Home Performance Experts Meet at Energy Star Summit

Nov. 16, 2010
Includes ventilation strategies, indoor air quality and combustion safety

Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI), a leading educational resource for the home performance industry, will manage the Colorado ENERGY STAR Summit, a two-day educational summit on improving the energy efficiency, durability, comfort, health and safety of homes.

The event will be held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center on December 8-9, 2010 in Denver, CO. It will connect individuals looking to start or advance their careers in sustainable home building or the home performance and weatherization industry with leading trainers and subject-matter experts from across the country.

An exhibit hall will showcase the latest products and services essential to success. The Plenary session will be presented by Mark LaLiberte, president of LaLiberteOnline, Inc. and a principal of Building Knowledge, Inc., on the subject of the advantages of designing and planning for a home to last 100 years. LaLiberte has devoted more than two decades to educating the home building industry about the benefits of constructing durable, energy efficient, healthier, more environmentally sustainable homes. He will examine the issues of durability, energy, and IAQ performance from a long-term view, proposing that truly sustainable housing stock can last a century without requiring lots of maintenance, repair and upgrades.

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In addition to the plenary, classroom sessions will include topics such as:

  • House-as-a-system building science and diagnostics
  • Moisture mitigation and mold prevention
  • Ventilation strategies,
  • Indoor air quality (IAQ) and combustion safety
  • Local and national program updates including ENERGY STAR new homes,
  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and the proposed federal Home Star program
  • Business management, marketing and sales.

"Sustainable construction and retrofitting America's 130 million existing homes to improve energy efficiency, durability and occupant comfort, health and safety is a booming business. It's a gateway to the new green collar, clean energy economy," says Amy Fazio, executive director of ACI. "ACI Home Performance Conferences offer attendees a wealth of unbiased building science know-how and all the latest product information. That's why they attract newcomers and veterans alike, year after year. We're excited to be taking the helm for this important event in 2010, and hope our presence here will help to accelerate sustainable construction, as well as home performance and weatherization retrofits, in the state."

For more information on the Colorado ENERGY STAR Summit event, visit www.energystarsummit.