2018 Annual Symposium

AGENDA

August 24, 2018

University Of New England, Innovation Hall, Portland Campus

Click here to register for the event.

You are welcome to join us for all or part of the day.

8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:30 A.M. Public Hearing on Triennial Plan IV (Fiscal Years 2020-2022)

This summer, Efficiency Maine will release the first draft of its next three-year strategic plan pursuant to Maine law (35-A MRSA §10104(4) and 10110(2)(C)). Staff will present highlights of the draft plan, answer questions, and take oral comments and suggestions from the public.

Written comments on the Plan will be accepted for up to 10 days following the hearing.

Topics include:

  • Background and Policy
  • Commercial and Industrial Programs and Studies
  • Residential Programs and Studies
  • Questions and Comments

If additional time is needed, the hearing will be re-convened at 1:30 P.M.

11:00 – 12:00 P.M. Exhibition Hall Open
12:00 – 1:15 P.M. Keynote and Lunch

Welcoming Remarks | David Stapp, Board Chair

“The State of Affairs for Energy Conservation in Maine – Recent Results and Prospects for the Future”
Michael D. Stoddard, Executive Director

Vendor Recognition

Breakouts: Session 1  
1:30 – 3:30 P.M. Air Quality: New Standards in Residential Ventilation Design & Installation

Presenter | Rick Karg, R.J. Karg Associates

Air quality standards are changing in 2019 and Rick Karg, long-time member of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee, will be introducing the new standards in this two-hour continuing education course. Come learn everything air sealing, insulation, and home performance professionals need to know about the most used ventilation standard in the U.S.

2 Building Performance Institute (BPI) CEUs

1:30 – 3:30 P.M. Turning Customers into Ambassadors

Presenter | David Stearns, Dale Carnegie Maine

Would you like to increase referrals from customers? Would you like to move more projects from proposal to completion? Join us for this two-hour workshop to learn how to demonstrate genuine interest and respect. This approach will help move your customers from ambivalent to enthusiastic.  It’s a fact: providing great customer service and a professional demeanor can turn your customers into your best sales team. Come learn how to maintain a friendly, low pressure, high-service attitude to keep yourself productive and service oriented all-day long.

1:30 – 4:30 P.M. Selling Maine Homes in the High-Performance Building Revolution

Presenter | Craig Foley, Sustainable Real Estate Consulting Services

Join Craig Foley, of Sustainable Real Estate Consulting Services, for a workshop on the information realtors need to capitalize on the market for energy-efficient homes. Prospective buyers and real estate agents are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of a home with lower operating costs and increased comfort. This three-hour workshop will address the high-performance market, residential energy ratings, and how to effectively sell an energy-efficient home.

3 Maine Real Estate Commission CEUs

Breakouts: Session 2  
3:45 – 4:45 P.M. Residential Rebates in 2018

Presenters | Adam Gifford and Dana Storer, CLEAResult

Join this workshop for a comprehensive review of Efficiency Maine’s current suite of residential rebates. The workshop will focus on both weatherization and heating system rebates, and how to optimize claim forms. The session will review the overall rebate process, and the technical requirements of both the Home Energy Savings Program and Affordable Heat Initiative will be discussed. Contractors will be invited to share feedback.

3:45 – 4:45 P.M. DLC Resources For Qualified Partners

Presenter | Damon Bosetti, DLC Technical Manager

Many of Efficiency Maine’s eligible lighting incentives rely on the efficiency standards and measures listed on the Qualified Products List (QPL) published by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). This workshop will review the QPL, and how to get the most from it and other DLC resources. Learn more about resources for selecting the most efficient measures for a given installation, and how to ensure measures selected meet program incentive criteria. Avoid headaches with project applications by making the most of DLC resources.

 3:45 – 4:45 P.M. Ductless Heat Pumps & Heating Systems Usage Behavior

Presenter | Ian Burnes, Strategic Initiatives Team Leader

Join Efficiency Maine for a briefing on recent ductless heat pump studies from our state and around the region. These studies metered usage and analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of heating with heat pumps and central heating systems. The results of the studies might surprise you. Some Maine homeowners have not maximized savings from ductless heat pumps and are returning to their conventional heating when their ductless heat pump would be the more cost-effective choice. Yet other homeowners are “Super Users”, maximizing savings from their heat pumps. Learn more about the numbers behind ductless heat pump performance in Maine and join us for a discussion of how we can best educate customers on getting the most from their systems.

5:00 – 6:30 P.M. Networking