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Archive: 2012 San Francisco Conference

This Habitat X Trainers Conference was hosted by Skyline College in San Bruno, California on December 10-14, 2012.

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The Program Book is now available, and you can download it below.

San Francisco Program Book

Skyline College is ten miles south of San Francisco and within sight of the Pacific Ocean. Skyline College boasts an idyllic campus, with facilities that are an ideal fit for a Habitat X Conference. We’ll take full advantage of the campus by hosting our group sessions in comfortable, open, and bright meeting rooms that boast all the amenities to support the process of learning and collaboration. When we break into small groups each day, we’ll utilize the new Solar and Building Science Learning Center and other dedicated training labs for show-and-tell that lends relevance to our learning. You won’t find a better facility in which to learn about your industry, work with your colleagues, and relax.

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Core Conference: December 10-13

The Core Conference includes four days of highly focused training and in-depth collaboration, beginning Monday December 10th, 2012 at 1:00 pm and continuing through Thursday December 13th at 4:00 pm. All sessions and workshops are held at Skyline College.

The Conference includes lunch and snacks each day, a hosted reception Monday night, and a catered dinner provided on Wednesday night. The registration is capped at 25 people; large enough to create a collaborative environment, and small enough that we can be responsive to everyone’s skills and interests.

The agenda for this event is relevant to energy auditors, raters, and renewable energy professionals.

Our Opening Session on Monday will include a dialogue with Ann Edminster on the opportunities for a shift in perspective in the home performance industry – and exactly how that shift can be encouraged at all levels within an organization. We’ll follow this thread throughout the week. We’ll also have the opportunity to speak with David Brown of Inspector Tools and The Energy Conservation Institute about some interesting and relevant recent advances in mobile training facilities.

On Tuesday, we’ll convene a panel discussion with Tiger Adolf of the Building Performance Institute, Conrad Asper of Efficiency First California, and Kevin Beck of the Building Performance Center on a range of subjects that revolve around certification, training, and quality control. Tiger will also bring us an update on the BPI initiative HVAC is the Heart of Home Performance. Conrad will report on the state of home performance industry in the region, and CBPCA’s new alliance with Efficiency First. And Kevin will tell us about the broad new training programs that the Building Performance Center is rolling out in 2013. Bring your questions, and be prepared to engage in some honest and open inquiry into the future of the home performance industry.

On Thursday, we’ll hear from Bill Spohn via remote hook-up. Bill has perhaps the clearest grasp of the tough technical topics of anyone in the North American HVAC field. And we’ll show you just how potent these remote collaborations can be.Speaker Collage

Costs and Discounts

The cost of core conference is $895. Discounts of an additional 15% are available for CalCERTS, RESNET and BPI certified professionals, and for members of the Weatherization network. We also offer discounts of 30% to for-profit organizations who register 3 or more attendees, and discounts of 40% for non-profits who register 3 or more attendees. See the details on the Registration page.

What’s Included in the Core Conference

See the agenda.

Short Course: December 14

A optional one day Short Course is offered on Friday December 14th, running from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at Skyline College. The Short Course addresses technical topics of interest both to technicians who need to brush up the skills needed for field procedures, and trainers who are ready to deepen their understanding of the hardest technical topics.

The cost is $220. Discounts of an additional 15% are available for CalCERTS, RESNET, and BPI certified professionals, and for members of the Weatherization network. We also offer discounts of 30% to for-profit organizations who register 3 or more attendees, and discounts of 40% for non-profits who register 3 or more attendees. See the details on the Registration page.

What’s Included in the Short Course

See the agenda.

 

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