Affordable Comfort, Inc.

Affordable Comfort, Inc.

January 17, 2011 13:30 ET

ACI National Home Performance Conference 2011 to Pack in More Sessions Than Ever Before

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2011) - Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI), the nation's leading educational resource for the home performance and weatherization industry, is excited to offer 144 core sessions at this year's National Home Performance Conference—more sessions than ever before in its 25-year history.

Offering a vast range of seminars for contractors, builders, energy raters, remodelers, designers and weatherization professionals, the conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.

The 2nd Annual ACI Home Energy Retrofit Summit, a high-level learning and networking event, will be held in advance of the core conference, from March 28 – 29. Anyone who attended last year's inaugural Summit will recall the opportunity to interact with thought leaders from business, industry, government, and academia. Also scheduled for March 28 – 29 is a special pre-conference session, "Pressure Testing Big Buildings." This two-day intensive, available for an additional fee, will be well worth it to anyone who wants to use blower door testing on big buildings.

The core conference kicks off on March 29 and continues to April 01, 2011, and will focus on improving the energy efficiency, durability, comfort, health and safety of homes and will celebrate ACI's 25 years at the center of home performance and weatherization.

Highlighted topics at the conference will include:

  • Fundamentals of building science
  • Challenging assumptions of zoning, ventilation, spray foam and more
  • Overcoming challenges of pests, mold, insulating crawl spaces and more
  • How Indoor Air Quality affects health
  • Heating and Cooling: design, testing, equipment, savings and more
  • Best practices in retrofit applications
  • Making a case for deep energy
  • Educating consumers and understanding their behaviour
  • What makes good policy
  • How to best serve the affordable housing market 
  • Raising the bar in quality and standards
  • Improving your marketing approach
  • Enhancing your business tool box
  • The future of water efficiency

"We're really excited about the line-up we have prepared for the 2011 National Home Performance Conference," says Amy Fazio, Executive Director of ACI. "There's always something for every attendee, but for our silver anniversary we wanted to bring even more. Attendees will definitely have to plan ahead to make sure they fit in everything we have to offer."

The ACI National Home Performance Conference will connect individuals looking to start or advance their careers in the home performance and weatherization industry with leading trainers and subject-matter experts from across the country. Networking opportunities will help newcomers and veterans alike forge and strengthen relationships, while an exhibit hall will showcase the latest products and services essential to success.

For more information on the ACI National Home Performance Conference 2011 and find updates to the conference agenda, visit

About Affordable Comfort, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) is a not-for-profit organization that has become the go-to resource for information, education and best-practices in the home performance and weatherization industry. ACI recently expanded to new headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, while also maintaining its original offices in Waynesburg, PA.

ACI recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its participation in the Building Science Corporation (BSC) team, one of 15 research and deployment partnerships formed to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes selected by the DOE for funding under the $30 million Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships program.

ACI national and regional events provide the forum for thought leadership, bringing together the best and the brightest—and the eager to learn—to solve technical problems, exchange new techniques, source new tools and materials and build the momentum of this fast-growing industry. For more information, visit

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