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Speakers

Midwest's energy efficient building experts

We've put together a great line-up of presenters for the 2014 Wisconsin Better Buildings: Better Business Conference. Our mix of reputable, expert presenters will share best practices, trends and proven applications through lectures, panel presentations, interactive workshops and live demonstrations.

Last name: A - E  ·  F - J  ·  K - O  ·  P - T  ·  U - Z


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Elvis Alvarado

Elvis Alvarado, Insulation Technologies, Inc.

Elvis is a BPI certified building analyst and envelope professional. As an energy auditor and sales manager, his focus is on making home performance affordable and cost effective for the average homeowner. Insulation Technologies has been recognized at the state and national level recently receiving the 2013 Department of Energy Housing Innovation award for Customer Relations and Energy Savings.

Elvis is presenting:

Incorporating home performance with Energy Star into your business model
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Portia


Tom Babinski

Tom Babinski, EnergyLink, LLC

Tom Babinski is the owner of EnergyLink, LLC located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Tom worked for many years as an R&D Electrical Engineer in the industrial automation business for both Eaton Corp and Rockwell Automation before retiring to start his own energy consulting business.

Tom is presenting:

Electrical aspects of energy auditing
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Wisteria


Robert Bean

Robert Bean, Journal of Indoor Environmental Quality

Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) is a registered engineering technologist in building construction and a professional licensee in mechanical engineering. He is president of Indoor Climate Consulting Inc. and director of www.healthyheating.com. He is a volunteer instructor for the ASHRAE Learning Institute and serves ASHRAE TC's 6.1, 6.5, 7.4 and SSPC 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy; and is a special expert on IAPMO's new Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code committee. He has developed and teaches numerous courses related to the business and engineering of indoor climates and radiant based HVAC systems.

Robert is presenting:

Human factors in HVAC: thermal comfort and IAQ for lifetime housing
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Portia

Buildings, HVAC system and IEQ: interactions and connections
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Aralia/Marula


Rana Belshe

Rana Belshe, Conservation Connection Consulting

Rana Belshe has been focusing on the comfort implications of retrofit strategies within the residential built environment since 1987. She integrates ideas regarding mean radiant temperature and human comfort into her work with occupants, weatherization, utility, and home performance programs across the country.

Rana is presenting:

Simply radiant
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Wisteria


Laureen Blissard

Laureen Blissard, AIA, ALA, NCARB, LEED AP HOMES, GreenBuilder Coalition

Laureen has built a successful 24-year+ practice in the design and construction of buildings, homes, and interiors. She is a licensed architect, RESnet Energy Rater, LEED AP in multiple LEED products, USGBC LEED® Faculty™, Greenstar Professional, and LEED for Homes Green Rater. Additionally, Laureen serves as Technical Director for the Green Builder® Coalition.

Laureen is presenting:

The SAVE Act, or how energy raters play a crucial role in updating our housing stock
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Guava

Building a fit: opportunities for raters beyond energy audits
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Guava


Paul Braun

Paul Braun, VELUX America Inc.

A bio will be posted soon.

Paul is presenting:

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Expo


Sam Breidenbach

Sam Breidenbach, TDS Custom Construction, Inc.

Owner/President of TDS Custom Construction since 1985, Sam is a Master Certified Remodeler and Green Certified Professional through NARI. He is on the board of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of the building board of appeals and sustainable Madison committees and a member of the Northern Star Building Alliance through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program.

Sam is presenting:

Incorporating home performance with Energy Star into your business model
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Portia


Joseph Clair

Joseph Clair, Prairie Lab, LLC

Joseph F. Clair, PE is an advocate for community stewardship. He works with individuals and community leaders to make neighborhoods more resilient. Joseph currently teaches building systems science in the IIT College of Architecture, and is a founding principal of PrairieLab—a professional education provider dedicated to leading edge buildings.

Joseph is presenting:

Better building through learning from nature
Fri, Mar 7  ·  2:30–3:45 pm  ·  Tamarind


Mike Collignon

Mike Collignon, GreenBuilder Coalition

Mike is an advocate for green buildings at the national and state-level. He co-produces quarterly research reports, and publishes both a bi-monthly e-newsletter and a monthly feature in Green Builder® Magazine. Mike is the executive director and co-founder of the Green Builder Coalition.

