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.
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.
Recent Advocacy Work
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…Learn More ›
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…Learn More ›
Our Policy Principles
Through our ongoing work, we support:
Recognition of the building performance workforce as a distinct and critical industry that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive
Increased and inclusive training and education for contractors and businesses, encompassing all trades that contribute to building performance
Credentialing of contractors, technicians and installers
Increased collaboration between the weatherization and home performance sectors
Robust federal and state funding for building performance and weatherization, with a minimum of 40% of the invested benefits reach disadvantaged communities
Incentives such as rebates and tax incentives to increase access to energy efficiency upgrades
Well-designed and equitable consumer and contractor financing options
Modernized cost-effectiveness screening practices that are inclusive of low-income households and disadvantaged communities
The advancement of healthy homes, including policies that help remove barriers to home energy upgrades
Coordinating electrification initiatives with building science-based energy efficiency and weatherization that is both beneficial and equitable
Expansion and use of smart home technologies
Consistent, secure and reliable access to quality data to improve the quantification of energy savings and non-energy benefits
Standardized data transfer and reporting to scale up energy efficiency upgrades
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
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.
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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