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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Building Performance Association on July 30, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Building Performance Association on June 7, 2019 at 1:14pm — No Comments
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),…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Building Performance Association on January 14, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
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), …Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Building Performance Association on October 23, 2018 at 1:53pm — No Comments
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
Added by Building Performance Association on September 28, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments
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
Added by Building Performance Association on September 27, 2018 at 10:45am — No Comments
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
Added by Building Performance Association on August 23, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments
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
Added by Building Performance Association on July 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Building Performance Association on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Building Performance Association on June 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by Building Performance Association on June 14, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments
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
Added by Building Performance Association on June 5, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments
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 at the same time help advance the home performance industry and gain visibility…Continue
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