Contractor Lobby Day

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Contractor Lobby Day*

Thursday, April 26
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

* Included in the conference, but registration is required

As part of the Conference, contractors are invited to travel to Washington D.C. and meet with key congressional offices to advocate for funding of residential energy efficiency programs, tax credits for residential retrofits, and other policies that can help advance the home performance industry. It is important that Congress hear from you about how federal policy can help create jobs for your business – and now is your time to tell them!

After attending three days of outstanding educational sessions, networking, and inspiration at the HPC National Conference, we are excited to offer you a chance to put it all into practice! This is your opportunity to meet with policymakers in DC and share the message that energy efficiency means jobs. We will provide talking points and background materials and take care of the scheduling – all you have to do is show up ready to tell your story!

Participants will be bused from the conference in Philadelphia the evening of April 25 (dinner provided). The group will stay in a hotel close to Capitol Hill and attend meetings during the day on April 26.

Kara Saul Rinaldi

Vice President of Government Affairs & Policy
Home Performance Coalition

As the Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy of the Home Performance Coalition, Kara Saul Rinaldi works to educate state and federal policymakers and regulators about residential energy efficiency and whole home energy efficiency policy initiatives including leading its work on energy efficiency and the clean air act, advancing the smart home, and reforming cost-effectiveness testing. A leading energy and climate policy expert, Kara has directed national policy, communications, and grassroots campaigns spearheading education efforts with the Administration and Congress on tax, appropriations, and authorization issues for national and international NGOs and corporations. Prior to working with HPC, Kara was the climate and energy policy lead at Environmental Resources Management, Director of Government and Public Affairs for Owens Corning, Senior Director of Policy for the Alliance to Save Energy and a legislative and communications advocate on the Climate Change Campaign at World Wildlife Fund and worked in the offices of Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-Calif.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).


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Lizzie Bunnen

Government Affairs Director
AnnDyl Policy Group

Lizzie Bunnen is the Director of Government Affairs at AnnDyl Policy Group and has over eight years of experience working with clients in energy and environmental industries. Lizzie helps manage and execute a wide array of energy efficiency and clean energy advocacy campaigns, directly engaging with Members of Congress and their staff, advancing stakeholder engagement, and facilitating strategic coalition building. She has analyzed and advocated for authorizations, appropriations, tax policy, and regulations with impacts on the energy efficiency industry, and has forged relationships in Congress and with key industry stakeholders. Lizzie has helped direct a number of lobby days for clients and coalitions in the energy efficiency industry, including the Home Star Coalition, the Demand Response Smart Grid Coalition, and Efficiency First.

Prior to her work at AnnDyl, Lizzie also served as a Program Associate for the National Home Performance Council (NHPC), a non-profit organization committed to advancing residential energy efficiency across the country. During her time at NHPC she managed media relations efforts and supported policy analysis, policymaker education, and outreach initiatives aimed at advancing policies to increase home energy performance.

Aside from her advocacy work, Lizzie also has also spent time in the communications industry, with experience in political media buying and communications support for the federal government. She also worked on environmental and climate change issues for Environmental Resources Management, a multi-national environmental consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Lizzie holds a Master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Environmental Science from the University of Miami in Florida.


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