Trade Ally Resources

Information and resources for local plumbing, electric and HVAC companies who are existing Central Hudson Trade Allies or interested in applying to become a Trade Ally.

Resources for prospective Trade Allies

Participation agreement
This is a PDF for contractors who understand Central Hudson programs and want to participate. Trade Allies agree to install energy efficiency equipment that meets or exceeds the criteria of the program, and they agree to perform high-quality installations.

Resources for existing Trade Allies

Link to AHRI for appliance efficiency ratings
The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) rates the efficiency of appliances. The ARI reference number, also known as the AHRI reference number, proves that equipment meets the energy efficiency standards of SavingsCentral programs. The ARI certified reference number is the first number listed on the certificate of products rating. This is the link to the AHRI web site.

Participating Trade Allies
Find contact information for all Trade Allies participating in our programs.

Rebate forms
Simple forms that Trade Allies use to get rebates to customers. 

Online Rebate Form Processor for Trade Ally Use
Only Trade Allies who have completed the tutorial to use this online form processing system may submit rebate forms here.


What does it mean to be BPI certified?
Trade Allies certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI)  earn an incentive for each qualified energy efficiency installation. Visit the BPI web site to learn more about the principles of building science and the whole-home approach to contracting. This site also lists upcoming training.