The Habitat X Sessions

Habitat X SessionsHabitat X has been selected to develop a dedicated track at the 2017 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show. We’re honored to moderate some of the most important discussions that’ll take place in this respected national forum.

We hope you can join us in Nashville this March 19-22 to help us produce critical guidance for the North American home performance industry. See you there!

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Habitat X Sessions at 2017 HPC Conference

We’ve developed sessions for the HPC National Home Performance Conference that lend themselves to the Habitat X approach: incisive panel discussions, exploration of controversial topics, and smart interactive workshops. Scroll down to learn more about the sessions.

HPC 2017

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Policy Outlook for Energy Efficiency

A fast-moving panel discussion on the pitfalls and opportunities of federal support. Moderated by Chris Dorsi (Habitat X), with Kara Saul Rinaldi (HPC), congressional representatives, and DOE staffers.

No one doubts that the policies of energy efficiency in the U.S. are in rapid evolution. These tectonic shifts are affecting stakeholders in ways that even the most astute analysts and pundits could not have predicted a year ago. You’re invited to join this experienced group of practitioners — in a candid and interactive panel discussion — to help make sense of the emerging federal policies, get some idea of what’s next, and learn how to best prepare for and take advantage of the shifting political and commercial landscape of the energy efficiency industry.

Become a New Media Expert

A hands-on workshop to help with your own marketing and messaging, with Habitat X Fellow Griffin Hagle and Habitat X Founder Chris Dorsi.

We’ve discussed this issue for an entire generation now: the home performance industry suffers from a broad misunderstanding among consumers. Much of this shortfall is simply caused by poor communication and imperfect media skills. Helping you improve your skills, to reach both your existing and new markets, is the subject of this session.

Participants will work experienced media experts, and learn how to work the current network of magazines, blogs, podcasts, social media, and in-person presentations. We’ll analyze case studies to help you understand what consumers or media pay attention to, and what they’re increasingly ignoring. To get the most out of this session, bring us an idea you’d like to expose to the world — a story to tell, a product to pitch, or an idea to share — and we’ll consider the best way for you to get it out there in front of people who care

Emerging Professionals: A Debate on the Future of Home Performance

An informal debate with Habitat X Fellows Michelle Nochisaki (GHHI), Ed Matos (Competitive Advantage), and Griffin Hagle (North Slope Borough, AK); plus experts Amy Beley (Wild Root Solutions), Elizabeth Chant (VEIC), and Mark Tajima (Energia).

In this session, we’ll stage a debate that asks how and why we could increase professional diversity within the ranks of the home performance industry. Our panelists will make their best pitches — in an informal debate style — that jump start a discussion on the best ways to find, nurture, and retain the best human talent. We’ll explore the successes and failures of the past, and begin developing a thesis statement that outlines the most likely paths to future success for all professionals.

Innovate & Connect: Share Your Elevator Pitch

A professional networking session, in the style of a speed-dating event, hosted by Habitat X Fellows Michelle Nochisaki, Ed Matos, and Griffin Hagle.

We’re all familiar with house-as-a-system principles. This session supports an “industry-as-a-system” approach to networking that connects the brightest professionals. If you’d like to participate, please compile a 2-3 minute elevator pitch for an idea to share. Your pitch should respond to a specific issue in the home performance industry, whether it addresses public policy, entrepreneurship, or advocacy. We’ll provide a platform for you to share your ideas and visions.

View at the HPC website.

What IS the Future of the Home Performance Retrofit Model?

A panel discussion with experts Keith Canfield (CLEAResult), Frank Raply (TVA), and Ely Jacobsohn (DOE). Moderated by Chris Dorsi (Habitat X).

The market for home performance retrofits has undergone tectonic shifts in recent years. This evolution has been driven by pressures that include a changing regulatory landscape for utility companies, increasing accurate data that reveals how home performance upgrades actually perform, and an increasingly uncertain federal policy environment. Join us to learn more — and position your organization for the future — in a candid and free-wheeling interview with experts who have been engaged in several different sectors of the home performance industry.


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