Building Performance Forum


Building Performance

Home and building performance is a rapidly growing market in our industry,
with its own unique opportunities. The Building Performance Forum (BPF) is
aimed at working home and building performance contractors who want to grow their profits in this sector through better marketing, sales techniques, and customer education.

Why Building Performance Experts Attend

I dare say IE3 is one of the most fulfilling conferences I have attended over my HVAC career – the conference brings to light the issues and trends that affect my business…our industry, and provides contractors the answers and solutions we need to succeed. I can’t wait to go back this March in Nashville.

Rob Minnick

Minnick's, Inc.

Why will I be in Nashville at the IE3 Show? Because I know I'm going to get great ideas and fun times -- it's an ACCA conference, after all. I'm especially excited this year because of all the changes they've announced. I love that ACCA is always reinventing itself, because it's  a great example for all of us contractors. We need to keep changing, too, and ACCA's show is where that change happens.

Steve Schmidt

Frederick Air


Building Performance Program Highlights

Home and building performance are not buzz words in our industry, they are a way of doing business. Contractors Focusing on the whole building ultimately leads to better performing homes and buildings and happier customers who get the comfort they want and deserve. The BPF was designed for contractors who are currently in this market segment and those who are thinking about getting into it and will feature sessions on topics, such as:

  • Successfully transitioning into the green build market
  • How to create healthy homes
  • Understanding moisture science
  • Controlling humidity


Rob Minnick on Healthy Homes

Rob has 35 years’ experience in the Heating and Air Conditioning field, in particular with Mechanical Design & Building Performance for owners. He enjoys the challenges that the industry presents and that is particularly true when it comes to creating healthy home environments for his customers.

The fact is there are tons of reasons that homes just aren't healthy spaces, and it's a great opportunity for contractors to help their customers. Rob is going to share how his company explains why a home needs help to customers, what they do to correct the issues, and how it grown his home performance market share.


dan-welklin-imageDan Welklin on Moisture Science

Dan Welklin is a Comfort Consultant at Precision Comfort Systems in Indiana. Previously employed at Duke Energy, Dan has worked for 38 years in the energy efficiency sciences. Dan teaches heating contractors, energy technicians and home builders nationwide about HVAC Loads, Moisture Science, Airflow Basics, Duct Design and other science topics related to home comfort and energy efficiency.

During the IE3 Show, Dan is going to simplify the misunderstood concepts of moisture science with examples you will understand and remember.

jeremybegleyJeremy Begley on the Green Building Market

Jeremey Begley knows home energy services. He spent five years as president and owner of first full service Home Performance Contracting company in the Greater Cincinnati market. When he sold most of his company to National Heating and Air Conditioning Company, he joined them to integrate Home Performance delivery into their existing successful HVAC business model. Now he spends his time as a helping other contractors find success the same way he and National did. His hybrid consulting practice HVAC 2 Home Performance works with contractors on design, testing, verification, and home performance implementation and integration consulting services.

During the IE3 show, he is going to share with contractors how they can take his tried and tested processes to help them be successful in the green building market.


nikkikheadshotNikki Krueger on Humidity Control

Heating and Cooling systems are changing rapidly and the efforts to make them more efficient has created a whole new set of challenges. You can no longer just install a new air conditioner and go. You must look at the entire system and house to make sure that everything is working together.

Nikki Krueger, marketing manager for Therma-Stor has unique insight into how all this works. She is going to detail how to set up an air conditioning correctly for maximum dehumidification and help you make sure that you knew when a dehumidifier is necessary for whole home comfort.



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