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Kara Saul Rinaldi speaks in front of a projected screen.

AnnDyl Team Talks Home Performance Policy, Emerging Challenges, and Advocacy Engagement at Annual Industry Conference

Katie Miller, AnnDyl Policy Group LLC., Communications Advisor

In mid-April, the AnnDyl team was in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Building Performance Association’s 2022 National Home Performance Conference. AnnDyl President and CEO, Kara Saul Rinaldi partnered with Joan Glickman, Acting Head of Residential Building Integration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to present on Federal Policy & Implementation of the Infrastructure Law. The session covered the 117th Congress, the vision of the Biden Administration, and how the historic new funding for energy through the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will impact the industry and present new opportunities for advancing home performance. Also covered was the HOPE for HOMES legislation, which remains under consideration in Congress for budget reconciliation.

AnnDyl Client Recurve Takes the Stage

Saul Rinaldi also introduced AnnDyl client Matt Golden, CEO of Recurve, in a separate panel on the future's utility. Golden discussed the grid's move toward decarbonization and new challenges that are emerging to address changing load curves and keeping the power on even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.

He also covered the technologies and practices that will better serve carbon reductions, consumer confidence, and reliability. The panel included Michael Murray, President of Mission: data Coalition. Murray advocates for improved access to energy data held by utilities.

State Policy & Emerging Trends

Sabine Rogers, AnnDyl’s Manager of Government & Regulatory Affairs, presented alongside Cyrus Bhedwar of SEEA and Sandy Fazeli, Managing Director of Policy at NASEO. Rogers’ session reviewed state policy trends and emerging opportunities and challenges for the home performance industry. Also noted during her presentation were policy developments and initiatives to be aware of in states like Maryland, New Jersey, Colorado and others.

Shaping the Future of the Industry through Advocacy

Skip Wiltshire-Gordon, AnnDyl Policy Associate presented alongside Andrew Chase, Senior Policy Analyst for AnnDyl client E4TheFuture. In the session titled Advocating for Your Industry: Getting Engaged and Making Your Voice Heard, attendees learned how policy affects home performance professionals and how they can engage in the policymaking process to make a meaningful difference in shaping the future of the industry.