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Energy, experts Leif Magnuson of Pacific Gas and Electric, Ed Thomas of UtilityExchange.org, and Claudia Rapkoch of NorthWestern Energy. There are huge shifts taking place within the utility industry at present, and these changes will be felt throughout the housing industries for years to come. We’ll look to these experts to gain some ideas of what to expect in the future, and how we each position our industries to take advantage of these changes in the way we generate, transmit, and distribute electricity and gas. This session will be moderated by John Dendy of Habitat X, and will include ample Q & A.
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After four years of hard work, the Habitat X Conference is getting the attention of people who see the future of sustainable construction. Come to our annual event in Big Sky Montana, and we'll introduce you to Lt. Governor Angela McLean. Click through to learn more.
#habitatx   #sustainableliving   #energyefficiency  
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And Griffin Hagle gets the job as the 2015 Habitat X Fellow.  
See you at the Summer National Conference this July 21-23, 2015.
http://habitatx.com/fellowship/
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The room is filling up at Habitat X Summer National Conference. This has become the go-to event for forward-looking home performance professionals. Now you can join this talented group of individuals and guide the evolution of your industry.

Who Attends?
-- Home Performance and HVAC Companies
-- Energy Efficiency Specialists
-- Gas and Electric Utilities
-- Government and Regulatory Agencies

What Happens?
This is a focused peer-to-peer event where industry-changing work can take place.  For this reason, we cap the attendance at 75 people. I suggest you grab a seat while you can -- substantial early-bird discounts are available until June 15. Register with Coupon Code A328543, and save an additional $300 on registration.

Plus -- we have a great time working in paradise. See you in Montana!
2015 Habitat X Summer National Conference. This is the place where advanced business networking, technical training, and personal development take place in one integrated event. We solve problems. We develop solutions. We create the future. This is the future of building performance.
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Interesting story. Unfortunately, there is a junk graphic in this post. Take a look at the graph "Total Contributions, etc.". There is no scale specified for the Y-axis, hence it's meaningless. What it does show is that there was an increase in activity leading up to Bangladesh Independence Day. What the viewer has no way to ascertain is whether that increase was 50% or 1/1000th of one percent.
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It's a great part of the Habitat X tradition -- now entering its fourth year -- that we appeal to smart professionals housing everywhere to share their best presentations at Habitat X Summer National. 

We'll open the call for presenters this Friday February 20th. In the meantime, here's a good TedX blog to help you get your ideas organized. 

Do you have a killer presentation in you -- one that you think will move and inspire the people of Habitat X? Then add a comment here on Facebook and tell us the proposed title of your session.

Oh -- and this is the big announcement, spilled here a few days early: the 2015 Habitat X Summer National Conference will be held July 21-23 at Big Sky Montana. Mark your calendars!
Stepping onto the TED or TEDx stage -- or speaking in front of any group of people, for that matter -- is truly nerve-wracking. Will you remember everything you wanted to say, or get so discombobul...
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I love Duarte! How about: 'Eliminating your carbon footprint could cost no more than some planning.'
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An Interview with Larry Zarker of the Building Performance Institute, Kevin Kennedy of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, and Leif Magnuson of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Larry, Leif, and Kevin are all engaged in moving their respective organizations toward active roles that connect health and energy. We’ll be keen to learn more about the solid science that connects asthma to poorly-performing homes, and the solid funding mechanisms now in place for the remediation of homes occupied by asthma victims. This interview will be led by Tiger Adolf of UtilityExchange.org.
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Thanks for the invite, and thanks for organizing Habitat X! (wish I was there)

The 4th Annual Home Performance Conference of Oregon, on October 14th in Portland, is also focusing on this topic - i.e. the role of Home Performance in the intersection of health & home. I will be listening attentively for threads that can be replicated or expanded upon at our conference and will be reaching out to the panelists after this session to discuss joining our conference to continue this important dialogue.

See you soon!
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Today we're proud to announce that Griffin Hagle of San Diego is the recipient of the ‪Habitat X‬ Fellowship for 2015. He'll be with us all week at the Summer National Conference, and will present the case study "Performance in Paradise".

Congratulations Griffin!

(please share) #HabitatX  
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Yay Griffin! Chris, you'll like him.
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We've released the Agenda for Habitat X Summer National, and it is loaded with focused and relevant content.

Most conferences try to offer something for everyone. Instead, we keep our ears to the ground all year to identify the trends that are changing industry, then focus on the important stuff:

-- New Collaborative Partnerships: Trade Allies vs. Competitors
-- Evolution of Modern Utilities: Renewables and Grid Defection
-- Next Critical Issues: Health, Water, Carbon

Plus -- we always include our respected and career-changing sessions on best business practices and focused professional development. 

You could join us -- this is where a lot of people have boosted their careers to the next level!
2015 Summer National Agenda. 2015 Conference Date. Once you've registered for the conference, we'll send you updates with additional information on the agenda. Tuesday July 21. 7:45 – 8:30. Registration, beverages, and light snacks. 8:30 – 10:00. Opening Session.
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I recently spent two weeks in New Orleans and Washington, DC with some of the most smart and well-placed people in the energy-efficiency sector. The most potent of these meetings was the EE Global, the annual conference of the Alliance to Save Energy.

The hot spots in the energy-efficiency industry, world-wide, have coalesced around 1) the emerging mega-power of photovoltaics, 2) healthy homes, and 3) some very successful new finance schemes. 

Want to learn more? Come to the Habitat Summer National Conference this July 21-23 in Montana -- where Larry Zarker of BPI and I will present in-person summaries of EE Global. As a bonus, we've created a focused set of action guidelines for each of these hot spots.
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In case you had any doubt, the business of marketing requires a creative grasp of a lot of moving pieces -- and this is a great place for a strong graphic representation of a very big picture. Take it from our friend Peter Troast over at Energy Circle.....
 

How cool is this? Peter's talk on whole house marketing visualized at the High Performance Insulation Professionals event. #hpipconvention
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Most of us will eventually have to address that most basic of human fears: public speaking. Fortunately, practice tends to dispel this boogeyman. That's why it's a skill we practice at the Habitat X Conferences.

But if you're interested in polishing your skills right now, I recommend that you view this great list of TED Talks. And then get out there and speak in public whenever you can. 

And finally, please tell us a quick story about YOUR speaking experiences. How have YOU gotten over your fear of public speaking?

#habitatx  
If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event? — we recommend these talks to help get you pumped up.
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