Efficiency First

About Us

Efficiency First is America’s national trade association for the building performance industry.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming America’s building performance industry into a strong workforce, and we offer practical support to our members across the United States. We have a network of hundreds of member organizations, and we all have a shared passion: we want to grow our industry into a sustainable, profitable market sector, creating more local jobs, and delivering energy efficiencies that save homeowners money.

Efficiency First supports home performance businesses through educational, networking, advocacy, discount and marketing resources, delivered through our nine state chapters. We maximize our impact by coordinating activities at a local and national level, and we pride ourselves on being able to take our members’ voices to government officials where we lobby on their behalf.

We want to improve home and office energy efficiencies, grow our industry and create American jobs. Join us on our mission to make our industry stronger, safer and more profitable.


What we do


Industry Advocacy

We’re focused on removing national and local barriers to market growth, and putting in place the kinds of policies that will help the home performance industry scale.

Local Chapters

Efficiency First chapters are increasing their work on local home performance initiatives and building their organizations to create a strong foundation for the industry in their areas.

Member Education

Our Knowledge is Power member education program delivers practical content that home performance companies can implement today, tomorrow, and into the future.

Direct Discounts

Efficiency First members have access to special members-only benefits, like discounts on building products and materials, tech tools, conferences and trainings, home performance software, branding and web services, and more.


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