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


When: Friday May 10, 2013
8:00am - 12:30pm with followup networking lunch directly following: 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: San Miguel County Miramonte Building
333 W Colorado Ave
2nd Floor
Telluride, Colorado  81435
United States
Meagan Forney

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- Individual:   INCLUDES LOCAL EVENT DISCOUNTS on educational programming and members only events such as networking forums, as well as access to member only online trainings, content, & networking

$200- Business Level Membership:  INCLUDES LOCAL EVENT DISCOUNTS for your employees PLUS a company profile in our Statewide Online Directory & our local Printed Directory, Moderate the Ask an Expert Forum, and job posting/ resume searching permissions.

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


Event Partners & Supporters: 

Lunch sponsored by Alternative Power Enterprises of Ridgway, CO/
Space provided courtesy of San Miguel County



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