2018 Contractor Lobby Day
As part of the 2018 HPC Home Performance Conference & Trade Show, contractors are invited to travel to Washington D.C. and meet with key congressional offices to advocate for funding of residential energy efficiency programs, tax credits for residential retrofits, and other policies that can help advance the home performance industry. It is important that Congress hear from you about how federal policy can help create jobs for your business – and now is your time to tell them!
After attending three days of outstanding educational sessions, networking, and inspiration at the HPC National Conference, we are excited to offer you a chance to put it all into practice! This is your opportunity to meet with policymakers in DC and share the message that energy efficiency means jobs. We will provide talking points and background materials and take care of the scheduling – all you have to do is show up ready to tell your story!
Participants will be bussed from the conference in Philadelphia the evening of April 25 (dinner provided). The group will stay in a hotel close to Capitol Hill and attend meetings during the day on April 26. See below for additional details about registration. Please contact Lizzie Bunnen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries or for additional information.
Read a testimonial from Contractor Lobby Day 2017 here. Advocacy Matters!!
Registration fees included as part of full conference registration.
Hotel: $297 *booked separately from HPC National Conference and Contractor Lobby Day registration. Click here to book your hotel.
Note: The bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington D.C. is one-way. You are responsible for travel arrangements from Washington D.C. after the conclusion of Contractor Lobby Day, April 26, 2018. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION (meetings with senior officials in Washington, DC are tailored to the participants in advance)
Stop (& Lobby) & Smell the Cherry Blossoms. It's Cherry Blossom Season in D.C.
The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20 through April 15. More than 1.5 million people travel to D.C. each year to see the famous Yoshino cherry blossoms, which are typically in bloom for 14 days. Peak bloom varies from year to year depending on weather conditions, and while the congressional day falls just after the official festival, chances are the cherry blossom trees will still be quite a sight to see!
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C. commemorating the 1912 gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington, D.C. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. Large and colorful helium balloons, floats, marching bands from across the country, music and showmanship are parts of the Festival's parade and other events. Learn more.
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
Book your overnight stay, available April 25, 2018 only, as part of the Contractor Lobby Day Room Block. Thirty rooms available; first come, first serve. $297, includes tax. *It is Cherry Blossom season in Washington D.C. Hotel cut-off date is March 22, 2018.
Click here and register today.
About the Hotel:
The Capitol Skyline Hotel, a boutique hotel originally designed by Morris Lapidus, architect of the renowned Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, has recently undergone a top-to-bottom renovation by New York interior designer Scott Sanders. Sanders is best-known for creating the Ralph Lauren Interior Design Department, and his signature fresh American style defines the hotel’s sophisticated new look.
Many of the guest rooms offer a breathtaking view of the Capitol dome through their expanse of windows. On the other side of the building is a commanding view of some of Washington D.C.’s hottest new neighborhoods. The hotel itself is located five blocks from the Capitol and a ten-minute walk from the Washington Mall.
The hotel is proud to feature a glamorous competition-size pool, constantly voted the best in the city by nearly every local media outlet. Overlooking the pool is the hotel’s newly appointed 5,000 square feet of catering space, plus 15,000 square feet of outdoor entertaining space. Additionally, a newly renovated sports campus is now directly across the street, offering guests tennis courts, a playground, baseball and soccer fields.
Click here to check out the Lobby Day session within the 2018 National Conference Program Pages and follow #ContractorLobbyDay18 on Twitter!
This year, at the 2018 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show, we are offerering 18 tracks, 135 sessions and workshops with 188 skilled expert presenters who work within the home performance and energy efficiency industry. Click here to view each session, plan your schedule, learn about each presenter, sponsor, exhibitor and more.
APRIL 25, 2018
6:30 PM Get on the bus. Depart Philadelphia Marriot hotel.
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Briefing, Beverages & Bagged Dinner on the Bus, sponsored by E4TheFuture
10:00 PM Check-in to Capitol Skyline Hotel
APRIL 26, 2018
9:00 AM Meet as a Group in hotel lobby and walk to The Hill
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Meetings with key congressional offices *lunch not provided