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Industry Snapshot: Programs Contractors Should Know About

Thursday, April 7, 2011
11:00-12:30pm Pacific (2:00-3:30pm Eastern)

PLEASE NOTE: This special presentation is designed for contractors to learn about the Building America program and provide feedback on how to implement within existing contracting organizations. All interested contractors are invited to join this presentation.

Beyond Home Star and Pace, there are active federal programs designed to engage and promote energy efficient construction and comprehensive building upgrades. This Leadership Academy Web Exchange presents an Industry Snapshot designed to inform you about programs affecting your contracting company. Hear what is happening with these programs, how to participate and where to direct efforts in your organization to align with success in the construction industry.

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Who should attend? This web-based session is designed to be attended by owners, senior management, sales and marketing staff, office managers, and other key employees with companies focused on Home Performance and other residential and small commercial remodeling, replacement and contracting services.

No need to travel! Learn at your computer! As easy as a conference call! Your EGIA Leadership Academy Web Exchange registration includes one phone line (or Voice-Over-Internet) connection plus a web link to the presentations. You are welcome to use the phone connection on a speaker phone and project the Web Exchange in a conference room so an unlimited number of your associates may participate. After the event, you will receive a link to the archived Web Exchange with unlimited access to presentation slides with an audio recording of the presenters and question-and-answer discussion.

Can't participate on this date/time? No problem, register anyway, participate live with those from your organization who can make it, and you will receive a video/audio recording link afterward to view and share with others in your organization.

If you have any registration questions contact:

EGIA Registration Support
(866) 502-2021


Mike Missimer, Roberts Heating and Air

Roberts Heating and Air

Mike Missimer, Roberts Heating and AirRoberts Heating and Air is a family owned and operated business, providing home comfort systems in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming for over 10 years. With over 50 years of experience, they offer expertise and specialized services that keep customers comfortable indoors all year long. Roberts provides residential and commercial services that range from unit remodels to retrofits, additions to duct cleaning. Roberts' technicians are EPA, NATE and BPI certified and experts in the latest of HVAC technology. As the General Manager of Roberts Heating and Air, Mike is responsible for all day to day operations. What Mike likes most about this position is taking care of customers and finding solutions to problems. He gives his clients 110 percent every day and wants to do what's best for them.


Duncan Prahl, IBACOS


Duncan Prahl, IBACOSDuncan Prahl is a registered architect with IBACOS Inc., responsible for researching technical and operational process related barriers to the widespread implementation of high performance homes. He has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial design and applied building science, construction management, builder training, and research in quality management for high performance homes.


Michael Gestwick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Michael Gestwick, National Renewable Energy LaboratoryMichael Gestwick is an Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, for the Residential Buildings Research Group. His primary role is as a Technical Monitor for the Building America Program, the US Department of Energy's industry partnership research program that focuses on systems integration.


Dr. Richard Knaub, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dr. Richard Knaub, National Renewable Energy LaboratoryRichard or 'Doc' as his students call him has over 20 years of teaching and economic development experience. He's been at the forefront of new industry before and brings that experience to the clean energy economy. The lesson he most emphasizes is don't reinvent the wheel, see what's available to adapt to the new economy, and then innovate.


Moderator: Stephen Michael Self, Vice President, Electric & Gas Industries Association

Registration Fees:

You MUST register in advance to receive dial-in information and web access to the presentations.

Registration includes unlimited access for anyone in your organization to presentation slides with an audio/video recording of the presenters and question-and-answer discussion. Full contact information for all presenters is provided so you may contact them directly to ask your own questions.

If you have any registration questions contact:

EGIA Registration Support
(866) 502-2021

This Leadership Academy Web Exchange is hosted by:

The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) is a non-profit organization that serves over 3,000 installation contractors, regional distributors, product manufacturers and other trade allies delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to millions of homes and businesses. EGIA also delivers services on behalf of electric, gas, water utilities and municipalities, including financing, rebate program administration and rebate processing; contractor network management, training and certification; and sales channel development and support. EGIA has facilitated the financing of over 80,000 residential and business projects valued in excess of $1 billion, and has administered over $450 million in rebate payments.

Promotional consideration provided by:

Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) convenes thought leaders in home energy efficiency to provide cutting-edge events focused on home performance, green building, and "house-as-a-system" training for building trades, housing groups, and program professionals. ACI's vision is that every family has a home that is energy efficient, durable, comfortable, affordable, healthy, and safe.

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is a recognized global leader, supporting the development of a highly professional building performance industry through individual and organizational credentialing and a rigorous quality assurance program. BPI works with building performance industry stakeholders to ensure that the professional bar for excellence in building performance contracting is established and maintained by creating and regularly updating technical requirements through an open, transparent, consensus-based development process.

Efficiency First is organized so that the Home Performance Workforce can be represented in both National and State level policy conversations. Efficiency First is dedicated to retrofitting of America's homes, building the industry infrastructure to create jobs, and reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and our dependence on foreign oil. Efficiency First represents America's Home Performance Workforce, ranging from energy auditors and raters to contractors who are the front line of our climate battle, embodied in green-collar jobs from weatherization to HVAC.

Home Energy Magazine. Home Energy magazine's mission is to disseminate objective and practical information on residential energy efficiency, performance, comfort, and affordability. It is the only magazine that thoroughly covers residential comfort issues from the only approach that really works, systems engineering.

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