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BPA is Your Home Performance Advocate

BPA lobbies for state and federal policies that grow the home performance industry. Our advocacy work advances the goals and aspirations of our members and more than 2.25 million Americans across all 50 states who work in building performance and energy efficiency businesses and industries.

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Read BPA's Policy Principles

Read our full list of the 14 policy principles that guide us in advancing building performance and energy efficiency.

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Active Priority

Unprecedented Federal Funding Within the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

BPA helped secure $8.8 billion in rebates and incentives for home efficiency and electrification upgrades as part of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This funding is expected to trigger a tsunami of home performance work across the country. To ease the tight labor market, BPA worked to secure another $200 million for state-based home energy-efficiency contractor training grants. BPA is in frequent contact with state energy offices to provide input, keep up with developments, and keep members informed.

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Recent Advocacy Work

$150M in Contractor Training Grants Now Available to States

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) announced today that applications are open for state energy offices to apply for $150 million in funding…

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BPA Backs North Carolina Governor in Bill Veto

BPA has expressed support for a veto against North Carolina House Bill 488 (HB 488), which could hinder the state’s ability to update its building standards and risk jeopardizing the…

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Leaders Celebrate New Historic Federal Investments in Phoenix to Accelerate Clean Energy Economy

Governor Katie Hobbs, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Office of Resiliency Director Maren Mahoney, and Business Leaders Celebrate New Historic Federal Investments in Phoenix to Accelerate Clean Energy Economy Leaders Underscore…

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Our Policy Principles

Through our ongoing work, we support:

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Recognition of the building performance workforce as a distinct and critical industry that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive

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Increased and inclusive training and education for contractors and businesses, encompassing all trades that contribute to building performance

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Credentialing of contractors, technicians and installers

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Increased collaboration between the weatherization and home performance sectors

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Robust federal and state funding for building performance and weatherization, with a minimum of 40% of the invested benefits reach disadvantaged communities

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Incentives such as rebates and tax incentives to increase access to energy efficiency upgrades

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Well-designed and equitable consumer and contractor financing options

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Modernized cost-effectiveness screening practices that are inclusive of low-income households and disadvantaged communities

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The advancement of healthy homes, including policies that help remove barriers to home energy upgrades

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Coordinating electrification initiatives with building science-based energy efficiency and weatherization that is both beneficial and equitable

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Expansion and use of smart home technologies

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Consistent, secure and reliable access to quality data to improve the quantification of energy savings and non-energy benefits

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Standardized data transfer and reporting to scale up energy efficiency upgrades

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Policies and research that demonstrate the broader benefits of residential energy efficiency and weatherization in resiliency, healthy outcomes, climate change, and equitable outcomes for all communities

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Engagement of state and government agencies to advance the economic empowerment potential of the energy efficiency industry


Time-Sensitive Top Priority

BPA’s Workforce Development Efforts

The future of our industry depends on our people. BPA is investing in a framework for training and education that will equip our industry with a high-quality, skilled workforce.

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Time-Sensitive Top Priority

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also knowns as the Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act (IIJA), provides funding for several highly effective state and local programs that will support projects that increase access to energy efficiency to save money for Americans, help achieve nationwide clean energy goals, and accelerate job growth.

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Monthly State Updates

BPA tracks the latest policy updates and legislative issues in many states across the nation. Find your state and keep up with policy news.

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