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May 2023 State Update Overview

The May 2023 state updates are here! BPA is your go-to source for the latest updates and industry information across the country. With our monthly updates, you’ll find a roundup of the latest news and work being done in a variety of states. NHPC’23 was our biggest event yet with 2,600+ attendees. Check out our…

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Virginia May 2023 State Update

On May 5th, 2023, a working group meeting was held for the 2023 Virginia Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency Workforce Gap Analysis. The purpose of the meeting was to contribute input to the report, which aims to identify limitations in Virginia’s residential solar and energy efficiency workforce, along with recommendations for addressing them. The meeting…

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Puerto Rico May 2023 State Update

BPA has been working with several leaders in Puerto Rico, most recently on a presentation and proposal for a formal Needs Assessment. The proposed plan includes an in-person and virtual assessment as well as certification opportunities with Building Science Principles and Healthy Homes to help build a workforce.

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Pennsylvania May 2023 State Update

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

The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA), in partnership with BPA, has formed a contractor working group to meet regularly around state-level workforce development initiatives.

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Ohio May 2023 State Update

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The Ohio BPA group has selected several leaders to help guide efforts for the implementation of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) programs in communication with their state energy officials.

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Maine May 2023 State Update

Portland, Maine, USA at Portland Head Light.

BPA State Outreach Coordinators Xavier Walter and Maria Lewis conducted a two-day Building Science Principles (BSP) training in Maine for the state’s asylum seekers. This specific training was created through a partnership between BPA, Quality Housing Coalition, and Evergreen Home Performance. More than 30 attendees from several countries came for two days to learn about…

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Delaware May 2023 State Update

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The Building Performance Association (BPA) has formalized an Affiliate agreement with the state of Delaware. Delaware and BPA recently held their first in-person meeting with contractors and community leaders, including nonprofit agencies. The primary objective of the meeting was to emphasize the significance of completing Delaware’s needs assessment and address the existing gaps in the…

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California May 2023 State Update

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In March, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) adopted first in the nation rules eliminating nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from gas appliances. The rules will ban the sale of NOx-emitting natural gas water heaters in 2027 and prohibit NOx-emitting furnaces in 2029 and large commercial water heaters in 2031. Legislative: The California state…

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BPA Welcomes Robin Yochum, New State Outreach Coordinator

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The Building Performance Association (BPA) is proud to announce the appointment of Robin Yochum as the newest State Outreach Coordinator. Robin joins a growing state outreach team at BPA who are working to ensure that contracting business and weatherization agencies have access to the workforce development resources in their state—and that the state’s broader workforce…

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