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    Western Massachusetts Green Consortium, Green Night, 9/13 - The Business Model for Green and Healthy Homes

  • 13 September 2017
  • Start time : 05:00 PM
  • End time : 07:00 PM
  • Event Host : Western Massachusetts Green Consortium
  • Event Location : Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA, United States
Event Description

Western Massachusetts Green Night, September 13th
The Business Model for Green and Healthy Homes

Please join us to learn and enjoy while also earning credit towards your certifications with the Building Performance Institute (BPI). This presentation will touch on the issues affecting healthy homes, the role of the contractor in providing healthy home assessments, and how these assessments can help grow and expand contractor businesses.

Demand is growing for the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification. More public health programs across the country, and private consumers, are calling for preventative home health assessments, with costs covered by public benefit funds or health insurers. Business opportunities lie in asthma and respiratory infection home assessments, aging-in-place elderly home assessments, and more.

BPI and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, together with a broad team of subject matter experts, created the HHE certification to meet these demands, with the goal of breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families through home performance interventions.

**This is the first WMGC Green Night event that is offering BPI continuing education units (CEU’s) at one of our events. Come learn and enjoy all while getting credit towards your BPI certifications.**

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Western Massachusetts Green Consortium
  • Agenda
    • Every Second Wednesday except August come to Platform Sports Bar 5-7 pm at Union Station for Green Night to learn about what is going on in the Valley around sustainability.
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Nancy Kaplan, Manager of Major Accounts at BPI, has worked extensively with BPI Test Centers and Proctors. In her current role, she spends time reaching out to industry partners to promote the role of BPI, and to determine how best to work with and support the home performance industry. Nancy holds a degree in Child and Family Services, and as the mother of children with asthma, has a passion for ensuring that other families have the knowledge needed to be proactive in preventing illness as much as possible.

      Darlene Welch is a Technical Relations Representative at BPI. She has worked in the home performance industry for many years, starting out as an energy auditor and program coordinator for NYS Home Performance programs. She joined BPI in 2010 and has worked in the development of BPI standards and certifications. In her current role, she assists BPI Test Centers, Proctors, GoldStar Contractors, and Certified Professionals in standards interpretation and compliance.
  • Sponsors
    • September Green Night Sponsored by:

      Energía, LLC is a socially responsible energy services company that provides energy efficiency upgrades for residential, multifamily and commercial properties to reduce utility costs and energy use throughout western Massachusetts. Energía’s mission is to create efficient and healthy buildings that transform our communities and environments into thriving places to live & work.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Meeting

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