Thursday February 13, 2014 
Saturday February 15, 2014 

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Colonel Steve Russell captivates audiences with his recounting of the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein while inspiring them with a message of hope and patriotism.

Steve Russell served 21 years in the United States Army as an infantry officer, deploying operationally to Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his command of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, he was widely covered during the first year of the Iraq war by TIME, CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, AP and Reuters.

He and his unit were featured in BBC Panorama’s Saddam on the Run documentary as well as Discovery’s Ace in the Hole. He has also been the subject of numerous books and publications. Russell retired from the Army in 2006 to return to his native state of Oklahoma, where he has advocated nationally for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is the Chairman and Founder of Vets for Victory, an organization that works to better the lives of America's military men and women.

As a sought after speaker, Russell draws upon personal and unit experience to share practical leadership techniques, problem solving and decision-making under pressure.

Through expert storytelling, he captivates audiences with his recounting of the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein while inspiring them with a message of hope and patriotism.

Russell is the author of We Got Him! A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein. The late Robin Moore, author of The Green Berets and The French Connection praised Russell's book as "an extraordinary personal glimpse of the war. A monumental credit to himself, his troops, and the United States of America," while General Tommy Franks calls it "a moving, gripping account of one of the most remarkable achievements of soldiering in a generation."

Russell is a featured speaker at this year's event. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife and five children and also served in the Oklahoma Senate.

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Wednesday, 2/12/14 

11:00 - 3:00  Board meeting
3:30-5:30       Train the Trainers Educational Session
4:30                Board to stadium, VIP setup
5:30                VIP shuttle from hotel to Cowboys Stadium
6:00-9:00      VIP reception, Cowboys locker room
9:00               VIP return shuttle to hotel

Thursday, 2/13/14
7:00-8:00       Exhibit Hall Breakfast
8:00-12:00     Air Sealing and Insulation Verifier Course
 Dallas Jones, Green Training
12:00-1:00     Exhibit Hall Luncheon
1:00-5:00       Air Sealing and Insulation Verifier Course
5:00-6:00       Cocktails, hors d'oevures, Exhibit Hall
6:00 - 7:00     Keynote speaker, Col. Steve Russell
7:00-9:00       Exhibit Hall, book signing, Col. Russell

Friday, 2/14/14
7:00-10:00     Air Sealing and Insulation Verifier Course
8:00-12:00     Verification of Quality Installation          Standards  of  High-performance  Insulation – HERS
Raters  and BPI Analysts
8:00-3:00        Inspecting and Verifying HP Insulation
Standards –  Code Officials and Architects
10:15-11:00   Association update, Dean Moody, President
11:00-12:00   Air Sealing and Insulation Verifier Course
12:00             Exhibit Hall, Luncheon
1:15               The Bright Future for High Performance Homes and What It Means to Your Business
Steve Baden, RESNET
2:30                Are You a Building Science Practitioner?
                       Bill Meehan, BPI
3:30-3:45       Social Media & Affinity information session, Kristin Bennett, Executive Director
4:00 - 7:00     Social Media One-hour Individual Coaching  Sessions
4:00-7:00       Exhibit Hall open
4:00-6:00       Cocktails, light appetizers

Saturday, 2/15/14  
8:00-12:00    Hands-on training workshop

2014 HPIP Convention

The 2014 Convention will feature collaborative training, industry networking, marketing & social media workshops, hands-on installation training, and a lineup of superior learning sessions geared specically to the high-performance insulation contractor.

Air Sealing and Insulation Verifier Course


This comprehensive, 12-hour course is the most in-depth training avilable for insulation contractors in the industry today.  Be the first to go through this new core curriculum module, and earn your high-performance insulation analyst certification.  This course will qualify the high-performance insulation contractor to get a house 'rater-ready' through in-depth study of five key topics:

Session 1 - RESNET Insulation Standards
Session 2 - Insulation Installation Work Scope Requirements/Recommendations
Sessions 3 & 4 - The Thermal Bypass Checklist & the Newer Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist
Session 4 - Verification of Duct & Envelope Tightness
Session 5 – Hands-On Exercises

Dallas JonesDallas Jones, president of Green Training USA, is a nationally recognized educator and developer of education materials, with 20+ years and 6,000+ hours of classroom teaching experience. He serves on the RESNET Training and Education Committee, and served as team leader for the development of the RESNET Chapter 7 Energy Audit Standards and EnergySmart Contractor Guidelines. His certifications include: HERS Rater, Rater Trainer, BPI Building Analyst, BPI Building Envelope Specialist, BPI Approved Field Examiner, ASNT Level 1 Certified Thermographer, and NEHA Certified Radon Measurement and Mitigation Specialist and Educational Instructor. 


