Professionals in the residential new home energy efficiency industry, including:
Home Efficiency Forum 2018 is now accepting session proposals. This is your chance to lead a 75-minute session and share ideas with your peers around this year’s theme: Building for the Future. If your proposal is selected, you’ll receive a discounted registration rate of $250. All energy efficiency professionals are invited to submit session proposals by June 29. We’ll respond to submissions by July 24.
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Home Efficiency Forum is an official regional RESNET conference. Attendees earn 12 RESNET CEUs (PDHs) for attending.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
HEF 2018 site visit
Optional field site visit
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Get Ready, the Future is Not a Repeat of Current Practices
The Grove Hotel, Aspen/Cedar Conference Rooms| View Directions
245 S Capitol Blvd Boise, ID 83702
According to McKinsey Global Institute, construction holds the honor of having the lowest productivity of any industry. You should see this as an opportunity. Why? Because if you’re willing to become just a little innovative in your approach to residential work, you will become a leader, and you will have work when others hit the inevitable slowdown. Poor productivity equates to lost money, extra dollars being spent to just get the job done. And then, is the job done well?
This session will offer examples of what some of the best construction industry entrepreneurs are doing to capture and build market share, as well as provide you with some idea of the changes that are coming soon to the construction industry in your backyard.
Open Spaces NW | Managing Partner
Ken Baker has been working in building energy efficiency since 1978. His 1982 Master of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho focused on energy- and resource-efficient construction techniques and the use of local materials to create vernacular and sustainable buildings. He is an experienced educator, facilitator, mediator and writer. Ken is the co-author with Jana Kemp of the Greenwood Publishing Group book “Building Community in Buildings: The Design and Culture of Dynamic Workplaces.”
Ken has worked on energy code development and implementation since 1986 and teaches energy code compliance and implementation strategies throughout the U.S. He has been the Senior Manager, Codes & Standards for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for the past four years. Ken recently returned to a managing partnership in Open Spaces NW, and he will continue his work assisting jurisdictions, contractors, third-party professionals and designers in their understanding of how efficient buildings and design and construction best practices align.
Ken Baker, who has been working in building energy efficiency since 1978, presents on the topic “Get Ready, the Future Is Not a Repeat of Current Practices.” This session will offer examples of what some of the best construction industry entrepreneurs are doing to capture and build market share, as well as provide you with some idea of the changes that are coming soon to the construction industry in your backyard.
The session will be followed by casual networking. Come mingle. Food and beverages will be provided.
From 1-84 & Airport: Take the Vista / Airport exit. Go north on Vista to Capitol Boulevard, and turn left on Capitol Boulevard after approximately one mile. The hotel is located on the left-hand side of Capitol Boulevard - just three blocks south of the Capitol Building - at the corner of Front Street and Capitol Boulevard.
ARRIVAL - After picking up your luggage here in Boise, please give us a call at 208-333-8000. We ensure that you will be picked up within a 15 minute window. The shuttles are black and display The Grove Hotel logo.
DEPARTURE - When heading back home, please make a reservation for the shuttle at least 20 minutes prior to your required departure time from our property. Please call or visit the Guest Service desk in the lobby to check availability as spots on the shuttle are first come first serve.
The Grove Hotel offers 2 parking choices during your stay. Underground self-parking can be accessed directly off Capitol Boulevard, available at a nightly rate of $15. Valet parking can be accessed by turning into our driveway off Front Street, available at a nightly rate of $22. The garage height clearance for valet and self-parking in the hotel's garage is 6'8" maximum. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide valet service for large trucks. Parking rates are subject to change.
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Home Efficiency Forum brings together Northwest building experts of all kinds to talk shop and advance energy-efficient building practices in residential new construction.
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