Pennsylvania Home Performance Conference and Trade Show
Thank you to all those who attended the Pennsylvania Home Performance Conference & Trade Show!
Join industry leaders along with fellow weatherization professionals (technicians, crew leaders, energy auditors, quality control inspectors, administrators, and more), home performance contracting businesses, program administrators, and others working in the residential energy efficiency industry for a cutting-edge educational experience. Become a part of the conversation as we work together to strengthen the industry through education, networking, and new ideas.
Discover the latest in building science and technical information; strategies for improving your organization’s operations; the latest updates on certifications; Weatherization Assistance Program and utility coordination; hands-on crew competitions- all specifically tailored to the state of Pennsylvania.
Connect in a candid exchange of ideas with presenters, exhibitors, and other attendees over lunch or during casual conversations at the Trade Show, while also earning CEUs to gain or retain your certifications.
Engage with product manufacturers and distributors, smart technology companies, educational institutions, utilities, nonprofits, government agencies, industry media, trade associations, energy consultants, and more at the Trade Show.
Pennsylvania Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
September 30 - October 1, 2019
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, PA
Pennsylvania Home Performance Conference Agenda
We are pleased to announce the release of the conference agenda. Check back for updates to presenters, speakers and more!
Earn up to 9 CEUs
This conference offers two days of programming with multiple session options, of which you can potentially earn 9 CEUs! Building Performance Association is a continuing education service provider, and many sessions offer credits for advancing attendees’ professional careers through educational opportunities from allied organizations.
Visit the CEU information page of our website for the most up-to-date listing of CEU providers offered at Building Performance Association conferences.
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour
We're pleased to welcome Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour as one of our keynote speakers at the Pennsylvania Home Performance Conference & Trade Show. Dr. Gilmour is the President of Pennsylvania College of Technology – a nationally recognized leader in applied technology education. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in health education from The Pennsylvania State University as well as a B.S. and A.S. in dental hygiene education from West Liberty State College.
Among her community affiliations and professional activities:
- Little League International Board of Directors, Member
- UPMC Susquehanna Health Board, Vice Chair
- Community Arts Center Board of Directors, President
- Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Board; Served as Chairman for two terms, member of the Executive Committee and Board; Chair of Economic Community & Growth Corporation and Emerson Project
- Northeast Athletic Conference, Vice Chair of Presidents Council
- First Community Foundation Partnership of PA, Board Member
- Middles States Commission on Higher Education, Commissioner
Dr. Gilmour will be speaking about Penn College’s Strategy to Mitigate the Skills Gap. Successfully addressing the skills gap, specifically in STEM occupations, requires an understanding of current workforce needs and the modern skill sets employers seek. Gone are the days when an employee with a narrow combination of skills can succeed. Employers are increasingly challenged to find workers with the diverse array of skills needed to perform their jobs. The building performance sector is a specialized trade in which workers need to know a little about a lot, because they approach a building as a system. Workers must have an understanding of multiple skill trades such as HVAC, construction, carpentry, and electrical. At Pennsylvania College of Technology, our graduates are ready to thrive Day 1 on the job because of the well-rounded, hands-on education they receive. The College also addresses lifelong learning through Workforce Development programs that help companies update the skill sets of employees. The College’s National Sustainable Structures Center (NSSC) has been providing building performance training, national certification, and technical assistance to the Pennsylvania Weatherization Assistance Program and Pennsylvania energy utilities since 1985. This technical training is enhanced with essential competencies needed in the industry: leadership, team building, and communication.
Keynote Speaker - John Shingler Ph.D.
John Shingler received his Ph.D. in Community Studies from Penn State. He currently is the head of Community and Economic Development at Penn State. He has worked with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission since 1981 and was one of the original developers of the Low Income Usage Reduction Program.
John will speak about the early history and origins of LIURP, how it was developed and its relationship to the Weatherization Assistance Program, and about the changes he has seen since the program started.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will I receive a certificate of completion for attending this conference? You will receive a certificate of completion if you attend a minimum of five sessions. Please ensure that your badge is scanned at each session to track your attendance.
How will I receive CEU credits for attending this conference? When registering online, you will be prompted to indicate if you want to receive CEUs and, if yes, which of the approved CEUs you want. Some of the CEUs require your membership identification number. The bar code on your name badge, provided onsite, will be scanned at each session you attend. Post conference, your attendance information will be submitted to the appropriate CEU accrediting bodies.
I’m not sure if I signed up for CEUs/selected a vegetarian, etc. meal when I registered. You can check to see if you’ve signed up for CEUs and/or have listed any dietary restrictions by accessing your online registration. To do so, go to the registration site, select ‘Update an Existing Registration’ and enter your registration confirmation number and zip code. On the next page, you can update your special meal request, or select your CEUs. In the last question on the registration page, “Are you seeking Continuing Education credits (CEUs)” indicate which CEUs you’d like to receive. Please note, you must add your BPI # in order to receive credit. You can also verify your CEUs or add your membership # onsite at Registration.
Can I attend the exhibitor trade show? Yes, trade show access is included in the registration fee.
Are meals included during the conference? Continental breakfast and lunch are included on both days of the conference.
Can I share a conference badge with someone else and rotate our attendance? No. Each attendee must purchase an individual conference registration. One day passes are available in addition to the full conference registration if you cannot attend both days.
Can I cancel a registration? No refunds will be given as of September 7, 2019. Requests for refunds that received in writing through 11:59 p.m. on September 6, 2019 will be granted minus a $75 cancellation fee for attendees and a $625 cancellation fee for exhibitor tables. For anyone registered by invoice, Building Performance Association must receive payment by September 13, 2019.
Can I transfer a registration to another person if I am no longer able to attend? Yes, there is no fee to transfer registration. You can return to the online registration form and select the option to “Update an Existing Registration” or you may contact Building Performance Association.