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2021 Schedule & Sessions


Workout Class8:00 AM – 8:45 AM PT
Break8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Keynote Address9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PT
Presentations - General Session9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Open House - View on-demand sessions, virtual expo12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PT
Cocktail Making Class3:45 PM - 4:00 PM PT
Networking Activity4:00 PM - 4:45 PM PT

2021 On-Demand Library

The live-stream portion of the event will take place February 22-24, but in addition to this stream, attendees also have access to 80+ on-demand sessions from the industry’s best professionals. These sessions will be available 24/7 all through 2021, and provide the opportunity for Raters to receive 18 Professional Development credits.


February 22 | Day 1 Live-Stream

The Role of Builders, Real Estate, and Finance in Increasing Home Performance 

Co-hosts:  RESNET, Habitat for Humanity International, International Code Council, Leading Builders of America, National Association of Home Builders, Appraisal Institute

KEYNOTE: Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International

In his keynote address, Jonathan will cover Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to sustainability, how RESNET and Habitat for Humanity collaborate, and the role of certified RESNET HERS Raters in meeting the organization’s goals.

DAY 1 – Presentations

  • Net Zero Energy Homes – Behind the Walls – Ryan Meres, RESNET
  • Making Energy Efficiency Visible in the Real Estate Market – Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service
  • The Future of Codes – Ryan Colker, International Code Council
  • New Climate for Regulations and Policies Affecting the Housing Industry – Clayton Traylor, Leading Builders of America
  • Things to Come – Next Generation of Housing – CR Herro, Meritage Homes
  • Nexus of Affordability and Energy Efficiency: A Discussion – Moderator: Steve Baden, RESNET Panelists; Mark Johnson, International Code Council; Edwin Hensley, Habitat for Humanity International; Dean Potter, K. Hovnanian Homes

February 23 | Day 2 Live-Stream

A New Path for the Rating Industry 

Co-Hosts: RESNET, Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), CalCERTS, EPA WaterSense, International Code Council (ICC), U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Homes, Leading Raters of America, NEHERS Alliance, U.S. Department of Energy Building America, EEBA

Keynote Speaker: Steve Baden, Executive Director, RESNET

Steve Baden will address the industry with a recap of what has been accomplished in the building performance industry through an unprecedented year and share what his predictions for 2021 and beyond will be.

DAY 2 – Presentations

  • Rating the Efficiency of the Performance of HVAC Systems – Dean Gamble, EPA
  • Opportunities for Rating Water Efficiency – Jacob Atalla, KB Home
  • Opportunities for Code Compliance Verification for HERS Raters – Mark Johnson, International Code Council
  • RESNET Technical Standards – What’s in Store for 2021 – Laurel Elam, RESNET

February 24 | Day 3 Live-Stream

Cultivating Policies for Energy Efficiency

Co-Hosts: RESNET, Natural Resources Defense Council, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, U.S. Department of Energy, Winning Strategies Washington

Keynote Speaker (invited): Honorable Congressman Frank Pallone

Congressman Pallone represents the 6th District and is Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Congressman or a representative from his office will present an overview of the energy and climate issues Congress will be facing and what federal policies that the rating and building industry can expect.

DAY 3 – Presentations

  • Future of 45L Federal Tax Credit – Carl Chidlow, Winning Strategies Washington
  • New Frontiers – Collaboration Between RESNET and the California Energy Commission – Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
  • Role of Energy Efficiency in Meeting Climate Challenge – David Goldstein, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Biden-Harris Residential Energy Efficiency Initiatives – Representative of Biden Administration
  • Diversifying the Rating Industry – Jonathan Risch, Chief Executive Officer, DPIS