Energy Efficient Homes Workshop

Objective: Discuss how, by working together, government and the private sector can transform the housing market so that builders construct and buyers demand cost-effective energy efficient designs and features in both new and existing homes.

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August 5, 2004
National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, N.W., Washington, DC
Hosted by NAHB and CEEP, Inc.

10:00 Opening (Context and Goals) & Introductions
Larisa Dobriansky
  • Kyle McSlarrow, Deputy Secretary, DOE
  • Dennis Shea, Ass't. Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD
  • Peter Garforth, Advisor, Owens-Corning (PDF 753 KB)
  • Joyce Mason, Vice President, Marketing, Pardee Homes
10:40 Framing Comments on the Key Market Factors and Challenges
  • Beyond RD&D: DOE as a Partner, Ed Pollock, DOE, Buildings Program (PDF 781 KB)
  • Energy Star Program Update, Sam Rashkin, EPA (PDF 330 KB)
  • Overview of Key Challenges, David Berg, DOE, Policy Office (PDF 100 KB)
Roundtable Discussion

12:15 Working Lunch and Short Presentations
  • Energy Efficient Mortgages: "The Second Wave", Michelle Desiderio, FannieMae (PDF 295 KB)
  • Ad Council Campaign on Energy Efficiency, Kathy Crosby, Ad Council (PDF 862 KB)
1:15 Three Approaches to Transforming Housing Markets: Potential State Pilots
(Different climates, energy use patterns, policies... drive different approaches)
Moderator: Vincent DeVito, DOE
  • Potential Pilot in Texas, Malcolm Verdict, Texas A&M (PDF 331 KB)
  • Potential Pilot in New York State, Rick Gerardi, NYSERDA (PDF 252 KB)
  • Potential Pilot in California, Art Rosenfeld, California Energy Commission (PDF 111 KB)
Discussion from Various Perspectives
Facilitator: Andrew Paterson

Builders, Builders' suppliers, Builders' lenders, Energy raters, Federal government agencies, State government, Local government, Homebuyers, Mortgage industry, Realtors, Insurers, Utilities

4:00 Distilling the Key Points, Private-Sector Co-chairs and DOE
Defining the objective
(1) Supply / Build Side and (2) Demand / Buy Side

4:45 Wrap-up & Next Steps
Larisa Dobriansky

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