The Bright Future for High Performance Homes and What It Means to Your Business

High energy performance homes is fast becoming a mainstream in the housing market.  In 2013 over 148,000 new homes were rated and issued a HERS Index Score.  The average HERS Index Score was 64 (36% more efficient than a home built to the 2006 IECC and 66% more efficient than a standard existing home).  Mr. Baden will explore this trend and explain the potential for the insulation industry.

Steve Baden

Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET,  has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over thirty  years, including eighteen years with home energy ratings and mortgage financing on the state, national and international levels, and ten years administering a state energy office. Mr. Baden initiated the "Warm Homes for Alaskans Initiative" which received the "1993 National Award for the Most Outstanding State Housing Program" from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Steve was also awarded "Lifetime Achievement Awards" from the U.S. Department of Energy and RESNET.

Are You a Building Science Practitioner?

Bill MeehanIf you are not yet providing whole house home performance services to your clients, come to this session and find out why you should be. Home performance contractors have the opportunity to provide complete solutions to customers’ comfort, health, safety and energy issues by addressing the whole house as a system.  This not only expands current project work scopes, it allows for reduced call backs, improved satisfaction, fewer emergency replacements and improved conversion rates of referrals from customers.


Bill Meehan
National Technical Manager
Bill Meehan joined BPI in 2010 and is now National Technical Manager, serving as a technical resource in support of BPI’s Certification Development and Standards departments.  Bill is responsible for targeted outreach to BPI’s stakeholders, including product manufacturers, trade associations and program/policy representatives, and serves as a liaison to these groups at conferences, symposia and trade shows. Bill worked for New York State for 24 years in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and has extensive field and administrative experience in the energy efficiency field. In his last position with the state, Bill assisted statewide WAP programs to develop, implement and maintain DOE contracts.

VIP Reception; Wednesday, February 12, 2014  6:00 PM

Cowboys locker roomEach year we host a special reception to welcome new members into the family. This year, our VIP welcome reception will be held in the Dallas Cowboys locker room Wednesday, February 12, 2014.  Join us for great food, a hosted bar, ice-breaker networking, and autographed memorabilia. First year members receive one free pass. Remaining passes will be availalble until we reach capacity.  Sign up early, this reception will sell out quickly!

null  Get Your Online Presence and Devices Organized!

Most of us don't use our technology to it's full potential.  We'll have experts on hand to help you understand and manage your online presence.  You can use your one-hour session in a variety of ways.  Get a handle on your social media tools.  Get your devices synced.  Download and learn to use the lastest technological gadgets and software to make social sharing a breeze.  Whatever you need, our Geek Squad will be there to help you!  This is not just a group presentation on what you ought to be doing.  It's real, hands-on help doing it!   The first 20 sessions booked will be complimentary with registration.  Additional seats may be added depending on demand, at a cost of $150 per seat per hour.   This is one workshop where it pays to register early!

Complete your 2014 memership form and pay online now for reduced convention registration rates.  After completing the membership form and payment, return to this page to proceed with registration at member-only discounted rates.

Contractor Partner Membership Form  (Insulation Contractor)
Industry Professional Membership Form   (RESNET Rater, BPI Analyst, Architect, Inspector)

Register Now!


Hilton Hotel, Arlington, TX 
2401 East Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76006-7503

Driving Directions 

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Transportation Typical Minimum Charge
Courtesy Bus Complimentary Hotel Van
Limousine 45.00 USD
Super Shuttle 25.00 USD
Taxi 35.00 USD


Kristin Bennett 
HPIP (formerly BIBCA)