4th Annual Home Performance Conference



On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, over 100 diverse representatives joined the Home Performance Guild in Portland, Oregon for an innovative exploration of the Intersections of Health and Home Performance.

Home Performance contractors, service providers, technology providers, and programs, were joined by low-income weatherization program participants, public servants working in the delivery of health or home repair related social services, and environmental health professionals. All in attendance engaged in collaborative discussions to identify barriers, opportunities and next steps for greater integration of health into Home Performance.

When the conference came to a close, participants were energized by the structure of the open discussions, and the ideas shared. All were left motivated to develop actionable strategies to ensure that every home performance intervention has a healthy and safe outcome, in addition to an energy efficient one.

With next steps top of mind, the Guild has created a Dropbox housing all materials related to the conference. There you’ll find session presentations, as well as report-outs from the two collaborative workshops. You’ll also find a host of support materials related to the topic of Health and Home Performance that were provided by some of our conference contributors.


Furthermore, we would like to continue this conversation and invite you to participate. Please stay tuned for more information about those efforts. If you have ideas about how yo’d like to see those next steps unfold, please reach out to us for a follow-up discussion.

Lastly, thanks so much to all of our incredible agenda contributors, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and attendees. This event was only as good as it was, because you came together in a spirit of collaboration and industry advancement. Particular thanks to those who helped with the agenda:

  • Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
  • Kevin Kennedy, Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Larry Zarker, Building Performance Institute
  • Jonathan Wilson, National Center for Healthy Housing
  • John Davies, Opportunity Council
  • Robert Brierley, Revival Energy Group
  • Kelly Haines, Enhabit
  • Scot Davidson, Enhabit
  • Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Multnomah County
  • Community Action Partnership of Oregon
  • Oregon Energy Coordinators Association

And of course special thanks to our sponsors:

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What people are saying…

Once again the Home Performance Guild has succeeded in elevating a critical conversation at the nexus of energy and public policy.  The conference highlighted the connection between home performance and healthy homes and set the stage for strong collaboration in the years ahead.
Scot Davidson, VP of Programs

Fantastic conference!  Lots of good information and ideas.
Randall Olsen, Manager of Energy Conservation Program
Community Action

This conference did an excellent job exploring the synergies between Health and Housing and finding ways to merge the two in our Home Performance Industry. Nationally renowned experts presented on their experiences at integrating the two and also marketing and selling Indoor Air Quality and Healthy Homes work. As our industry moves towards creating tighter and more efficient residential building envelopes, indoor air quality and ventilation become exceedingly important and must be considered for our client’s health and well-being. Congratulations to the Guild for considering these topics and hosting such an excellent conference.
Dennis Feeney, Energy Auditor, Educator & Trainer
Community Services Consortium

TrickleStar is thankful for the opportunity to exhibit our company and products at the annual Home Performance Guild of Oregon conference.  The event was well-attended, and we connected with a number of diverse energy efficiency advocates and program administrators.  We look forward to working with HP Guild members and to next year’s event.
Thad Carlson, Director of Market Development
TrickleStar USA

Stay tuned for details on our 5th Annual Conference in 2016!!!

See you soon,
Don MacOdrum, Executive Director
Home Performance Guild of Oregon

503-754-5403 | don@hpguild.org