Increase consumer participation in high performance construction of homes and buildings across Maryland by working with industry companies, professionals and stakeholders to improve policies and regulation, educate consumers, train our workforce and more.
MDBPA proudly represents Maryland’s building performance industry, which generates billions in annual revenue, includes more than 1,000 companies and employs more than 20,000 workers.
Our member companies and professionals make Marylnd buildings perform better. Our members know that constructing and servicing high performance homes and buildings requires advanced training in building science, experienced and educated workers, an understanding of the latest code requirements and best practices, and cutting edge diagnostic tools fit for the job.
- Workforce Development: creating lasting career opportunities for industry professionals.
- Consumer Education: educating building owners on the benefits of high performance construction.
- Market Valuation: creating greater visibility and value of high performance features and buildings.
- Policy Environment: protecting industry companies from harmful regulations and pushing forward supportive policies and legislation.
Building performance is a term used to describe the result of the many types of improvements and upgrades that home and building owners can make to their buildings to save energy, lower water usage, improve occupant health, safety and comfort, improve durability and value, and more.
High performance buildings are more healthy and comfortable to live and work in, are energy efficient, save water, offer greater durability and lower maintenance, and are more valuable than others.
MDBPA is the Maryland chapter for Efficiency First, the national trade association for home performance contractors. The association works closely with other BPAs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Visit www.BuildingsPerform.org for more information on building performance associations.
The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that works with industry leaders in the home performance and weatherization industries. HPC collaborates with like-minded organizations to ensure all homes are healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient.
Founded in 1993. the Building Performance Institute (BPI) has become the nation’s premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy auditing and upgrade work. BPI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The National Green Building Standard™ certification goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient; it provides independent, third-party verification that a home, apartment building, or land development is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance. We certify homes to the rigorous requirements of the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) – the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC’s mission is “to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.” Click here to visit the Maryland community website.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.
Founded in 1977 by a pair of U.S. senators who recognized the enormous opportunity of energy efficiency, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy productivity to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.