Event Title:

East Bay Guild


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 5/2/2012 5:30:00 PM
End: 5/2/2012 8:00:00 PM


Joe Serrano & Bruce Mast


Truitt & White - Conference Room


May 2, 2012 2:00 PM
May 2, 2012 2:00 PM

Event Deadline:

05/02/2012 14:00

Event Notes:

Topic: Attainable & Sustainable Housing Model: FHA 203K, EEM & Energy Upgrade California

Combined with Energy Upgrade California, the FHA 203K loan and the EEM (Energy Efficient Mortgage) provide huge opportunities for housing professionals including realtors, lenders, contractors, architects, raters, and most importantly, future homebuyers. In this presentation, we'll show you how you can use the Attainable & Sustainable Housing Model in your business.
Presentation Team: Joe Serrano - TentMakers Inc., Robin Houston - NuWorld Group, LLC, Henry Cuevas - TruServices, Inc. & Ron Tessandori
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:30-5:45 Sign In
5:45-6:00 Networking Exercise
6:00-7:30 Topic Presentation
7:30-8:00 Open Discussion
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2pm on Wednesday, May 2nd.  When preregistering online, folks can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door with check or credit card.  
Pre-Registered Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
Transportation Tips:   Parking lot is available for attendees.  Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees. 
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.  
About the Guilds: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place monthly in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.  Learn more!

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Guild Meeting - not for another Guild Meeting.

Speaker Information:

Joe Serrano - FHA 203K Consultant/Project Manager, TentMakers Inc.
Joe Serrano has over 25 years of residential, commercial and public works construction and development experience.  He is an approved HUD 203K Consultant, Certified HOME Program Specialist and Certified Green Building Professional. 
He is the founder and former President of Homes By Design, current President of ReCycled Housing and founder & CEO of TentMakers Inc. a non-profit Community Housing Development Corporation.  He is actively engaged in assisting potential homebuyers scope, estimate and complete housing rehabilitation projects throughout Northern California.
Phone: (916) 300-7409

Bruce Mast – Director of Programs, Build It Green
Serving as a Director of Programs at Build It Green and its predecessor nonprofit Green Resource Center since 2003, Mr. Mast helped shepherd the organization through a period of exponential growth. In June of 2006, Mr. Mast transitioned from the Board to a staff role as Development Director.

Since 2002, Mr. Mast has managed a CPUC-funded education and outreach initiative to help local governments and building professionals promote construction and remodeling practices that maximize energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, resource conservation, and overall sustainability. In that capacity, Mr. Mast helped found the Green Affordable Housing Coalition, made up of local governments and affordable housing developers seeking to incorporate green building practices into affordable housing projects.

Contact Name:

  Karen Beck

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 ext 116

Contact Fax:


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