home energy retrofits. The next blog-post will highlight how our HVAC2.0 sales process is helping our growing network of contractors address the barriers and issues similar to ones surfaced in this HRAI report.
Industry Perceptions of Barriers
The HRAI report highlights how industry leaders and policy experts' perceptions of HVAC contractors differs from HVAC contractors' own experiences, willingness and capacity to participate in the market for whole-home residential retrofits.