2022 Impact Report
Our 2022 impact report gives a snapshot of the accomplishments we achieved in 2022. Through events, membership, and advocacy, we were able to reach even more members of the building performance industry and provide them with support.
Message from the CEO
Steve Skodak, CAE, CRE
2022 was the year our industry was changed.
Most of that change can be attributed to the successful passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA is the most significant climate legislation in U.S. history. For our industry, it offers more funding, programs, rebates, incentives–and more demand.
The IRA builds on the 2021 passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Together, these two pieces of legislation have set the stage for growth in the energy efficiency retrofit market nationwide. The Building Performance Association (BPA) worked to support the passage of the BIL and IRA, and we’ll continue to support their implementation.
To be ready for the influx of funding, the Association focused on workforce development this past year. We expanded our State Outreach Team and have been working with Affiliate and Ally networks in each state to bring attention to those who offer workforce development opportunities within the building science world.
Through state-specific needs assessments, we’ve also identified the need for better infrastructure, training, and awareness–all of which will be crucial as we continue to grow the industry. To aid in this growth, we’ve also been working with State Energy Offices to help them build capacity as they begin to offer new programs within their state.
As an Association, we continued an internal focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and we’re now working on guiding principles as we begin a larger conversation within the industry.
We’re proud of the foundational work we’ve completed this past year and look forward to growing our industry alongside our members, stakeholders, and supporters.
To advance a thriving industry delivering improved energy efficiency, health, and environmental performance of buildings. Our current area of focus is existing residential buildings, including multifamily and manufactured homes.
All buildings will provide an energy-efficient, comfortable, healthy, and safe indoor environment.
Throughout 2022, BPA made progress that supports our industry, from lobbying on Capitol Hill to gaining support from states and industry organizations.
Maine BPA is announced as BPA’s first official state Affiliate.
BPA leads nearly 70 virtual meetings featuring 175 home performance contractors and other energy efficiency stakeholders supporting HOPE for HOMES energy retrofit rebates and EE workforce training. Contractors and stakeholders met with Congressional Offices from 30 states, 35 House Offices, 32 Senate Offices, and directly with 11 members of Congress. These lobby days helped secure $8.8 billion in rebates and incentives for home efficiency and electrification upgrades as part of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
BPA and E4TheFuture lead a grassroots letter urging Congress to include HOPE for HOMES in a budget reconciliation package and collect stakeholder signatures. Components of HOPE for HOMES will later be included in the IRA.
BPA holds its first in-person event since the pandemic – The National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, TN with more than 1,400 attendees.
BPA announces the Allied Partner Network designed to support workforce and advocacy efforts. BPA ended the year with a total of 19 new Allies.
The Department of Labor (DOL) approves the first-ever industry apprenticeship – Energy Specialist. As the apprenticeship sponsor, BPA plays a critical role in managing and overseeing an apprenticeship program.
BPA adds two new positions to their State Outreach Team – Research Analyst and an additional State Outreach Coordinator.
BPA was awarded $290,000+ to conduct a statewide needs assessment in Maine through the Clean Energy Partnership. BPA was one of nine organizations awarded funding in the $5.4 million climate investment in the state.
BPA announces West Virginia BPA as its second official state Affiliate and releases the findings from the state's Workforce Development Needs Assessment.
Thanks to BPA advocacy efforts supported by grassroots letters, Congress enacted historically annual high funding for the Building Technologies Office (BTO), Residential Buildings Integration (RBI), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and State Energy Program (SEP) in the final FY23 enacted omnibus signed into law by President Biden.
Workforce Development Foundation
Throughout the year, BPA led the charge in workforce development and investing in a framework for training and education that will equip the home and building performance industry with a high-quality, skilled workforce. A thriving workforce is vital as funding from BIL and IRA is distributed.
Events: Where the Industry Gathers
After two years of virtual events, we gathered in person once again for three events in 2022. BPA events support members of our industry with the latest education and networking opportunities. They also bring in a great deal of revenue to support contractors all year round with educational content, industry insights, and advocacy on their behalf.
2022 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
Nashville had a celebratory vibe from start to finish as we gathered for the first time in more than two years. The city provided the perfect backdrop for the event in which we debuted a new conference session format, trade show setup, and our schedule for the week. TVA once again was a gracious and hospitable host as national returned to Tennessee for the second time.
We were pleased to receive a welcome message from U.S. Department of Energy Secretary, Jennifer M. Granholm. We also hosted the Legends of Home Performance, a gathering of industry veterans who have been to many of our conferences.
