Improve your company and career
NCBPA offers member companies and professionals a wide array of services, programs, events and resources that improve your standing in North Carolina’s building performance industry. Read about these benefits below and click here to join the association!
The Benefits of Association
We like to refer to the benefits your company and its employees receive as “The Benefits of Association”. Simply put, joining as a member company yields a variety of benefits through your industry association. Whether you want to improve your company’s position in the marketplace, offer your employees educational opportunities or simply support your strongest industry advocate, NCBPA is here for you.
Starting at $300 per year or $25 per month, member companies an their employees receive:
- Bi-weekly members-only e-newsletter with the latest market intelligence, industry news articles, best practices, upcoming events and more. Access this information anytime through our Members-Only Portal.
- Weekly emails with targeted and timely policy action alerts, event notifications and new resources that your company can use to improve its work and standing in the market.
- Participation in regular committee meetings, working groups and industry events that offer new business opportunities and ways to contribute to our industry’s most important growth areas.
- Free postings of available positions with your company on our Job Board and personal referrals to individuals seeking employment through our Job Seekers page.
- Complimentary registration to monthly webinars and access to recordings of all past NCBPA webinars.
- Discounted registration for NCBPA and partner events, workshops and conferences.
- Free resources to help your business grow and thrive, such as our workforce development and energy code resources.
- Technical assistance from NCBPA staff, partners and members on technical and business needs.
- New business referrals through NCBPA’s consumer education websites, advertising of our Member Directory and promotional campaigns highlighting member companies.
- Leadership opportunities provided through NCBPA’s Board of Directors, workshops, volunteer-led committees, promotional campaigns and more.
Watch the video below to hear from member professionals about the benefits of association with NCBPA:
Communications and Market Intelligence
NCBPA provides member employees with a bi-weekly e-newsletter summarizing the latest news, best practices, events and articles from local, state and national sources to keep members informed of the latest technologies, trends and opportunities in home and building performance. A summary of available jobs and any available RFPs or new program participation opportunities is also included. Members also have access to a Member Portal on our website that archives the recent and past information provided by NCBPA in order to find it easily. Lastly, urgent emails with legislative action alerts, new business opportunities and more are sent to members regularly.
- Click here to view key reports created by NCBPA for member companies.
What do members think about NCBPA?
“It is one of the associations that has really been die-hard in promoting the interests of their members. I really look forward to getting the newsletter because it’s amazing to see how much work is happening behind the scenes on the energy efficiency end of things that for years and years we were just like ‘I wish someone would take this on and I wish someone would go to Raleigh and talk to Senators or House members!’ It’s just really nice to know that we finally have somebody doing the work. I’ll be honest with you, we just don’t have the time to do it on our own. It’s [membership] a small investment on our end to ensure that we’ve got somebody talking to those policymakers to promote what’s important to us. Anybody that’s in the construction field, if they’re not a member they really ought to be a member. It’s one of the best associations I’ve seen in terms of lobbying and promoting what’s important to us.”
— Matthew Vande of VandeMusser Design, PLLC – member since 2014
Educational Workshops and Webinars
NCBPA offers a variety of in-person and online educational workshops, courses and webinars throughout the year to educate and inform member professionals. These programs cover all aspects of home and building performance, including technical topics and business best practices. Continuing education units (CEUs) are provided whenever possible to support member professionals in achieving and maintaining important certifications and credentials. Courses are taught by NCBPA staff, member employees and national industry leaders with years of in-the-field experience and a wealth of expertise.
Click here to view a running list of workshops that NCBPA staff can deliver to your company.
NCBPA offers a 1 to 4 hour workshop for companies and organizations interested in educating their employees on how to take advantage of the benefits of home energy efficiency. In addition to saving money at home, the company’s employees will learn how simply DIY or contractor-performed upgrades and improvements can reduce sick time, improve health and safety, and provide a positive financial return on any investments made.
- Click here for information on our HomeEnergyNC workshop.
- Click here to view upcoming Educational Workshops and Webinars on our Events Calendar
What do members think about NCBPA?
“NCBPA keeps me certified at a very fair price and they make sure that all the work I turnout is quality and that’s really important. I can see a technical problem and solve it. I’m not a policy guy. NCBPA does a really good job of advocating for our industry in a fair way and they shoulder the work that I’m not skilled to take care of, which is pushing our whole industry forward.”
— John Kidda of reNew Home – member since 2015
Workforce and Career Development
NCBPA leads efforts to connect industry professionals and students with internships, co-op programs, apprenticeships, part-time and full-time jobs across the state. NCBPA also offers member company staff discounted pricing on workshops, conferences and monthly FREE webinars that encourage professional development and earn valuable CEUs for needed certifications.
- Have a job available at your company? Post it on our Job Board.
- Looking for a job? Post your resume on our Job Seeker board.
- Needing career guidance? Check out our Career Support page.
