Director of Policy and State Outreach, Building Performance Association
Joe Cullen is the Director of Policy and State Outreach for the Building Performance Association. Cullen works with the BPA policy team and several non-profit organization partners to engage state governments and public utility commissions on regulatory reforms to create jobs in the energy efficiency business sector. HPC focuses on modernizing state and local policies that impact residential energy efficiency businesses and industries. Cullen is currently leading BPA’s efforts on the National Efficiency Screening Project which has developed a National Standard Practice Manual to provide comprehensive guidance on cost effectiveness screening tests for state and local energy efficiency programs. Cullen previously served as a policy and budget director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and as the Governor’s Policy Director in Pennsylvania. Cullen has served as an energy and environmental consultant to Governors’ Offices in New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa and West Virginia and recently assisted the Appalachian Regional Commission in implementing the $200 million POWER economic development initiative. Cullen is a Yale University (Cum Laude 1980) and Georgetown University Law Center (1986) graduate and served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. in Piura, Peru.
Energy Efficiency and Building Health are inextricably linked. Building performance has numerous non-energy benefits, ranging from improved employee productivity on the commercial side to improved health outcomes on the residential side. Numerous studies, pilot projects, and even building certification standards around the country have demonstrated this connection. This panel will describe key outcomes from building […]