Mike is presenting:

The SAVE Act, or how energy raters play a crucial role in updating our housing stock
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Guava


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James Cooper, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity

Jim Cooper, LEED-AP, BD+C, conducted the energy modeling used to in making early decisions on building envelope and mechanical systems for the River Falls Eco Village. He has been a general contractor and homebuilder and has worked as a construction consultant and project manager for over 15 years.

James is presenting:

Residential energy use: modeling versus performance—early results from River Falls eco-village
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Tamarind


Eric Corey Freed

Eric Corey Freed, organicARCHITECT

"Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with 20 years of experience in green building. He is a founding board member and current Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and sits on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert. Eric is the author of four books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His latest, "Green$ense for your Home" won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005; "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects."

Eric is presenting:

The toxin free building
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Portia

Missed opportunities in green homes
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti


Anthony Cox

Anthony Cox, Community Housing Partners

Anthony Cox has been involved with the weatherization and home performance industry for over 20 years. He provides nationwide training in residential energy conservation and diagnostics. Anthony developed his House of Pressure as a training tool to visually demonstrate home performance testing.

Anthony is presenting:

Blower door diagnostics with the House of Pressure
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Tamarind

Advanced zone pressure diagnostics with technology
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Tamarind


Carter Dedolph

Carter Dedolph, Conservation Services Group

At Conservation Services Group (CSG), Carter is the Senior Program Manager for the Wisconsin Programs which include Focus on Energy's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and the Express Energy Efficiency Programs. Carter has also managed Focus on Energy's New Homes, Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes and Apartment and Condo Efficiency Services Programs and multiple other residential energy efficiency programs and pilots across the upper Midwest.

Carter is presenting:

Incorporating home performance with Energy Star into your business model
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Portia

Common home performance installation issues: identification and practical solutions
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Portia


Ross DePaola

Ross DePaola, Integrated Energy Services/WESTLab

Ross DePaola has been measuring building and building component performance for over 20 years. He has been instrumental in developing Wisconsin's residential and commercial building codes and has served as the chair of the Commercial Energy Conservation Code Council. Ross provides NFRC ratings for window manufacturers through WESTLab.

Ross is presenting:

New Energy Star window requirements = new products
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Mangrove


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Henri Fennell

Henri Fennell, B.A., CSI/CDT, H C Fennell Consulting

Henri is an architect and building envelope specialist with over forty years of experience in the construction industry. He introduced the installation technique for field-applied closed-cell cavity-fill polyurethane foam, developed a pressurized theatrical fog quality assurance technique and protocol, and has designed and constructed a net-zero energy research structure in Antarctica.

Henri is presenting:

Best practices for avoiding problems in foam plastic installations
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Aralia/Marula

Remediating problems in foam plastic installations
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti


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John Fergus, John Fergus Design

John Fergus has been constructing energy efficient buildings for more than 30 years. After three years of intensive study in Feng Shui, he incorporated these principles into his business. With more than 10 years' experience applying these ideas in design and construction, John now works primarily as a designer and energy efficiency consultant addressing many environmental factors.

John is presenting:

Building a truly successful building - a Feng Shui perspective
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Wisteria


Mark Flock

Mark Flock, Wisconsin Geothermal Association

Mark Flock has more than 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry. He is NATE- and IGSHPA-certified and a WaterFurnace Geo Pro dealer. Mark serves as the president of the Wisconsin Geothermal Association as well as running his award-winning HVAC business.

Mark is presenting:

Geothermal done right
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Mangrove


David Geissler

David Geissler, On Site Performance Testing

David started his business in 2006 after recognizing the building industry trend was focusing on the awareness of increased energy efficiency. On Site Performance Testing focuses on performing energy assessments for existing homes with Home Performance with Energy Star and the Enhanced Reward Program. They consult with builders and home owners on new home construction with the Focus on Energy New Homes Program.

David is presenting:

Incorporating home performance with Energy Star into your business model
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Portia


Paul Grimyser

Paul Grimyser, Focus on Energy

Paul Grimyser has spent the past 10 years designing, implementing, and managing energy efficiency and sustainability programs in the public sector. He administers the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and Express Energy Efficiency Programs for Focus on Energy. Paul is a LEED Green Associate.

Paul is presenting:

Leveraging Focus on Energy to help your business grow
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Mangrove


Michael Hobbs

Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy

Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, is an expert on real estate appraisal and property valuation. He applies his knowledge of sustainability and energy efficiency to help clients realize the value of these assets. Michael is a member of the Appraisal Institute and involved with its Chicago chapter.

