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!

 

Date/Hours

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

Cost

$59 | Includes breakfast and free parking

Location

Target Field • Champions Club • One Twins Way, Minneapolis

MINNESOTA’S GREEN PATH

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.

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Schedule

7:30-8:10 AM: BREAKFAST / NETWORKING

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.

Panelists:

  • 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 for real estate credit).

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?

Panelists:

  • Gary Glawe, Senior Facilities Director, Target Field

  • Dale Stroud, Senior Business Advisor, Uponor North America

  • Robert Warner, President, Warners’ Stellian