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REALTOR® Green Day 2024

REALTOR® Green Day 2024

Thursday, June 20, 2024 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)


Join us for another incredible REALTOR® Green Day, brought to you by the Greater Portland Board of REALTORS® Sustainability Advisory Group. Earn 6 CEU's and learn from countless local leaders who will leave you with loads of information. Reserve your seat today, and get ready to learn! 


8:00AM - 8:30AM: Breakfast and Networking

8:30AM - 12:00PM: Welcome & Morning Session "Zero Money Left on the Table"

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch

1:00PM - 4:00PM: Afternoon Session, "Trending Topics in the Clean Energy Transition REALTORS® Need to Know"

Morning Session, Zero Money Left on the Table: Experience shows energy retrofits can pay for themselves quickly in savings on utility bills and earn extra value on resale with the proper documentation. If homeowners don’t have or don’t want to spend the cash to make the upgrades recommended by an energy audit, they have options ranging from rebates to loans to tax credits. This session has both inspiring views of real cost savings and value potential of energy efficient buildings.

Morning Session Presenters: 

1. Welcome by Moderator and Introduction of the Sponsors, Julia Bassett Schwerin, Advisor’s Living Real Estate and Co-Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Group of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors

2. Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition, Keynote Speaker, Michael Stoddard, Executive Director, Efficiency Maine Trust

3. Taking All the Financing Available, Ross Anthony, Buildings and Energy Efficiency Analyst, Governors Energy Office

4. Balancing the Capital Stack: Update on the Efficiency Maine Green Bank, James Neal, Senior Program Manager of Finance Initiatives, Efficiency Maine Green Bank, Efficiency Maine Trust


5. Update on Maine Efficiency Rebates, Andy Meyer, Senior Program Manager, Residential Programs, Efficiency Maine Trust

6. Affordable Housing: More Than Just the Sticker Price, Todd Rothstein, Director of Construction Services, Avesta Housing

Group Roundtable and Q&A with Attendees

Afternoon Session, Trending Topics in the Clean Energy Transition REALTOR® Need to Know: Trending topics this year are: A New Paradigm Made possible by Higher Building Energy Codes, Weatherization, and Aggressive Heat Pump Targets; The Building as a System – Electrification and Ventilation; What’s New in the Residential Baseline Study - the best study of Maine’s built environment; What’s New with a New Building Energy Code, and What’s New with New FEMA Flood Maps, all very important for our members to know about directly from the experts in their fields.

Afternoon Session Presenters:

1. Introduction by the Moderator, Julia Bassett Schwerin, Broker and Realtor, Advisors Living Real Estate

2. Zero Combustion Construction in a Pretty Good House, Theory and Case Studies, Dan Kolbert, Kolbert Construction and Co-author, Pretty Good House

3. Building as a System: Electrification and Mechanical Ventilation - How It All Works, Emily Mottram, Mottram Architecture, and Co-author, Pretty Good House

4. Need to Know: What’s New in the Residential Baseline Study, Laura Martel, Research and Evaluation Manager, Efficiency Maine Trust


5. Need to Know: A New Building Energy Code - Upgrade to the IECC 2021, Paul A. Demers, State Building Official, Office of the Fire Marshall

6. Need to Know: New Digital FEMA flood maps in York and Cumberland Counties, Sue Baker, Maine Director, National Flood Insurance Program

Group Q and A

SMCC's Oceanfront Dining Hall
95 Campus Center Drive
South Portland, ME 04106
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Marc Chadbourne
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Thursday, June 20, 2024 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)
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