Jay Murdoch has been named the executive director of Efficiency First. Murdoch has been active as a member of Efficiency First, a home performance industry trade association, since the organization’s inception in 2009, both at a national level and through involvement in the Efficiency First Chapters in Michigan, New Jersey and Maryland.

Murdoch most recently worked in business development for Masco Home Services and the company’s WellHome service offering. Prior to that, he has served in leadership roles at Owens Corning, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center, at the US Access Board, and as a remodeler and builder in the Washington D.C., metro area.

“We are thrilled to have Jay on board with Efficiency First, to bring our trade association and the home performance industry to the next level,” says Greg Thomas, chair of the Efficiency First board. “Jay knows our industry and our membership inside and out –from mom-and-pop home performance companies to Fortune 500 businesses. Jay understands how to attack the barriers that slow the growth of our industry, nationally and at the state and utility level.”

Murdoch adds, “I see Efficiency First as a diverse family of job-creating businesses – large and small companies, working in unison to drive meaningful and impactful energy efficiency policy, initiatives, and programs that meet marketplace and consumer needs. The powerful thing about this organization is the richness of its membership–which is comprised of home performance contractors, energy auditors and HERS raters, insulation contractors, HVAC contractors, window and door contractors, weatherization organizations, real estate professionals, lending and financing companies, and building product and equipment manufacturers, suppliers and distributors – just to name a few.”

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