The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce that planning is underway for the 2019 ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Partner Meeting (ESRPM). This year’s meeting will take place Wednesday, September 11 through Thursday, September 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
EPA would like to provide the following updates for the 2019 ESRPM:
KEY MEETING INFORMATION
- ONLINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO 9/6
- HOTEL ROOM BLOCK ALMOST SOLD OUT
- LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
- MEETING LOCATION
- MEET WITH EPA STAFF 9/10
- RESNET PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
- GREEN MEETING EFFORTS
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The formal registration period for the 2019 ESRPM ends at 8:00 PM ET today, August 21.
However, as a courtesy to late registrants, the online system will remain available through September 6 at 8:00 PM ET, as well as onsite. To register, please click on the link above or visit the 2019 ENERGY STAR Residential Partner Meeting page and click on the “Register Today” button.
Please note that due to time constraints:
- Only attendees registered before 8:00 PM ET today, August 21 will be listed on the final meeting participant list that is circulated prior to the meeting.
- Only attendees registered before 8:00 PM ET August 27 will receive the final meeting materials by email the week prior to the meeting.
- Pre-printed badges for all late registrants will be generated on site at the meeting. We will make every effort to have them ready as soon as possible after the start of the meeting.
As of August 14, we are no longer able to accept cancellations and registration refunds, under any circumstances, due to hotel commitments.
*The $206 per person registration fee includes optional breakfast, lunch, and meeting breaks for the duration of the meeting. This fee is remitted in its entirety to the hotel to cover the cost of food and beverages provided. EPA and its contractors do not keep any portion of the fee for any purpose. If you require a kosher meal, please indicate this in the "special requirements" field during registration.
All attendees, including ENERGY STAR Expo exhibitors, must pay the meeting registration fee if they wish to partake of the food and beverages provided by the Westin Charlotte for meeting attendees. Registration fees are not included in ENERGY STAR Product Expo booth payments.
The ENERGY STAR room block for the 2019 ESRPM is almost sold out.
Although space is limited, the Westin Charlotte may still have rooms at the discounted ENERGY STAR meeting rate of $219/night available on certain dates. There may also be rooms available at the standard (non-discounted) rates.
To explore all your accommodation options at the Westin Charlotte, please call reservations directly at 866-837-4148.
If your preferred dates are not available at the Westin, the following nearby venues may have availability:
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is approximately 7 miles from the Westin Charlotte.
Suggested options for getting to and from the Westin include:
- Airport Taxi (one-way): approximately $25
- Uber/Lyft (one-way): approximately $16
- Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Bus (one-way): approximately $3 – the Westin is located at the College St. & Stonewall St. stop
More information on how to access the Westin by plane, train, bus, or car can be found here.
General Information: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cltcw-the-westin-charlotte/
EPA is pleased to provide a preliminary agenda with session titles, descriptions, and speakers. The final agenda is still in development and will be circulated closer to the meeting. Please note that this document is subject to change.
The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes team will be available for individual meetings with partners on 9/10 before the official start of the Partner Meeting. Individual meetings allow EPA staff to better understand your market, address your challenges, and explore opportunities.
- One-on-one meetings with EPA’s ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction team
- 45-minute time blocks
- Tuesday, September 10 between 1pm and 5pm
- Meetings held at The Westin Charlotte
If you would like to arrange a meeting, please email Brice Lang at Lang.Brice@epa.gov.
This year’s two-day meeting has been approved by RESNET for 18 Professional Development Credits (PDCs). HERS Raters can earn the PDCs by attending the conference and reporting to their Provider.
EPA is working with The Westin Charlotte to make the 2019 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting as resource efficient as possible. In 2019, offerings include a range of guest room conservation measures, as well as facility energy efficiency, water conservation, and recycling programs. Additional information on The Westin Charlotte’s environmental program can be found here.
In order to reduce waste and limit printing and shipping costs associated with meeting materials, EPA invites meeting participants to join the effort to go paperless for the 2019 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting. As in past years, EPA will email all attendees who register online between July 16 - August 14 the final meeting materials a week before the meeting. Each individual can choose to print only those materials they deem most critical.
The meeting will include plenary sessions and networking opportunities with both Residential and Products partners (as in year's past, the Products meeting will be held at the same location). Select ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction partners and stakeholders are invited to this meeting. Attendees will include:
- Energy rating companies
- Residential energy efficiency program implementors
Regular meeting updates will be distributed via email and posted on this page. All meeting information can be accessed from the main ENERGY STAR meetings page. If you have any questions, please contact Brice Lang at Lang.Brice@epa.gov.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Charlotte!
Updated August 21, 2019