The U. S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce that planning is underway for the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting. This year’s meeting will take place Monday, October 23 to Wednesday, October 25 in Chicago, Illinois.
Updated! Online registration for the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting has been extended until October 20, 2017!
This meeting will include plenary sessions with national program updates, presentations on a range of topics important to ENERGY STAR Certified Homes stakeholders, and networking opportunities with both Certified Homes and Products partners.
Select ENERGY STAR Certified Homes partners and stakeholders are invited to this meeting. Attendees will include senior leadership from market-leading organizations from the following sectors:
- Home energy rating services
- Residential energy efficiency program implementation
EPA would like to provide the following updates on the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting:
- New! FINAL MEETING MATERIALS
- New! AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
- ONLINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 20
- SLEEPING ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE SHERATON GRAND HOTEL
- MONDAY WELCOME RECEPTION ANNOUNCED
- SEARS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
- TUESDAY EVENING RECEPTION ANNOUNCED
- 18 RESNET RATER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS AVAILABLE
- GREEN MEETINGS
- ONE-ON-ONE NEWWORKING ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE
- CO-SPONSORSHIP & EVENING EVENTS
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
In an effort to reduce the level of resources associated with the meeting, EPA is proudly offering all meeting materials in electronic format, with the exception of the meeting agenda, which will still be printed and provided to all attendees on-site.
We encourage all attendees to print only those documents they deem the most necessary.
- Final Meeting Agenda (a printed version will also be provided onsite)
- 2017 Partner Incentive Overview
The online registration system will now be open through Friday, October 20, in order to accommodate late registrants.
To register, please click on the blue “Click and Register” button.
Benefits of registering by October 10 include:
- Receipt of all final meeting materials one week prior to the meeting (these are only sent to attendees who registered online);
- Advance notice to your peers that you will be attending the meeting, allowing them to connect with you in advance to arrange one-on-one networking sessions and other meetings;
- Inclusion of your name and organization in the online meeting participant list that is updated in real time on the online meeting registration page, and distributed via email to all registered attendees immediately prior to the meeting; and
- Pre-printed name badges for faster onsite check-in.
Please also note that after October 10, cancellations and registration refunds cannot be accepted under any circumstances, due to hotel commitments.
After October 20, attendees will only be able to register for the meeting onsite.
The hotel’s cut-off date for reserving rooms in the ENERGY STAR room block has passed, but sleeping rooms are still available at the normal rates. Rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please make your arrangements as soon as possible.
Meeting location: The Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60611
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Four-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winner Vornado Realty Trust and theMART invite you to kick off the ENERGY STAR Partner Meetings with a welcome reception on Monday evening. Mix and mingle with other ENERGY STAR conference attendees at Marshall’s Landing, theMART’s newest bar and lounge space. Reservation details were sent to registered attendees.
In what has become a tradition over the past several years, Sears Holdings Corporation is partnering with a national nonprofit that has been working for more than 40 years to transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing communities to offer a voluntary community service event the day before the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting.
On Sunday, October 22, Sears Holdings Corporation volunteers will come together to provide critical repairs—including installing ENERGY STAR certified products and other energy efficiency measures—to the Eddie Beard Veteran’s House in Chicago. The Eddie Beard house provides housing for military Veterans and helps residents in finding permanent income and housing.
If you would like to participate as a volunteer in helping install these upgrades on the day before the Stakeholder Meeting, please click here for additional details and a registration link. Volunteer organizations will be included in volunteer t-shirts and signage at the project site, and there will be a media event to recognize everyone’s support on the afternoon of October 22. Please contact Paul Campbell, Director-Sustainability/Green Leadership with Sears Holdings Corporation, at Paul.Campbell@searshc.com with any questions.
EPA is pleased to share an invitation from the National Association of REALTORS®, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), Patuxent Environmental Group (PEG), CodeGreen Solutions, The Energy Guy, and ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program, who welcome attendees to join them for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking on Tuesday, October 24, after the ENERGY STAR Partner Meetings.
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: REALTOR® Building, 430 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
This conference has been approved for 18 RESNET Rater Professional Development Credits. Raters attending this year’s meeting will be eligible to earn 18 RESNET Rater Professional Development (PD) Credits.
EPA is working with the Sheraton Grand Chicago to make the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting as resource efficient as possible. In 2017, offerings include a range of guest room conservation measures, as well as facility energy efficiency, water conservation, and recycling programs. Additional information on the Sheraton Grand Chicago’s environmental program can be found here (PDF,122KB).
Paperless Meeting Effort
In order to reduce printing and shipping costs associated with meeting materials, EPA invites meeting participants to join the effort to go paperless for the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting. As in past years, EPA will email all attendees who register online final meeting materials the week before the meeting. Each individual can choose to print only those materials they deem most critical.
EPA is offering attendees a room in which to conduct independent meetings during this event. Networking sessions may be set up in 30 minute increments and offered on the following dates and times, beginning on the half-hour and the hour:
- Monday, October 23rd from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, October 24th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, October 25th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Room is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign-up for a slot, please contact Teresa Withee, ICF, at email@example.com. You must supply the following information in your email request:
- Contact number
- Cell phone number (for on-site contact)
- Number of attendees
- Preferred time slot. Session start times are on the hour and half-hour within the time blocks specified above.
All meeting room requests will be confirmed via email within 48 hours. If we cannot accommodate your exact request, we will provide you with alternate dates and timeslots to choose from. The networking session room has the capacity for 8 people in a board room set up. No additional A/V equipment will be provided in the room.
Due to updated administrative guidelines, EPA is unable to offer co-sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting.
Partner-hosted events and other gatherings offered in conjunction with the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting offer value-added networking opportunities for program stakeholders after each day’s sessions have ended. With no official sponsor reception taking place as part of the meeting this year, EPA is happy to share information on any partner-hosted events open to all meeting attendees in future meeting materials and communications. Interested partners should contact Elizabeth Caiafa, ICF, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting updates will be emailed to partners as they become available and will also be posted on this page. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Teresa Withee at Teresa.Withee@icf.com.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 2017 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Stakeholder Meeting in Chicago!
Please visit the ENERGY STAR Meetings Archive to learn about past meetings.
Updated as of October 19, 2017