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Momentum is Building - Our mission is to provide a forum for energy efficiency and electric technology education.

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Momentum is Building is an annual conference to promote energy efficiency, gain better building skills and tips of the trade, network with exhibitors and attendees, learn new ways to improve your business, and earn up to 6 CEUs for electricians and HVAC pros. This year’s speakers have new business practices and strategies to complement your high-performance projects!

  • Gain insight into new techniques from nationally-known speakers
  • See the latest building products and technologies
  • Network with other building, electrical and HVAC professionals
  • Qualify for more than $1,000 in tools to be given away throughout the conference


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REGISTRATION BROCHURE

Click HERE to view/download the registration brochure with conference schedule.

SCHEDULE/INFO BROCHURE

Click HERE to view/download the informational brochure with conference schedule.


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Thursday, February 3

8:00 AM - REGISTRATION

Exhibit hall open with continental breakfast available.

9:45 AM - WELCOME

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa

10:00 AM - OPENING KEYNOTE

The Power of Consistency: How to Achieve Personal and Professional Greatness in the Face of Adversity

Weldon Long, Weldon Long Organization

Weldon Long’s POWER OF CONSISTENCY PROGRAM holds the POWER to transform your business with BIG impact and LASTING change. It is designed to inspire and fortify a sustainable mindset and behavioral changes among your team to produce powerful results.

11:40 AM - VENDOR INTRODUCTIONS

12:00 PM - LUNCH

12:45 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 1

Consistency Selling: Power Sales Results. Every Lead. Every Time.

Weldon Long, Weldon Long Organization

Consistent sales results come from consistent sales activities. Random sales results come from random sales activities. It’s not rocket science. Generating powerful sales results is about using a sales PROCESS to produce consistent sales results.

Electrical Code: 2020 National Electrical Code Wiring - Part 1

2 Electrical CEUs for Iowa electrical license holders Must attend all three sessions on Thursday and Friday for CEU credit

Dave Sullivan, Sullivan Training and Consulting, LLC, Des Moines

This 6 hour session will include changes in the 2020 National Electrical Code, wiring requirements to meet these changes, State of Iowa adoption and changes, and common violations that have been noted by the Iowa Electrical Inspectors.

High-Efficiency Water Heating/Hydronic Heating Applications/Solar Hydronic Water Heaters/Heat Pump Boilers/Heat Pump Pool Heaters

2 IA PMSB HVAC discipline CEUs

Jeff Howe & Cameron Garrett, Mark McClain and Associates

This session will cover topics from a variety of manufacturers covering hot water applications and high-efficiency options for both domestic hot water, hydronic radiant heating and pool heaters.

Cooperative Careers

Representatives from Iowa's Electric Cooperatives

A panel of Iowa electric cooperative professionals will talk about their roles and share the variety of career opportunities available through electric cooperatives

2:30 PM - BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL

3:15 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 2

Basics of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) The four Main Pollutant Types

Nate Adams, Energy Smart Ohio

Learn about the four main pollutants: moisture, dust, chemicals and combustion, and how using a proper HVAC system can provide a healthy and comfortable home. This session leads into the Bad Ass HVAC session on Friday.

Electrical Code: 2020 National Electrical Code Wiring - Part 2

2 Electrical CEUs for Iowa electrical license holders • Must attend all three sessions on Thursday and Friday for CEU credit

Dave Sullivan, Sullivan Training and Consulting, LLC, Des Moines

This 6 hour session will include changes in the 2020 National Electrical Code, wiring requirements to meet these changes, State of Iowa adoption and changes, and common violations that have been noted by the Iowa Electrical Inspectors.

Fall Protection, Ladder Safety and Aerial Lift Safety

2 IA PMSB Mechanical Code Safety CEUs

Terry Moorman, Moorman Consultation

This session includes fall protection, ladder safety and aerial lift safety procedures.

Best Practices for HR in Business

Jennifer Arndorfer, Human Resource Specialist, Corn Belt Power Cooperative

Tailored for contractors on HR-related topics such as hiring, firing and attracting workers.

5:00 PM - VENDOR RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL

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Friday, February 4

6:45 AM - BREAKFAST BUFFET

7:30 AM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Bad Ass HVAC

Nate Adams, Energy Smart Ohio

During this session, learn how a modulating heat pump can provide the six functions of HVAC: load matching, filtration, dehumidification, fresh air, mixing and humidification.

