Frequently Asked Questions Your complete guide to coming to the Leadership Forum. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the RESNET Events team at email@example.com Attendees What is HB 3215? Texas House Bill (HB) 3215 updated the state’s universal energy code compliance pathway to allow builders to use the HERS® Index for energy code compliance across the state, in lieu of the state energy code or any stretch code adopted by municipalities. This represents a new statewide opportunity for builders and their HERS Rating partners to comply with the Texas Energy Code using the HERS Index. Learn more about it here! Who should attend The TEXAS HB 3215 & HERS® RATERS ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE Leadership Forum? This event brings together leaders in the home building and HERS Rating industry to network and learn about the benefits of this compliance pathway in Texas, and how it can be scaled nationally. The following leaders will be in attendance: Texas Builders RESNET HERS Raters and RFIs RESNET providers Grassroots advocates Code officials High-performance building suppliers Is registration limited? There is limited capacity. We will let you know as soon as possible when capacity is reached. Is there a deadline for registration? Attendee registration will close October 14, 2022. What topics will be covered at the Leadership Forum? The TEXAS HB 3215 & HERS RATERS ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE LEADERSHIP FORUM will include the following topics: HB 3215 and its significance Stretch Codes Lobbying and advocacy Code compliance and opportunities outside of TX The Role of Energy Codes in Net Zero, Decarbonization, and Electrification … and more! What will the program of the Leadership Forum look like? Take advantage of two full days of high-impact and innovative roundtables and discussions on HB3215 and code compliance. The Forum will be a balance of cutting-edge general sessions and productive roundtables with your fellow leaders in the industry. See Schedule/Events for the most updated schedule. Overview Schedule (subject to change): Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6-8 PM Opening Reception Thursday, October 13, 2022 7:30 – 8: 30 AM Breakfast and Networking 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM General Sessions 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Evening Reception Friday, October 14, 2022 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast and Networking 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Sessions 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables How can I stay up-to-date with the latest news on the Leadership Forum? Stay in the know and be the first to hear about the latest news on the Leadership Forum. Sign up to receive our emails. Follow us on social media. Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Check out our Media Room. Badges Are attendee badges mailed? No. Attendee badges will be issued via email. Attendees must print their own badge on a color printer and bring it to the forum, where they will be issued a badge holder and lanyard before joining the forum. If you cannot print your badge at home in color, the venue (Hilton Austin) has a business center. Additionally, there is a UPS Store on-site in the hotel lobby. Please be aware of their respective business hours. Please ensure that you have your badge before entering the forum. When do I get my badge? You will be emailed a copy of your badge, which you will need to print in color to bring to the forum. You will then be issued a badge holder and lanyard. I need to edit information on my badge. What can I do? If you need to edit your name, company, or any other information on your badge, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we can change your details in our system. I have registered, but not yet received my badge! What happens now? We can resend your badge email, or alternatively, you can print your badge on-site. Please let us know by emailing email@example.com Travel and Accommodations Where is the Leadership Forum taking place? The TEXAS HB 3215 & HERS RATERS ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE LEADERSHIP FORUM will take place at the Hilton Austin. Address: 500 E 4th Street, Austin Texas, 78701 Check-in times: 3:00 pm Check-out times: 12:00 pm Who books my hotel and accommodations? Each attendee is responsible for their own travel and accommodations. See Travel and Accommodations for the most updated information, including room link and availability. What airport is closest? The nearest major airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is located 7 miles away from the event location. Address: 3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719 Distance from hotel to airport: 7.0 miles Estimated Drive Time to the Hilton Austin: 12-16 minutes Cancellation and Refunds I can no longer attend. How can I cancel my participation? Please contact the RESNET Events team at firstname.lastname@example.org Will I be charged a cancellation fee if I cancel? We understand that schedules can change on short notice. However, cancelling by September, 12, 2022 will be subject to a processing fee of $50.00. There will be no refunds offered after September 12, 2022. There are no exceptions. For exhibitors and sponsors, Sponsorships and Exhibitor Booth Sponsorships are contributions made to RESNET to be used for RESNET’s Texas Leadership Forum program. Sponsorships are not refundable once paid. If the RESNET Texas Leadership Forum is cancelled due to uncontrollable factors, your contribution will be used for a future event or events-related program that is defined by RESNET. Requests to cancel must be submitted via email to email@example.com Health and Safety What are your current COVID-19 health and safety plans? RESNET will provide best practices and guidelines based off of local and state requirements. We ask that you follow all local guidelines and laws as issued by local public health and government authorities. Attendees will be required to sign a waiver upon registration to agree that attendance is at their own risk. Stay up to date on the health and safety protocols and COVID-19 precautions in place at the Hilton Austin, and what you can expect during your stay.