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BPA State Affiliate

West Virginia BPA is an official BPA State Affiliate, representing the state of West Virginia. We have organized to foster mutual collaboration and the exchange of information and ideas as we support West Virginia's expansion of home and building performance and energy efficiency businesses and industries. We also seek to provide meaningful input into policies that impact our small businesses.


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More About West Virginia BPA

West Virginia was ranked #48 on the ACEEE scorecard of the most energy efficiency-friendly states and 7th in the Nation for energy consumption. The state’s electric utility rate averages lay squarely in the middle of the country at #25. It is estimated that West Virginia will need an additional 7,600 energy efficiency workers by 2030.

The West Virginia Affiliate of the Building Performance Association has organized to bring all relevant stakeholders together in one place around energy efficiency, healthy homes, and workforce development.


Randy Swartz

West Virginia BPA Volunteer

Randy Swartz is a life-long resident of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. From the time he was a young teenager, he has been interested in how to make just about anything more efficient. He was exposed to home renovations by his father at a young age which included carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, welding, auto mechanics, etc.

Randy started his career in the aircraft, automotive, construction, and concrete industries. He has been a Machinist, Inspector, Carpenter, CMM Programmer, Quality Control Engineer, Quality Control Manager, Production Supervisor, and Project Estimator. After the economy caused his layoff in March 2009, he started a new business and career, Home Efficiency Solutions, making it his mission to help folks find ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Randy is an active RESNET HERs Rater, previously BPI Certified individual, and actively conducts code compliance testing and energy savings consultations for residential, multifamily, and new construction projects. He is also an ongoing energy efficiency advocate and trainer serving West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.


Garrett Weaver

West Virginia BPA Volunteer

Garrett Weaver is an Energy Development Specialist for the West Virginia Office of Energy, housed within the Department of Economic Development. He started in the energy sector benchmarking and performing utility audits of public K-12 schools and state-owned commercial properties. Through his work, he also handles advances in building technology and works with state officials for commercial and residential building codes. Garrett is a President-Elect for the WV Chapter of ASHRAE and holds a degree in Energy Management from Marshall University. He actively conducts commercial energy assessments and benchmarking around West Virginia in cooperation with WVU Industrial Assessment Center and Marshall University.


Emmett Pepper

West Virginia BPA Volunteer

Emmett Pepper works for Energy Efficient West Virginia as an advocate and attorney. He also serves on the City Council for the City of Charleston. Emmett has been heavily involved in utility regulation, advocating for improved energy efficiency programs offered by utilities since 2014. Emmett has extensive experience working with various state and local governments to enact and adopt energy efficiency in West Virginia.


John Keener

West Virginia BPA Volunteer

John Keener has been a certified home inspector since 2011. He has a degree in engineering. He is also a licensed radon tester, certified mold inspector, a BPI Building Analyst, ResNet HERS Rater and an ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner. He also provides energy efficiency training to the local home builders association. He is passionate about making homes more energy efficient.

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