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Phoenix “Climate Wins Here” Press Conference

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This Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30 a.m. PT, the Phoenix Climate Wins Here” Press Conference will be hosted at Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation. This business is owned by BPA Board Member, Elena Chrimat. Attend the Livestream Here › About the Event This conference will cover the economic benefits Arizonans stand to gain from the…

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An Update on IRA Rebates in Maine

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If you attended the BPA national conference in Seattle this year, chances are you attended at least one session that referenced the incoming rebates of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The entire industry is trying to anticipate how to leverage these rebate incentives and prepare for when these funds become available, but with few…

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200+ Organizations and Individuals Unite to Stand Up for Key Energy Efficiency Programs

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BPA would like to thank the 200+ organizations and individuals who signed on to oppose H.R. 1603, the Homeowner Energy Freedom Act, which would repeal and rescind funding for three vital programs included in the Inflation Reduction Act: High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program (HEEHR); State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Grants; and Assistance for Latest and…

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Contractors weigh in on HOMES and HEEHRA Rebate Implementation

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Home performance and electrification contractors will be vital to the success of the $8.8 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) home energy rebate programs, HOMES and HEEHR. Contractors are on the front lines of residential decarbonization, working with households to cut energy use and draw down emissions while making homes more comfortable and more affordable. They…

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DOE Issues Early Home Energy Rebate Guidance to States

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The DOE Office of State and Community Energy Programs has released an Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD) to states to begin rolling out a limited amount of administrative dollars early to support state implementation of Home Energy Rebate Programs. The ALRD allows states to apply for up to 2.5% of their total allocations from…

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BPA Responds to DOE’s Request for Information regarding HOMES & HEEHR Rebates in the Inflation Reduction Act

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On behalf of the industry, the Building Performance Association submitted a response to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Home Energy Rebate Request for Information (RFI) regarding the $4.3 billion HOMES rebate program and $4.5 billion High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program (HEEHR). Our response included the recommendation that DOE should ensure that dollars for the Home Energy Rebate programs are…

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Workforce Development Program RFI Response

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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 view and download the response. We look forward to working with DOE on implementation of key workforce development programs.

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BPA’s Work & Priorities on the Inflation Reduction Act

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BPA’s latest achievement is helping to secure billions of dollars in rebates and incentives for home energy efficiency and electrification, plus hundreds of millions of dollars to train workers for the jobs that funding will create, by helping shape the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). BPA’s next step is to make sure our members benefit…

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Tell us What You Think About Federal Rebate Implementation

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If you are a contractor, we are requesting your input! As you know, $9 billion will roll out from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in 2023 to provide rebates for residential energy efficiency and electrification (HOMES and HEEHR) and contractor training grants. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing guidelines for these programs. Then,…

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