Green Path Energy Efficiency Conference

Builders • Remodelers • Building Officials • Suppliers


Learn about the latest green building techniques, how to work with cities to achieve greater energy efficiency, and what leading Twin Cities businesses see in the future for sustainability. Come to learn and connect. Leave invigorated and inspired!



Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 7:30 am-Noon


$59 | Includes breakfast and free parking


Target Field • Champions Club • One Twins Way, Minneapolis


Minnesota’s Green Path is the leading energy efficiency and green building program for the residential construction industry in Minnesota. Created by BATC-Housing First Minnesota in 2011, the program has provided Home Performance Reports to more than 14,000 newly built homes highlighting RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score and air exchange rate.

From the outset, the goal has been to help builders and their homeowners look at energy and green building in a different, more affordable way. With this independent energy testing and a consistent HERS index, prospective home buyers have a valuable tool that helps them understand expected energy usage in the homes they are considering.

In addition to the HPRs provided with each tested home, Green Path has been successful in securing a HERS field in the NorthStar MLS database, which is used by thousands of REALTORS throughout MN.

The base level of Minnesota’s Green Path is a RESNET tested home. Additionally, the program offers advanced and master levels of Green Path certification for those builders and homeowners seeking even more resource management.




8:15-9:30 AM: panel discussion | city sustainability & green initiatives

How cities are becoming more “green,” how that impacts your business, and how builders and remodelers can work with their cities to encourage energy efficient homes.


  • Mary Giuliani Stephens, Woodbury Mayor

  • Luke Hellier, Lakeville Council Member

  • Shawn Nelson, Bloomington Council Member

  • Dan Roe, Roseville Mayor

9:45-10:45 AM: 13 ½ Months Until 2020: Where are We Headed?

Current “Best Practices” | Future Code Impacts | New Homes 2025

Presented by Steven Ellison, Senior Manager, ICF

MN Builders and MN Realtors: Earn one-hour of continuing education credit (pending approval).

11:00 am-12:00 pm: panel discussioN | sustainable trends in businesses

How are businesses adapting to reflect the sustainability mindset of the new generation?


  • Gary Glawe, Senior Facilities Director, Target Field

  • Dale Stroud, Senior Business Advisor, Uponor North America

  • Robert Warner, President, Warners’ Stellian


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Steven Ellison, Senior Manager, ICF

Steven has more than 22 years of experience working in energy efficiency related fields. In the past, he has held certifications as a RESNET HERS Rater, RESNET QAQC Designee, IECC Residential Code Inspector, and BPI Building Analyst. Steven has taught more than 100 seminars. ICF is the High Efficiency New Home program implementer for Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy.

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Gary Glawe, Senior Facilities Director, Target Field

A graduate of UW Stout, Gary is LEED certified for New Construction, Operations and Maintenance, and Performance Path ARC (state-of-the-art platform designed to help improve sustainability performance).

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Mary Giuliani Stephens, Woodbury Mayor

Mary was elected Woodbury’s fifth mayor, and first female mayor in 2010. She has served on the City Council since 2007. She is President of the Woodbury Economic Development Authority and is Chair of the Woodbury Housing and Redevelopment Authority.


SHAWN NELSON, Bloomington Council Member

Shawn has served on the Bloomington City Council since 2017. He is President of New Spaces, a residential design/build remodeler company and has served as President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities in 2014.

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Luke Hellier, Lakeville Council Member

Luke was appointed to the Dakota County Planning Commission in 2015 and elected to the Lakeville City Council in 2016. Luke earned his degree in political science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. 

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Dan Roe, Roseville Mayor

Dan has served as Roseville’s Mayor since 2011. A mechanical engineer who works as a sales manager for Dynamic Air Inc. in Vadnais Heights, he has also served stints on the Planning Commission, Twin Lakes Stakeholder Panel, and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Citizen Advisory Team.


Dale Stroud, Senior Business Advisor, Uponor North America

Dale has been involved in the building products industry, from both an end-product standpoint and as a raw material supplier. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Kettering University and a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic University. Dale is a founding member of Uponor’s Sustainability Team.  


Robert Warner, President, Warners’ Stellian

Robert has worked for his family’s appliance company full-time since 1988. A self-proclaimed 30,000-feet thinker, Robert initiated an aggressive recycling program at Warners’ Stellian resulting in literally tons of appliance packaging being removed from the waste stream.


Questions: Contact Tom Gavaras at or 651.697.7592

Problems Registering: Contact Trisha Johnson at or 651.697.7584

Thank You 2018 MN Green Path Sponsors


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