We believe strong partnerships are key to improving the energy efficiency of American homes. If you do too, join us as a member of the Allied Partner Network!
The BPA Allied Partner Network brings organizations together whose missions and visions align to make America’s homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient.
Together, this network strengthens our collective position on policy initiatives and moves the industry forward through research, workforce development, education, and training.
Thanks to the organizations who are part of our Allied Partner Network.
Alliance to Save Energy
Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders working to expand the economy while using less energy. Our mission is to promote energy productivity worldwide – including through energy efficiency – to achieve a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit research organization, develops transformative policies to reduce energy waste and combat climate change. With their independent analysis, they aim to build a vibrant and equitable economy–one that uses energy more productively, reduces costs, protects the environment, and promotes the health, safety, and well-being of everyone.
American Solar Energy Society
Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that accelerates equitable solar adoption and universal sustainable living by educating and building community. ASES shares information, events, and resources to cultivate community and power progress in the U.S. and beyond.
Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation (AAEF)
The Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation is the education affiliate to our sister organization the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association. The Foundation, a 501(c)3, promotes greater public understanding of advanced energy in Arkansas through research, public education programs, and economic and workforce development. The Association, a 501(c)6, advocates for long term regulations and policies that help enable the continued adoption of advanced energy technologies.
BPCA-NYS Inc. is a not-for-profit 501c6 statewide trade association representing hundreds of building performance contractors and related professionals in NYS. We are committed to the success and professional development of the contractors and other building performance professionals who work to improve the energy efficiency, comfort, durability, health and safety of New York’s existing residential buildings.
Building Performance Institute Inc.
BPI sets national standards for improving home comfort and energy efficiency, and for creating and maintaining safe and healthy home environments. From these standards, BPI develops professional certifications for home contractors to ensure quality service and workmanship. BPI has offered the nation’s premier credentials for home performance professionals since 1993.
Building Performance Professionals Association of Vermont
Building Performance Professionals Association (BPPA-VT) is Vermont’s home performance trade association. We support and represent our members as we work to promote Vermont’s building performance industry and to ensure the energy efficiency, comfort and safety of our residential and commercial buildings.
Coalfield Development helps to build resilient rural communities with socially, environmentally, and financially thriving economies which create the community conditions for all kinds of people to unlock their full potential, power, and purpose.
Efficiency First California
Efficiency First California (EFCA) is a non-profit trade organization supporting California’s transition to clean, carbon-free energy. Our primary goal is to promote contractors who recognize the value of energy efficiency and carbon-free energy.
Energy Efficiency Alliance
The Energy Efficiency Alliance deploys education, strategic outreach, and policy innovation to expand the market for energy efficiency in the mid-Atlantic region. As the largest and fastest-growing industry in the energy sector, our efforts are focused on growing a local workforce that cannot be outsourced, while reducing pollution and bolstering the local economy.
Energy Efficient West Virginia
Energy Efficient West Virginia is a group of concerned West Virginia residents, businesses, and organizations who have come together to promote energy efficiency among residential, commercial, and industrial customers in our state. In response to a 43% rate increase proposed by Appalachian Power Company in 2009, we created our organization to promote stronger energy efficiency policies that would help protect residents from future rate increases and drive a market for energy efficiency services. Given our old and inefficient housing stock and historic lack of investment in energy efficiency, there is huge potential for investing in energy efficiency and demand response programs that will help residents and businesses save money on their bills.
Green Building Initiative
Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a nonprofit organization and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer dedicated to reducing climate impacts by improving the built environment. Founded in 2004, the organization is the global provider of the Green Globes and federal Guiding Principles Compliance certification and assessment programs.
