The Future of Home Performance

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Stump da Chumps

Thursday, April 26
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Salon C (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

Stumpin da Chumps is the best last session to end the HPC conference - this will be our forth year with new chumps joining old chumps in sharing their home performance "crystal ball" industry forecast.

Learning Objectives:

Chandler von Schrader

CvS Consulting

Chandler von Schrader has retired from EPA (turned in notice the day after Trump won the election!) and now I'm free to travel, explore, hike, paddle, ski, bike and play with grand daughter. Yet I'm still "all in" on residential energy efficiency, sustainability and saving the environment for the polar bears (and all other creatures). I've gone full circle in my 35+ years in this efficiency industry - from selling and installing solar DHW systems back in the Carter years to installing 32 PV panels on my home in Arlington. I'm not done yet, therefore - I've set up "CvS Consulting" just in case offers come in to help with utility program design/delivery, contractor engagement or to do more solar installations!



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Allison A. Bailes

Energy Vanguard

Allison Bailes writes the Energy Vanguard Blog for the company of the same name, which he founded in 2008. He also has built a high-performance home out of structural insulated panels, run a home performance company, and worked as regional manager for the EarthCraft House green building program. He earned a PhD in physics from the University of Florida, is on the board of directors for the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), and is a member of ASHRAE. In addition, he juggles and skis and has the honor of being included in Who’s Who of American Women.


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Krista Egger

Enterprise Community Partners

With more than a decade of experience leading energy efficiency initiatives with affordable housing stakeholders, Krista Egger manages Enterprise’s national Green Initiative. Krista is a green affordable housing leader, developing programs, tools, and partnerships across the sector which deliver value through innovative and practical solutions. She led the technical development and public roll-out of the 2015 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, provides strategic oversight for the Enterprise Green Communities Certification program, leads Enterprise’s Health Action Plan framework which pairs public health professionals with affordable housing development teams, and she manages the development and delivery of a suite of associated trainings, tools, grants, and initiatives.


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David Keefe

Manager of Training Services
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Dave Keefe, Energy Consultant with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, has spent the last 34 years working as both a contractor and teacher to make homes perform better. He has provided more than 1000 technical training sessions to both professionals and homeowners, including building science, energy codes, home energy ratings, low-income weatherization, diagnostic techniques, and installation methods. Dave is known as a personable and effective trainer, and in 2011 was named by ACI Inc as one of “the 25 most instrumental people in building the home performance industry”. Last year he recieved the Linda Wigington Leadership Award.


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Michael Lubliner

Senior Building Science Specialist
Washington State University Energy Program

Mike Lubliner works for the Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program. He has been involved with research and program implementation of site built and manufactured housing, public housing, ventilation, indoor air quality, and HVAC systems. Mike is an active participant in the US DOE Building America and US EPA ENERGY STAR® programs. Mike works with US DOE Building America research projects; most recently on; 1) Smart Ventilation Controls for the Florida Solar Energy Center and 2) Post 1976 HUD-code manufactured housing WAP attic retrofits for Building Science Corp and 3) IAQ baseline field research study with PNNL


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Keith O'Hara

Eco Performance Builders, Inc.

Keith is a licensed HVAC, Insulation, and General Contractor and specializes in mechanical design, insulation systems, moisture management, Zero Net Energy building, and the Home Performance Business as a whole. Keith owns and operates Eco Performance Builders, a Home Performance Contracting company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Keith has also designed, built, and sold Zero Net Energy Homes in Oakland with guaranteed zero energy bills.


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Rebecca Olson

Director of Residential Programs
Center for Energy and Environment

Rebecca Olson is the Director of Residential Programs at the Center for Energy and Environment in MN where she oversees home energy programs. She has over 11 years of experience in the energy efficiency field and has been teaching home energy since 2009 to building science professionals, contractors, and utility partners. Rebecca currently serves as the Chair of the BPI Standards Technical Committee and is the previous President and Secretary for the Minnesota Building Performance Association. She has presented at many conferences nationwide including ACI's Home Performance Conference, ACEEE Hot Water Forum, and the Forum on Dry Climate Home Performance.


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Peter Troast

Energy Circle

Peter Troast, CEO & Founder of Energy Circle, is recognized as one of the country's foremost authorities on marketing for home performance, HVAC and other efficiency related contracting companies. He authors the widely-read Energy Circle blog and is a passionate advocate for the power of the whole house home performance business model. He and his team work with over 350 companies in 49 states grow their business through services like website design and development, search engine optimization, lead generation and strategic content production. He is a popular speaker about marketing for contractors at ACI, RESNET, ACCA, BPI and EGIA events.


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Bill Spohn

TruTech Tools, LTD

Bill has designed & marketed a wide array of measurement products in the last thirty years. Bill was engineering manager at Bacharach, Inc. and HVAC Product Marketing Manager at Testo, Inc. for 10 years each. Since 2009, he is President, CEO and majority owner of TruTech Tools, LTD. He regularly presents technically complex topics to a wide range of audiences on the applications of measurement instrumentation in building science, weatherization, and HVACR. He has worked on BPI, RESNET, GAMA, AHRI, OMA, RSES, NATE, and ACCA Technical Committees. TruTech made the INC 5000 list in 2016. Bill was appointed as a scholar and completed the Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program for Entrepreneurs in 2016.


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