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Why Do We Need More Women?

Author: Amy Beley
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March 10, 2016

I love this industry. I stumbled into it just over ten years ago and have found the impact we as an industry can have on the greater community humbling and inspiring. But our industry is ... [continue reading]

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Female (Work)Force

Author: Amy Beley
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February 27, 2017

Consider this scenario. A contractor pulls up to the house of prospective customer and knocks on the door. Customer: (Opens door) “Hello?” [continue reading]

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The Real Women of Home Performance

The Real Women of Home Performance

Amy Beley

At the ACI National Conference this year, I was remiss thatthere was no official presence of Women in Home Performance. What I found encouraging was that people noticedand asked for more. So, with the gracious assistance of long time supporter Macie Melendez of Home Energymagazine, we’re back! Macie and I will be interviewing women in the industry in this blog series, The Real Women of Home Performance. Our hope is ... [continue reading]

Join Us at a Women in Home Performance Breakfast at ACI California

Join Us at a Women in Home Performance Breakfast at ACI California

Amy Beley

It's been exciting to read the stories of these great women in our industry in The Real Women of Home Performance blog series.While we certainly need more women and diversity in general in our industry, I'm energized at what many women in our industry are doing to improve homes, save energy, and make happy homeowners. To keep the momentum going, I'd like to invite you to join me at breakfast in Sacramento at ACI ... [continue reading]

ACI California Women in Home Performance Recap

ACI California Women in Home Performance Recap

Amy Beley

ACI California brought lots of good insights and opportunities for the home performance industry at large. The biggest buzz is the pay-for-performance concept, which is making progress in California, New Jersey, and New York. It was also great to see so many contractors presenting, sharing their wares and experiences with their peers. That’s really what ACI is about—sharing, collaborating, and re-energizing those in the trenches. [continue reading]

ACI Austin: For The Love of an Industry

ACI Austin: For The Love of an Industry

Amy Beley

"What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what you read, whom you know. What breaks your heart, and amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love. Stay in love. It will decide everything.” Pedro Arupe Recently, at the ACI national conference, I was reminded of this in so many ways. Along with a dear friend and colleague Bethany Profaizer (Director of Client Solutions at ... [continue reading]

Efficiency First Welcomes Tom Carter as New Executive Director

Efficiency First Welcomes Tom Carter as New Executive Director

Amy Beley

Today, October 3, 2016, Tom Carter joins Efficiency First as the new Executive Director. Tom brings over a decade of association executive experience in built environment industries. He has forged consensus among member companies of all sizes, identified industry objectives, and advocated for their successful achievement. Tom has spent more than 20 years developing his expertise in energy, climate change, air quality, sustainability, and other issues. Through building coalitions with partner industries, he has been an effective regulatory ... [continue reading]

So Much Greatness and Gratitude - Notes from Nashville

So Much Greatness and Gratitude - Notes from Nashville

Amy Beley

This past week at HPC in Nashville left me humbled, hopeful, and filled to the brim with gratitude. The biggest HPC/ACI conference to date, and the best one yet in my opinion. I was humbled by the new and innovative ideas, by the momentum behind healthy homes and its connection to home performance, and by the level of dedication and commitment of the leadership in this industry to propel us forward. And the conference ... [continue reading]

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