Affordable Comfort, Inc.

Affordable Comfort, Inc.

November 12, 2010 15:10 ET

ACI's Executive Director Named to Home Performance Resource Center Board of Directors

Center Provides Research and Intelligence for the Design and Implementation of Successful Energy Retrofit Initiatives

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) - Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI), the nation's leading educational resource for the home performance and weatherization industry, is pleased to announce that Executive Director Amy Fazio has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Home Performance Resource Center (HPRC) (http://www.hprcenter.org/).

The Home Performance Resource Center is a national not-for-profit organization formed to conduct research and education concerning the field of home energy performance. The HPRC conducts research and documents home performance-related issues for government policymakers, residential energy efficiency program managers and industry stakeholders to promote job creation, economic recovery, lower household energy bills and deep reductions in residential carbon emissions through improved home energy efficiency.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to contribute to the important work being undertaken by the Home Performance Resource Center," says Fazio. "The industry is growing quickly, and the research performed, and resources produced, by the HPRC is helping to shape the industry and steer us toward a sustainable future with responsible growth for the long-term benefit of all stakeholders—homeowners, contractors and policy makers alike."

Ms Fazio took over leadership of ACI in March 2010. A native of Buffalo, NY, who now resides in New Brighton, PA, she holds a master's degree in public policy and environmental studies from Colorado State University and a BA degree in history from Skidmore College. She comes to ACI from Glade Run Lutheran Services where she was the director of business development and marketing. Ms Fazio is an adjunct professor teaching a sustainability issues course and at Community College of Beaver County, and in addition to her service to the Home Performance Resource Center, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Building Performance Institute (BPI).

ACI Home Performance Conferences connect individuals looking to start or advance their careers in the home performance and weatherization industry with leading trainers and subject-matter experts from across the country. Contractors, builders, energy raters, remodelers, designers and weatherization professionals count on ACI for state-of-the-art retrofit information and a seamless conference experience, including continuing education and networking opportunities that give them a competitive edge.

Retrofitting America's 130 million existing homes to improve energy efficiency, durability and occupant comfort, health and safety is a booming business. That growth is reflected in the rapid increase of attendance at ACI events throughout the 2009-2010 season so far—a 30% overall increase for regional events and a 54% increase in attendance for the National Conference, held in Austin, TX in April 2010.

For more information on ACI and its scheduled events, visit www.affordablecomfort.org.

About Affordable Comfort, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) is a not-for-profit organization that has become the go-to resource for information, education and best-practices in the home performance and weatherization industry. ACI recently expanded to new headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, while also maintaining its original offices in Waynesburg, PA.

ACI recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its participation in the Building Science Corporation (BSC) team, one of 15 research and deployment partnerships formed to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes selected by the DOE for funding under the $30 million Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships program.

ACI national and regional events provide the forum for thought leadership, bringing together the best and the brightest—and the eager to learn—to solve technical problems, exchange new techniques, source new tools and materials and build the momentum of this fast-growing industry. For more information, visit www.affordablecomfort.org

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