California Building Performance Contractor Exchange

Growing Your Business in a
Difficult Market

January 26-27, 2010
The Energy Resource Center, Downey, Calif.
Hosted by Southern California Gas Company
January 11-12, 2010
San Ramon Valley Conference Center, San Ramon, Calif.
Hosted by Pacific Gas & Electric Company

California Contractor Exchange goal is to facilitate networking and professional development for residential and small commercial building contractors.  

General sessions will feature interactive panel presentations with successful contractors and industry experts who discuss the potential for incorporating energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives into traditional contracting business practices to leverage federal, state and utility-sponsored incentive programs aimed at green collar workforce development.     

Who Attended:  Owners, department managers and other key employees with companies focused on residential and small commercial remodeling, replacement and service contractors with annual sales of at least $500,000 annually. This workshop was suited for company owners and presidents to attend with their sales, service, installation and financial managers; and other key employees in the organization.

Participants in the California Contractor Exchange were awarded three CEU credits by BPI.

View photos below from the Southern CA event.


View photos below from the Northern CA event.

Photos by J. Matulich


Roles & Responsibilities

Presented by Building Performance Institute and Electric and Gas Industries Association. An agenda committee comprised of volunteers from regional utilities, leading contractors and sponsor organizations, met via conference call to identify topics/speakers and review event promotional materials. serves as consultant to the Agenda Planning Committee and supports the host by handling event logistics and helping to identify/recruit/manage event sponsors and exhibitors.


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