The Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) is a fusion of HVAC, energy efficiency, facility, and property management organizations whose decision-maker-level appointees work with one another, with educators, with utilities, and with government to curb energy waste.
Collectively and individually, member organizations foster expert HVAC system specification, sizing, installation, commissioning, operation, service, and maintenance. In addition to increasing efficiency, through this collaborative effort 1) comfort, air quality, system reliability and equipment lifespan increase, 2) the value proposition for high performance HVAC becomes more apparent to consumers, and 3) the goals of the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (CEESP) are achieved.
The WHPA Launched in 20091 in response to that portion of the CEESP that reads: "An HVAC Advisory Group should be chartered to involve high-level HVAC industry stakeholders—such as manufacturers, distributors, and contractors—to coordinate industry sponsorship of and participation in HVAC strategies. Membership should also include other key players, such as the CPUC, Energy Commission utilities, building owners/managers, consumers, and the Federal government."
Membership in the WHPA is free. Impact follows.
1The WHPA is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.