The California Building Performance Contractor Exchange will explore "Growing Your Businss in a Difficult Market," Jan. 26-27, at the Energy Resource Center, Downey, CA.

The event is presented by Building Performance Institute with Electric & Gas Industries.

Association sponsors include: Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Lennox Industries; Rheem/Ruud; and Trane specialty AC products

Exhibitors include: ArkSeal, Resource Solutions Group, and Synergy Companies. Media Partners include: Efficiency First, Home Energy magazine, GreenCollarEdu.net, and HVACReduction.net.

The goal of the event is to facilitate networking and professional development for residential and small commercial building contractors. General sessions will feature interactive panel presentations with successful contractors and industry experts who will discuss the potential for incorporating energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives into traditional contracting business practices. Also, the steps to leveraging federal, state and utility-sponsored incentive programs aimed at green collar workforce development, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions reduction.

Attendees will learn how to profit from the emerging roles for building performance diagnostics and contractor certification to address energy savings as well as the comfort, health and safety concerns of building owners. Attendees will also learn how to ramp up their businesses to take advantage of federal and state stimulus activities.

Sessions include:

* Improving The Key Drivers of Business Profitability
* Positioning Your Company as "The Quality Contractor"
* Transforming Financial Statements into Management Tools.

Who Should Attend: Owners, department managers and other key employees with companies focused on residential and small commercial remodeling, replacement and service contractors with annual sales of at least $500,000 annually. This workshop is ideally suited for company owners and presidents who attend with their sales, service, installation and financial managers; and other key employees in the organization.

LEARN MORE at www.utilityexchange.org/california