5th Annual Home Performance Conference – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

This year’s conference theme is:

Climate & Disaster Resilience

Natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis are worrisome enough without the early effects of climate change exacerbating the already concerning risks of severe winter storms, wildfires, floods and landslides. Our homes are our shelter, but just how sustainable are they in the face of these hazards? How resilient will they be?

At our 2016 conference we’ll be exploring solutions that the Home Performance community is able to and should be offering their customers to make their homes the safest and most resilient structures they can be.

Some of the topics already proposed for discussion include:
(not all of these will be covered and most are still looking for speakers)

  • PV with EVs and EE
  • Strap it Down to Shelter in Place
  • Choosing An Inverter – Storage vs Cheap On Demand Power
  • Optimal HP Upgrades to Pair With PV
  • Reducing A Home’s Exposure to Forest Fire Hazards
  • Climate Change Hardships Exacerbating Existing Inequalities
  • Aging in Place – Preparing a Home for the Long Haul
  • A Home as a Community Resource for Community Capacity Building

Please submit your ideas for sessions today by emailing a 2-4 sentence synopsis of the discussion topic to: don@hpguild.org, subject: HP Conference Session Proposal. And please feel free to simply let us know which of the above ideas that you would like.

The 2016 conference is scheduled for this fall. The date will be chosen from one of the following dates: Oct 18, 20, 25-27, Nov 1-2, 8-10.
Please flag us to any known conflicts.

Venues are being engaged with now that share our values of energy, sustainability & resilience. They also need to have a main room for about 140, and a break out room for 50.
If you have any thoughts on like-minded venues we’d appreciate you letting us know about them.

BPI auditors, Technicians, Sales, Owners, Verifiers, Installers, Project Managers, and QC champions.

We’ll have BPI and CCB CEU’s available for attendees. If you’d like to see other continuing education credits available, please let us know.
See you soon!
Don MacOdrum, Executive Director
Home Performance Guild of Oregon
don@hpguild.org  ||  503-754-5403