EPS New Construction

Explore building innovations at the 2024 BuildRight Conference and Homes of Tomorrow Today Tour

For the first time, the Home Building Association of Greater Portland is hosting the BuildRight Conference in tandem with the Homes of Tomorrow Today Tour, offering building professionals the chance to learn and see the latest advancements in the residential construction industry.

Here’s what attendees can expect:

2024 BuildRight Conference

For over 10 years, BuildRight has brought together builders and industry professionals to discuss advancements in energy-efficient technologies, building practices and workforce development in residential new construction and remodeling.

The 2024 BuildRight Conference takes place April 18-19, 2024, at the Factor Building in the Central Eastside Industrial District of Portland. This year’s conference theme is “Comfortable Buildings: Getting Them Right!” Attendees earn CCB, RESNET and NATE credits.

BuildRight will feature two keynote speakers this year:

  1. Allison Bailes, founder of Energy Vanguard and author of the bestselling book, A House Needs to Breathe… Or Does It?
  2. Mark LaLiberte, co-founder and president of Construction Instruction

Attendees can expect conference sessions to cover:

  • Energy efficiency technologies and practices: HVAC, air sealing, EPS, Zero Energy Ready and more
  • Business practices related to HR, risk management and accounting
  • Construction contracts and employment law
  • Building code updates
  • Smart home technology – comfort, quality, security and enjoyment
  • Tax credits and utility incentives

Energy Trust trade allies are eligible for a $200 discount on BuildRight registration while supplies last. Register online and use discount code TRADEALLY24BR. A limited number of discounts are available. Register early to secure your discounted rate.

2024 Homes of Tomorrow Today Tour

See what’s possible with energy-efficient buildings at the 2024 Homes of Tomorrow Today Tour, presented by Portland General Electric and sponsored by Energy Trust of Oregon and Earth Advantage.

The tour is an opportunity to meet local builders and tour newly constructed, sustainable, cost-efficient, durable and comfortable homes throughout the Portland region. This three-day event gives attendees insight into the future of building standards and best practices. Each participating home will have:

  • Heat pumps for space heating and/or water heating
  • An EPS
  • One advanced electrical feature: Solar ready, EV ready, solar installed, solar + storage, induction range

The Homes of Tomorrow Today Tour will take place April 19-21, 2024. Mark your calendars and visit the tour website for registration details.