Consumers Energy and Dow Become Host Sponsors of 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

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ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) announced today that Consumers Energy and Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, will serve as host sponsors for the 2014 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Detroit, MI, April 29-May 1.

ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) announced today that Consumers Energy and Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, will serve as host sponsors for the 2014 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Detroit, MI, April 29-May 1.

"Consumers Energy and Dow Building Solutions have made a significant investment in the home performance industry through their host sponsorship of this event," said Warren Quinn, ACI’s chief executive officer. "Both of these companies are leading the way in providing solutions for the health, comfort, and resource-efficiency of residential buildings, and ACI is proud to have their support."

The 2014 National Home Performance Conference is an annual event attracting members from all sectors of the home performance industry, including contractors, utilities, manufacturers, HVAC professionals, weatherization programs, government agencies, and everyone working toward residential energy efficiency. Home performance professionals create solutions for the comfort, health, and durability of residential buildings by exploring how buildings use energy and how building materials and appliances affect energy efficiency, air circulation, and moisture.

Consumers Energy is Michigan’s largest energy company, providing electric and natural gas service to 6.6 million residents. The company offers extensive consumer education and rebate programs to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental stewardship.

"We are very pleased to work with ACI and Dow to host this event," said Teri Van Sumeren, Consumer Energy’s manager of energy efficiency. "Consumers Energy is also proud to work with more than 2,100 small business owners ranging from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning companies to electrical and mechanical contractors, builders, architects, and engineers to help deliver its energy efficiency programs."

Dow Building Solutions has been providing energy savings solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry for more than 60 years. Dow’s innovative air sealing, weatherization and insulation products, including STYROFOAMTM Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam insulation, GREAT STUFF™ and GREAT STUFF PRO™ Insulating Foam Sealants, FROTH-PAK™ Foam Insulation and Sealants help contractors offer long-term comfort and energy cost savings for building owners.

"We are delighted to be a title sponsor of ACI’s National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show for the second year in a row, and we look forward to working with Consumers Energy to host an exciting and educational event in 2014," said Kaethe Schuster, Retrofit Market Manager, Dow Building Solutions. "We are proud of our continued commitment and investment in offering innovative air sealing, insulation, and weatherization technologies to the industry that work together to improve comfort, indoor air quality, and energy savings. Dow continues to collaborate with contractors, builders, and homeowners to demonstrate how with a few simple and affordable insulation and air sealing upgrades, it’s easy to enhance a building’s energy efficiency and increase the structure’s overall longevity."

The 2014 National Home Performance Conference, themed Creating a Better America, will convene home performance professionals from throughout the United States for a comprehensive educational agenda, unparalleled networking opportunities, the industry’s largest exhibitor trade show, and a unique opportunity to engage in community service. The event will take place at the Cobo Center, and registration is now open at http://www.affordablecomfort.org/national2014.

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About ACI

ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to making every home healthy, comfortable, and resource-efficient. Since 1986, ACI has served as an unbiased go-to resource for home performance and weatherization, bringing together industry leaders for the purpose of education, professional networking, and business-to-business collaborations. For more information, please visit http://www.affordablecomfort.org.

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