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Kentucky March 2023 State Update

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The newly organized Kentucky BPA (KYBPA) Affiliate has member leaders from several segments of the residential energy efficiency including policy, training, and community engagement. This powerhouse organization is poised to provide support across the Bluegrass State to increase training and program activity. An in-depth Statewide needs assessment is set to begin in April to help…

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Delaware March 2023 State Update

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BPA is proud to announce $75,000 in funding for the formation of Delaware BPA (DEBPA) Affiliate and in-depth needs assessment of the residential energy efficiency marketplace. Partners include the Help Initiative, New Ecology, and Home Performance Consulting. This group had over 12 contractors provide sign-on letters with willingness to organize on a regular basis. The…

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California March 2023 State Update

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On February 2nd, the California Public Utilities Commission approved $50 million for TECH from California’s FY 2022-2023 budget from General Fund revenues. The TECH program aims to reduce a building’s greenhouse gas emissions by installing and using clean space and water heating technology. Learn more.

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Arizona March 2023 State Update

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As part of BPA’s work to support contractors in the state of Arizona, BPA member Eli Chamberlain wrote an op-ed highlighting the benefits of heat pumps in the local climate. Read the full story on the AZ Daily Sun here. Additionally, BPA Board Member Elena Chrimat spoke on the benefits of energy efficiency as a…

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BPA Board Member, Elena Chrimat, Speaks at Arizona Press Conference

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On Tuesday, March 21, at 10:00 AM PST, Elena Chrimat, Co-owner, Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation and Founding Board Member of the Building Performance Association, joined press conference and tour to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency technologies and federal programs available to Arizona households and businesses. Click Here to Watch the Event Playback ›…

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BPA Responds to DOE’s Request for Information regarding HOMES & HEEHR Rebates in the Inflation Reduction Act

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On behalf of the industry, the Building Performance Association submitted a response to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Rebate Request for Information (RFI) regarding the $4.3 billion HOMES rebate program and $4.5 billion High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program (HEEHR). Our response included the recommendation that DOE should ensure that dollars for the Home Energy Rebate programs are…

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ReMaine Internship Program Aims to Jumpstart Workforce

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In order to secure a brighter future for Maine, we need long-term solutions for keeping a trained and skilled workforce within the energy efficiency sector, which will require expanding and sustaining entry-level and internship positions. The ReMaine Internship Program provides an entry point to clean energy jobs throughout the state and is focused on diverse…

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