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Extended Offer to Join BPA as a Founding Member

The Building Performance Association (BPA) is excited to extend their offer and invite you to become a Founding Member of the new association. This title will be carried with you through your…

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Added by Building Performance Association on September 26, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments

The Impact of Energy Efficiency in West Virginia

By: Joe Cullen, Director of Policy & State Outreach 

On August 20, 2019, the Building Performance Association (BPA) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)…

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Added by Building Performance Association on August 26, 2019 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

August Policy & Advocacy Updates

By: Lizzie Bunnen, Government Affairs Director, AnnDyl Policy Group

Both chambers of Congress are now in recess, but we do have a few updates to share!

Workforce Bill

Our workforce bill has officially been introduced in the Senate! It is largely similar to its House counterpart - Blue Collar…

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Added by Building Performance Association on August 23, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Healthy Homes - New Research Leading to Potential Partnerships

By: Joe Cullen, Director of Policy & State Outreach

Home performance contractors already know that energy efficiency retrofits can improve indoor environments, air quality and health outcomes, such as asthma, COPD, and other chronic respiratory conditions. That’s why the Building Performance Association and its allies are excited about a…

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Added by Building Performance Association on August 1, 2019 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Introducing our new Director of Membership!

We’re delighted to introduce you to Kim Dresser, Building Performance Association’s new Director of Membership. Leslie Jackson of Home Energy Magazine got to sneak an interview on the phone with her between meetings, from her Tampa, Florida, home.

Leslie Jackson: What led you on the path of working in the association profession?

Kim Dresser: What…

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Added by Building Performance Association on July 30, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Become a Founding Member of the Building Performance Association!

We're asking contracting companies, weatherization agencies and training centers, BPI Certified Professionals, Gold Star Contractors, and training centers, program sponsors and implementers, and manufacturers and suppliers to join the industry association and support home performance!

Your participation will support the mission of the…

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Added by Building Performance Association on June 7, 2019 at 1:14pm — No Comments

House Energy and Water Subcommittee Releases Historically High Top-Line Numbers for Dept. of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee released their FY2020 E&W report yesterday morning. It contains great funding levels for key programs in the Building Technologies Office (BTO), Residential Building Integration (RBI), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and State Energy Programs (SEP),…

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Added by Building Performance Association on May 21, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

Looking Forward to the 116th Congress

By: Kara Saul-Rinaldi, Vice President of Government Affairs & Policy

On January 3, 2019, the members of the 116th Congress were officially sworn in. With many new members and a shift of power in the House of Representatives will come new opportunities, as well as new challenges.

Democrats will now hold the committee…

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Added by Building Performance Association on January 14, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

HPC Works With Stakeholders To Improve New York State Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

By: Joe Cullen, Director of Policy & State Outreach

As part of a coalition of residential energy efficiency organizations including the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), …

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Added by Building Performance Association on January 9, 2019 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The Home Depot Rebate Program

As part of an ongoing effort to bring you value beyond our work in industry education, advocacy, and publication, we have partnered with The Home Depot and Building Performance…

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Added by Building Performance Association on November 27, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Announcing ComEd and Franklin Energy To Host 2019 HPC National Conference

HPC is honored to announce ComEd Energy Efficiency Program and Franklin Energy as our host sponsors for …

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Added by Building Performance Association on October 30, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Comments by HPC to Support the New Jersey 2019 Energy Master Plan

As leaders in the residential energy efficiency industry, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) responded to the September 2018 request by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) to provide feedback that supports the state's development of its 2019…

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Added by Building Performance Association on October 23, 2018 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Connecticut Energy Efficiency Policy Issues Get a Fast Start on the Fall Season

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,…

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Added by Building Performance Association on September 28, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Why Open Standards Matter for Home Energy Efficiency

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…

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Added by Building Performance Association on September 27, 2018 at 10:45am — No Comments

Summer Season Highlights on Home Performance in the States

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…

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Added by Building Performance Association on August 23, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

Making a Difference in DC: First Annual Contractor Lobby Day

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…

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Added by Building Performance Association on July 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Consortium for Energy Efficiency Report – High Stakes for Energy Efficiency

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…

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Added by Building Performance Association on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Adding Value to Contractors’ Work in the Mortgage Market

 

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 home.

 

If energy efficiency upgrades are accurately valued at the time of sale, in the…

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Added by Building Performance Association on June 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Advancing Home Energy Labeling through Data Standardization

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…

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Added by Building Performance Association on June 14, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments

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Installing High Efficiency Equipment....?

Started by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. on Thursday. 5 Replies

Floor I joists and properly installed insulation

Started by Robin Henry in General Forum. Last reply by Stanley Widener on Wednesday. 27 Replies

Solar Panel Size?

Started by Kyle Baker in Best Practices Dec 2. 0 Replies

ACEEE 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Nov 29. 1 Reply

HVAC Contractors Expand Their Role in Home Performance

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Nov 29. 1 Reply

States with the Most Energy-Efficient Construction Jobs in 2019

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Nov 29. 1 Reply

Green Button Connect

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