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Articles to Read This Black History Month

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Throughout the month of February, BPA has been highlighting a variety of must-read articles that celebrate Black voices in our industry. This month and all months, we value the perspective, advancements, and contributions that Black leaders deliver for the full home performance industry and our communities. Check out a few recommended articles: Changemaker: Randal Wyatt…

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Governor Katie Hobbs Appoints Maren Mahoney as Director of Office of Resiliency

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Governor Katie Hobbs announced the addition of Maren Mahoney to the administration. Maren Mahoney, an experienced attorney specializing in energy regulation and policy development, will serve as the Director of Office of Resiliency. Ms. Mahoney will focus on building a resilient and equitable future for all Arizonans. Before this, she advocated for state-level energy efficiency…

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February 2023 State Update Overview

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BPA tracks the latest policy updates and legislative issues in many states across the nation. Read the highlights and find your state and check out the most recent policy news below. Key Highlights In Maine: BPA has partnered with two organizations in Maine–the Maine Housing Coalition and ReMaine–on two programs geared toward previously underserved communities.…

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February 2023 – Virginia State Update

Exterior of the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson

BPA was awarded funding for a Needs Assessment in the state of Virginia. The assessment will identify workforce and production data, gaps in market growth, and needs for training and technical support for businesses. BPA is also conducting needs assessments in Maine, and recently completed an assessment in the state of West Virginia.

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February 2023 – Puerto Rico State Update

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State Outreach Coordinator Maria Lewis visited Puerto Rico to represent BPA at Puerto Rico Energy Week 2023. This event brings together leaders in government, energy, and private sectors to tackle barriers to achieving healthy, safe, and equitable communities.

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February 2023 – Pennsylvania State Update

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

BPA has partnered with the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) to host a new series of quarterly calls with weatherization industry contractors. We want to hear from contractors about their workplace needs and learn how we can help remove training, policy and other scaling barriers as programs expand. Plan to join us Tuesday, February 28,…

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February 2023 – New Hampshire State Update

New Hampshire State House, Concord, New Hampshire, USA. New Hampshire State House is the nation's oldest state house, built in 1816 - 1819.

BPA formalized an Allied Partnership agreement with New Hampshire Residential Energy Performance Association (REPA). REPA is an organization made up of individual Certified Energy Professionals providing Energy Efficiency Services in the state. The organization aims to enhance member expertise through education and networking, advance building science best practices, foster a qualified workforce, improve customer confidence…

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February 2023 – Maine State Update

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BPA has partnered with the Maine Housing Coalition to build a future workforce with those who are considered Asylum Seekers, New Americans, those who are under the poverty income levels, and those who have been in Foster Care. Under this partnership, BPA will have a two-day class with State Outreach Coordinator Xavier Walter as the…

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