National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show Grows with Integration of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Healthy Homes Conference
October 18, 2023
In 2024, the two conferences will integrate to drive closer collaboration between the home performance and healthy housing industries.
Pittsburgh, PA, October 18, 2023 – The Building Performance Association (BPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) have announced they will integrate the National Healthy Homes Conference into the National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show. Combining these two nationally recognized events will provide a comprehensive and cost-effective platform for industry professionals to network, learn, and collaborate.
The National Healthy Homes Conference, which began in 2011, brings together professionals from a wide range of industries, including environmental, public health and safety, urban and community planning, and healthy housing.
The National Home Performance Conference, now in its 38th year, brings together contractors, weatherization professionals, trainers, program administrators, energy auditors, and others working in residential energy efficiency.
While this is the first time the organizations will integrate these conferences, it is not the first conference partnership. The two groups successfully partnered at the 2023 National Home Performance Conference to produce OLHCHH’s Program Manager School, resulting in a record attendance of over 2,500 individuals.
“This collaboration aligns seamlessly with the OLHCHH’s commitment to promote healthy homes, lead hazard control, and environmental justice. Together, we look forward to advancing cutting-edge industry techniques, fostering climate resilience, and impacting public health positively. As we share knowledge and best practices, this partnership serves not only to elevate awareness about the OLHCHH’s opportunities, programs, and research, but also to empower local communities and the healthy homes workforce at large. We believe that for a home to ‘perform’ successfully for families, it must be healthy and safe,” said Michelle (Miller) Medeiros, Deputy Director of OLHCHH.
The integration of the National Healthy Homes Conference into the National Home Performance Conference will foster innovation and the development of holistic solutions in the home for the benefit of families and communities.
“These conferences bring together individuals who are the backbone of both of our industries. They are instrumental in elevating home performance and public health, working tirelessly to create safer, healthier, more energy efficient homes while simultaneously expanding their professional growth and influence,” said Nate Natale, COO of the Building Performance Association.
The Building Performance Association will host the event under the current name: National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show. The event will continue to include industry-specific educational sessions and tracks, workshops, panels, keynotes, and networking. The event will also feature a trade show to showcase the latest technology, products, and services related to home performance, energy efficiency, public health, and healthy housing.
The 2024 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show will take place April 8-11, 2024, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more here.
Individuals who are part of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes network are encouraged to submit proposals for presenting at the conference by clicking here before the October 13th deadline.
The Building Performance Association (BPA) is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit industry association that serves as the hub for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies working to make America’s homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. Our mission is to transform the market for the home performance industry through advocacy, education, professional development, and networking. For more information, please visit www.building-performance.org.
The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) provides funds to state and local governments to develop cost-effective ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards. The office also enforces HUD’s rules about lead-based paint, gives the public information and technical help, and does technical studies to help keep children and their families safe and healthy in the home. HUD has more than 400 grantees who perform work in the community through funding from the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.