By Kara Saul Rinaldi and Skip Wiltshire-Gordon
Home performance and electrification contractors will be vital to the success of the $8.8 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) home energy rebate programs, HOMES and HEEHR. Contractors are on the front lines of residential decarbonization, working with households to cut energy use and draw down emissions while making homes more comfortable and more affordable. They will be critical to both successful energy efficiency and electrification projects, as well as homeowner education about new rebates and federal tax credits like 25C. To ensure contractor voices are strongly represented as program implementation begins, the AnnDyl Policy Group administered a Contractor Survey from November 2022 to January 2023 to gauge planned contractor engagement and uptake for the two home energy rebate programs which will be administered by states, territories, and tribes in the coming years. Initial aggregated survey results are now available.