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  • 1.  Rookie looking back at Nashville

    Posted 8 days ago
    When I joined BPI last August, the company had been operating remotely for some time. I was the first fully remote hire, and even my onboarding was virtual. My first events representing BPI were a policy focused event and one for general market contractors. I knew I wasn't seeing the "real deal" of what lives inside the close-knit building performance industry, but I wasn't sure exactly what I would see when I got there. So it was with great curiosity that I got on a plane for Nashville last month.

    What I found was a group of people who are very passionate about what they do. The folks I met at NHPC 2022, without exception, are bright, curious, determined advance their own learning -- and they are deeply proud of the difference they make. This industry changes lives, and they know it. I found a tremendous professional pride, and a wish that our shared work was better understood by the public.

    I admit to being a little overwhelmed! It was a big group and after two years of virtual, solitary learning, folks were charged to be in the room together. I might be new but BPI is well known, and no one hesitated to come to our table with tough questions. At times I felt like I was swimming in deep water! But the folks I talked with were solution-focused, responsive, and warm. I felt like we were all working toward the same goals, a good living for professionals and better homes for Americans. And I was grateful to be there.

    I look forward to getting to know everyone in this industry and helping to elevate the work you all do. You can check out my more official recap of the event here. https://www.bpi.org/news/bpi-looks-back-2022-national-home-performance-conference


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    Kelly Carey
    Marketing and Communications Specialist
    BPI
    NY
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  • 2.  RE: Rookie looking back at Nashville

    BPA Staff Member
    Posted 6 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, Kelly. It is a wonderful group of professionals and I am glad you found them welcoming. Happy to have you and the entire BPI team supporting the work of the industry. Looking forward to many more conferences together.

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    Steve Skodak, CAE, CFRE
    CEO
    Building Performance Association
    (412) 424-0027
    sskodak@building-performance.org
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  • 3.  RE: Rookie looking back at Nashville

    Posted 6 days ago
    Yes! Great reflection of the BPA/HPC community from a newbie.
    folks I talked with were solution-focused, responsive, and warm. I felt like we were all working toward the same goals, a good living for professionals and better homes for Americans
    Kelly Carey,  05-09-2022 13:48


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    Carol Harley
    Communications Director
    E4TheFuture
    Framingham MA
    774-777-5121
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  • 4.  RE: Rookie looking back at Nashville

    BPA Staff Member
    Posted 6 days ago
    Thank you, Kelly. I appreciate your focus on the people in our industry- they (we) are my favorite part. Smart, deterimned, and proud people looking to do some good. You can't beat that combo.

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    Nate Natale
    Chief Operating Officer
    Building Performance Association
    NNATALE@BUILDING-PERFORMANCE.ORG
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