Home performance is a holistic approach to identifying and addressing energy-efficiency, comfort, health and safety related issues in order to make a home perform better. In British Columbia, over the last 25+ years, there have been a number of “Energy-Efficiency Programs” offered by various levels of government and utilities to support home performance. However, for various reasons these programs have not resulted in creating consistent and long-term profitable business opportunities for contractors and suppliers.
The Home Performance Stakeholder Council is a not-for-profit society that represents the residential interests as it relates to energy-efficiency and conservation.
The Home Performance Stakeholder Council aspires to assist industry stakeholders to deliver exceptional services and solutions, priced at affordable levels for consumers, in order to support the growth of a long-term, sustainable market for home performance related activities that significantly reduce energy use and carbon emissions in homes across the province while enhancing building durability, occupant comfort, and health.
To work together with BC’s home improvement industry sectors to develop and grow the home performance industry into a sustainable and profitable market segment that delivers products and services to:
- Lower utility bills through reducing energy use
- Improve home comfort and building durability
- Reduce environmental impact
- Improve air quality, health and safety
The structure of the Home Performance Stakeholder Council is designed to promote transparency, deliver effective operations and facilitate collaboration and consultation with contributors from all industry sectors.
The Executive Group facilitates planning and implementation of our operations and activities. The Steering Committee provides input and participation from each industry sector and includes contractors, sub-trades, manufacturers, suppliers, trade associations, and industry experts.
BC Hydro, FortisBC and the Ministry of Energy & Mines have supported the creation of the Home Performance Stakeholder Council with a primary goal to determine what government, utilities and other key industry players can do to create a more sustainable home performance industry in British Columbia.