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Western HVAC Performance Alliance

The Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) is a fusion of HVAC, energy efficiency, facility, and property management organizations, researchers, educators, utilities, and regulatory agencies whose decision-maker-level appointees work with one another to curb energy waste. WHPA member organizations employ well over a million professionals.

WHPA members participate in committees and working groups, using their collective expertise to inform the development and implementation of efficiency policy and programs focused on topics such as HVAC workforce education and training, HVAC system specifications, code compliance, proper installation, system commissioning, operation, service, and maintenance, and emerging HVAC technologies.

WHPA Committees and Working Groups are listed to the left. If your organization would like to participate in any of these groups, please register to join.

For more background on the WHPA, please read the About Us page.

Membership in the WHPA is free. Active partiicpation is recommended.  Impact follows.

Industry News

CPUC Releases Proposed Decision on Energy Efficiency Goals for 2016 and Beyond

August 18, 2015 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has just released a proposed decision that, if approved, will set the policy by which energy efficiency programs will operate beginning in 2016.

This proposal impacts the way programs will be handled in the upcoming cycle by establishing processes for developing and measuring energy efficiency programs. In this decision, the CPUC:
  1. Adopts “aggressive yet achievable” energy savings goals for ratepayer-funded energy efficiency program portfolios for 2016 and beyond;
  2. Establishes a “Rolling Portfolio” process for regularly reviewing and revising portfolios;
  3. Updates various energy efficiency program portfolio metrics, including DEER values.
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WHPA Committee Responds to CEC Request for Input

Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EBEE) Committee sent its first Work Product to the California Energy Commission (CEC), after adoption by the WHPA Executive Committee at its July 8 meeting.

The CEC asked the WHPA to provide input on the CEC’s draft of “Gap Analysis and Barriers to the Market”, which is a part of the Action Plan.

This proactive reaching out by the CEC to the WHPA for industry input on a significant public policy document was commended by the Executive Committee. Future input will be provided by EBEE to the CEC during continued work on the Action Plan.

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to view the new work product.
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