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Home Efficiency Forum is an annual event that brings together Northwest building professionals of all kinds to discuss and advance energy-efficient building practices in residential new construction. This year, our theme is Building for the Future. This two-day event offers trainings, networking opportunities and the chance to shape the future of residential building practices.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals in the residential new home energy efficiency industry, including: 

  • Raters/Verifiers/Providers

  • Utility Representatives

  • Home Certification Programs

  • Builders/Contractors

  • Manufacturers/Distributors

  • Other Market Actors

  • Architects/Designers

Why Attend?

  • Earn CEUs

  • Discuss and advance energy-efficient building practices in residential new construction

  • Learn about trending industry topics that can give you a competitive edge 

  • Establish yourself as a thought leader in the industry

  • Network with other stakeholders and program staff

  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch and appetizers

  • Have fun!

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Call for Session Proposals

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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2018 Sponsors

Align your brand with the future of advanced energy-efficient residential new construction. Become a sponsor of Home Efficiency Forum 2018. Email info@BetterBuiltNW.com to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits.

2018 Agenda

Home Efficiency Forum is an official regional RESNET conference. Attendees earn 12 RESNET CEUs (PDHs) for attending.

    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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      Optional field site visit

  • To Be Announced.
  • To Be Announced.

2018 Presenters

We are still finalizing our presenters. We'll send out an email announcing the lineup. Sign up for communications to make sure your email is on our list.


Event Venue:
The Grove Hotel     
245 South Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702

Reserve your hotel room by September 9 and get a discounted rate of $169 per night plus tax. Book online or call 208.333.8000 and ask for the Home Efficiency Forum group rate.

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Driving Directions

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.

Complimentary Airport Shuttle

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.

Parking Options

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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About Home Efficiency Forum

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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