About the HPBC

Our Mission: To Promote Environmentally Responsible Design, Construction and Operation of Homes and Communities Through Education, Leadership and Networking

The High Performance Building Council was formed in 2007 by members of the Building Industry Association of Central SC (BIA) who were interested in learning more about sustainable residential construction and who had green products and services available in the marketplace. The formation of the council was also necessary to help the BIA answer the growing questions from consumers about high-performance and green building.

Today, the council enjoys a membership comprised of various members of the BIA in home building, remodeling and many different trade partners specializing in all sorts of green products and services. See the current membership list here. Members meet once a month for a Membership Meeting, On-site Experience or other educational and networking meeting.  These meetings help members learn more about sustainable building and remodeling, and share their knowledge with one another.

The High Performance Building Council is also the certifying agent of the Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home program.  The program is designed so that any home builder can pick it up and build a third-party verified, high performance home.  It allows the builder and homeowner to select from a variety of features, products and techniques in order to attain certification, which allows for great flexibility and potentially lower cost of attainment.

Click here to find members of the council to help you with your home project, whether your building new, remodeling your current home or just doing minor repairs and updates.  If you have a business that has high-performance products or services or if you're a builder interested in learning more about high-performance construction, we'd love to have you as a member of the council.  Contact us for more information or use this application to join.

2018 High Performance Buildng Council Executive Committee:

Chairman: Charlie Barber, Essex Homes
Vice Chair: Wes McManus, Harbinger Homes
Treasurer/Secretary: Trevor Michael, Piedmont Home Energy
 
Advisory Positions:
  Mark Bostic, Square One Design Service ('18)
  James Smith, Great Southern Homes ('19)
  Charley Weir, The Building Center ('19)

Immediate Past Chairwoman
  Jenny Nettles, Epic Homes, LLC
 
Staff: Bin Wilcenski, COO - BIA of Central SC