Campaign Partners

The Smart Tools for Efficient HVAC Performance (STEP) Campaign is a public-private initiative designed to encourage the use of smart diagnostic tools by contractors for optimized performance of residential heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. 

Partners are organizations that participate in or support the campaign. If your organization is interested in participating in the campaign, you can join as a partner or contact us




Weatherization Organizations

If you are involved with weatherization and use or are interested in using smart diagnostic tools for quality HVAC installations and maintenance, contact us

Campaign Organizers

The STEP Campaign is a collaborative effort between the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and other private and public organizers. The following organizers serve as advisors for this collaborative effort.

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is a nationwide, non-profit association for professionals that install and maintain HVACR, indoor environment, and building performance systems. ACCA provides their 60,000 professionals with education ...
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Building Performance Association (BPA)
The Building Performance Association (BPA) is a 501(c)6 industry association committed to redefining the industry by supporting policies that will improve and increase the expansion of home and building performance, energy efficiency businesses, and ...
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Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is an award-winning non-profit comprised of US and Canadian energy efficiency administrators working together to accelerate the development and availability of energy efficient products and services ...
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North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. The company's vision is to be the leader in developing ...
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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers to increase the adoption of energy-efficient products, services ...
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HVAC Excellence
Established in 1994, HVAC Excellence is a standards organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in the HVACR industry. Our organization...
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The STEP Campaign is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.