Statement on Racial Injustice
The Building Performance Association values social justice, human dignity, and respect for all. We are deeply heartbroken over the death of George Floyd, and we mourn with his family.
As an organization committed to education, we encourage our members to listen, learn, and do the hard work required to identify, challenge, and change the values, structures, and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism. Each of us can make a difference in our local communities and workplaces.
The Building Performance Association will continue to expand our support of comprehensive workforce development programs that seek to create a more diverse building performance workforce. We will also continue our support of the policies that promote environmental justice through energy affordability and access to building performance services for low-income communities.
We envision a world in which all homes are energy-efficient, healthy, comfortable, and safe. Ensuring safe and healthy homes means we must also ensure that our communities are safe—not just for some, but for all. That means we must call out the senseless acts of violence against men and women in our Black communities.
The hard work of tackling racial injustice is complex and we acknowledge that we have much more room to grow, just like the entirety of our country. The Building Performance Association stands with the Black community and those who continue to fight for justice and equality.
Steve Skodak, CAE, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Building Performance Association