Building Performance Association Advances its Mission Through Their Allied Partner Network
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Katie Miller
Phone: (412) 551-2601
May 24, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA–The Building Performance Association (BPA) is pleased to announce its new Allied Partner Network. Members of the Allied Partner Network will help support BPA’s mission to advance a thriving industry by delivering improved energy efficiency, health, and environmental performance of homes and buildings.
By collaborating with multiple organizations through the Allied Partner Network, there can be efficiency in activities, greater strength in policy initiatives, and an ability to move the industry forward through research, workforce development, and training.
BPA and its allied partners believe the future of our industry depends on our people. The Allied Partner Network is made up of organizations that are investing in a framework for training and education that will equip our industry with a high-quality, skilled workforce. There is a great challenge and opportunity to support workers, employers, and market changes that will result in a clean energy economy.
BPA and its allied partners also believe that all buildings should provide an energy-efficient, comfortable, healthy, and safe indoor environment—no matter the occupant’s race or financial background.
Laure-Jeanne Davignon, the Workforce Program Vice President for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)—a member of BPA’s Allied Partner Network—said, “The building performance industry has an unprecedented opportunity to dramatically scale to meet climate and energy justice needs. The Interstate Renewable Energy Council believes in collaborative solutions to meet these challenges, which is why being a BPA Allied Partner is so important. Our collective action is needed to support the growth of a diverse and highly-skilled workforce, and BPA and their partners are uniquely positioned to meet this need.”
Current members of the Allied Partner Network include the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), Building Performance Professionals of Vermont (BPPAVT), Energy Efficiency Alliance (EEA), Green Building Initiative (GBI), Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association (MEECA), Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), and Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA).
While every allied partner relationship is different, most of the organization’s partners focus on mission-oriented objectives in the areas of workforce development, legislative advocacy, market transformation, and contractor organization.
“We are grateful to be working alongside such elite organizations to advance our industry,” said Steve Skodak, Chief Executive Officer of BPA. “With the collective power of our Allied Partner Network, we look forward to strengthening and expanding our workforce, providing educational and networking opportunities to our members, and furthering our commitment to energy justice.”
Any organization that is doing work in the home and building performance industry that aligns with the BPA mission is welcome to join the Allied Partner Network. If you’re interested, please contact BPA’s State Outreach Coordinator, Xavier Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 924-6710.
The Building Performance Association is a membership-driven 501(c)6 industry association dedicated to advancing the home and building performance industry. Built upon three decades of experience, the association is well-positioned to provide industry support through key areas including advocacy, education, programs, networking, publications, and community. Our 20,000+ members and stakeholders are individuals, companies, and organizations who work to deliver improved energy efficiency, health, safety, and environmental performance to people in their homes across North America. For more information, please visit www.building-performance.org.