Electrical Code: 2020 National Electrical Code Wiring - Part 3

2 Electrical CEUs for Iowa electrical license holders • Must attend all three sessions on Thursday and Friday for CEU credit

Dave Sullivan, Sullivan Training and Consulting, LLC, Des Moines

This 6 hour session will include changes in the 2020 National Electrical Code, wiring requirements to meet these changes, State of Iowa adoption and changes, and common violations that have been noted by the Iowa Electrical Inspectors.

Introduction to OSHA, Hazard Communications, Excavation and Trenching Safety, and Proper Use of PPE

2 IA PMSB Safety CEUs

Terry Moorman, Moorman Consultation

This session includes an introduction to OSHA, hazard communications, excavation and trenching safety, and proper use of PPE.

The True Cost of Home Performance

Nick Sesker, Nick Sesker Construction, LLC and Don Jahnke, Extreme Panel Tech, Inc.

Learn how the system that uses one main piece of HVAC (a modulating heat pump) to provide the Six Functions of HVAC - Load matching, filtration, dehumidification, fresh air, mixing and humidification.

9: 15 AM - BREAK

9:30 AM - GENERAL SESSION

Electrify Everything Basics

Nate Adams, Energy Smart Ohio

Discover electric replacements for common everyday appliances, as well as heat pumps, and how to communicate with today's homeowners on the benefits of electrifying everything.

10:15 AM - GENERAL SESSION

EV Charging Stations in the Home

ZEF Energy

Leaders from ZEF Energy will talk about some of the latest trends and benefits of smart EV charging and installing Level II smart chargers and technologies in the home including the value of building with Level II charger capabilities and utility incentives. Learn how the new F150 Lightning Electric Truck changes the approach to residential charging.

11:00 AM - CLOSING KEYNOTE

Using Humor to Overcome Failure

Greg Warren, Stand Up Comedian

Greg’s shares stories of overcoming setbacks as a West Point Cadet, a Denny’s busboy, a college wrestler and a Pringles salesman. He underlines the show with a unique message on how to utilize humor to get past failure.


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Attendee Registration

Attendee registration for Momentum is Building includes all sessions and breaks, lunch and exhibitor reception on Thursday, as well as breakfast on Friday.

Early Bird Rates - rate begins Monday, November 1, 2021 and expires Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Without CEUs - $125

With CEUs - $190

Regular Rates - beginning Thursday, January 20, 2022

Without CEUs - $160

With CEUs - $225

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Booth - sessions/meals would need to be purchased separately

Includes 1 booth attendee - $150

Additional exhibitor attendee (no session attendance or meals needed) - FREE

Additional Options

*Approved Student or Instructor - FREE!

Thursday Lunch - $30

Friday Breakfast - $27

*Registration under this classification must be approved by event organizers. Please include the student/instructor information with the registration and our organizers will contact you with any additional questions needed for approval.


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The Meadows Events & Conference Center

1 Prairie Meadows Drive

Altoona, IA

Located adjacent to Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, The Meadows Events & Conference Center is a beautiful and modern venue with outstanding amenities onsite. For more information, to reserve a room online, obtain directions or other hotel information, visit https://www.prairiemeadows.com/hotel.


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A block of rooms are reserved at Prairie Meadows Hotel at the negotiated rate of $114 (King and Double Queen rooms). Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Please use link below using the group code and password to reserve your room.

Room Block attendee link: https://book.rguest.com/onecart/wbe/group/1609/PrairieMeadowsRacetrackandCasino/auth

Group Code: 02022022MOM

Attendee Password: 863000116

You may call the hotel directly at (515) 957-3000 or 800-325-9015 and reference the Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency/Momentum is Building rate.

If you make a reservation and are forced to cancel it, you will be charged if the cancellation is less than 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Safety Protocols:

Facility policies surrounding health and safety protocols may impact your experience at Prairie Meadows and The Meadows Event Center during the Momentum is Building Conference. The Momentum is Building conference will adhere to these protocols. For a current status of the health and safety protocols established at Prairie Meadows and The Meadows Event Center, please visit: https://www.prairiemeadows.com/safety


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Exhibiting at the 2022 Momentum is Building Conference provides an opportunity for contact with HVAC contractors, homebuilders, electricians, and electric cooperative marketing and member service professionals. Our attendees are actively seeking information about new products and services they can put to work in their local businesses. Last year, there were nearly 225 attendees.

