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BPA eJournal







The Building Performance eJournal is an online magazine that provides insight into the building performance and weatherization communities. Here you will find relevant, technical content in the form of blogs, trends, and feature articles. BPA members enjoy access to special in-depth articles and interviews.

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Earlier this year, the Building Performance Association (BPA) introduced four new task forces to its efforts. They are: Workforce Development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Healthy Buildings, and Market Development. While the mission of each task force is different, they all work toward the overarching goal of healthy, comfortable homes for everybody. On the issues of diversity, ...
Year round, we at the Building Performance Association (BPA) work hard on behalf of professionals in contracting services, weatherization, product manufacturing and distribution, program administration, building science, and nonprofits. We do this through our national and regional events and trade shows, our policy work at local, state, and national levels, and our dedication to communication through ...
by Macie Melendez Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, and it’s often a time when people reflect on the past. For me, Thanksgiving brings back memories of my grandma. She was very kind-hearted but also the type of woman that wouldn’t let a good joke go. The very first time I cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving, I was in my late 20s, living in a studio apartment in San Francisco. I insisted ...
by Macie Melendez Brian McFadden is the president of Guardian Home Energy , or as his business card says, he’s a Comfort Advisor and Home Energy Specialist. Guardian Home Energy specializes in energy assessments and insulation in Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside counties. McFadden recently moved to Denver, Colorado and is working to expand his business there, too. McFadden came to energy ...
In early November, Maine's governor, Janet Mills urged families to take advantage of roughly $100 million in federal funds available in Maine to weatherize homes or cover heating costs. In a press event, Governor Mills promoted her administration's decision to earmark $25 million in federal stimulus funds to home weatherization. Efficiency Maine, the local organization that will be distributing the ...
Earlier this week, 10 Connecticut residents were celebrated for their dedication to the energy efficiency industry, which they showed by completing a 12-week training program complete with a paid work experience program. These residents are the first group of 10 who participated in Efficiency For All (EFA)’s workforce training program, which totals 12 weeks and includes 6 weeks of classroom and hands-on ...

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A family’s home has many stories to tell. It is where your loved ones gather for birthdays and holidays, where children grow up. It is the stage for many important events throughout a family’s journey. That means a home should possess strength, safety, and comfort. The building materials chosen for a home’s construction play a role in each. Read more...

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