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Building Energy Codes Conference

Building Energy Codes Conference

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12th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference

November 3-5, 2021 - Virtual

The Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference brings together stakeholders from across the Midwest to discuss the advancement of energy codes in the region and best practices for raising compliance. This free annual conference provides an opportunity to network, engage in building science and policy discussions and learn from leading experts about current and future trends. This year's conference is a live virtual event, taking place via Zoom. 

Speaker presentations coming soon!

2021 Agenda


Midwest Roundup - Slides - Recording

  • Dave Ruffcorn, Iowa Building Code Bureau 
  • Jake Wilkinson, State of Michigan - EGLE
  • Scott McLellan, Minnesota Dept. of Labor and Industry
  • Lisa Kremer, Missouri Division of Energy 
  • Paul Yankie, Green Building Consulting 
  • Molly Dunlap, HGA Architects and Engineers

Roundup Continued and Networking

Let's Clear the Air: Energy Efficiency, Decarbonization, and Buildings - Recording

  • Chris Burgess, MEEA 
  • Dan York, ACEEE
  • Kurt Schultz, City of Saint Paul, MN


Energy Code Compliance in the Digital Age - Recording 

  • Patricia Chawla, Austin Energy -
  • Dave Ruffcorn, Iowa Building Code Bureau 
  • Dave Walls, International Code Council -

Advanced Building Technologies Technical Workshop - Recording

  • Ian Blanding, PNNL 
  • Diana Burke, New Buildings Institute 
  • Mark Frankel, Ecotope 
  • Jessi Wyatt, Great Plains Institute 

Networking Event


Building Energy Policy and Equity - Recording

  • Lilli Garza, MEEA
  • Laura Goldberg, NRDC
  • Gustavo Sandoval, Elevate
  • Heidi Werner, Energy Solutions

Informal Discussion: Residential Off-site Construction - Why hasn't it grown in the Midwest? - Recording

  • Alison Lindburg, MEEA
  • Tom Bassett-Dilley, TBDA
  • Kevin Grosskopf, University of Nebraska
  • Erick Shambarger, City of Milwaukee, WI

Building Performance Standards: How are they developed and implemented? - Recording

  • Nicole Westfall, MEEA
  • Harry Bergmann, DOE
  • Christine Brinker, SWEEP
  • Cara Spencer, STL Building Energy Exchange

See full agenda here!


For more information about the event, please contact Karin Gredvig, Building Policy Associate (