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The Building Performance Institute is the nation's premier credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization for home performance professionals.  Since 1993, BPI has been setting technical standards for home energy auditing and energy efficiency upgrades. Rigorous written and field exams lead to professional certifications and quality assurance services that help raise the bar in home performance contracting.

 

Efficiency Maine is the independent administrator for energy efficiency programs in Maine. Efficiency Maine’s mission is to lower the cost and environmental impacts of energy in Maine by promoting cost-effective energy efficiency and alternative energy systems. Efficiency Maine does this primarily by delivering rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency lights and equipment to help customers save electricity, natural gas and heating fuels throughout the Maine economy. Efficiency Maine is governed by a stakeholder Board of Trustees with oversight from the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals (MABEP) was established in 2009 to represent and advance the interests of businesses and individuals providing energy efficiency and renewable energy services and equipment, including but not limited to architects, builders, engineers, energy auditors, HVAC and electrical contractors, building envelope professionals, manufacturers and suppliers, and all other persons and businesses who seek to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings and to reduce our dependence upon fossil fuels.

 

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). Section103(g) of the Clean Air Act directs the Administrator to "conduct a basic engineering research and technology program to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate non–regulatory strategies and technologies for reducing air pollution." In 2005, Congress enacted the Energy Policy Act. Section 131 of the Act amends Section 324 (42 USC 6294) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and "established at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency a voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards."

Efficiency First is the national association for the home performance industry, supporting home performance companies by providing an impactful voice in Washington, access to new educational and networking opportunities, and discounts on products and services.  With state and local chapters across the country, the organization works with companies to retrofit America’s homes and bring them—and our economy—into the future. Efficiency First advocates for policies that accelerate the growth of the industry, creating huge opportunities for companies and delivering meaningful energy savings to homeowners.

Founded in 1987 originally as the Polyurethane Foam Contractors Division, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is the collective voice, along with the educational and technical resource, for the spray polyurethane foam industry. Our experienced staff and member-comprised committees provide a wide variety of services to the industry.SPFA develops tools designed to educate and influence the construction industry with the positive benefits of spray polyurethane foam roofing, insulation, coatings, and specialty installations.