ARLINGTON, Va. — Registration is now open for the third annual Building Performance Forum, set for October 7-8, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will be presented by ACCA, the Indoor Environment and Energy Efficiency Association, and the Building Performance Institute (BPI), in conjunction with media partner, the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News.

The Building Performance Forum is an educational conference focused exclusively on the needs of contractors engaged in building performance services for both the residential and commercial markets.

The 2014 forum has expanded with a new program to meet the needs of contractors in this growing market segment. This year’s schedule will feature three concurrent learning labs during each time slot, which will cover sales, management, testing, and technical topics for contracting business owners and managers.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

• Diagnosing and Fixing Uncommon Duct Problems, by Rick Allgeier, Allgeier Air

• Getting Technicians on Board with Home Performance, by Rob Minnick, Minnick’s Inc.

• Ventilation of Existing Homes…As We Tighten Them Up, by Steve Saunders, Tempo Mechanical

• Airflow Testing: Tools and Operation, by Bill Spohn, TruTech Tools Ltd.

• How to Set Up a Very Cost Effective Insulation/Air Sealing Rig, by Hal Smith, Halco

The Building Performance Forum will kick off with an opening general session, “Creating a Culture of Innovation.” Louis Foreman, a prolific inventor and entrepreneur, will show contractors how to embrace an “innovation” that focuses on executable results and solid returns.

“The first two years of the Building Performance Forum showed that contractors are eager to get this type of quality training, so they can grow their building performance market share,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “This year, we decided to expand the programming based on suggestions from attendees and our members. And we are pleased to welcome BPI as a new presenting partner at the forum.”

“We are excited to serve as a co-presenter of this year’s Building Performance Forum,” said Larry Zarker, BPI CEO. “This is a great opportunity for contractors who are actively engaged in home and building performance to get together with their peers and learn how to run better businesses while helping their customers reduce energy usage. We’re glad to be part of it.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to talk to some of the top manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers in the industry in the Sponsor Showcase. Sponsors include: AC Leak Freeze; Aeroseal; BPI; Bristol Compressors; CallSource; ComfortRx; Danfoss; Department of Energy; Dr. Energy Saver; Emerson; FieldAware; Jackson Systems; Mitsubishi; North American Technician Excellence (NATE); Nexstar; PowerSelling Pros; The Energy Conservatory; Trane; and Ultra-Aire.

In addition, attending contractors will have the option to receive BPI and/or NATE continuing education credits.

For more information and to register, visit

Publication date: 7/21/2014

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