Issue 80 | HPC News & Perspectives | 1.10.18
Conference Corner Highlights
Upcoming Webinars
Data Standards Roadmap
Priorities and Actions for Driving Data Standardization in the Residential Energy Efficiency Industry
Event Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 2pm to 3pm EST (11am – 12pm PST)
Speakers: Julie Caracino, Home Performance Coalition, Dale Hoffmeyer, U.S. Department of Energy, Noel Merket, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 
In this free  webinar we will share key findings from HPC’s latest report titled “Data Standards Roadmap: Priorities and Actions for Driving Data Standardization in the Residential Energy Efficiency Industry.” Stakeholders in residential energy efficiency program administration and delivery should attend this webinar to learn how they can advance data standardization in their states. Register here .
Is Your Marketing Working? Simple Ways to Measure and Evaluate Marketing Performance
Event Date : January 23, 2018
Time:  3pm EDT
Speakers: Peter Troast, CEO of Energy Circle
In this webinar, Peter Troast, Energy Circle's founder and CEO, will review simple and easily implemented ways to measure, track, and evaluate the performance of your various marketing campaigns. Register here.
Coalition News from HPC Friends & Beyond
BPI has a jobs section on its website!

There you'll currently find 20 open positions from across the nation, seeking weatherization professionals, energy auditors , crew leaders , and more. Check it out here: 
New SEED Application Enables HPXML Import/Export
Written by Julie Caracino
The  Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform (SEED Platform)  can now import and export residential buildings data in  HPXML  as part of the SEED buildings database application. Read more.
Join the Discussion; Share the Journey!
If you haven't had a chance to check out or register to be a part of the Home Energy Pros Forum, we hope you do so today! Home Energy Pros Forum offers blogs from industry leaders and peers, an interactive discussion forum, a calendar of upcoming industry events, and a library of resources about home energy efficiency. Read more about it here!
Plan to attend the 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions (ME EA) Conference
February 7-9, 2018 - Chicago Hilton & Towers. Early-bird registration is now open! With more than 650 attendees, MES is the region's largest energy efficiency event and an unparalleled networking opportunity. MES is about celebrating accomplishments in energy efficiency, as well as laying out the efficiency program and policy landscape for the coming year. Learn more and register to attend today!
Why Mandates Still Matter
in the Age of Cheap Renewables
Written by Herman K. Trabish
Jan 3, 2018 - In renewable energy, the biggest headlines these days often come from its increasing competitiveness. Since 2009, solar PV has seen cost reductions of nearly 80% and wind has cut its installed price in half, according to the  latest numbers from Lazard . Those developments have private companies taking notice, purchasing more wind and solar energy voluntarily in 2017 than ever before, and forcing utilities to respond with  new rate designs and renewable energy tariffs of their own . Continue reading.
CCI Makes the Case for Healthier Homes - Download the Report Now! Pittsburgh has some of the country's oldest homes. Plus, we sit on a radon "hot spot" and steep hillsides with plenty of wet basements and summer humidity. Lead (paint, soil or water), radon, and mold commonly undermine our homes and can be harming our health - with lead poisoning, lung cancer and asthma triggered by mold. Most people don't know what's hurting them in their own house or apartment - or don't know that other cities and communities expect and get more from their home's health.

CCI's recommendations-developed in collaboration with experts and organizations from throughout the region-- point a path to what needs to be done. Help our region's leaders know that you care about these issues... read the paper, take the survey, and tell a friend. You can get the paper and take action now.  
Help NCBPA enable C-PACE Financing legislation during 2018's short legislative session.  NCBPA is leading efforts to bring Property Assessed Capital Expenditures (PACE) Financing to North Carolina in 2018 through  new legislation the association introduced in 2017 .  Read more about this work including how your company can participate and support the association's work.
Rebuilding After a Hurricane,
and the Next, and the Next...
Written by Kelly Vaughn

This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with  $202.6 billion in damages  according to Bloomberg. These storms across the Atlantic had devastating impacts on people’s lives and homes, on communities, and on infrastructure in the hardest-hit areas. Read more.
Your Voice Matters! Join the Faces of EE. 
 To help us keep a strong momentum for energy efficiency funding, we hope you will consider participating in advocacy efforts for our industry. Sign up using this convenient Google form to indicate your specific interest. You are also invited to follow us on Twitter @FacesOfEE , as we reveal the power of energy efficiency by highlighting “real people, real jobs.”
Solar Executive MBA Training
 Access the tools, knowledge, and network you need to close solar deals, increase your bottom line, and grow your solar business. The Solar Executive MBA is technical, rigorous, and challenging. It’s the most intense six-week course you’ll ever find but also the most valuable. We developed it for leaders who are responsible for the financial details that drive solar projects. Access financial modeling tools and legal documents worth $25k. Register today!
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