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Peter Krajsa
August 14, 2023

NEIF’S Peter Krajsa Presented Sustainable Energy Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Work in Energy Efficiency

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) honored Peter Krajsa, Co-Chair and Founder of the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF), with the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, July 11, at the Hotel Hershey. The Epstein Award is…

Crew looking at insulation inside wall cavity
August 10, 2023

BPA Partners With IREC in Registered Apprenticeship Program

The Building Performance Association (BPA) is proud to partner with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), which has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (US-DOL OA) to serve as an…

Graphic with a blue background and text that reads, "IRA Guidelines Released. $8.8B in incentives for home energy efficiency & electrification"
July 27, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Guidelines Released

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released guidance for state energy offices to apply for home energy rebate programs under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). With $8.8 billion in funding, the home energy rebates include…

night city lights of downtown Delaware
July 26, 2023

Delaware BPA Affiliate Meeting at Energize Delaware

Earlier this month, the Delaware BPA Affiliate held an in-person meeting at the Energize Delaware offices. The meeting was a success, with 41 participants. Discussions included ramping up workforce development efforts, ongoing Needs Assessment updates,…

July 26, 2023

BPA Submits Letter Encouraging Nevada to Apply for IRA Funds

BPA along with SWEEP, the American Chemistry Council, NAIMA, Franklin Energy, Uplight, CLEAResult, and E4TheFuture submitted a letter to Governor Lombardo on behalf of industry stakeholders encouraging the state to move forward with the application…

Image of an air conditioning unit
July 21, 2023

NPR Marketplace: New tax incentives ease home improvements to beat the heat

As Americans in the South face an extreme heat wave, cranked-up air conditioners are breaking records for electricity usage and testing the power grid in Texas. Amid the blistering heat, home improvements — like installing…

July 18, 2023

White House Kicks Off Bid to Train Home Efficiency Workers

This article originally appeared in Bloomberg Law, written by Stephen Lee. The White House on Monday kicked off the outlay of $150 million to states so they can train contractors who can work on home…

July 17, 2023

Present at Our National Conference in April 2024

The deadline to submit a proposal was September 8, 2023. By December 2023, presenters will receive notification that their proposal has been accepted.

July 17, 2023

$150M in Contractor Training Grants Now Available to States

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 from the State-Based Home Energy Efficiency…

The North Carolina state capitol building with a bronze statue in front of it. The sky is dark blue and the building it lit up.
July 10, 2023

BPA Backs North Carolina Governor in Bill Veto

BPA has expressed support for a veto against North Carolina House Bill 488 (HB 488), which could hinder the state’s ability to update its building standards and risk jeopardizing the health and safety of North…