Skip to content


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.

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.

Read More ›

A residential cul-de-sac that shows newly built homes

Recent Advocacy Work

Workforce RFI Response

BPA provided comments pertaining to workforce development programs contained in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021. Click here to…

Learn More ›

December 2022 State Policy Updates

BPA tracks the latest policy updates and legislative issues in many states across the nation. Read the highlights and find your state and check out the most recent policy news…

Learn More ›

BPA Releases West Virginia Workforce Development Needs Report

The Building Performance Association (BPA) recently published the “West Virginia Workforce Development Needs Assessment,” which is the first step in a longer-term commitment to market transformation. The report draws upon…

Learn More ›

Our Advocacy & Policy Principles

Through our ongoing work, we support:

Advocacy icon

Recognition of the building performance workforce as a distinct and critical industry

Advocacy Icon

Increased workforce development training and education for home performance contractors and businesses

Advocacy Icon

Increased collaboration between the weatherization and home performance sectors

Advocacy Icon

Robust federal and state funding for building performance and weatherization

Advocacy Icon

Economic development programs such as rebates and tax incentives, to increase market penetration of energy efficiency upgrades

Advocacy Icon

Well-designed customer and contractor financing options

Advocacy Icon

Modernized and reformed cost-effectiveness screening practices

Advocacy Icon

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

Advocacy Icon

Coordinating electrification initiatives with building science-based energy efficiency and weatherization

Advocacy Icon

Expansion and use of smart home technologies

Advocacy Icon

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

Advocacy Icon

Standardized data transfer and reporting to scale up energy efficiency upgrades

Advocacy Icon

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

Advocacy Icon

Engagement of state and government agencies to advance the economic development 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.

Learn More ›

Woman applying sealant to a window sill.
Hands raised in a group volunteering to take action with "BPA working for you" text on the image.

Take Action

Visit our legislative action center to sign up for our advocacy alerts and get involved with our policy initiatives.

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.

See the Monthly State Updates ›

United States map in green

Stay Updated

Sign up for our mailing list to stay updated on all things home and building performance.

"*" indicates required fields

1Contact Details
2Your Organization
3Email Preferences

Contact Details