Building Performance Contractors Association

Understanding & Selling Green and Energy Efficient Upgrades for New and Existing Homes

with Gord Cooke

April 29, 2009 -- Syracuse, NY -- 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


NYSERDA National Grid
USGBC Upstate New York Chapter

Who Should Attend and Why

  • Builders, their Salespersons, Remodelers, Real Estate Agents, Appraisers, Lenders, Raters, BPI Contractors & their Salespersons, and anyone else involved in marketing, installing, or valuing green or energy efficient upgrades in new or existing homes needs to understand the new technologies and be able to communicate the true benefits to their Customers.

  • A 7-hour Building Science Workshop by one of North America's premier presenters on understanding how to build and sell homes.  The market is changing.  Learn how to change and profit with it.

  • CEC hours to help meet Professional Continuing Educational Requirements.

  • A light continental breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks are included.

  • Lunch with Gord Cooke:  a group of people drawn from the attendees will lunch with Gord. Please bring your business card for a drawing.  This is a popular and successful feature of BPCA/NYS events.

  • This event has had overwhelmingly positive response that we have seen in Utica, from builders and their sales people.

  • Staying ahead of your competition, by keeping up-to-date, will help you succeed.  Join us, and be part of the cutting edge!


Holiday Inn
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088

Workshop Information


Cost: $200

A thank you goes out to National Grid for their efforts to make this training available to Building Professionals in Upstate New York, as they are lending their financial support to this Spring Workshop Series.

In addition to the above-mentioned sponsorship, there will be an additional 50% Training Incentive from NYSERDA in the amount of $100, which will result in an out-of-pocket cost of $100 to the attendee.

If you have multiple registrations, you'll need to enter each separately. Click on the link below to register for this event.

Rebate Process

To qualify for this rebate, you have to have a New York address.

When you register online, additional information will be requested, such as:

  • The Rebate Check will be made out to:  _________
  • The Company’s Federal I.D. #
  • Or, if it is to be made out to an individual, that individual’s Social Security Number

By providing this information when registering, you will help streamline the process.  You will need your Social Security Number or Federal I.D. #, depending upon whether you paid as an individual (in which case, you must give them your social security number) or whether your fee was paid by a company or an employer (in which case, you must provide the Federal Employer ID Number).

You will be given a form to sign at the event, that will be sent to the sponsors. After review, and within about four months, you will receive a check from NYSERDA for $100 which is 50% of your Registration Fee.

Refund Policy

Registration refund requests received by email will be honored up to seven days prior to the event. After that time, refunds will not be granted.

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