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 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:
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
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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