September has already been a busy month on two critical energy efficiency (EE) issues directly impacting home performance contractors in Connecticut. First, the United States District Court in Hartford heard oral arguments on a lawsuit to restore $145 million on Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy funds that were “swept” or taken out of EE program accounts by the Connecticut legislature in 2017. Second, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced a new,…Continue
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This is the first of a new monthly series that will showcase the benefits of HPXML in scaling the home energy efficiency industry by organizations that use the data standard – software companies, utility programs, government, and contractors. Every month, the blog will feature a new writer who will describe their organization or program’s experiences with HPXML, including both the technical and business aspects of HPXML…Continue
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Although the Summer Season is quickly coming to an end, HPC has seen an unusual amount of positive activity in the states on residential energy efficiency policy – with more deadlines and activities coming through the end of August. HPC and its allies have been particularly active in the following states:
North Carolina – HPC presented at the North Carolina Energy Policy Council’s August 15, 2018, Quarterly meeting in Raleigh, NC on reforming…Continue
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In April 2018, members from across the home performance industry traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the first annual Contractor Lobby Day. The lobby day, which was sponsored by E4TheFuture, consisted of meetings with members of Congress and their staff to advocate for residential energy efficiency/home performance policy. The event was free to attend and provided an…Continue
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Given the critical role that state and local energy policy and regulations play in the development of energy efficiency marketplaces, HPC focuses on removing state and local barriers to the growth of small businesses seeking to thrive in the residential energy efficiency marketplace. HPC's policy efforts are focused on state-based cost-effectiveness testing.
Why this focus?
Virtually every state uses some version of the five cost…Continue
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Home Performance Coalition, with the Appraisal Institute, is working to increase demand for residential energy efficiency by ensuring that the improvements people make to their homes – largely completed by contractors – are accurately reflected in the value of the…Continue
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Making energy efficiency features visible at the time of home sale is a strategy with transformational potential. If homeowners know that the value of their home is increased by energy efficiency improvements, in the same way that it is enhanced by more visible amenities such as granite countertops, they will be much more likely to invest in those improvements.
HPC believes that providing real estate professionals and appraisers with high-quality information and data about a home’s…Continue
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June is National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM)! This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health, empowering families to protect themselves from hazards in their home. June’s outreach activities aim to greatly boost awareness and understanding of what federal and local resources are available to make a difference in the lives of all residents, regardless of where they live. Learn more and get involved! Visit the …Continue
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Since the HPC National Conference in Philadelphia in April 2018 we have been following up with contractors and state allies in three critical areas:
Partnering with State Contractor Organizations:
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At this year's national conference and trade show we networked, learned, laughed and grew! Thank you for sharing your week with us.
To recap, together we:
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Getting ready for HPC18? Plan to stop by the Faces of EE photo booth on April 24 to receive a FREE portrait by a top rated photographer. By participating, you will also be entered in a drawing to win a 2019 national conference registration.
You can get a headshot for yourself and…Continue
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March 21, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Today we are proud to announce that PECO and CLEAResult will host the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, April 23-26, 2018. PECO and…Continue
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Want to help advance our industry, without spending time on policy advocacy? Here are two simple, easy ways to amplify the importance of Energy Efficiency (EE):
1. Get a free professional headshot at HPC18
2. Show off your company and tell your story
Boost EE’s Signal
If you agree that policymakers need to see what powerful job creation looks like, Faces of EE is a proven method to get there. You can join the 800+ pros already in Faces of EE to show…
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Along with nine other organizations, HPC submitted this letter - "Moving New York Forward on Energy Efficiency in 2018"
The Goals: Harness the market for energy efficiency to create jobs while implementing Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and his commitment to energy efficiency in the 2018 State of the State Address. Accelerate the achievement of the Mission Outcomes of NYSERDA’s Strategic Outlook (2018-2021): Toward a Clean Energy Future and…Continue
By now you have probably heard – as part of this year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Philadelphia, we are hosting a federal lobby day in DC! We will leave the conference a day early, take a bus down to DC, and meet with key lawmakers to share your story and explain why sound energy efficiency policy matters.
We already have a few sessions on policy…Continue
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The National Home Performance Conference is where home performance and weatherization professionals gather to hear what’s new in the industry, learning from a diverse group of presenters, discussing cutting edge content and advanced building science techniques for experienced attendees. But at the heart of the conference is providing education that lays a solid groundwork…Continue
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