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As a distinguished trainer, writer and consultant, Mark LaLiberté has devoted two decades to educating the homebuilding industry about the benefits of constructing durable, energy efficient and healthier homes.
A presenter in high demand, LaLiberté has been featured at leading industry events such as the NAHB International Builders Show, PCBC, Sunbelt Builders Show, and JLCLive conferences. He delivers training sessions for major manufacturers, utilities and for non-profit agencies. He co-created the program curriculum for the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) Houses That Work™ program which is based on the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program, served in an advisory capacity on the EPA's ENERGY STAR® Program and the Minnesota Energy Code Advancement Project. LaLiberté was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for his long-standing commitment to helping the home construction industry embrace building science at the 2002 EEBA Conference.
Recognizing that building science education on a global scale is vital in delivering better home performance, LaLiberté has provided training to members of the Warsaw, Poland housing industry and the International Housing Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
Building Knowledge Inc's Building Better Homes™ Program features LaLiberté as the on-camera guide for the highly acclaimed 3-CD interactive training program, which teaches cutting-edge, easy-to-access techniques through hands-on video, close-up photos, construction details, animations and step-by-step instructions. A Prairie-style home LaLiberté built as a living laboratory in suburban Minneapolis is a backdrop for demonstrating some of these techniques in footage illustrating proper site drainage, water management, advanced wall systems, ventilation, window installation and other topics.
LaLiberté has also served as spokesperson for the Ad Council's Energy Hog Campaign, TLC's “Home Pro” and “Home Savvy” series and the PBS “Hometime” series. Travels from Minneapolis, Minnesota.