EEFG Releases New Book on Sales Skills Needed to Drive Widespread Adoption of Energy Efficiency

SAN FRANCISCO--()--In “Jewell Insights: Ideas and Inspiration for Turbocharging Your Success Getting More Efficiency Projects Approved!” Mark Jewell suggests that a shortage of efficiency-focused professional selling is the missing link to mass-market adoption of energy efficiency. Jewell and Rachel Christenson are co-founders of the San Francisco-based Efficiency Sales Professional Institute, which provides sales training to thousands of energy professionals each year.

The book contains more than 80 short essays examining various aspects of efficiency-focused professional selling. “Imagine how many more projects would win approvals if sellers focused on what their prospects actually valued, rather than the number of control points monitored or projected savings in kilowatt-hours?” says Jewell.

Jewell starts by offering the three top tactics of an efficiency sales professional: a 15-second elevator pitch, a one-page proposal, and a one-page cost/benefit analysis that emphasizes the right financial metrics. He continues by explaining that if glossy brochures and inch-thick feasibility studies or proposals did the job, the job would be done. The book contains a bounty of field-tested insights on selling efficiency effectively, many sourced from interviews with efficiency sales “rock stars.”

Readers of Jewell Insights wholeheartedly agree. “Finally, somebody teaches us engineers how to sell energy efficiency. Even the best leaders in the industry will read this and wonder, ‘Why aren’t we already doing this?’” says Lars van der Haegen, President, BELIMO Americas.

Jewell Insights: Ideas and Inspiration for Turbocharging Your Success Getting Efficiency Projects Approved! will be released on September 1, 2014 and available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and directly at www.JewellInsights.com.

Pre-order through www.JEWELLINSIGHTS.com for $29.99 by August 27, 2014 and receive complimentary access to Jewell’s online Financial Analysis of Efficiency Projects online courses ($350 value) and a copy of the Audio CD when released ($39.99 value).

Title: Jewell Insights: Ideas and Inspiration for Turbocharging Your Success Getting More Efficiency Projects Approved!

Author: Mark Jewell, with Rachel Christenson

Publisher: Energy Efficiency Funding Group, Inc.

Distributor: IngramSpark

Date of Publication: September 1, 2014

Retail Price: $29.99 US (Hardcover color)

ISBN-13: 978-1-941991-00-8

Pages: 220

About the Author:

Mark Jewell is a nationally recognized expert, author, coach, and speaker focused on applying energy efficiency to create value and overcoming barriers to implementing projects. www.eefg.com and www.SellingEnergy.com.

Contacts

Energy Efficiency Funding Group, Inc.
Rachel Christenson, 415-814-3744
rchristenson@eefg.com
www.JEWELLINSIGHTS.com

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Release Summary

Anyone interested in advancing energy efficiency should adopt the efficiency-focused professional sales practices that leading utilities, vendors, and contractors are now using to drive more projects.

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Contacts

Energy Efficiency Funding Group, Inc.
Rachel Christenson, 415-814-3744
rchristenson@eefg.com
www.JEWELLINSIGHTS.com