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Home Efficiency Forum gives Northwest building experts a chance to break new ground in high-efficiency building practices. Our 2019 theme is Expanding Opportunities. Join us for two days of trainings, networking and inspiring conversation on the future of residential new construction.

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 call for session proposals closed May 31. We'll respond to submissions by June 25.

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2019 Sponsors

Align your brand with the future of advanced energy-efficient residential new construction. Become a sponsor of Home Efficiency Forum 2019. Email info@BetterBuiltNW.com to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits. 

2019 Presenters

Ann Edminster
After Dark Fright Night
  • Oct. 17, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m.

  • The Porter Portland Hotel, | 503.306.4800 | View Directions

Most of us get up every morning and tackle our daily challenges with some degree of courage, but truth be told, we’re all afraid of something lurking under the bed (metaphorically speaking). But being together after dark can turn fright night into something fun – remember ghost stories around the campfire? So this session is about collectively yanking the covers off the boogeyman – in a spirit of good humor and play.

In our industry, we’re headed for some big changes, and change inevitably provokes concerns. Architects may be worried about having to incorporate new, unfamiliar technologies. Raters face the constant threat of angering clients who blame them for enforcing ever more rigorous standards. Builders may be afraid of investing in new home designs that buyers won’t like. Many utility executives fear coming disruptions in their business models.

Shining a bright light on things that scare us – and seeing them through others’ eyes – can radically change our perspective on them. We’ll use new insights we gain by scrutinizing these shadowy fears to transform them into tools for change.

This event will be interactive, irreverent and maybe even downright silly – but with serious intent. Come prepared to talk, reflect, imagine, role-play, problem solve – and enjoy spending time and swapping ideas with your co-creators of the energy revolution.


Event Venue: 

The Porter Portland
1355 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon, 97201

Don’t miss your chance to get a discounted rate.
Reserve your hotel room by September 22.

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Driving Directions

From the North (Seattle) Southbound on I-5:

Take exit 300B off of I-5 Southbound. After exiting, follow the City Center signs which will take you across the Morrison Bridge. Use the RIGHT lane to take the NAITO PKWY SOUTH ramp to Interstate 5 SOUTH. Merge onto SW NAITO PKWY/PACIFIC HWY W. Turn RIGHT onto SW CLAY ST. Turn RIGHT at the 2nd cross street onto SW 2ND AVE. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light and The Porter will be on your left-hand side.

From the South (Salem) Northbound on I-5:

Take the I-405 exit, EXIT 299B, on the LEFT toward CITY CENTER/US-26 W/BEAVERTON. Take EXIT 1A on the LEFT toward NAITO PKWY./JAPANESE-AMERICAN HIST. PLAZA. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SW HARBOR DR. Continue onto SW CLAY ST. Turn RIGHT at the 2nd cross street onto SW 2ND AVE. Head STRAIGHT through the traffic light and The Porter will be on your left-hand side.

Parking Options

The Porter Portland offers valet parking for $45.00.

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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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