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.
Read BPA's Policy Principles
Read our full list of the 14 policy principles that guide us in advancing building performance and energy efficiency.
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
Share Your Experience: Delaware Needs Assessment Survey
Are you a weatherization, energy efficiency, solar contractor, or workforce training provider doing work in Delaware? Are you struggling to recruit employees to help you meet your business goals in…Learn More ›
Share Your Experience: Virginia Needs Assessment Survey
Are you a weatherization, energy efficiency, solar contractor, or workforce training provider doing work in Virginia? Are you struggling to recruit employees to help you meet your business goals in…Learn More ›
200+ Organizations and Individuals Unite to Stand Up for Key Energy Efficiency Programs
BPA would like to thank the 200+ organizations and individuals who signed on to oppose H.R. 1603, the Homeowner Energy Freedom Act, which would repeal and rescind funding for three…Learn More ›
Our Advocacy & Policy Principles
Through our ongoing work, we support:
Recognition of the building performance workforce as a distinct and critical industry
Increased workforce development training and education for home performance contractors and businesses
Increased collaboration between the weatherization and home performance sectors
Robust federal and state funding for building performance and weatherization
Economic development programs such as rebates and tax incentives, to increase market penetration of energy efficiency upgrades
Well-designed customer and contractor financing options
Modernized and reformed cost-effectiveness screening practices
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
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 and climate change
Engagement of state and government agencies to advance the economic development potential of the energy efficiency industry
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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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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) 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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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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