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  • 1.  State Policy Updates

    BPA Staff Member
    Posted 07-07-2022 09:35

    BPA tracks the latest policy updates and legislative issues in many states across the nation. They've made it easier to read the monthly state policy updates by segmenting out details state by state on their website here.

    BPA has also created a letter for you to send to your elected representatives and let them know you want them to support ongoing energy efficiency legislation, programs, and initiatives in your home state. Click here to send your personalized letter.

    Below are key highlights for July.


    Key State Highlights

    In Pennsylvania, a new bill was signed into law at the end of June that expands the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing program to include indoor air quality and resiliency improvements as eligible applications for financing.

    In Maine, the Governor announced new investments in energy efficiency and workforce development including $15 million in grants to reduce energy in public schools, commercial buildings, and municipalities, and over $10 million to provide training for Maine's fastest growing sectors including clean energy and skilled trades. 

    In Connecticut, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency announced a late 2022 launch for the Statewide Weatherization Barrier Remediation Program with $12.3 million in initial funding to remove health and safety barriers and install energy efficiency and weatherization improvements in low-income homes.

    In Colorado, a set of new laws to decarbonize buildings will take effect on July 1 requiring electric-ready building codes for all new residential, commercial, and state buildings, and a new tax credit for high efficiency heat pumps.

    In Washington, DC, climate and energy proposals to require carbon neutrality by 2050 and 50% energy reductions by 2030 advanced through Committee unanimously and are teed up for a final vote at the DC Council.  

    Macie Melendez
    Editor in Chief, Building Performance eJournal
    Building Performance Association
    Moon Township PA