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Growing Your Business with Home Performance: Roadmap to Building Performance Institute Accreditation for Service Roundtable Contractors
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Qualifies for 1.5 Building Performance Institute Continuing Education Credits
Live, interactive web training
Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with event log in information.
This is a presentation especially for Service Roundtable member contractors interested in learning more about offering home performance services installed to national standards.
Comprehensive, sometimes called "whole house" or "home performance" energy efficiency retrofit and weatherization projects, are being aggressively promoted by utility and government sponsored initaitves. The programs encourage homeowners to invest in improving the energy efficiency of their homes, while also creating sustainable jobs in local communities.
Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Contracting Companies are playing a major role in these initiatives. Why? Because more of these programs are mandating that that companies be BPI accredited in order to earn the higher incentive levels. Program examples include New York's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, Energy Upgrade California, and Energy Trust of Oregon's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. All require or give preferential treatment to BPI Accredited Contracting Companies. A reason in so to protect the investment of homeowner and taxpayer dollars.
Register for this web-based seminar to learn how your home improvement company can get on the path to becoming a BPI Accredited Contracting Company.
Skills and Insights You Will Learn:
- Learn about the federal and state programs requiring BPI Certification or Accreditation to access top-dollar rebate and incentive programs
- Understand what the Building Performance Institute is, what it does, and why it is the only approved accreditation provider to date
- Hear from two successful home improvement contractors about how home performance is evolving their companies
- Get the details on the accreditation application process
Who should attend? This web-based session is designed to be attended jointly by owners, senior management, accountant/bookkeeper staff, and other key employees with companies focused on Home Performance and other residential and small commercial remodeling, replacement and contracting services. Plan to bring together all the key players in your company around one computer screen and a speaker phone.
No need to travel! Learn at your computer! As easy as a conference call! Your Contractor 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 link in a conference room so an unlimited number of your associates may participate. After the event, you will receive an archived web link 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 questions contact:
Josh Van Zuyen
(866) 367-3442 Ext. 328
Matt Michel, CEO, The Service Roundtable
Matt Michael has served as CEO since 2002 of The Service Roundtable, the world's largest private contractor alliance. It is dedicated to providing service contractors with an affordable means to improve their business and financial performance leading to a profitable exit strategy. All Internet based, the Service Roundtable currently serves the Plumbing and Air Conditioning vertical markets and has more than 2500 users. Prior to co-founding the alliance, Matt was a Vice President with Decision Analyst, Inc. where he directed the operation of a marketing research and consulting profit center, specializing in the "advanced technology" and "building products" vertical markets.
Larry Zarker, Chief Executive Officer, Building Performance Institute
Larry Zarker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Building Performance Institute, the professional credentialing organization for both the weatherization and home performance contracting industries. He directly oversees BPI's national expansion of affiliate organizations that deliver training and credentialing services in key markets throughout the country. He is responsible for the development of BPI's national standards relating to weatherization and home performance work, the certification process for weatherization and home performance professionals, the accreditation of home performance contracting companies, and the independent, third-party quality assurance covering the work of BPI Accredited companies. Larry also serves on the Board of Directors of Efficiency First, the trade association for America's home performance workforce.
John Jones, National Technical Director, Building Performance Institute
John Jones joined BPI in 2010 and holds the position of National Technical Director. Previously, John was the Program Manager of the Home Performance Programs for the Residential Efficiency and Affordability Program at NYSERDA. John joined NYSERDA in 2005, as a project manager, where he provided technical support as well as assisted in the daily operations of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and New York ENERGY STAR Homes programs. He was the Quality Assurance manager for the NYSERDA programs and oversaw many product demonstration projects. Prior to joining NYSERDA, John owned and operated a residential and light commercial HVAC business serving central New York.
Rob Minnick, General Manager, Minnick's
Minnicks, Inc. is a "3rd generation" family owned and operated business which started in 1954 by William Minnick. His son, Larry Minnick and his 3 sons Rob, Rusty & Randy own and operate the company today. With over 50 years of experience, Minnick's has provided exceptional service to a wide variety of clients. Minnick's expertise in designing and installing mechanical systems has been applied by homeowners, builders and architects because our designs to ensure optimum performance while being integrated with other key building systems. Minnick's opened a sister company in late 2006 called RM Mechanical Design, LLC to handle all of the design criteria.
Jeff Emerson, Blueox Energy Products & Services
Blueox Energy Products and Services is a multi-faceted company that supplies residential, commercial and agricultural customers with economical solutions for maintaining a clean, safe, comfortable environment in which to live and work. Serving the Southern Tier and Central New York, we provide Fuel Oil, Propane, Kerosene, Diesel Fuel and Unleaded Gasoline. We also specialize in Heating & Cooling system sales and service for your furnace, boiler, air conditioning, radiant floor and water heaters. Today, we continue to operate on the same principles on which our company was founded: quality products, competitive prices and courteous service.
Tiger Adolf, Western Regional Director, Building Performance Institute
Tiger Adolf is the Building Performance Institute's Western Regional Director. Prior to joining the BPI team, Tiger was the Executive Director of the Wyoming Energy Council, Inc., a non-profit corporation that pursued its mission of natural energy resource conservation through residential energy retrofit. She directed three crews performing more than 300 retrofits per year in 18,000 square miles as part of the Wyoming Weatherization Assistance Program. Tiger launched the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program in Wyoming, taking the program state wide and driving the effort to make WEC the first BPI affiliate there.
Moderator: : Ed Thomas, Vice President, Electric & Gas Industries Association
- Free to all Service Roundtable member contractors
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
The GoToWebinar Attendee Report will be the official record for awarding BPI CEUs. Candidates must be logged in to the webinar and on the call to receive BPI CEUs. At the end of the webinar the log-in the Attendee Report is automatically submitted to BPI and candidates are automatically awarded credit based on the time they were in session and their interest rating. Candidates must have an in-session duration of at least 50% of the webinar and have an interest rating of 80 or more, for any portion of the credit to be awarded. Credit will not be awarded for later viewings.
If you have any questions about registration contact:
Josh Van ZuyenRegister Now
(866) 367-3442 Ext. 328
This Contractor Web Exchange is hosted by Building Performance Institute with The Service Roundtable.
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.
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