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  • 06 Aug 2013 9:51 AM | Shannon Ellis-Brock (Administrator)
    Wednesday, August 21st from 9:30-11:00am Approved for up to 1.5 BPI CEUs

    Panelists on this webinar will discuss how home performance contractors “tell the efficiency story” in layperson terms that prevent glazed-over eyes and homeowner overwhelm.

    Tune in to learn more about:

    ·         How to effectively sell efficiency in a way that is relatable to homeowners

    ·         Language to avoid when talking with customers about home performance upgrades

    ·         How to educate people about the way their home uses energy, using everyday concepts that are helpful for customers 


    Stephanie Inglis, motum b2b
    Troy Tanner, The Home Energy Detective 
    Charles Cormany, Beanstalk Energy

  • 29 May 2013 11:35 AM | Shannon Ellis-Brock (Administrator)
    HPW would like to give a shout out to Bruce Minturn - longtime Home Performance Washington Member and BPI proctor who has put together this training guide to benefit anyone interested in taking the BPI field test.   

    Bruce has years of experience with proctoring BPI exams and put his knowledge to work by creating this guide.  Thank You - Bruce! 

  • 23 Apr 2013 11:37 AM | Shannon Ellis-Brock (Administrator)
    HPW - is offering another round of BPI testing - this time its the written test with a short training session to help prepare you.  CLICK HERE for details.

    Members of Home Performance Washington get discounted rates. 
  • 22 Apr 2013 10:20 AM | Shannon Ellis-Brock (Administrator)

    The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild & Thurston Energy are pleased to announce an upcoming training click here for the Event Flyer.

    AirSealing & Energy Efficient Detailing: Training and Hands-On Practicum, for Remodelers, Insulators and Energy Service Providers

    Course covers (for both Retrofit and New Construction): How to detail framing, blocking, sealing, insulation, and final finish for better air quality and :better energy performance.

    Saturday May 4, 8 am – 10 am   Classroom Training
    10 am - 4 pm   Optional Practicum
    @ the Guild EcoHouse

    Cost:  $ 60 non members
    $ 45 NWEBG members
    Includes lunch!

    REGISTER AT BROWN PAPER TICKETS: http://bpt.me/371419

  • 21 Mar 2013 7:05 PM | Shannon Ellis-Brock (Administrator)
    Efficiency First Webinar - March 27th @ 9:30 
    BPI credits available.

    Join us we explore the business case for different approaches to audit strategy.  Panelists will describe what staff members are brought to the audit, who does what and when, and different approaches to customer interaction. Panelists will also describe audit preparation and post-audit follow-up. 

    Tune in to learn more about:

    ·  The non-technical who, what, when, and how of the energy audit

    ·  Case studies of different audit strategies and lessons learned along the way

    ·  How different companies make the most out of their time in the house to close more retrofit deals  


    Brian Friehe & Ryan Hughes, Energy Pioneer Solutions
    Jason Lear, Batt + Lear

    Jerold Davis, Tempo Mechanical and Tex Energy Solutions

    If you are having trouble accessing your account or the webinar please send an email to info@efficiencyfirst.org.


    Efficiency First Members click here to log-in to your account and register.

    Interested in joining Efficiency First? Click to learn more.

    Non-members click here to register for a $50 fee.

  • 18 Mar 2013 11:54 AM | Shannon Ellis-Brock (Administrator)
    We are happy to announce that HPW is open for business as a BPI testing center.  It's been a long road but we're finally ready.  

    If you were part of the original  HPW/CPW group that participating in the CPW sponsored refresher course and / or testing and NEED to take the field test please contact Bob Thoreson, bob@homeRXwa.com for scheduling.  

    If you’ve been practicing as a building scientist since you took your last exam, you do not have to take another field test to re-certify.  Go to the BPI website for details. 

    For those interested in a BPI refresher course or that need to take the written or field testing CLICK HERE for more information. 
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