Michael is presenting:

Real estate appraisal boot camp for green builders
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Guava


Patrick Huelman

Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota

Pat Huelman coordinates the Cold Climate Housing Program with the University of Minnesota Extension. He is recognized for his "systems approach" to improving overall home performance. Pat's focus has been on heat, air, and moisture movement in buildings and he is an expert in building systems and technologies that provide energy efficiency, long-term durability, and healthy indoor air for homes.

Patrick is presenting:

Foundation (basement and crawlspace) insulation options for existing homes
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Aralia/Marula


Don Hynek

Don Hynek, MPA, Chen Properties

Don Hynek has been researching energy efficiency in apartment and condo buildings for much of the last two decades. Current interests include methods for measuring infiltration and air transfer in large residential buildings and its role in conveying moisture and indoor pollutants, computerized analysis and modeling of residential buildings, and energy efficiency and carbon emissions modeling.

Don is presenting:

How is multifamily building air leakage different from single family homes?
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Aralia/Marula


Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson, Midwest Earth Builders, LLC

Dan Johnson specializes in energy efficient design, sustainable construction, and compressed earth block (CEB) production and construction. In 2008, Midwest Earth Builders received national recognition for Compressed Earth Blocks as part of Sustainable Industries magazine's annual award: Top 10 Green Building Products of 2008.

Dan is presenting:

The almost passive house: cost-effective techniques from Passive House construction
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti


Kevin Johnston

Kevin Johnston, Conservation Services Group

Kevin Johnston is a program manager for the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy® residential energy efficiency programs. He manages two programs designed to reduce therm and kilowatt-hour usage. The programs promote the replacement of inefficient gas and electric HVAC equipment and the reduction of energy usage in multifamily facilities. Kevin studied HVAC/R technology at Pennco Tech Institute and ERG Training Center in New Jersey. He is a BPI-certified Building Analyst and Envelope Professional, as well as NATE certified in seven categories.

Kevin is presenting:

Inverter technology: a new generation of heat pumps
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Tamarind


David Johnston

David Johnston, David Johnston and Co, Inc.

David Johnston has a proven track record in successfully training building industry professionals on indoor air quality and energy efficiency in the construction and/or renovation of homes and other facilities. He has been building and remodeling energy efficient custom homes for the past 30 years and teaches residential construction techniques to adults.

David is presenting:

Energy efficiency and indoor air quality in residential renovations and new construction
Wed, Mar 5  ·  8:00am – 4:30pm  ·  Aralia/Marula

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Expo


K - O


Steven Klein

Steven Klein, IALD, LC, Klein Lighting

Steven Klein is a 35-year veteran practitioner in the lighting field. He is an ASID accredited Distinguished Speaker and has presented at previous Better Buildings conferences and at Lightfair International, NEOCON World's Trade Fair, and Healthcare Design Conference. He is a frequent contributor to Residential Lighting Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, Lighting Design and Application Magazine, and The Journal of Profession Lighting.

Steven is presenting:

Got LEDs, now what? Best practices for integrating evolving lighting technology
Fri, Mar 7  ·  2:30–3:45 pm  ·  Wisteria


Cassidy Kuchenbecker

Cassidy Kuchenbecker, Environmental Initiatives LLC

Cassidy Kuchenbecker is a seasoned indoor environmental consultant and microbiologist. He specializes in solving air quality issues with sensitive individuals. His graduate thesis research focused on indoor environments, specifically dampness and microbial growth, and the impact on the immune and nervous systems.

Cassidy is presenting:

Perfect homes for sensitive people
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Guava


Jason LaFleur

Jason LaFleur, LEED AP Homes, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

Jason LaFleur directs education programs and helps project teams throughout the upper Midwest build third-party verified green homes that meet LEED and ENERGY STAR standards. Additionally, he chairs the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Illinois chapter's Residential Green Building committee. Jason speaks frequently on residential green building, and was the 2010 recipient of the USGBC Illinois chapter's "Green Speak" Award.

Jason is presenting:

Real estate appraisal boot camp for green builders
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Guava


Jim Larsen

Jim Larsen, Cardinal Glass Industries

Jim Larsen is a mechanical engineer with more than 30 years' experience in the research and development of glass products for windows. Under Jim's direction, Cardinal Glass has built and monitored multiple test houses across the country to evaluate the energy impacts of new glass technologies.

