ACI News

The Home Performance Coalition and Efficiency First Submit Joint Comments to EPA on Clean Air Act Section 111(d)

The joint comments include specific recommendations on the following:

• Energy Efficiency as a Resource: Evaluation Measurement and Verification(EM&V) of Home Performance and Energy Efficiency
• Privately-Delivered, Non-Ratepayer Funded Carbon Dioxide Emission Reductions  in The Residential Sector
• Cost-Effectiveness –Current State Cost Effectiveness Testing is a Barrier to Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reductions
• Unintended Consequences –Unaccounted for Carbon Dioxide Emissions Associated with Fuel Switching leading to diminished net Carbon Reductions

Representatives from the Home Energy Management Industry Submit Joint Statement to EPA on Clean Air Act Section 111(d)

Industry leaders urge EPA to support a broad range of evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) options that both incent innovation and ensure the achievement of policy goals.

Read the statement.


Home Performance Coalition Moves Forward

The Home Performance Coalition, which was created this year through the merger of Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) and the National Home Performance Council (NHPC), will be launching a brand-new website very shortly at!

New England Conference Agenda Available

The conference agenda for the 2014 ACI New England Regional Home Performance Conference is now available, featuring six tracks and the latest information in essential building science, HVAC, techniques and technologies, business building blocks, what's next in the industry, and policy and program updates. 

ACI Seeks Feedback with Summer Planning Survey

ACI is currently planning the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show and is seeking feedback from all home performance and weatherization professionals. We invite you to share your thoughts about what influences your decision to attend (or not), including what you think about the agenda, networking opportunities, conference location, and beyond.

The Inside Perspective: What Summer Vacation?

I’ve heard tell that back in the day here at ACI (now HPC) summers were for cleaning offices. I can tell you that this is not the case today. Summers mean preparation for the coming conference season; they also mean walking a tightrope between multiple events that are in different stages of development. We have PhDs in gear shifting around here. 

Home Performance Coalition Names Brian T. Castelli as Chief Executive Officer

Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC—July 30, 2014—The board of directors of the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) announced today that its search for a chief executive officer has concluded and that Brian T. Castelli has been named to the position. 

The Inside Perspective: Nate Natale, Vice President of Operations, Presents a Look Inside ACI

When I started at ACI almost four years ago, I had no idea that I would be working with an industry icon, but that is exactly what I got to experience in working with Linda Wigington. How often do you step into a job where your new collaborator, the organization's founder, has actual groupies? It didn't take me long to realize that I had the privilege to be working with and learning from a very special person.

Home Performance Coalition Unites ACI, NHPC

Last week at the 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show, Steve Cowell, chairman and CEO of Conservation Services Group, announced that ACI and the National Home Performance Council have merged to form the Home Performance Coalition. This organization, for which Cowell is serving as chairperson, brings the operations of both ACI and NHPC under one roof.  

ACI Announces Dates & Location for 2015 National Event

Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 2014—ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) announced today that the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show will be held in New Orleans, LA on May 5–7. 


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