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Energy Efficiency Day, Thursday, July 11

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Energy Efficiency Day, Thursday, July 11
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

With the passing of SB269 this past spring, many questions on Energy Rating Systems and Programs for Florida contractors have arisen and so in partnership with the Florida Home Builders Association the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) will host an entire day dedicated to energy efficiency on July 11, 2013.

From 2-5 p.m. there will be an Energy Professionals Forum in room S320-H on how the deregulation of Energy Ratings will affect Florida’s Housing Market. Speakers will tackle the tough questions everyone is asking: What’s going on with HERS? How does BPI fit in? How did SB269 happen? Who’s in charge and what are they going to do now? What should raters ask when deciding on a provider? What should providers know about doing business in Florida? How does the repeal affect energy code calculations and the energy rating brochure?

Speakers at the forum include: Douglas Buck, FHBA Government Affairs Director, Tallahassee, Fla.;  Arlene Stewart of AZS Consulting Inc., Gainesville, Fla.; Roxanne Greeson of SEEA, Atlanta, Ga.;  Steve Baden of Resnet, Washington, D.C., and Larry Zarker, CEO of BPI.

The forum will also feature table displays of energy efficiency organizations and ratings providers including Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), Masco Home Services, and Guaranteed Watt Saver (GWS), Inc., Energy Vanguard, and the Building Performance Institute (BPI). These organizations will be happy to answer questions about their products and services.

Before the Energy Professionals Forum, the SEBC invites you to attend these additional free educational seminars in energy efficiency:

Myth vs. Reality of Green Certification
8-9:30 a.m.: (Room S320-H)
Speaker Drew Smith will give an over of LEED, NGBS, and FGBC Residential certifications and will discuss how to determine the best certification for a residential project.

Marketing your High Performance Homes
10-11:30 a.m.: (Room S320-H)
Speaker Dave Jenkins will focus on the effective marketing of high-performance homes through practices that might include ESHP builder sales numbers.

Admission is free, but registration is required to ensure that sufficient seating is available. Register at SEBC. To learn more about the SEBC and to view a complete schedule of events, visit

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