Jim is presenting:

Applying the science of comfort analysis to window design and selection
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Guava


Chris Laumer-Giddens

Chris Laumer-Giddens, LG Squared, Inc.

Chris provides design and consulting services for new and existing single- and multi-family homes throughout North America. He maintains a blog dedicated to best practices of building science, construction, architecture, and HVAC system design and installation. Chris is a registered NCARB certified architect, Building Science Consultant and Educator, Residential HVAC Designer, Home Energy (HERS) Rater, ENERGY STAR Rater, EarthCraft House Technical Advisor, and LEED AP.

Chris is presenting:


Alan Lopez

Alan Lopez, GAF

Alan knows roofs. He has been in the construction and training industry for seventeen years and is responsible for training both residential and commercial contractors on all aspects of roofs. Alan has worked on large projects such as the San Diego Community Alliance building as well as small projects. He has presented at the Western States Roofing Contractors Expo, several OSHA state-sponsored conferences and has extensive experience in training sales as well as hands on trainings in different industries.

Alan is presenting:

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Expo


Jessica Maloney

Jessica Maloney, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Jessica Maloney has more than 15 years of experience in environmental health issues and is the manager of the state of Wisconsin's radon grant. She works statewide to promote radon testing and mitigation, and organizes training for contractors to become certified in radon work.

Jessica is presenting:

Healthy home building and renovation practices
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Guava


Bob Massey

Bob Massey, Lake States Environmental, Ltd.

Bob Massey has been an instructor for Lake States Environmental, Ltd. for more than six years and has been involved with teaching adult learners for more than 17 years. Bob also supervised weatherization and housing rehab crews providing services to more than 600 homes; many that involved addressing lead-based paint issues.

Bob is presenting:

Practical methods for ensuring lead-safe remodeling, repairs, and painting
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Ballroom

Asbestos - yes, it's still around
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Ballroom


Daniel McClung

Daniel McClung, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Dan McClung has more than 20-years' experience working on construction issues. He is an Environmental Health Specialist and performs inspections for lead and asbestos hazards and conducts outreach and education activities for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Daniel is presenting:

Healthy home building and renovation practices
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Guava


Joe Medosch

Joe Medosch, Retrotec Inc.

Joe is a comfort consultant and trainer. He provides courses on duct and envelope tightness, the IECC Energy Code and energy efficient building principles to Georgia building officials and contractors. Joe developed and is implementing the new energy management curriculum for use in the Technical College System of Georgia. He is a former energy manager at University of Georgia, Tifton campus and energy management instructor at Moultrie Technical College in Tifton Georgia.

Joe is presenting:

Wifi enabled pressure gauges: how technology is changing blower door and duct testing
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Mangrove


Joe Nagan

Joe Nagan, Home Building Technology Services

Joe provides design evaluations, construction management and building failure analysis. He is certified in residential mechanical ventilation design and installation and advanced building science. Joe provides support and training as the technical director for the Focus on Energy New Homes Program.

Joe is presenting:

Building failures: wall moisture issues with masonry and other claddings
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti

Air sealing for new homes
Fri, Mar 7  ·  2:30–3:45 pm  ·  Aralia/Marula


Ty Newell

Ty Newell, Build Equinox

Ty Newell lives in a 100% solar powered home (Equinox House) in Urbana, IL and has worked in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conservation and resource conservation since the 1970's. He is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois and a Vice President of Build Equinox, a division of Newell Instruments, Inc.

Ty is presenting:

DCV and conditioned energy recovery: active control for passive living
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Tamarind


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Bob Pfeiffer

Bob Pfeiffer, WECC

Bob Pfeiffer is a BPI proctor for BA, EP, and WHALCI. He is a production-based trainer and training developer. Bob has been involved in all phases of the retrofit industry since 1976, including work with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program and the Low-Income Weatherization Program. His field work infuses his classroom sessions with practical tips and real world experiences.

Bob is presenting:

Demonstrating insulating and air sealing techniques
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Ballroom

Demonstrating insulating and air sealing techniques
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Ballroom


Steve Pipson

Steve Pipson, TDS Custom Construction

A Building Performance Analyst for TDS. Steve's entire career has been with the construction industry. Apprentice Carpenter to Project Manager, CADD operator, Technical College Instructor and currently a Building Analyst. He holds Certification from BPI and RESNET, is a licensed Home Inspector, and earned an Associate's Degree in Architectural Technology.

