Thursday, July 24, 2014

ACCA and BPI to Co-Present 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum


Now open for registration!

Home and building performance contractors from all over the country will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 3rd Annual Building Performance Forum on October 7 and 8, 2014. Registration is now open at

The Building Performance Forum is the only educational conference focused exclusively on the needs of the contractors who are actively engaged in whole building performance services for both the residential and commercial markets.

This year, the event will be presented by ACCA
the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, and
the Building Performance Institute (BPI) in conjunction with their media partner, the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News.

The 2014 Building Performance Forum has expanded with an all-new program to meet the needs of contractors in this growing market segment. This year's schedule will feature three concurrent learning labs during each time slot, which will cover sales, management, testing, and technical topics for contracting business owners and managers.

Just a few of the topics scheduled to be covered during the Forum are: 

  • Diagnosing and Fixing Uncommon Duct Problems, with Rick Allgeier, Allgeier Air
  • Getting Technicians on Board with Home Performance, with Rob Minnick, Minnick's Inc.
  • Ventilation Of Existing Homes...As We Tighten Them Up, with Steve Saunders, Tempo Mechanical
  • Airflow Testing: Tools and Operation, with Bill Spohn, TruTech Tools, Ltd
  • How To Set Up A Very Cost Effective Insulation/Air Sealing Right, with Hal Smith, Halco

Because home and building performance requires contractors to innovate their internal systems and services,  the Building Performance Forum will kick off with an opening general session, "Creating a Culture of Innovation." Louis Foreman, a prolific inventor and serial entrepreneur,  will show contractors how to make embrace an "innovation" that focuses on executable results and solid returns. 


"We are pleased to welcome BPI as a new presenting partner at the Forum," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA President & CEO. "The first two years of the Building Performance Forum, showed that contractors are eager to get this type of quality training, so they can grow their building performance market share. This year, we decided to expand the programming based on suggestions from attendees and our members."


"We are excited to co-present this year's Building Performance Forum," said Larry Zarker, BPI CEO. "This is a great opportunity for contractors who are actively engaged in home and building performance to get together with their peers and learn how to run better businesses while helping their customers reduce energy usage. We're glad to be part of it."


Attendees can also spend time talking to some of the top manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers in the industry in the Sponsor Showcase. Sponsors include: AC Leak Freeze; Aeroseal; BPI; Bristol Compressors; CallSource; ComfortRx; Danfoss; Department of Energy; Dr. Energy Saver; Emerson; FieldAware; Mitsubishi; Jackson Systems; NATE; Nexstar; PowerSelling Pros; The Energy Conservatory; Trane; and Ultra-Aire.


In addition, attending contractors will have the option of receiving BPI and/or NATE continuing education credits.


Registration is open for this event at or by calling Vickie Ellis at 703-824-8856. Contractors can register with early bird pricing of $395 until August 15. Prices will increase $100 after that date.


The Building Performance Forum will happen at the Sheraton Charlotte in beautiful downtown Charlotte. A special discounted rate of $129 is available until September 5, 2014, or when the block is full, whichever comes first. To make your reservation call 800-325-3535 and mention ACCA to receive the discounted rate or visit to book online.


Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event; for display and sponsorship info, contact Tom Murphy at 703-824-8875 or


New BPI Registered Color LogoAbout the Building Performance Institute 

BPI is the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization. BPI develops technical standards using an open, transparent, consensus-based process built on sound building science. From these standards, we develop professional certifications for individuals, companywide credentials for BPI GoldStar Contractors, home energy rating systems and quality assurance services that help raise the bar in home performance contracting. BPI is approved by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as an accredited developer of American National Standards and as a certifying body for personnel credentials.


For more information on BPI, visit

Building Performance Institute, Inc.

107 Hermes Road, Suite 210

Malta, NY 12020

Phone: (877) 274-1274

Fax: (866) 777-1274