Forged by the merger of Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) and the National Home Performance Council (NHPC) in 2014, the Home Performance Coalition’s mission is to transform the market for the home performance industry through research, education, collaboration and advocacy. In 1986, the first Affordable Comfort conference was held in Pittsburgh, PA to share ideas about making homes energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable without putting residents — or building structures — at risk. That gathering, which included utilities, weatherization and government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, became an annual event and in 1992, ACI was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization. In 1994, ACI expanded its activities to regional conferences given the need for regionally-focused educational content that addressed the unique home performance and weatherization challenges in the country's varied climates.
In 2010, the National Home Performance Council (NHPC) was founded to strengthen and advance home performance and weatherization through standards development, stakeholder engagement, policy analysis, and research. NHPC worked with stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to provide cutting-edge research and policy analysis and to develop and implement data standards and has also worked to advance smart grid integration that bridges home performance programs and the private sector. Throughout each organization’s history, ACI and NHPC collaborated as partner organizations, and in 2014, their respective boards of directors voted to merge and create the Home Performance Coalition.