Steve is presenting:

Incorporating home performance with Energy Star into your business model
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Portia


Cheryl Pomeroy

Cheryl Pomeroy, eZing, Inc.

Cheryl Pomeroy has been building, inspecting, or auditing buildings for 23 years. She co-teaches the contractor's certification class for Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) and the "Residential Energy" class in the Building Energy Technology Program at Wilbur Wright Community College, in Chicago.

Cheryl is presenting:

Complex houses: beyond the triangle over the rectangle
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Tamarind


John Porterfield

John Porterfield, eZing, Inc.

John Porterfield has extensive building science experience. As vice president of eZing, Inc, John offers independent guidance on best practices and energy performance testing. He also serves as an owner representative during installation, specification and energy auditing. John is on the editorial advisory board of Home Energy Magazine, a subject matter expert for the test instrument for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Auditor Certification. John is author of How to House Doctor, the first systematic guide to use blower door and infrared imaging to detect and correct building energy efficiency defects.

John is presenting:

How is multifamily building air leakage different from single family homes?
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Aralia/Marula


Bob Rogalla

Bob Rogalla, Lake States Environmental, Ltd.

Bob Rogalla became certified as a Lead Abatement Supervisor in 1991, and has been involved with training lead-based paint professionals since. Based on his experience, he's learned practical methods for meeting the Lead-Safe Renovator requirements that makes sense to contractors.

Bob is presenting:

Practical methods for ensuring lead-safe remodeling, repairs, and painting
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Ballroom

Asbestos - yes, it's still around
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Ballroom


David Romary

David Romary, Hearth and Sol Construction

David Romary has been building homes for more than 25 years and specializes in delivering energy efficiency at a reasonable cost. He is a fully certified energy rater and works with the ENERGY STAR program for both new construction and existing homes.

David is presenting:

The almost passive house: cost-effective techniques from Passive House construction
Fri, Mar 7  ·  12:45–2 pm  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti


Steve Romme

Steve Romme, eFree Advisors, LLC

Steve is a Partner at eFree Homes, LLC and has more than 25 years of business, technical and marketing experience. His detailed approach to identifying, analyzing, implementing and monitoring new home systems and their performance has led to some astounding Energy Free new home results. Steve leads system design efforts and performance monitoring programs and develops new methods for marketing Energy Free homes.

Steve is presenting:

Energy efficient myth busters—upgrades that make sense, and those that don't
Fri, Mar 7  ·  10:15–11:30 am  ·  Portia


Kevin Schemenauer

Kevin Schemenauer, Lumber Dealers Supply

Kevin Schemenauer is a building materials specialist with over 20 years of experience in the residential construction market. Kevin's education in Architectural/Residential Design helps him recognize proper design for sustainable construction. He has combined building science and proper installation for best practice moisture management sessions for architects, trade colleges, building inspectors and builders. Kevin is active in NAHB, Wausau Chapter CSI, NTC Advisory Committee, and local Builders Association.

Kevin is presenting:

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Expo


Steve Schirber

Steve Schirber, Cocoon

Steve Schirber provides diagnostic testing and envelope modification services to improve the health, safety, comfort, and energy efficiency of homes. He has almost 20 years of experience specializing in residential building assemblies, delivery systems and building performance. Steve is an NRPP radon measurement specialist/mitigation provider and is a BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional.

Steve is presenting:

Project overcoat
Fri, Mar 7  ·  2:30–3:45 pm  ·  Mangrove


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Adrian Scott, WECC

Adrian Scott provides on-site training for Wisconsin's Weatherization Assistance Program. He has BPI Analyst and Envelope certifications and is well versed in all aspects of weatherization including the installation of heating systems and mechanical equipment. Adrian's technical know-how and trouble-shooting experience come from 20 years' experience with Wisconsin's weatherization program.

Adrian is presenting:

Troubleshooting forced air heating systems
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Ballroom

Troubleshooting forced air heating systems
Fri, Mar 7  ·  2:30–3:45 pm  ·  Ballroom


Douglas Steege

Douglas Steege, RenewAire LLC

Doug Steege has been involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy since 1973. He is largely responsible for pioneering the use of static plate exchangers that passively transfer humidity for building ventilation in North America. Doug has given numerous presentations on advanced ventilation technologies.

