Partner Organizations

NCBPA is a proud partner of like-minded organizations seeking to advance energy efficient, green and high performance construction in North Carolina, the Southeast and nationally.  

Building Performance Associations

Looking for a Building Performance Association (BPA) in your state?  Visit the websites for NCBPA’s sister organizations in Georgia, South Carolina or Maryland.  If you live somewhere else, visit to see how you can get involved in creating an association in your state.  Alternatively, search online for organizations dedicated to helping homes and buildings save energy and improve performance.

Georgia Building Performance Association (GABPA)

South Carolina Building Performance Association (SCBPA)

Maryland Building Performance Association (MDBPA)


Visit to find your industry association and learn how to start an association in your state or region.

NC Sustainable Energy Association

The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is​ a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina’s sustainable energy future.  Their mission is to drive policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities and affordable energy that benefits all of North Carolina.

Green Built Alliance

Founded in 2001 as the WNC Green Building Council, Green Built Alliance is a nonprofit organization advancing sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action.

Efficiency First

As America’s Building Performance Association, Efficiency First makes U.S. buildings safer and more efficient and comfortable. We provide member services such as advocacy, education, networking, and other functions necessary to expand the building performance industry and help it thrive.

Home Performance Coalition

The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that works with industry leaders in the home performance and weatherization industries. HPC collaborates with like-minded organizations to ensure all homes are healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient.

NC Clean Energy Technology Center

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center is a UNC System-chartered Public Service Center administered by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.  Its mission is to advance a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.

Building Performance Institute

Founded in 1993. the Building Performance Institute (BPI) has become the nation’s premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy auditing and upgrade work. BPI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Home Innovation Research Labs & National Green Building Standard™

The National Green Building Standard™ certification goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient; it provides independent, third-party verification that a home, apartment building, or land development is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance.  We certify homes to the rigorous requirements of the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) – the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments.


The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) was founded in 1995 as an independent, non-profit organization to help homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

E4 Carolinas

E4 Carolinas is the trade association for the Carolinas energy economy, providing Members opportunities to increase their value and success. We promote the Carolinas Energy Economy, mindful of the Efficient use of our resources and conscious of our Environment – those are our “Four Es”.

U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC’s mission is “to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.”  Click here to visit the North Carolina community website.

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Founded in 2007, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. We are funded through competitive grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as various State Energy Programs. We also receive funding as a result of our partnerships with foundations around the country, and from the SEEA Membership program.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We believe that the United States can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.

Alliance to Save Energy

Founded in 1977 by a pair of U.S. senators who recognized the enormous opportunity of energy efficiency, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy productivity to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.

Building Enclosure Council

More than 3,000 affiliated architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers and others with an interest in building enclosures participate in Building Enclosure Councils (BECs) around the country.  The Councils promote the exchange of information and encourage discussion on matters concerning building enclosures and related science, such as training, education, technology transfer, weather conditions and local issues and cases.  Click here to visit the Triangle chapter website.

Energy Services Coalition

The Energy Services Coalition is a public private partnership promoting the benefits of, providing education on, and serving as an advocate for the widespread use of energy performance contracting in public and private facilities. The ESC provides a unique forum in which all stakeholders can work together to address and overcome any barriers which are limiting the effective use of ESPC.  Click here to visit the North Carolina chapter website.

National Association of Home Builders Green Buildings Program

NAHB supports voluntary sustainable, high performance new home construction and remodeling and provides resources and tools for its members that build sustainable home and communities.  Specifically, NAHB actively raises awareness for viable, credible, market-driven and voluntary green building initiatives at the federal level in both the legislative and regulatory arenas. It also assists state and local home building associations with advocacy efforts upon request.