As part of Pearl’s ongoing efforts to help those within the HVAC, Solar and Home Performance industry navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, we partnered with the Building Performance Association to bring you a special webinar: Washington Insight — the COVID 19 Stimulus and You. We had an overwhelming response, as hundreds signed up to join us for the live event. Kara Saul-Rinaldi, one of the nation’s leading energy and climate policy experts, provided an overview of the recently-passed stimulus bills, Small Business Administration Loan options and the future of Stimulus 4.

This special event was hosted live on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – but you can still view the entire webinar, recorded LIVE, below! You can also find the webinar slides and additional resources in Pearl’s COVID-19 Resource Center. Additional follow-up webinars are coming soon. We will email you when those are available for registration.

About our sponsor — Building Performance Association

The Building Performance Association is a membership-driven 501(c)6 industry association dedicated to advancing the home and building performance industry. Built upon three decades of experience, the Association is well-positioned to provide industry support through key areas including advocacy, education, programs, networking, publications, and community. We represent almost 10,000 members who work to deliver improved energy efficiency, health, safety, and environmental performance to people in their homes across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit www.Building-Performance.org.

About the presenter — Kara Saul-Rinaldi

Kara is the President and CEO of AnnDyl Policy Group and serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy for the Building Performance Association (formerly Home Performance Coalition). With over 20 years of experience in advocacy, strategy development, lobbying and media relations, Kara is a leading energy and climate policy expert. She 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 corporations as well as NGOs. Prior to starting her firm, 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, legislative advocate and communications director on the World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Campaign, legislative aid for Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-Calif.) and communications staff for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). 

She has been elected to the boards of various energy and environmental groups and coalitions and has testified before congressional and state legislative committees on energy policy. Kara has appeared in a variety of media including: Fox News, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNBC, BusinessWeek, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. She has also authored numerous articles and reports and provided keynote and panel presentations on energy and climate policy. She has led delegations and ran strategy efforts at six United Nations FCCC (COP/MOP) climate summits. 

Kara holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego. She is fluent in English and French.


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