We give exhibitors plenty of opportunity to meet attendees. We will hold a continental breakfast and a lengthy afternoon break in the exhibit area, as well as a reception on Thursday evening. Exhibitors also get a few minutes on the program right before Thursday's lunch to show/discuss any new products or programs. All exhibit opportunities are on Thursday and Friday, February 3-4, 2022. We invite your representatives to attend sessions and stay both days to participate in all of the conference sessions!

  • Setup is available at the exhibit hall on Wednesday afternoon, February 2, 2022.
  • Exhibiting is Thursday and Friday, February 3-4, 2022.
  • We appreciate your response prior to January 27, 2022 so we may be sure to have adequate space and tables for all vendors and prepare for meals.


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Weldon Long

Weldon Long Organization

Keynote speaker Weldon Long is a successful entrepreneur, sales expert and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s one of the nation’s most powerful speakers and a driven motivator who teaches the Sales and Prosperity Mindset philosophies that catapulted him from desperation and poverty to a life of wealth and prosperity.

At the age of 39, Weldon was living in a homeless shelter after having served 13 years in prison. A ninth grade dropout and three-time convicted felon, he found himself broke and unable to gain employment.

After six months of knocking on many doors, he landed a sales position and quickly became one of the industry’s top sales leaders. In 2004, he opened his own company; and in 2009, that company was selected by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies.

www.weldonlong.com


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Dave Sullivan

Sullivan Training and Consulting

Dave Sullivan has worked in the electrical industry for over 50 years. He worked for a public utility, an electrical distributor, and a nationwide manufacturer before becoming an electrical representative. After retiring four years ago, Dave opened his own training and consulting company. He is a 30-year member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and is past president of the Iowa chapter.

Dave is a certified instructor for over 30 electrical and OSHA courses in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Dave annually teaches over 100 classes in the Midwest on a number of subjects and does electrical consulting with numerous industrial plants, engineering firms, and electrical contractors.

www.sullivantandc.com


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Jennifer Arndorfer

Corn Belt Power Cooperative

Jennifer Arndorfer is a graduate of Briar Cliff University. She previously worked for Briar Cliff and Gateway Computers doing recruitment and HR functions. Currently she is the HR Specialist for Corn Belt Power Cooperative in Humboldt, were she has worked for almost 19 years.

www.cbpower.coop


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Nate Adams

Energy Smart Ohio

Nate Adams is the author of the Home Comfort Book and has written or spoken for numerous outlets including Healthy Indoors Magazine, the Journal of Light Construction, Green Building Advisor, GreenTech Media, Ohio State University, IAQ Radio, and the HVAC School podcast.

Nate is cofounder of Energy Smart Home Performance which plans and executes comprehensive insulation and HVAC upgrades to solve client problems. Energy Smart has the most detailed case studies in the industry.

He’s passionate about helping homeowners and HVAC contractors understand how homes really work so root causes of comfort and health problems can be addressed, not symptoms. These upgrades often result in electrifications where homes are converted to only use electricity, reducing air pollution both indoors and out.

He’s currently working on the HVAC 2.0 program which helps HVAC contractors profitably solve complex comfort and health issues in their homes with entry level talent.

Check out case studies at energysmartohio.com and download much of The Home Comfort Book for free at natethehousewhisperer.com

http://energysmartohio.com/

http://www.natethehousewhisperer.com/

Terry Moorman

Moorman Consultation

Terry Moorman began his career in 1974 as an apprentice plumber in Waterloo through the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC) and Local 384 Plumbers and Pipefitters. After 10 years, he transitioned to a position with ACI Mechanical in Ames. As a field superintendent, Terry served ACI Mechanical for 21 years. Terry was appointed safety director in 1996 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2016.

Terry taught apprenticeship school for ABC of Iowa for 16 years as a 2nd-year plumbing instructor. During that time, he also taught field leadership classes, estimating and safety training classes. He is also certified as an instructor for aerial lift training, forklift training and First Aid/CPR training. As a certified CEU instructor for the state of Iowa since 2011, he has taught over 3,000 students in both the plumbing and mechanical fields.


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Nick Sesker

Nick Sesker Construction, LLC

Nick Sesker Construction, LLC is a full-service custom home builder dedicated to building and improving residential and light commercial structures according to client needs and desires. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Ogden.

www.nickseskerconstructionllc.com


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Don Jahnke

Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc.

Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc. has been manufacturing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) since 1992 and has expanded since to be one of the largest SIP manufacturers in North America.

www.extremepanel.com


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Jeff Howe & Cameron Garrett

Mack McClain & Associates

Jeff and Cameron are Manufacturers Representatives in the Plumbing, Heating, Hydronic Industry. Mack McClain & Associates has been in business since 1964. We strive for excellence while promoting the plumbing, heating and mechanical industries.

