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January 2023 – Massachusetts State Update

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BPA facilitated and conducted a large Affiliate webinar with presentations on the IRA/IIJA implementation, and industry feedback conversation. We actively organized around MassSave price increases to culminate the voice and concerns of stakeholders including contractors.

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January 2023 – Maine State Update

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We successfully applied for and received a workforce development grant as part of the Governors Clean Energy Partnership program and are in the process of a needs assessment for the state. As of January 2023, we have successfully posted a position for an AmeriCorp Vista to mobilize our grassroots efforts in Maine. We have worked…

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January 2023 – Delaware State Update

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BPA completed a kick-off meeting on December 6, 2022 with lead organizers and funders in the state. Discussions include a needs assessment and monthly meetings were scheduled for 2023 to discuss next steps. This needs assessment will be similar to the work BPA has done in West Virginia and Maine. Check the Delaware state page…

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January 2023 – Arizona State Update

BPA and its contractor network applaud the DOE’s approval of the Arizona Department of Housing’s WAP plan with $47 million awarded to the state from the BIL. DOE will release more than $23 million of Arizona’s overall allocation with the approval of this plan, with the remainder made available after initial program milestones are met.…

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Governor Hochul Announces Transformative Investments in Energy Affordability, Building Efficiency, and Clean Air and Water

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Among many other key initiatives, Gov. Hochul has called for a commitment of $200 Million to support energy efficiency and electrification retrofit investments and another $200 Million in utility bill relief for low income homeowners to pursue clean energy options without adverse impacts on their energy bills. Additionally, aligned with recommendations from the Clean Action…

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Building Performance Association Applauds the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Approval of Arizona’s Weatherization Assistance Plan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Katie Miller, Director of Marketing and Communicationskmiller@building-performance.orgOffice: 412-424-0085Mobile: 412-551-2601 The plan will help lower energy bills for Arizona households and create jobs (Moon Township, PA, January 23, 2023) – The Building Performance Association (BPA) and its contractor network applaud the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s approval of the Arizona Department of Housing’s…

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Virginia CAP Paves New Pathways to Growing Weatherization Workforce

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Recently, NASCSP had the opportunity to sit down with the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP), based in Newport News, VA, to discuss a unique pilot program. HRCAP’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Otey Jr.; Assistant Director of Support Services, Cynthia Randall-Young; and Director of Program Innovation and Transformation, Monique Moore all took time to share…

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National Conference Agenda Released

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The agenda for the 2023 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show, hosted April 17-20, has been released! You can view all 100+ sessions and workshops today and start planning your conference experience. No matter what your professional focus may be, we have tracks that cover all areas of home and building performance and weatherization.…

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An Update from Delaware BPA Organizers

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Delaware Building Performance Association (DE BPA) held their inaugural meeting in December, 2022. There have been many ongoing discussions with National Building Performance Association (NBPA), that have helped layout an aggressive timeline on getting DE BPA online and operational as quickly as possible. A few items we are currently working on: A major step will…

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