High Performance Insulation Professionals
HPIP advances our mission, to better the insulation industry, by providing workforce training for the industry through our DOL-approved credentials. Our online training includes 2,000+ insulation, building science, and soft-skills courses. Our training is accessible, affordable, and sustainable through our many industry collaborative partnerships.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
For nearly 40 years, IREC has made clean energy possible for millions of Americans through cutting-edge solutions that advance renewable energy, electric grid modernization, and energy efficiency. Today, our work continues in response to the urgent need to transition to clean energy—to mitigate climate change, improve the resiliency of our communities, and ensure all people benefit from a just transition to a clean energy future. In 2021, IREC merged with The Solar Foundation, a national nonprofit that has led the advancement of solar energy and solar-compatible technologies since 1977.
Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association
The Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association (MEECA) provides an active forum for contractors and other industry professionals to network, strengthen their businesses, and advocate for public policies that support and advance the energy efficiency industry.
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a collaborative network, promoting energy efficiency to optimize energy generation, reduce consumption, create jobs and decrease carbon emissions in all Midwest communities.
Minnesota Building Performance Association
Minnesota Building Performance Association (MBPA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to support safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, energy-efficient homes. They aim to provide homeowners with building science information and cost-effective solutions to common problems such as ice dams, poor heating & cooling, mold, and much more.
National Association for State Community Services Programs
The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is the sole national association charged with advocating and enhancing the leadership role of States in the administration of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). NASCSP’s mission is to increase capacity in States to achieve economic security and energy efficiency in low income communities.
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)
NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association) is the recognized voice of the insulation industry, bringing together North American manufacturers of fiberglass and mineral wool insulation products.
Through the Insulation InstituteTM, we leverage the collective insulation expertise of our organization and our members to empower homeowners and professionals to make informed insulation choices. Our mission is to enable a more comfortable, energy-efficient, and sustainable future through insulation—and we are constantly working with building professionals, homeowners, government agencies, and public interest, energy, and environmental groups to realize that vision.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
NEEP was founded in 1996 as a non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate regional collaboration to promote advanced energy efficiency and related solutions in home, buildings, industry, and communities. Our vision is that the region’s homes, buildings, and communities are transformed into efficient, affordable, low-carbon resilient places to live, work, and play.
Residential Energy Services Network
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit to help homeowners reduce their utility bills by making their home more energy efficient. They are a recognized national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States. They aim to make the energy use of all homes transparent, thereby driving residential sector energy use toward net zero.
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
Since 2007, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) has promoted efficient energy as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development, and energy security across 11 southeastern states. We provide research, consultation and education, stakeholder facilitation, program management, and financial services to a diverse set of stakeholders in the energy sector. SEEA envisions a future where all people live and work in healthy and resilient buildings, utilize clean and affordable transportation, and thrive in a robust and equitable economy.
The Sustainability Institute
Established in 1999, The Sustainability Institute is a Charleston, SC, nonprofit that works in three primary areas: (1) Home Efficiency and Repair: Home performance audits and upgrades, weatherization, critical home repair, and energy conservation workshops for households that are energy insecure;
(2) Green Building Consulting and Certification: Advise commercial high-performance development projects to adopt rigorous green building and sustainability standards through our Charleston RISES green building certification program; and
(3) Habitat Restoration: Saltmarsh restoration, rain garden design and construction, water-quality testing and monitoring, trail building, and more through our Americorp Conservation Corp job training and employment program.
The Institute’s mission is to advance resilient, sustainable and equitable communities while building the next generation of conservation leaders.
Wyoming Energy Co-Op
The mission of the Wyoming Energy Co-Op is to preserve and improve the environmental quality and longevity of Wyoming by providing energy efficiency and electrification resources and opportunities. Our nonprofit seeks to help build relationships between local contractors and educators to ensure a vibrant diverse workforce exists enabling Wyoming to progress as an energy leader for sustainable clean energy production and consumption.
Become an Ally Today
Are you doing work in the home and building performance industry that aligns with the BPA mission? We invite you to join the Allied Partner Network.
Contribute to the conversation and collaborate on ways to move the energy efficiency industry forward through collective advocacy efforts, education support, and workforce development opportunities.
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With the collective power of our Allied Partner Network, we look forward to strengthening and expanding our workforce, providing educational and networking opportunities to our members, and furthering our commitment to energy justice."
Chief Executive Officer of BPA