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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Julie Caracino is the Home Performance Coalition's newest team member, serving in Washington, D.C. as the Director of Research and Standards. Julie grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and recently took the time to answer a few questions about her new role.

What is your educational and professional background?

My educational background is in the social sciences. I have a master of science degree in urban policy analysis and management from The New School in New York and a bachelor of arts degree in cultural anthropology from Rutgers University.

I...

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Monday, February 22, 2016

This is the second in a two-part series from HPC Vice President of Education and Events, Nate Natale, on why you have to come to Austin for the 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference. The conference is always the headliner, but the city provides our community with the ideal setting for coming together for an unforgettable experience. Today, it’s all about the music.

Let’s reset the conversation. I have been talking to you about the role place can play in the national gathering of our community and how I believe the host city plays a significant role in the event’s success. It’...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

This is the first in a two-part series from HPC Vice President of Education and Events, Nate Natale, on why you have to come to Austin for the National Home Performance Conference. The national conference is always the headliner, but the city provides our community the ideal setting for coming together for an unforgettable experience. Today, it’s all about the food.

Austin in September is hot. It’s a vicious, unforgiving heat and a far cry from the average high of 80 we can expect when the ACI National Home Performance Conference returns to Austin, April 4-7. This particular heat was...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

In less than two months, we will be holding our 30th national home performance conference in Austin, TX. If you are reading this, I hope you will be joining us. I hope you tell your friends. I hope your friends will be joining us too. But this isn't the typical newsletter blurb where we try to sell you on attending. I am writing this because I think it's important for you to understand why we still engage in the messy (somewhere between law-making and sausage-making) business of conferences.

No, it's not about the money. While organizations in more established industries rely on...

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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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