1,480 Attendees | 42 Exhibitors
2022 Clean Energy for Homes Conference & Trade Show
This event marked our long anticipated return to being in-person, in a familiar place, but with a twist. Our regional event in New York State returned to Saratoga Springs for the eighth time, but for the first time it wasn’t in the dead of winter. COVID delayed the event twice and with little choice in the matter, we landed in the warmer months. A June regional was embraced by our host sponsor NYSERDA and our attendees.
434 Attendees | 32 Exhibitors
2022 Upper Midwest Regional Conference & Trade Show
Minnesota has long been a hotbed of home performance and weatherization work and this is why we felt confident that a regional conference would work well in the Upper Midwest. The conference in November was our third attempt due to COVID and we were thrilled with how many attendees, sponsors and exhibitors hung in there with us and gathered just outside of Minneapolis. Hosted by Xcel Energy, this event, sets the stage for our 2024 national conference, also hosted in Minneapolis.
We launched our first Women in Home Performance Networking Breakfast here, creating connections and highlighting women doing crucial work in the industry.
231 Attendees | 24 Exhibitors
“I’ve been coming to the conference since 1989. I’ve made it just about every year and it just keeps getting bigger and better. I think the horizons are very bright for the connection of people who are really getting the house is a system concept and understanding that building performance is about more than energy–it’s about comfort, it’s about home health. A lot of those sessions are getting injected into different tracks. It’s a crime that we can’t go to every session.”
Bill Spohn, TruTech, Sponsor/Exhibitor and Board Member
2022 Upper Midwest Women in Home Performance Networking Breakfast
2022 National Conference Attendees
2022 National Conference Legends of Home Performance
Clean Energy Event Scholarship Recipient, Marcy Cleveland
Our People: Members, Supporters, Allies
BPA membership provides both individuals and companies in the industry with year-round support and value. Members have access to educational resources (our training and resource libraries), special member-only events, discounts on all BPA events, and more.
In addition to its members, the BPA network also includes over 20,000 individuals and organizations who are involved in the industry in various capacities.
At the close of 2022, the association had:
Professionals in the BPA Network
Breakdown by Membership Type
"BPA has everything you’d expect from an industry association and then some. Being a member means I get the latest access to information and discounts that are important to my day-to-day job and my overall career. BPA has also helped me to become more involved in the industry by asking me on numerous occasions to be part of published articles and also allowed me to take part in the push to help get the bill HOPE for HOMES passed which is part of the Inflation Reduction Act. This is a great organization which has allowed me to gain knowledge and make incredible connections along the way!"
– Jessica Azarelo, Owner, Attic Queen
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our generous sponsors over the last year who made it possible for us to provide support to the full home and building performance industry in 2022.
The BPA Allied Partner Network brings organizations together whose missions and visions align to make America’s homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. We're grateful to the allied organizations who supported BPA and our industry in 2022.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Building Performance Institute Inc.
Building Performance Professionals Association of Vermont
Energy Efficient West Virginia
High Performance Insulation Professionals
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Minnesota Building Performance Association
National Association for State Community Services Programs
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Residential Energy Services Network
"It's been a pleasure to be a part of BPA's Allied Partner Network. From collaboration on efforts to build an equitable and inclusive workforce to cross-promotion of events and resources to our respective audiences, the partnership has been a win-win."
Gwendolyn Brown, Vice President of Communications, IREC
Part of our mission is to create an extensive and robust network of affiliates at state, local, and regional levels as the foundation for the Association. Our state Affiliates help amplify the work of BPA and provide local support to the industry. In 2022, Maine BPA and West Virginia provided ongoing support in their states.
"Building Performance Association is one of the West Virginia Office of Energy’s newest, and more exciting, partnerships. In 2021, what started as a simple needs assessment has evolved into one of our most valued collaborations. Through this relationship, the WVOE is able to leverage expertise, assistance, and resources, developing stronger, more impactful workforce and economic development programs throughout West Virginia."
West Virginia Affiliate Partner
Board of Directors
The Building Performance Association's Board of Directors is made up of a variety of professionals in the home performance industry. We recognize the significance of diversifying the perspectives from the top down within our organization.
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Our organization operates as a dual-entity, functioning as both a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a 501(c)6 industry association.
Building Performance Association (BPA)
BPA is a 501(c)6 nonprofit industry association that serves as the hub for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies working to make America’s homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient.
Home Performance Coalition (HPC)
HPC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to encourage the creation of energy-efficient, healthy, sustainable homes through education, training, advocacy, and outreach.
Together, the shared Board of Directors and staff of HPC and BPA work to further the expansion of the building performance industry.