The Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, and City of Bend and our 14 generous sponsors are bringing NEW Information to Bend for Builders to learn of new energy code requirements,  and building opportunities!

Keep up to date with the trend towards clean energy, electric vehicles, and efficiency. Discover how you an take advantage of the new incentives and programs!

Whether you’re a builder, or building your own home, you can take advantage of the cheapest energy and efficiency products. 

Eventbrite - Go Clean Energy Conference and Social Hour

Use the code Buildit to get the special discount of $36  Includes beverages,lunch and social hour, with beverages by Worthy Brewing. 

4 Hours of CEU Credit for any licensee

  1. Getting Top Dollar for Solarized, Efficient Homes
  2. High Performance Subdivision: Case Example
  3. How do you adapt to the new electrification code changes required from Gov Kate Brown? 
  4. What are avenues and vendors for sourcing for electrification? 
  5. How can we incentivize more high performance homes?  (With Bend Mayor Russell, others)
  6. How does  efficiency increases affordability? 
  7. How to get to Zero Net Energy with mechanicals?    AND MORE! 

Plus you may attend any sessions in the Full Conference







Special Breakouts: 

Increasing Efficiency in Buildings : Commercial, Residential, Government   Speakers: Earth Advantage, Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon. 

Learn the benefits and requirements of the Home Energy Score. Keep up with the new Oregon code changes and how to adapt to requirements. Includes incentives and funding for cities, builders, and nonprofit and for profit businesses.

Question & Answer Session:

Aaron Salvesen, of Salvesen Custom Home Design and Construction. With two decades of experience in residential construction, Aaron takes pride in being a third generation contractor. Before moving to Bend, he built high end homes with his father in the state of Washington. As a business owner and now a father himself, Aaron listens to his clients and personally guides them through the home building process.

Aaron is sensitive to his client’s needs, and invested in providing them with the information to make each decision their own. His goal is to keep the process of building and home-buying as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

Salvesen Homes are energy efficient and functional, without sacrificing the quality craftsmanship they have built their reputation on. Aaron’s meticulous eye for detail helps him create custom homes that stand out from the rest.

Lunch keynote: “Why Zero Net Energy Now?”

Stephen Aiguier, Founder of Green Hammer Design Build, Certified B Corp. Green Hammer uses a unified design-build process to deliver healthy and inspiring projects where people live, work and play. Green Hammer has signed onto the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2030 Commitment—and are proud to be just one of 10 design firms in the nation to meet the goals of this voluntary agreement.

At Green Hammer, we see every building as an opportunity to improve our wellbeing, equity and relationship with nature. Our integrated, multi-disciplinary team of architects, designers and construction experts fuse cutting-edge design concepts with state-of-the-art building science to deliver award-winning projects.

Green Hammer has certified dozens of projects to Passive House, Zero Energy, LEED-Platinum, Earth Advantage, and Living Building Challenge™ certifications. The firm has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council’s Leadership Award and Earth Advantage Institute’s 2014 LEED-for-Homes Builder of the Year Award.

Peter Brandom, City of HillsboroHigh Performance Subdivisions: Hillsboro, Oregon

Peter Brandom, City Project Manager, City of Hillsboro. Twenty years of professional experience, including Federal government compliance auditing, nonprofit land conservation, corporate environmental and sustainability consulting, and local government sustainability program development and implementation.Coordinator of City sustainability programs and projects, both internally and across the community; manager of solid waste and recycling collection franchise; City Commissioner to the MACC; member of regional Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee. Former sustainability specialist with Booz Allen Hamilton, supported a variety of Federal agency environmental programs, including U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Postal Service, and U.S. Department of Energy. Project and program management roles in sustainability and environmental planning and implementation, including land conservation, environmental assessment, policy development, and development and implementation of renewable energy strategies and programs.

Ryan Lapoma, Earth AdvantageRyan Lapoma, Education Manager and Technical Consultant, Earth Advantage
Ryan is a Green building advocate, national education manager, and sustainability professional with experience in adult education, government, utility and nonprofit sectors.
Specialties: Green building, sustainability and building industry education; climate action plan consulting, national sales and partnership development; program management; community and industry engagement; organizational culture and diversity, equity & inclusion leadership, marketing and communications.

Eventbrite - Go Clean Energy Conference and Social Hour

Brian LaddMarketing: Getting Top Dollar for High Performance Homes
Brian Ladd of Cascade Southeby’s Int’l Realty, Brian Ladd is the leading Sotheby’s real estate broker in Oregon and has a team that sells over $100,000,000 a year in property in the Bend area. Brian started his career as a fourth-generation home builder and developer and has a deep understanding of the construction process and how green features are integrated in today’s buildings. Many of the new homes that Brian’s team represents are high-performance homes, often sold with the Earth Advantage designation.

Special Session with Mayor Sally Russell and/or City Councillor

How can we Incentivize the building of High Performance Homes?

Efficient homes can boost builder profitability while benefitting the entire community. Participate in the discussion to provide your ideas and hear others talk about how to make it happen in Central Oregon.

Scott Leonard, Energy Trust of Oregon


Scott Leonard, Board member, Senior Project Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon. 

Scott is the trade ally coordinator for Energy Trust of Oregon’s New Homes and Products program. In the past four years he has helped develop and implement the Energy Performance Score for new construction homes.

How Efficient Homes Increase Affordability: Funding and Examples

Learn the updated Energy Trust of Oregon Incentives for cities, builders,  and nonprofit businesses, as well as assistance from other organizations and entities. (pass through federal funding)

Funding and Incentives: Exemplary Projects 

Get project ideas and learn how to finance your projects: tax credits, cash rebates, grants, as well as individual investments and proposed financing structures will be discussed.

Matt Douglas, Earth Advantage

Matt Douglas, Senior Green Building Consultant, Earth Advantage