Douglas is presenting:

Comparing features and performance of heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators
Fri, Mar 7  ·  2:30–3:45 pm  ·  Portia


Clay Sterling

Clay Sterling, Midwest Renewable Energy Association

Clay Sterling lives in an off-grid PV powered home. He has a background in construction from working in his family's plumbing shop and working as a commercial electrician on large construction projects. At MREA, he's worked to develop and market their training program.

Clay is presenting:

Photovoltaic systems overview
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Wisteria


Peter Troast

Peter Troast, Energy Circle

Peter Troast is a passionate advocate for energy retrofits and communicating the value of energy reductions. He developed Energy Circle PRO, an all-in-one set of marketing tools used by hundreds of energy efficiency contracting companies in 47 states and is recognized as one of the country's leading marketing authorities on green building and home performance.

Peter is presenting:

Marketing boot camp part 1: making your website perform
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Mangrove

Marketing boot camp part 2: low cost lead generation that works
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Mangrove


William Turner

William Turner, Turner Building Science and Design, LLC

Bill Turner has a proven track record in successfully training building industry professionals on indoor air quality and energy efficiency in the construction and/or renovation of homes and other facilities. Bill focuses on building science and sustainability issues including indoor air quality, moisture, building shell design, net-zero buildings, building commissioning, and forensic evaluations.

William is presenting:

Energy efficiency and indoor air quality in residential renovations and new construction
Wed, Mar 5  ·  8:00am – 4:30pm  ·  Aralia/Marula

Fixing basements and crawlspaces
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Aralia/Marula

Geothermal solar hybrid mechanical
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Wisteria


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Liesel Whitney-Schulte

Liesel Whitney-Schulte, LC, Franklin Energy Services, LLC

Liesel Whitney-Schulte, LC,is the Lighting Product Manager for Franklin Energy Services, LLC where her responsibilities include providing direction for all lighting programs for multiple utility clients. She has worked in the energy efficient lighting industry for the past 20 years, has a degree in Interior Design, and is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) since 2004. She has been an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) for over 10 years, is a past president, and currently serves as the Scholarship committee chair of the IES Milwaukee Section. She has participated on technical committees for ENERGY STAR, DesignLights Consortium (DLC), and the planning committee for the DOE's Technical Information Network for Solid State Lighting (TINSSL). Liesel has presented on panels at the ACEEE Market Transformation conference, DOE's SSL Market Introduction and R&D conferences, and several webinars for the Energy Center of Wisconsin. She has also been on the judging panel for both the Lighting for Tomorrow and Next Generation Luminaires design competitions.

Liesel is presenting:

Efficient residential lighting strategies
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Wisteria


Kenneth Wiedenfeld

Kenneth Wiedenfeld, Architectural Testing

Ken has been involved with window and door products for more than thirty years. His experience includes sales and service with manufacturers covering several central states as well as a product sales trainer responsible for organizing and delivering seminars across the United States. Ken is an InstallationMasters™ certified instructor.

Kenneth is presenting:

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Thu, Mar 6  ·  1:30–2:45 pm  ·  Expo

Working model home hands-on workshop
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Expo


Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Building Services and Consultant, LLC

Keith is a certified Home Performance specialist, certified Building Performance Institute building analyst and shell specialist, Residential Energy Services Network-certified energy rater and carbon monoxide analyst, and a licensed rental unit energy efficiency compliance inspector in Wisconsin. He provides residential energy related home performance consulting services and gives classroom and in-field, hands-on training in building diagnostics and improvements.

Keith is presenting:

Air sealing: priorities and practices for existing homes
Thu, Mar 6  ·  10:30–11:45 am  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti

Incorporating home performance with Energy Star into your business model
Fri, Mar 7  ·  8:30–9:45 am  ·  Portia


Peter Yost

Peter Yost, BuildingGreen, Inc.

Peter has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high performance homes for more than twenty-five years. His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency and building durability. In addition to his responsibilities as technical director at GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, Peter is an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program and an adjunct faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Materials and Wood Technology program in Amherst.

Peter is presenting:

Roof venting and ice dams
Thu, Mar 6  ·  3:15–4:30 pm  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti

Moisture management of building assemblies: vapor profiling versus WUFI modeling
Fri, Mar 7  ·  2:30–3:45 pm  ·  Aloeswood/Tamboti


keynote speaker Bill LeBlanc hands-on education pre-conference session info