ARLINGTON, Va., and MALTA, N.Y. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced that they will begin exploring opportunities for collaboration following a meeting of the respective organizations’ leaders on Aug. 14.

ACCA is a nonprofit association working to promote professional HVACR contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments. BPI is a standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency upgrade retrofit work.

“While ACCA and BPI are different organizations with different missions, it is clear that both of us share many common goals for improving the efficiency of our country’s buildings,” said Bobby Ring, ACCA’s 2013-2014 chairman. “We have agreed to spend the next few months identifying ways in which our two organizations might be able to work together to make those goals a reality. On behalf of ACCA, we look forward to productive conversations and meaningful collaboration with BPI.”

David Hepinstall, BPI chairman, said, “BPI welcomes this new process and looks forward to a constructive dialogue with ACCA and hopefully more exciting announcements to come. The heart of home performance is the house-as-a-system, and HVAC is the critical component that keeps that heart beating efficiently, safely and affordably.”

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Publication date: 8/19/2013

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