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ZEF Energy

ZEF Energy partners to make the most durable and reliable electric vehicle smart chargers in the country. They design not only the charger hardware smarts, but also the software platform (ZEFNET) that manages loads. With oversight of software and hardware development, ZEF Energy offers unmatched product quality. Their software services, technical assistance, and customer guarantees provide future-proofed project outcomes and the best customer experience in the market.

www.zefenergy.com


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Greg Warren

Stand Up Comedian

Greg Warren worked at Procter & Gamble for 10 years, selling Pringles, Jif, Crisco, Sunny Delight, Folgers and Duncan Hines. He began his career in Houston, TX where he eventually became an Account Executive working with one of the nation’s largest grocery wholesalers, Grocers Supply Inc. He later transferred to Cincinnati to call on two divisions of The Kroger Company. He spent his last two years working as a project manager inside P&G’s corporate headquarters.

In 2001, Greg left P&G to become a standup comedian. He’s a nationally touring headliner and has been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, BET and CMT. Greg is a fan favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and can be heard daily on Sirius/XM.

www.gregwarrencomedy.com


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How will I be notified in the event the conference is cancelled due to weather or COVID-19?

Event-related changes/updates will be posted to this event site. In case of inclement weather, up-to-the-minute communications will be provided on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/momentumisbuilding/ or you may check with your electric cooperative for more information.

What is your refund policy?

Due to financial commitments for Momentum is Building, we cannot refund registration fees for cancellations after Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Who do I contact about receiving a refund/cancelling a reservation for the event?

Registrations for attendees made via telephone or mail, please contact Katrina Davis at kdavis@iowarec.org or via telephone at 515-727-8944. If your registration and payment were submitted online for either attendees or exhibitors, you may cancel online anytime and receive a full refund through January 27, 2022.

Who do I contact for questions regarding payment?

Please contact Katrina Davis in regard to questions about attendee or exhibitor information. See above question for contact information.

If paying by check, where should payment be sent?

You may mail registrations and checks (payable to Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency) to:

Momentum is Building

Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency

P. O. Box 2517

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2517

How can I change/update my registration information?

For more information about attendee or exhibitor registration, contact Katrina Davis via email at kdavis@iowarec.org or call 515-727-8944. Registration information can be changed or updated up to the day of the event.

What parking is available for the event?

The Meadows Events & Conference Center has plenty of free, onsite parking available for all attendees and exhibitors.

Do students and/or instructors need to purchase meals?

No, the meals are included in the (free) registration. Approval for students and instructors is required by the Momentum is Building planning committee. Contact Katrina Davis if you have any questions!

What is the earliest we may set up our booth in the exhibitor hall?

You may begin setting up your booth as early as 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2022. For more information about attendee registration, contact Katrina Davis via email at kdavis@iowarec.org or call 515-727-8944.

Are meals included with the exhibitor registration fee?

No, meals are not included in the cost of the exhibitor registration fee, but may be purchased during registration of the exhibitor booth. Costs are $30 for Thursday's lunch and/or $27 for Friday's breakfast. Both are located within the Events Center.

Does Momentum is Building have a Facebook page I can connect with to receive updates?

Yes! We now have an event page on Facebook that will offer up-to-date information about the conference and allow attendees and exhibitors to network and share with their Facebook followers and friends. https://www.facebook.com/momentumisbuilding

Our company would like to reserve rooms for our exhibitor employees, who do I contact?

A block of rooms are reserved at Prairie Meadows Hotel at the negotiated rate of $114 (King and Double Queen rooms). Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Link to reserve room: https://book.rguest.com/onecart/wbe/group/1609/PrairieMeadowsRacetrackandCasino/auth

Group code: 02022022MOM

Attendee password: 863000116

You may call the hotel directly at (515) 957-3000 or (800) 325-9015 and reference the Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency / Momentum is Building.

If you make a reservation and are forced to cancel it, you will be charged if the cancellation is less than 24 hours prior to your arrival.

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The Meadows Events & Conference Center

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Altoona, IA 50009

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Organizer Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa

Organizer of Momentum is Building 2022

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa is a collection of G&Ts and electric cooperatives throughout Iowa that pride themselves on the Touchstone Energy values as local, member-owned, community-minded electric cooperatives providing high standards of service for customers large and small. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Iowa serve with Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Commitment to Community.

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