HPC Partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for the 2017 National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show
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Lindsay Bachman Flickinger
Building Performance Association
Phone: (412) 424-0085
The Building Performance Association Partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for the 2017 National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show
December 12, 2016 - Washington DC – Hosted by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and in partnership with The U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program, HPC will bring the 2017 National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show to Nashville, TN in March, 2017. HPC conferences offer the industry's leading educational events and trade shows in partnership with the nation's leading experts in home performance and weatherization, combining unparalleled educational components with ideal networking opportunities for all sectors of the industry who share the vision of advancing the home performance industry and building a stronger community.
The largest residential energy program in the United States is the Department of Energy’s Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). A home performance industry (HPI) that serves all homeowners emerged from WAP, spurred largely by incentives to non-low income families and increased education about residential energy efficiency. “DOE is excited to be partnering with the Building Performance Association to support the National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show,” commented Dave Rinebolt, Manager of the Weatherization Assistance Program. “We are all part of one industry built on the same technical, training, and certification standards. It just makes sense for us to work with all the talented professionals in the industry to improve technical skills and learn how new technologies and techniques can improve the work we do in homes throughout America.”
“This collaboration between WAP and HPC is a game changer and it is a partnership the industry has been waiting for,” said Nate Natale,the Association’s Vice President of Education and Events.
The partnership between the Association and WAP will help bring the entire industry together through a single national gathering where training, education, research and policy on building retrofits dominate an exciting agenda. Coming together under one roof, as one industry, to discuss best practices and opportunities for growth, is a step in the right direction toward our common goal of ensuring that all American homes are provided with the highest levels of energy efficiency retrofits possible.
“As an alliance of like-minded organizations working to ensure all homes are healthy, comfortable and energy efficient, this is a powerful partnership and we are excited for future collaboration, which we believe will lead to an eventual residential energy efficiency program to assist all income levels,” said Brian T. Castelli, President and CEO of the Building Performance Association.
The Building Performance Association is a non-profit 501c3 that advances policy change through policymaker education, stakeholder engagement, research, trainings and conferences for companies, businesses and other stakeholders in the home performance industry. For more information, please visit www.building-performance.org. To attend the 2017 HPC National Home Performance and Trade Show, hosted by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and in partnership with The U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program, visit http://www.building-performance.org/conferences/2017-hpc-national-home-performance-conference-trade-show
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low-income families. These governments, in turn, contract with community-based nonprofit agencies and local governments to provide weatherization services to those in need using the latest technologies for home energy upgrades. Since the program began in 1976, DOE has helped improve the lives of than 7 million families by reducing their energy bills and making their homes healthier and safer.