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SunBuilt Builder Program

1 What is SunBuilt? 2 Why become a SunBuilt Builder? 3 How does the program work? 4 How do I participate?

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

What is the SunBuilt Program?

 A Florida-based builder program  Supports a builder’s transition into green building and energy efficiency

 Allows both builders and their customers to interact with solar water heating technologies
 Provides $500 builder installation rebates  Supplies builders with client educational and promotional materials

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

Why Become a SunBuilt Builder?

Builder Advantages

 Improves profitability  Creates builder differentiation  Improves client satisfaction  Eases Energy Code compliance

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

Why Become a SunBuilt Builder?

Builders Profit  Solar homes sell faster outselling their competition as much as two-to-one.1  Builders gain access to new clients.  68% of consumers claim a willingness to pay $2500 to $5000 more for green features.2

1 Ryness

Company, 2007 Builder/HousingZone.com, 2001.

2 Professional

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

Why Become a SunBuilt Builder?

Builders Profit  Nearly 20% of consumers polled said they would be willing to pay $10,000 more for green, energy saving features.3  Reduced monthly bills improves client satisfaction.  Eases Energy Code compliance.
3

Professional Builder/HousingZone.com, 2001.

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

Why Become a SunBuilt Builder?

Consumers Want Solar  90% of Americans think solar should be an option offered on all new homes.1

 91% claimed that energy efficiency is an important consideration to them.2
 80% said that new homes are not meeting their demands in sustaining the environment.3
1 Roper

Poll, 2007. Builder/HousingZone.com, 2001.

2,3 Professional

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

Why Become a SunBuilt Builder?

Consumer Incentives  30% Federal Tax Credit for installed solar water heater.  $500 state of Florida rebate for solar water heaters.  Several Florida utilities and one county offer additional solar water heater incentives.

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Why Become a SunBuilt Builder?

Energy Advantages
 Beginning March 2009, the Florida Energy Code will become 15% more stringent.
 Solar water heaters can provide a significant reduction in Energy Code points.  If you’re looking to be green, solar water heaters are now a line item on the FGBC checklist.

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Energy Code Improvements – Ways to Reach 15% Reduction

Measure AC efficiency from SEER 13 to 15 Standard ducts to leak-free ducts Programmable thermostat

Measure Effect .13 or 13%

Energy Savings 97 kWhs/yr

.05 or 5%

293 kWhs/yr

.03 or 3%

213 kWhs/yr

Switch from electric water heater to solar
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.12 or 12%

1811 kWhs/yr

Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

SunBuilt Builder Program
How it Works

 Builder agrees to participate at gold or silver level by signing pledge.

 Solar contractor installs solar water heater and builder submits rebate application.

 Builder receives rebate and client educational materials for model or Parade home(s).

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

Gold Builder – 100% of Homes with Solar Water Heaters

 Sign Gold Builder Pledge.  Fillout and submit system voucher application.

 Receive approval from SunBuilt Program to install free system.  Install system.

 Receive materials for Model Home(s).  Submit rebate application after each installation.

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Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

SunBuilt Program Partners

 Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation
 Governor’s Energy Office  Florida Solar Energy Industries Association

 Florida Home Builders Association
 SunBuilt Builders

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Do You Have Any Questions?
1-800-59-SOLAR www.sunbuilt.org
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Become a SunBuilt Builder

Name of Individual Making Presentation & Company Name

YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
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