The Town of Avon presents: 

The 2022 Net-zero Building Expo and Conference Focusing on the 2021 Building Code Updates

A FREE, Informative Net-Zero Building Expo Focusing on the 2021 Building Code Updates! Save the date: November 18, 2022.
The Expo will be held at The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa, located in Avon, Colorado.


EXPO2022 full speaker list


12:30 p.m. - Door open & check in

1:00 - 1:10 p.m.  - Event starts + Introduction by Avon Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes

1:10 - 1:45 p.m.  - First Speaker + Q&A

Hope Medina (Shums Coda) will speak about: "The energy code is a forever moving target with innovative materials, methods, and concepts to support the efforts of communities. Join us as we discuss how the codes support the goals of your community and how it is the focus of the newest State energy statute."

1:45 - 2:20 p.m.  - Second Speaker + Q&A

Kim Schlaepfer (Lotus Engineering & Sustainability) will speak about: "Reaching net zero in building code means the integration of several strategies including renewable energy, electrification, demand flexibility, and efficiency. Learn about how communities in Colorado are approaching net zero code development, and the local impact these measures can have on operational cost and GHG emissions of our new buildings."

2:20 - 2:30 p.m.  - Break

2:30 - 3:05 p.m.  - Third Speaker + Q&A

Heidi McCullough (Clean Energy Economy for the Region / CLEER) will speak about: "Learn how Home Energy Rating software was used to guide the design process of Wapiti Commons, a Net Zero affordable housing project currently under construction in Rifle, CO. Topics will include energy modeling and savings projection tools for new construction and retrofit projects."

3:05 - 3:50 p.m.  - Walking Mountains case study + Interactive Panel

Brian Sipes (Sipes Architects) will share his experience designing the Net Zero Walking Mountains Educator Housing in Avon. Following that, all keynote speakers will come back on stage for an interactive panel to answer audience questions from different perspectives.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  - Food & Drinks + Vendor Exhibits + Networking

4:45 p.m.  - Raffle Prizes Announcement + Closing Remarks