January 26, 2023

New

Additional Guidance on Oversight in BEETS

With the BPA Energy Efficiency Tracking System (BEETS) now online, the EE team would like to take the opportunity to provide some additional guidance on how oversight is conducted in the new system.  As many customers are aware, oversight is the review process that BPA performs on a sample set of applications and projects to verify that measures were ordered, purchased and installed in compliance with BPA’s statutory and financial obligations. Some commonly asked questions are addressed here.

Events

Please join the Feb. 1 Momentum Savings & market research quarterly call

Join us Feb. 1, from 9 - 10 a.m. PST, to learn the latest insights from regional HVAC sales data, including trends in Northwest efficiency mix and sales volume of key residential HVAC technologies from 2016 to 2021. The team will share new market intelligence on specific technologies, including: variable speed heat pumps, “ducted” ductless heat pumps and variable speed air conditioners. We will also walk through the new federal standard and test procedure for residential HVAC equipment. To join the webinar and add the meeting to your calendar, visit: https://www.bpa.gov/energy-and-services/efficiency/market-research-and-momentum-savings/calls


General

Useful article from ENERGY STAR about EE tax credits for homeowners

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, federal tax credits for energy efficient home upgrades have been increased and extended until 2032...More


NEW Comfort Ready Home Cold Climate Heat Pump eLearning Course

Comfort Ready Home is offering a new eLearning course, Heat Pump Success in Colder Climates that will help your participating contractors become familiar with this essential technology...More