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February 2024 State Updates

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Find Your State Click here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding information, and events in your state! BPA State Updates Kentucky – Kentucky BPA will host an in-person Energy Efficiency Meeting on March 7, 2024. Weatherization agencies, contractors, and businesses and their employees are welcome to join us for a full day of…

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John Langford Memorial Award: Applications & Nominations Open in Virginia

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Now through April 22, 2024, the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals and CHP Energy Solutions Research & Training in Virginia are currently accepting nominations for the annual John Langford Memorial Award. The scholarship winner will receive a $500 gift card which may be used in any way they choose. Applicants must currently work for an…

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Update: Lawsuit Over Virginia’s Removal from Carbon Market

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A lawsuit appealing Virginia’s removal from a regional carbon market will be allowed to proceed, a court ruled. The Circuit Court of Floyd County affirmed that the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals has standing to challenge the state’s decision to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The program, made up of 11 states in the…

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October 2023 State Updates

Find Your StateClick here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding info, and events in your state! BPA State Outreach Updates Arizona – BPA, in collaboration with the AnnDyl group, received funding from the Energy Foundation to engage Arizona residential contractors in federal climate policy implementation. BPA’s portion of the funds is primarily dedicated…

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August 2023 State Updates

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Find Your StateClick here to find the latest updates, projects, federal funding info, and events in your state! Recent Highlights National – 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…

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Virginia May 2023 State Update

On May 5th, 2023, a working group meeting was held for the 2023 Virginia Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency Workforce Gap Analysis. The purpose of the meeting was to contribute input to the report, which aims to identify limitations in Virginia’s residential solar and energy efficiency workforce, along with recommendations for addressing them. The meeting…

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Virginia Residential Solar & Energy Efficiency Workforce GAP Analysis meeting

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The BPA outreach team had the opportunity to attend the 2023 Virginia Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency Workforce GAP Analysis workgroup meeting on May 5th. The objective of the meeting was to contribute valuable insights to the Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency workforce gap analysis report. The report aims to identify limitations in Virginia’s residential…

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Share Your Experience: Virginia Needs Assessment Survey

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Are you a weatherization, energy efficiency, solar contractor, or workforce training provider doing work in Virginia? Are you struggling to recruit employees to help you meet your business goals in residential buildings in Virginia? Are you excited about the potential for new consumer incentives to create more demand for your business, but also wondering how…

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February 2023 – Virginia State Update

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BPA was awarded funding for a Needs Assessment in the state of Virginia. The assessment will identify workforce and production data, gaps in market growth, and needs for training and technical support for businesses. BPA is also conducting needs assessments in Maine, and recently completed an assessment in the state of West Virginia.

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Virginia CAP Paves New Pathways to Growing Weatherization Workforce

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Recently, NASCSP had the opportunity to sit down with the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP), based in Newport News, VA, to discuss a unique pilot program. HRCAP’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Otey Jr.; Assistant Director of Support Services, Cynthia Randall-Young; and Director of Program Innovation and Transformation, Monique Moore all took time to share…

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