Industry News

Home Performance Coalition Launches Brand Identity

Wednesday, October 15, 2014— Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC—The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) launched its official brand identity today at the 2014 ACI New England Regional Home Performance Conference in Springfield, MA, unveiling its logo and concept for a new website.

BPI's Building Science Principles Second Edition Now Available

Malta, NY, October 9, 2014 -The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) released its second edition of the Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge, exam and companion Reference Guide today, which features a chapter dedicated to the Home Energy Score; an expanded renewables section; and a Spanish-language version available in November.  

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Programs Close Gaps in Energy Code Compliance

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., (October 8, 2014) – Conservation Services Group (CSG), the U.S. leader in residential energy efficiency, is now the lead vendor for the Massachusetts Code Compliance Support Initiative and National Grid’s Codes Enhancement Program in Rhode Island. These programs, which can serve as models for the entire country, are designed to close the gaps between critical energy code requirements and project compliance.

Upcoming Event: IIEC 30th Anniversary Celebration & Symposium on November 13

The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) will mark its 30th anniversary on Thursday, November 13 with a celebration and symposium from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

Landmark Tech-Powered Loan Available to Residential Energy Efficiency Programs across the U.S.

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., (Oct. 1, 2014) – To make it easier for homeowners to secure affordable loans for energy efficiency (EE) improvements, three complementary organizations are joining forces: Conservation Services Group (CSG), CUNA Strategic Services (CSS) and LendKey.

Home Performance Coalition Celebrates Energy Action Month

October is Energy Action Month, which promotes smart energy choices and highlights supporting our economy, protecting our environment, and increasing energy independence. Residential energy efficiency plays a critical role in those endeavors, and the Home Performance Coalition celebrates all of the individuals in the home performance and weatherization industry who are working to create energy-efficient, healthy, and sustainable homes — this month and every month! 

BPI and Announce Collaborative Partnership

Malta, NY, September 23, 2014 -Today the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) and announced a new partnership that will provide BPI GoldStar Contractors an opportunity to showcase their home performance expertise via premium profiles on's directory, and connect homeowners to BPI GoldStar Contractors in their local area.    

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ASHI, NAR and USGBC Recognize Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate for Continuing Education


Malta, NY, July 28, 2014 - Three leading organizations representing the home inspection, real estate and sustainable building industries have recognized BPI's

Efficiency First members now get complimentary access to 6 CEU-eligible webinar recordings and quizzes, available 24/7.

Here at Efficiency First, we're in the business of helping home performance companies succeed, and that includes providing the most topical educational opportunities so HP pros can stay at the forefront of industry best practices. 


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