Annually Insulate America and RESNET jointly sponsors the Best Idea Contest. The Best Ideas contest recognizes extraordinary and innovative efforts to mainstream home energy ratings in the market place. The rating industry was solicited to submit their program innovations. In 2014 two entries were selected. The awards were presented at the General Session of the 2014 RESNET Building Performance Conference. The winners of the 2014 Insulate America/RESNET Best Idea Awards are: Georgia Power Jim Petersen, RESNET; Steve Baden, RESNET; Amy Goforth, Insulate America; Michelle ,Georgia Power; Tony Donald, Georgia Power & David Beam, Insulate America Georgia Power was recognized for its consumer education program on the HERS Index. The campaign featured focus groups, radio spots, bill board advertising, print media and video streaming throughout the state of Georgia. Colorado Energy Office Jim Petersen, RESNET & Peter Rushin, Colorado Energy Office The Colorado Energy Office was recognized for its effort to mainstreat net zero energy homes in Colorado through promotion of the HERS Index. These efforts included having HERS Index Scores of homes listed in Multiple Listing Services throughout the state and mortgage loan benefits for purchasing a home with a low HERS Index Score.