As part of our continuing commitment to staying up to date on the latest and greatest in the home performance industry, we’re currently attending the 2013 ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) Northwest Home Performance Conference.

(left) Andrea Petzel of Community Power Works and Jason Lear of Batt & Lear on a panel discussion of Energy Efficiency Programs & Contractors – How to work together.

(right) Andy Wappler from PSE speaking at opening session.

Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) is a leading educational resource in the home performance industry. The conference is made up of a number of great sessions, presenters and exhibitors that are gathering to bring attendees education and information that allows companies, like BelRed, to stay at the top of the industry in terms of technology and knowledge. The conference, sponsored by Puget Sound Energy (PSE), among others, includes sessions on great topics ranging from green building to emerging technologies for an energy efficient future. This year’s conference will focus on the most current and relevant topics in the weatherization and home performance industry, including topics such as:

·      The rapidly emerging world of technology and smart devices

·      Connecting diagnostics, physics, and techniques

·      The cost effectiveness issue

·      How ARRA funding impacted the Northwest

David Hales of Washington State University discussing moisture in crawlspaces at ACI NW conference.

There are also sessions that will address educational matters that we can bring back to all of the BelRed technicians and other employees to help ensure continued customer satisfaction as we move into the future. The well-rounded conference has a little bit of something for everyone depending on his or her specialties and interests. For example, each session falls into one of the following targeted agenda categories:

·      Contractors

·      Green Enthusiasts: Architects, Design-Build, Green Builders, Green Educators, Remodelers, & Sustainability Professionals

·      HVAC

·      Program Managers

·      Utilities

·      Weatherization

To view the full conference agenda to see what we’ll be up to at the event, you can click here. This event is just one example of our commitment to our customers and ensuring we have the most relevant and current knowledge possible.

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