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Is the Housing Market Ready for Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes? DOE Challenge Home Training-Durango
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Is the Housing Market Ready for Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes? DOE Challenge Home Training-Durango
Is the Housing Market Ready for Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes?  DOE Challenge Home Training-Durango


When: Thursday May 9, 2013
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Where: Pine River Valley Bank Community Room (upstairs)
1701 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado  81301
United States
Cori Andreatta

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.


CEU: AIA pre approved and Architect Self Reporting


$25 Guild Members, $50 non Guild members
(Rates go up $25 the week of the class.)

$75 - Friend of the Guild (Individual Membership outside of Boulder/ Denver chapters) 
$200 - Guild Supporter (Business Level outside of Boulder/ Denver chapters- includes directory listing for your company) 

DOE Challenge Home training sessions provide dynamic content on the business case and technical strategies to successfully build high performance homes in today’s market. The builder-focused training features multiple modules covering the business advantages of high performance building, marketing to consumers, advanced building specifications and systems, and gaining recognition through DOE Challenge Home. Training Agenda:

Introduction: The House of the Future/Training Overview

  • Compare and contrast today’s home with what’s possible… home of the future
  • Review five training Modules

Peers Excelling with Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes
Local Zero Net-Energy Builder(s) present: Why They Choose to Build Zero Net-Energy Ready

  • Technologies Applied
  • Finished Product
  • Business Metrics

Business Case for Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes
Why builders should consider constructing Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes:

  • Builder Innovation/Value Premium
  • Consumer Value Proposition
  • Challenge Home Test-Drive Concept as an Investment in Innovation

Zero Net-Energy Made Simple
Technical Requirements for DOE Challenge Home:

  • Building Science
  • Building America Best Practices
  • Energy Efficient Components
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Solar Ready
  • Water Conservation
  • Disaster Resistant
  • Quality Management

Being Recognized as a Leading Builder
Process for Partnering with DOE Challenge Home:

  • Joining DOE Challenge Home
  • Partner Responsibilities
  • Partner Resources
  • Working with DOE Challenge Home
Your Local Zero Net-Energy Ready Home Business Solution
Meet the local HERS Raters

About the Trainer:
Mark Bloomfiled. Principal, Sustainably Built, Mechanical Engineer, HERS Rater
Mark joined the Sustainably Built team in early 2008, and performs HERS field ratings, Manual J Residential Load, and Manual D Residential Duct calculations, and provides energy modeling services with e-Quest, and REM/Rate and Energy-10.

Mark received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. Mark began working for Alpen Inc, a high-performance window manufacturer in Boulder, creating energy models to demonstrate potential energy savings to prospective clients. After a transition to Vice President of Production for Alpen, Mark implemented product quality and waste reduction initiatives. After leaving Alpen, Mark joined LEED Management Services (LMS), a Boulder firm that manages and coordinates the LEED process for clients that seek LEED certification. Mark worked on the first LEED-Retail supermarket (awarded a Silver rating), as well as LEED-NC, LEED-CS and LEED-CI buildings and a Multiple Buildings (Campus) project. Mark coauthored a case study of the first LEED-Retail supermarket, to detail the benefits of green building to decision makers, and created other LEED focused educational materials


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