Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Home Performance Coalition and Efficiency First recently submitted joint comments on EPA's proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). 

Specifically, the Home Performance Coalition and Efficiency First provided comments in response to:

Elements of the EPA's Proposed Federal Plan and Model Trading Rules ("Proposed Federal Plan") for the Clean Power Plan ("CPP") that address the CEIP;EPA's October 21, 2015 "Clean Energy Incentive Program Next Steps" document, which requests stakeholder input on... Read More
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Focus on Cost-Effectiveness Testing, Clean Power Plan, Best Practices, and Advocacy at Home Performance Coalition – BPI and Home Energy Magazine are sub-grantees

December 17, 2015 — The Home Performance Coalition and E4TheFuture today announced that the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) has received policy and research funding from E4TheFuture. The award is specifically focused on projects and advocacy related to the Clean Power Plan and promoting best practices for cost-effectiveness testing, data standards, weatherization and home performance, among other...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Last week in San Francisco, the Home Performance Coalition brought together an array of 40 key residential energy efficiency industry stakeholders, thought leaders, and a few outside-of-the-box thinkers to participate in a facilitated conversation on the state of the home performance industry. This Market Innovation Forum, the first in a series, was designed to serve as a catalyst to foster creative approaches, build connections and collaboration, and accelerate market growth.

HPC and its stakeholders went into this forum with the intent of emerging with actionable steps that could...

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

John O’Connell of EFI is a longtime sponsor and exhibitor at the Home Performance Coalition’s ACI conferences, both regional and national. He recently took the time to share why it is important to him to continue that support in an effort to help strengthen both his company and the residential energy efficiency industry as a whole.

Q. Why did you first get involved with ACI conferences?

A. EFI was founded in 1982.  At the time, we were mostly supplying products to low-income weatherization programs throughout the country. ...

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Linda Wigington Leadership Award celebrates visionary leaders doing extraordinary work to strengthen the home performance and weatherization industry. This award showcases individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration to others. Formerly known as the ACI Leadership Award, the Linda Wigington Leadership Award was re-named in 2014 to honor Linda Wigington, founder of the Affordable Comfort conference. 

The Home Performance Coalition is accepting nominations for the 2016 Linda Wigington Leadership Award through...

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

"The opportunities for maximizing the performance of your installations, and differentiating yourself from your competition, are limited only by your willingness to invest a little time into expanding your understanding of what's possible in our dry climate. Don't miss out when experts are freely sharing what works and what doesn't - the return on investment is beyond calculation. 

If you aren't going to this conference, you aren't actively engaged in the California Home Performance industry. This is a must-attend event. This is a business expense...

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Monday, October 26, 2015

The Home Performance Coalition has two positions open in Washington, D.C.:

Technical Policy Research DirectorState Policy Organizer Associate

Please click on each position for the full job descriptions. If interested, please email your resume, cover letter and references to gmatlak@homeperformance.org.

Friday, October 23, 2015

EPA's plan for addressing carbon emissions through the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) was released today in the federal register. This begins a 90-day comment period, where stakeholders have an opportunity to comment on the Federal Plan (for states who do not submit their own plans for compliance), the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP), and the sections related to Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V).

"It is important that the plan is flexible enough for states to allow opportunities for improvements in residential buildings as a means to meet their carbon...

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Monday, October 5, 2015

The Home Performance Coalition is proud to have authored the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network's new guide, "A Policymaker's Guide to Scaling Home Energy Upgrades." 

It is designed to help state and local policymakers take advantage of new policy developments by providing them with a comprehensive set of tools to support launching or accelerating residential energy efficiency programs. It was prepared by HPC Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy Kara Saul-Rinaldi and HPC Senior Advisor for Policy and Research Robin Lebaron. 

"This guide is an example of...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

By: Brian T. Castelli, President and CEO, Home Performance Coalition

Fall is a busy time of year for everyone as this time of transition marks children heading back to school, the changing colors of the season and more. Here at the Home Performance Coalition, we are transitioning on the conference side of our work from planning to action, with two of our regional conferences occurring this fall within two weeks of each other: the 2015 ACI Mid-Atlantic Regional Home Performance Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ on Oct. 20-21, followed by the 2015 ACI California Regional...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cynthia Swaim is the Program Design + Manager at Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade at SoCalGas. We recently spoke to her about her experience in managing programs, the residential energy efficiency industry’s future and more. EE Insights is a regular feature in the HPC Insider designed to maintain the conversations that begin at our regional and national conferences. To join the conversation, visit our Facebook page and comment on this story, or join us on Twitter @HPCTweets and use the hashtag #HPCEEInsights. Interested in being a...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

By Brian T. Castelli, President and CEO, Home Performance Coalition

The Home Performance Coalition and our partners are playing integral roles in the action that is taking place in residential energy efficiency across the country. As our coalition builds, our industry grows stronger. President Obama recently announced a robust set of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate America’s transition to cleaner sources of energy and ways to cut energy waste. A White House press release states: “These actions build on state leadership, all across America, to continue...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

President and CEO of Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Ruth Ann Norton recently took the time to share her thoughts on the residential energy efficiency industry, healthy homes and more. The Home Performance Coalition is dedicated to strengthening the residential energy efficiency industry and one way we can accomplish this is by fostering conversations that inspire growth across all professions in the field. We want to hear from you – what are your challenges and goals? What is your vision for the future of the industry? We will continue to discuss these issues in this...

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