Valuing Energy Efficiency

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Engaging Real Estate in Your Efficiency Upgrades

Wednesday, April 25
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Salon I (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

As a home performance professional, the work you do provides real value to your customers, which can be passed on to the home’s next owner. By making it easy for the real estate community to value your work, you improve the value proposition for your customers. But how can we ensure this value is being recognized? This session will show you steps energy professionals can take to better ensure their services will be valued and understood in the marketplace. Speakers from real estate and energy groups will show you the work they’ve been doing to improve this coordination on a national scale, and give you tips and resources to make it work for your business.

Learning Objectives:

Madeline Salzman

Residential Energy Fellow
U.S. Department of Energy

Madeline is a Fellow in the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office (BTO) and is Acting manager for the Home Energy Score and Home Energy Information Accelerator. She works to improve processes bringing standardized home energy efficiency and renewable energy data to homeowners and the real estate market. Prior to joining DOE, Madeline worked on home energy use with the Sierra Club in Missouri, the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL) Program in Arkansas, and with Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India. She received her Master of Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service, and her Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in environmental studies and architecture.


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Jacob Corvidae

Rocky Mountain Institute

Jacob leads the Residential Energy+ initiative as a Manager at Rocky Mountain Institute, transforming the residential energy upgrade market in the U.S. He is also a co-author of The Carbon-Free City Handbook, a guide for cities globally. He is the former Executive Director of EcoWorks, a leading sustainability nonprofit in Detroit, Michigan. He is also the Co-Founder and former President of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office an innovative collaboration of 26 local governments tackling energy improvements in their communities.


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Darlene Jackson

Program Associate
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Darlene Jackson is a program associate on the Residential team at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). In this role, she provides support in the coordination and implementation of HVAC SAVE and Illinois Home Performance. Before MEEA, Darlene worked as a Policy Analyst for Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity through the graduate public service internship program.
Darlene recently graduated from the University of Illinois earning her Masters of Public Administration. Prior to graduate studies, she earned a B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies. In her free time you can find Darlene watching the food network, blogging or cooking.


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Amanda Stinton

Director of Sustainability and NAR's Green Designation
National Association of REALTORS

As Director of Sustainability for the National Association of REALTORS®, Amanda Stinton has worked to increase awareness around energy efficiency, sustainability and technology for nearly ten years. Amanda leads initiatives and programs on green home features and sustainability for Realtors and cooperating industries. Through outreach, research, creation of resources, and presentations, she stays tuned into industry shifts that link sustainability, homebuyers, and the built environment. She also manages the Green Designation program, which has trained thousands of Realtors to have confidence when helping clients navigate the benefits of greener homes and communities. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts from Drake University and her Master of Real Estate from REALTOR® University.


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