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October Event (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE) – Don MacOdrum to discuss haunted home performance!
October 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
We all heard so much about Home Performance during the ARRA days, but now we hear more about low fuel prices affecting cost effectiveness and incentives. But there also seems to be a ton of investment in homes. Is focus shifting from cost effective energy efficiency? What is the state of the home performance industry and where is it going? Please join us on Wednesday, October 26th at Menamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM where Don MacOdrum, Executive Director of the Home Performance Guild of Oregon, will provide a update on the state of home performance in Oregon. It hasn’t been pretty lately, but there are blue skies on the horizon!
About the speaker:
Don MacOdrum advocates for contractors and industry stakeholders with lawmakers and regulators, and he enhances their engagement with the Energy Trust of Oregon and Enhabit Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs. Don works to uncover and exploit synergies between contractors, remodelers, builders, distributors, manufacturers, trainers, programs, environmental non-profits, governments, regulators, legislators, lenders, realtors, appraisers and homeowners to build an industry that helps all Oregonians have access to Home Performance retrofits. In 2013, Don co-authored House Bill 2801 in the Oregon legislature, which established statewide standards for residential energy performance assessors and scoring systems – a policy which the City of Portland’s proposed Home Energy Scoring Ordinance looks to for its standards. Prior to joining the Guild Don conceived of and oversaw the design and construction of a building science and sustainability education center in Southern Ontario, Canada. Don holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science.