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President's Column: Impact at the State Level
By: Brian T. Castelli, President & CEO, Home Performance Coalition    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Home Performance Coalition's focus on individual states is a key component of our work. With this approach, we believe we can effect change where the rubber meets the road. I will often focus on this work within my column, and if you don’t live in the particular state I am discussing (today it happens to be Pennsylvania…), you may not be aware of an issue that could adversely impact the residential retrofit market in your state. Further, it could give you an idea for new ideas or initiatives which you could implement in your own state. Also, we look forward to hearing about the successes you’ve had in your own backyard and we can explore them here during later editions of this column.

Recently the Home Performance Coalition and the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance submitted joint comments before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on a tentative implementation order regarding the design and implementation of Phase III of Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs. "The Act 129 Statewide Evaluator monitors and verifies data collection, quality assurance and the results of each electric distribution company's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan and the EE&C program as a whole," the PUC website states.


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California & New Jersey: Register for Fall Conferences!
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Registration is now open for the Home Performance Coalition's two fall conferences, including:
  • 2015 ACI Mid-Atlantic Regional Home Performance Conference to be held in Cherry Hill, NJ on Oct. 20-21 – click here to register!
  • 2015 ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference to be held in Sacramento, CA on Nov. 9-10 – click here to register!
Join us in your specific region to discover the latest in smart homes technology, indoor air quality, sales and marketing and more. Home performance contracting businesses, weatherization professionals, program administrators and all others interested in residential energy efficiency will experience content crafted for their needs.

Become an exhibitor! Click here for information on how to become an exhibitor in California, and here to exhibit in New Jersey.

Proposals also are being accepted for both conferences as well via this link. Share your session proposal today!

Join Upcoming TEC Webinars
The Energy Conservatory (TEC) is hosting the following upcoming webinars:

Wednesday, June 10
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central time
Multi-family building air leakage testing

This session will cover common testing standards used in multifamily buildings. We will discuss the different testing methods and equipment options for testing individual units, multiple units at a time or the whole building. We will also discuss the TECLOG3 software available to control multiple blower door fans. Participants will be eligible to receive 1 BPI CEU. Click here to register.

Wednesday, July 22
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central time
Exhaust Fan Flow Meter Webinar

Nothing beats the value, simplicity and accuracy of using the Exhaust Fan Flow meter to measure the amount of air flow going through an exhaust fan. This webinar will step you through the test procedure for using this device. We will also talk about options for measuring flow through kitchen range hoods. Participants will be eligible to receive 1 BPI CEU. Click here to register.

HP Works Opportunities
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BPI is hiring! Job seekers: check out the companies that are currently recruiting for a range of positions on HP Works, the home performance and weatherization industry's jobs board! View these opportunities now.


Event       Location     Dates

2015 ACI Mid-Atlantic Regional Home Performance Conference       Cherry Hill, NJ     Oct. 20-21

2015 ACI California Regional Home Performance Conference       Sacramento, CA     Nov. 9-10

Save the Date:

2016 ACI New York Regional Home Performance Conference, Feb. 9-10, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference, April 4-7, Austin, TX

Learn more about the Home Performance Coalition's upcoming events now.


Analyzing Combustion Analyzers
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Just talking about CO can be confusing. Although the terms used in this article are defined in the sidebar (see "Terminology"), CO can be deadly, and so I want to emphasize the basic information. Test equipment can provide great information, but only if the operator understands what that information means. More

To Speak Energy Efficiency, You Have to Know the Language
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Energy industry leaders who gathered last week in Portland, Oregon for the Association of Energy Services Professionals spring meeting were schooled in speaking the language of energy efficiency — in more ways than one. The long part of the challenge to energy efficiency adoption has been changing consumer behavior. And two speakers at the conference emphasized that communication may be the key to unlocking that challenge. More

House Energy Efficiency Bill Draws Fire From Obama Administration, FERC
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House energy efficiency legislation that would block the Energy Department from issuing final energy efficiency standards for commonly used furnaces and roll back other energy conservation standards drew fire from the Obama administration June 3. The draft bill, a component of a broad omnibus energy bill slated to be released later this summer, "undermines critical components of the President's Climate Action Plan," Kathleen Hogan, deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency at the Energy Department, testified during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing. More


If you want to expand your company's reach and generate new business, you cannot afford not to be involved! The Home Performance Coalition offers something for every budget, including exhibitor packages, sponsorship packages, and strategic partnership opportunities that will get your name in front of thousands of industry professionals. For more information, contact:

Jim Browne, Director of Business Development

Chris Docchio, Director of Trade Shows


The Home Performance Coalition's sustaining partners are a group of companies and organizations that believe in building a stronger industry that improves quality of life today and preserves the planet for tomorrow. If you're interested in exploring the benefits of sustaining partnership, please contact Jim Browne at 412-424-0094 or email


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