Malta, NY (December 18, 2018) - The building performance industry lost a great leader and friend with the passing of Mike Rogers today.
Mike was one of the founders of the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program that helped hundreds of thousands of American families achieve higher levels of comfort, health, safety, durability and energy efficiency in their homes.
“Mike was the heart and soul of the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. As it’s architect he brought his deep knowledge, skills and spirit to a national audience of building scientists, program administrators, non-profits and for-profit companies. Without Mike, there never would have been such a national program,” said David Lee, former program lead for the HPwES program.
Mike was a principal consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency and later the U.S. Department of Energy helping states and utility programs across the country to participate in the HPwES program.
Later, Mike provided business management training to scores of contracting companies across the country. He also conducted dozens of webinars for BPI’s GoldStar Contractor program. Mike taught on such topics as “Common Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”, “Home Performance Lead Generation for the HVAC Contractor,” and “Your Plan as an Operating Management Tool.”
In April 2018 at the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Conference in Philadelphia, Mike was inducted into the Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame for his lifetime of achievements in advancing the industry. In his acceptance speech, he called for more women and greater diversity in the home performance and weatherization industries. He supported scholarship efforts and gave a passionate and resounding speech at the conference. You can see a clip from his remarks here.
“Mike was not only passionate about our industry and pushed hard to get contractors to succeed as a business, but he was filled with a love of life and the people he worked with,” said Larry Zarker. “I remember at an ACI strategic planning retreat in New Orleans, after a long day of meetings, Mike brought everyone to his favorite oyster house and bought twelve dozen smoked oysters for everyone to share.”
On behalf of all of the BPI staff, we share our heartfelt condolences to his loving family. Mike will be missed, but he leaves a legacy that will long be remembered.
If you would like to donate to Mike’s family to support expenses incurred during his treatment, please click here.
If you would like to donate in his honor to the HPC scholarship fund, please send a check to:
Home Performance Coalition
Attn: Scholarship Fund – Mike Rogers
1187 Thorn Run Road Extension, Suite 340
Moon Township, PA 15108