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BPA State Affiliate

Maine BPA is an official BPA State Affiliate, representing the state of Maine. We have organized to foster mutual collaboration and the exchange of information and ideas as we support Maine's expansion of home and building performance and energy efficiency businesses and industries. We also seek to provide meaningful input into policies that impact our small businesses.

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Maine BPA & BPA National Membership

Maine BPA members are also members of BPA and enjoy all of the same benefits, including event discounts, policy support, tools, and resources. If you're not yet a member, learn more and join today!

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Free Online Training for Energy Experts

If you are looking to get started as an energy auditor, home rater, or energy expert in the state of Maine, this free online training will provide you with a foundational understanding of what it takes to leverage online marketing and sales tools to generate leads and keep your calendar filled. Click here to read more about this training. 


Home Performance Career Paths

The home performance industry is exploding with jobs and opportunities. Watch the videos below to learn about the various occupations and career paths available.

Upcoming Events

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Building Science Principles Class & Exam for Maine Residents

MaineHousing and the Building Performance Association invite you to join our comprehensive, full-day class with the option to take the BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge exam, followed by a small Job Fair. The BSP…

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Maine: Pathways to Energy Efficiency Registered Apprenticeships Webinar

Join us for a free webinar to explore career pathways in energy efficiency. Maine offers a unique opportunity for credentials in energy through Registered Apprenticeships. This webinar is for weatherization agencies, market-rate contractors, energy efficiency…

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2024 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

We’ll be in Minneapolis, MN in April of 2024 for our national conference! Each year, this event brings together contractors, weatherization professionals, trainers, program administrators, energy auditors, and others working in residential energy efficiency for…

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Maine State Resources

State-specific downloads, links, and more

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ACEEE: State Scorecards

The State Scorecard serves as a benchmark for state efforts in terms of economic growth, securing environmental benefits, and increasing communities’ resilience in the face of the uncertain costs and supplies of necessary energy resources.

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The White House: State IRA Fact Sheets

The White House released state fact sheets highlighting how the Inflation Reduction Act tackles the climate crisis in states across the country and how families and communities can benefit from a clean energy future.

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Maine BPA: Goodwill AmeriCorps Lunch & Learn

Guest speaker Scott Dupee provides an overview of the AmeriCorps program and shares how individuals can get involved to elevate the home performance industry in Maine and beyond.

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BPA & Service Year Alliance: AmeriCorps Capacity – Building Opportunity Webinar

In this webinar, we provide an in-depth overview of AmeriCorps State and National Programming, uncovering available resources for weatherization and clean energy agencies.

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BPA: Maine Wraparound Resource Guide

This guide provides current resources available for new immigrants, employees, and others within Maine.

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Maine BPA/Destination Occupation Marketing Template

The following template is to provide marketing guidance to energy efficiency companies in Maine, whether they need recruitment marketing, service marketing, or both.

More About Maine BPA

According to the 2021 Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report, 90% of energy efficiency businesses in Maine have fewer than 20 employees. As members of the Maine BPA Affiliate, we support ongoing efforts to enhance the resources supporting our industry—which is comprised of small businesses and local job creators in Maine.

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Richard W. Riegel Burbank


Richard founded Evergreen Home Performance in 2006 and serves as President, CEO, and Energy Advisor.

Richard, a Paris Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, uses his prior career in fine cuisine and foodservice management to exceed customer expectations with exacting preparation and attention to customer service. Richard is passionate about educating homeowners on energy efficiency and takes an active role in the ongoing education and mentoring of the Evergreen staff. Richard enjoys spending time with his wife and Evergreen co-owner Sammy, and three children, Cecile, Levi, and Joshua. He fills in the balance of his time with organic gardening and playing accordion and concertina while singing sea shanties.

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Colin McCullough


Colin McCullough has been working to support state energy efficiency programs since 2010, as a home energy auditor for the MassSave program and as a quality assurance inspector for Efficiency Maine. Colin created a cross-country eco-video series for schools about sustainability and renewable energy, worked as a town representative for the Solarize Massachusetts program, and gives public presentations at libraries throughout Maine to help homeowners save money on their energy bills. He is currently renovating his 1915 home to high-performance, net-zero standards in Farmingdale as a demonstration project, to show that it's possible to have a comfortable and efficient high-performance house within a modest budget.

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George Callas


Since 2007 George Callas has been training energy auditors and conducting energy audits. In 2010 he founded Build Green Maine, Maine’s only independent BPI Test Center. Through 2021, 1,500 energy efficiency professionals in Maine and from around the country have gained their BPI certifications through Build Green Maine. He has assessed hundreds of residential, institutional and commercial properties and has developed energy modeling software. He was the architect of the Independent Brooks project, one of the state’s first community-scaled weatherization initiatives. He serves on the BPI Technical Standards Committee.

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Dick Dyer


Since 1981, Dick Dyer has been providing public relations and marketing consulting to clients throughout the United States. He specializes in opinion leader research, which he uses to drive marketing strategies. He is a partner in the firm Destination Occupation where the company employs state-of-the-art recruitment marketing strategies to help clients attract, hire and retain great employees. Destination Occupation came to the attention of BPA through the highly successful work they performed for Evergreen Home Performance in Maine.

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