MDBPA offers member company professionals opportunities to meet with industry peers to discuss key industry barriers and opportunities and recommend steps that MDBPA can take to address them.

In August of 2017, the association formed three Trade Councils on industry topics critical to our member businesses. Monthly meetings will be held via in-person and via conference call over the next six to twelve months. Joining the council is voluntary and limited space is available. There is no cost to participate.

To join the Trade Council, email the following information to Info@MDBPA.org:

  • Company Name
  • Primary Industry Role
  • Name and Title
  • Email and Phone
  • City and State
  • 2 – 3 sentences on what needs or opportunities you would like to address as a council member

Our Trade Councils

null

Commercial Buildings

Architects, developers, engineers, product manufacturers and others interested in creating new opportunities for high performance commercial buildings are encouraged to join this Trade Council.  Volunteer members will work together to identify and prioritize market issues in order to develop and implement solutions.

Goals of the Trade Council include:

  • Educating commercial building and property owners on  opportunities available to improve the performance of their buildings.
  • Breaking down regulatory barriers that inhibit market growth.
  • Improving the market value of high performance commercial buildings.
  • Identifying long-term code, legislative and other market opportunities that offer benefits to industry stakeholders.

null

Home Performance Contractors

Residential single and multi-family home performance contractors, retrofit specialists and others interested in growing Maryland’s home performance industry are encouraged to join this Trade Council.  Volunteer members will work together to identify and prioritize market issues in order to develop and implement solutions.

Goals of the Trade Council include:

  • Assessing improvement opportunities for utility rebate and incentive programs.
  • Breaking down regulatory barriers that inhibit market growth.
  • Improving the visibility and market value of Home Performance Contracting work in the real estate market.
  • Educating the consumer market on options for residential improvements.
  • Enhancing workforce development resources focusing on a significant market need for skilled labor.

null

Workforce Development

Industry professionals and local, state and federal government supporters interested in creating new and long-lasting career and workforce opportunities in Maryland’s building performance industry are encouraged to join this Trade Council.  Volunteer members will work together to identify and prioritize market issues in order to develop and implement solutions.

Goals of the Trade Council include:

  • Creating and marketing resources that encourage lasting careers in the industry.
  • Educating students on industry job, internship and apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Creating a pipeline of skilled labor for industry companies to hire from.