Referrals and Lead Generation
NCBPA regularly sends out targeted emails to member company owners and staff on new business opportunities, RFPs and business development events in their local areas that help drive leads and new business opportunities. The association also exhibits at trade shows, industry conferences and other expos on behalf of our member companies to create leads for them. The association also operates consumer education websites for residential and commercial customers that connect them to our member companies. Additionally, NCBPA is involved in creating new market opportunities by supporting utility programs, grassroots consumer campaigns and through partnerships with Home Builders Associations and other trade groups across the state.
What do members think about NCBPA?
“You should join for the support of people with similar values, similar goals and maybe similar struggles to help you out so that you get that support from people like you. There’s a lot of good continuing education offered and supported by NCBPA that helps keep you at the forefront of the industry.”
—Meghan McDermott of High Performance Building Solutions – member since 2015
Annual Conference and Quarterly Meetings
Since our first year in business, NCBPA’s annual High Performance Buildings Conference has offered contractors, product and service providers, and industry stakeholders an ongoing forum for sharing innovative products and ideas, learning new techniques and best practices, and gaining teaching experience presenting to fellow industry professionals. Our conference brings together residential, commercial, governmental and other building owners, operators and contractors to network, learn and hold meetings to discuss industry promotional and growth opportunities. Visit our Events Calendar for information on upcoming events, conferences and meetings.
Presentation, Teaching and Consulting Opportunities
Interested in teaching others about the value of building performance? Have a product or service that you’d like to communicate to industry professionals? Join NCBPA to gain access to our network of more than 10,000 NC-based industry professionals seeking valuable insight and information to make their own businesses better. Presentation, teaching and consulting opportunities are available through our events and many others that we support. Oftentimes, NCBPA staff will be asked by a municipality, nonprofit or government agency to help them take action on improving buildings. On these occasions, NCBPA relies on industry professionals to step in and provide on-the-ground technical and business expertise that can earn them repeat business and recognition on projects they may not have been involved with otherwise.
- Click here to view the educational courses that we offer.
Protecting Your Business Future
Whether you know it or not, NCBPA is looking out for your company’s business interests by advocating for a better business climate and lobbying for legislation that ensures your company and its workers can have a successful business climate to work in. But… your company will only truly benefit by taking advantage of these opportunities. Members are offered multiple opportunities in a calendar year to advocate and lobby local, state and national legislators, chambers of commerce, businesses and other key stakeholders. Topics include improvements to building and energy codes, employment practices and many others important to our members.
Policy and Legislation
NCBPA is the only organization in North Carolina whose policy and legislative work is dedicated solely to protecting and promoting home and building performance, energy efficiency and green building companies and workers. Our government affairs team, led by our CEO and principal lobbyist Ryan Miller, works with legislators, partner organizations, policy makers and member companies to promote a positive policy climate for our businesses and prevent harmful legislation from causing damage to our industry.
- Click here for more information on our policy work.
Industry Research and Promotion
NCBPA leads efforts to research industry needs and innovations while promoting the benefits of building performance across the state. Each year, NCBPA performs an annual market survey that collects data on NC’s energy efficient, green and high performance home and building inventory in order to promote the added benefits of better buildings in our state, while also identifying areas of opportunity. We routinely survey residential and commercial industry companies and professionals to obtain helpful information on market conditions that is shared with our member companies and, in some cases, our sponsors that support programs including job training. These surveys provide our market with helpful insight in how our industry’s businesses are evolving, with business practices and technical specifications. Doing so allows them to achieve greater success in the marketplace. Click here to view our research and reports.
What do members think about NCBPA?
“The communication of all these ideas is really the key to understanding what high performance buildings are about and how to move forward. It’s [NCBPA] a whole collection of trades and products that come together and I think it’s rare to find an organization that invites all of these people together and accepts them and provides a kind of communication across trades, engineers and architects in the same room. It’s necessary for us as people to come together as a system – like a building’s system – to communicate effectively with each other. If you evaluate organizations like NCBPA you can get a lot out of it… if you participate!”
–— Francis Conlin of High Performance Building Solutions – member since 2015
Discount Programs with State and National Vendors and Organizations
For $300 – $600 per year per company, NCBPA offers a variety of money saving opportunities for members. One opportunity includes help with vital business insurance policies.
NCBPA’s preferred business insurance provider is Dare Insurance Agency, Inc. Headquartered in Matthews, NC, Dare has been in business since 2000 and is a Trusted Choice Independent agency writing Personal, Business and Life Insurance throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. Dare LOVES working with Contractors and write: General Liability, Property, Equipment, Bonds, Workers Comp, Commercial Auto, Umbrella, etc. with access to hundreds of well-known insurance companies. Dare can offer discounts and packages on most accounts and automatically remarket if premiums increase by more than 10% without a claim. NCBPA members can count on Dare to get certificates out promptly as well! Visit www.dare-insurance.com for more information or call 704-821-2801 and ask for Steph or Denise. Let them know you heard about Dare from NCBPA!
Technical Assistance and Business Guidance
Need help but don’t know where to turn? Email or call our friendly association staff to speak with one of our experts in residential or commercial building performance. Odds are that we can answer your most challenging technical or business question. But, in the rare case that we cannot, NCBPA has a strong network of member companies and partner organizations that will make sure you get the answer you need in a timely manner.