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Celebrating Black Voices in Home Performance

This month, and all year long, we celebrate Black voices in our industry. Below, we’ve compiled a few BPA Journal articles to introduce you to four outstanding members of our industry. Meet Jasmine Knowlin, a Person With a Passion for People As a minority in the utility field, Knowlin has learned how to be “unapologetically…

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Governor Mills, U.S. Department of Energy Announce $10 Million Federal Grant to Support Energy Efficiency and Workforce Investments in Rural Maine

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An Update from the State of Maine Office of Governor Janet T. Mills: Grant through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support installation of 675 high-efficiency heat pump systems in mobile and manufactured homes to reduce energy costs for residents in rural areas South Portland, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy…

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DOE Announces First Winners of the HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track

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An update from the DOE: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first 10 prize winners in the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track. Each winning team will receive $100,000 to support partnerships between HBCUs and other universities, government agencies, and industry leaders to build new programs and provide…

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February 2024 State Updates

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Find Your State Click here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding information, and events in your state! BPA State Updates Kentucky – Kentucky BPA will host an in-person Energy Efficiency Meeting on March 7, 2024. Weatherization agencies, contractors, and businesses and their employees are welcome to join us for a full day of…

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KEEA & EEA-NJ’s Flagship Policy Conference Returns September 2024

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Save the Date! Policy in Action: KEEA & EEA-NJ’s 2024 Conference will take place September 17-18 in King of Prussia, PA. Join us for two days of energy efficiency policy, education, and networking—including two industry-leading keynotes, dozens of panelists, a vibrant sponsor hall, and a networking happy hour. Tickets go on sale in late Spring. Join EEA’s newsletter…

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $200M Available in Grants to Expand Registered Apprenticeships

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An update from the U.S. Department of Labor: Grants prioritize education, care, clean energy, IT, supply chain, other in-demand industries WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of nearly $200 million in grants to continue to support public-private partnerships that expand, diversify and strengthen Registered Apprenticeship. The funding opportunity includes $95 million of…

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ODOE to Hold Planning Update March 6 on Federal Home Energy Rebate Programs

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ODOE to Hold Planning Update March 6 on Federal Home Energy Rebate Programs Join the Oregon Department of Energy on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 3 p.m. online for a planning update on Oregon’s potential Home Energy Rebate Programs. In 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy released initial guidance for states and territories to apply for Home Energy Rebate Program funding…

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BPA Scholarships Make Events Accessible to All

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Each year, the Building Performance Association (BPA) awards scholarships to members of the home performance industry to attend our events. Known as the Mike Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund, we have granted over $103,000 to nearly 200 participants. The Mike Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in honor of a dear friend of the building performance industry,…

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John Langford Memorial Award: Applications & Nominations Open in Virginia

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Now through April 22, 2024, the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals and CHP Energy Solutions Research & Training in Virginia are currently accepting nominations for the annual John Langford Memorial Award. The scholarship winner will receive a $500 gift card which may be used in any way they choose. Applicants must currently work for an…

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Department of Energy: Home Energy Rebates Update

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New and Revised Technical Assistance Documents AvailableFrom the DOE Office of State and Community Energy Programs The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the following resources to help state and territorial energy offices (SEOs) apply for and implement the Home Energy Rebates. Required Elements of a Community Benefits Plan: Each state and territory must submit its Community Benefits Plan and…

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