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Introduction to Natural Hempcrete Construction Methods
 
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This webinar is designed to introduce participants to the materials and techniques required to use hempcrete as a building insulation material. Based on the book, Essential Hempcrete Construction, we will examine the material properties and specifications for hemp and for a variety of binders, and look at sourcing options for these materials. Mix ratios, forming systems and material placement will also be covered, including the use of hempcrete as sub-slab, wall and roof insulation. We'll also cover the material costs and labour inputs for using hempcrete, as well as the equipment required to mix and place. Finishes for hempcrete walls will also be covered. Finally, the webinar will examine the building science implications of using hempcrete, including thermal performance, moisture performance and air-tightness. Lessons Learned - Understand the basic material composition of hempcrete, and learn how to source the materials. - Understand the different mix ratios and resulting densities of hempcrete mixes, and how, why and where in a building each might be used. - Understand the costs for materials and the amount of labour required to mix and place hempcrete. - Understand the building science parameters of hempcrete, including thermal and moisture performance and air-tightness. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, beautiful and inspiring buildings without wrecking the whole darn planet in the attempt. Chris is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario. The school runs two full-time, certificate programs: Sustainable New Construction and Sustainable Renovations and hosts many hands-on workshops annually. Chris has authored numerous books on sustainable building, including Essential Hempcrete Construction (2016), Making Better Buildings (2014) and More Straw Bale Building (2005) He is co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series from New Society Publishers, and is a past editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly of straw bale and natural building. He has contributed articles to numerous publications on topics related to sustainable building and maintains a blog entitled “Thoughts on Building.” In 1998 he co-founded Camel’s Back Construction, and over eight years helped to design and/or build more than 30 homes and commercial buildings, mostly with straw bales and often with renewable energy systems. Chris is an active speaker and workshop instructor in Canada and internationally. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/introduction-natural-hempcrete-construction-methods/
Views: 38263 GreenHome Institute
Introduction to Ventilation & the latest ASHRAE 62.2 standards
 
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Energy-efficient homes – new and existing – require mechanical ventilation to maintain indoor air quality. This session will discuss why ventilation is necessary, the roles of intermittent, spot, and whole-house ventilation, options for achieving each type of ventilation, ASHRAE 62.2 standards, system sizing, and fundamentals of proper installation. The ventilation requirements of many state codes, IECC and the new 2015 Michigan Residential Code will also be covered. Lessoned Learned • Understand the necessity of ventilation and fundamentals of ASHRAE 62.2 – 2010 & 2013 • Understand the difference in Whole-House, Intermittent and Spot ventilation • Evaluate the differences in Exhaust, Supply and Balanced ventilation options to meet ASHRAE Standards • Calculate the proper size of a residential ventilation system based on the size of the home and number of occupants Continuing Education Units (CEUS) - 1 hour • GBCI • AIA(HSW) • NARI Green • Certified Green Professional (CGP) • AIBD • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) • May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* NEED CEUS? Take the quiz here https://www.dropbox.com/s/zejwtvddojrwsen/ASHRAE%20Webinar%20QUIZ%20NO%20ANSWER.docx?dl=0 Submit the quiz here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/
Views: 4437 GreenHome Institute
Natural Building in Cold & Wet Climates Webinar
 
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Building, remodeling or adding an addition to a home with natural materials in cold weather climates can be scary. Moisture, mold, rot, high energy bills and uncomfortable homes are usually the argument against such walls systems. Join us as we talk with Sigi Koko who is designing and building projects with strawbale and natural plaster to achieve healthy, durable, rot-free and very tight and energy efficient homes in cold wet climates. Lessons Learned •Understand how natural materials can be healthier for occupants and the environment when design and built right •Know where to find resources to safely build or add a strawbale addition •Be introduced to natural building materials and concepts to implement in your next project •Understand how incorporating more natural materials can improve the welfare for all Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in •State Architect / Builder License.GHI_ASSOCIATE_rgb - Copy •GBCI •Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) •AIA(HSW) •AIBD This course is mandatory for the GreenHome Associates Program. To get CEUS go to our webpage and take a quiz https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/natural-building-cold-wet-climates/
Views: 7502 GreenHome Institute
7 Steps for Designing an Economical Net Zero Energy Residence and Tools to Help
 
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Seven steps for transforming a conventional house to an economical, net zero energy home are presented. The energy and economic impacts of infiltration sealing, wall/roof insulation, windows, heat pumps, fresh air ventilation, water heating, appliances and solar photovoltaic systems are covered. An example 2000 square foot house is sequential transformed from conventional construction to high performance, coupled with the economic and financial (monthly payments) performance. The performance of solar powered electric vehicle (EV) are included with the presentation. ZEROs (Zero Energy Residence Optimization software) is used as the basis for the simulation results. ZEROs (see BuildEquinox.com/Zeros) is free-to-use, online software developed by Build Equinox that is used for modeling home performance throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Do net zero homes with solar powered EVs cost more than conventional homes? Sign up and find out! Lessons Learned 1) Understand energy and moisture flows required for maintaining a healthy home relative to house design, climate and occupant activities. 2) Learn how to find an economically optimal house design based on Life Cycle Costing. 3) Compare financing (monthly payments for mortgage, insurance, real estate taxes and energy) for a conventional home and a high performance, healthy, net zero energy home with solar powered transportation. 4) Develop an initial familiarity with ZEROs (Zero Energy Residential Optimization software) energy, IAQ (healthy environment), comfort, solar PV, economic, and financial simulation capabilities. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1.5 hours in: GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor Ty Newell is a co-owner and co-founder of Build Equinox, which manufactures the CERV smart ventilation system for residences. He retired from the University of Illinois as an Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering, having advised 70 masters and doctoral graduate students, and is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering. Ty has lectured around the world on indoor air quality, comfort, solar energy, building energy efficiency, and resource conservation including keynote addresses at the Solar Energy Society of India's 25th Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad and at the TTMD Conference (Turkish ASHRAE) in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, an Ercotaf Scholar (European Union) at the EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland, and an Academic Leader at Tec de Monterrey University in Queretaro Mexico. Ty lives in a 100% solar powered home that includes automated fresh air control and rainwater harvesting in Urbana Illinois. Build Equinox is located in a 4500sqft facility in Urbana IL that is also 100% solar powered. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/7-steps-designing-economical-net-zero-energy-residence-tools-help/
Views: 31860 GreenHome Institute
Virtual tour of the Habitat for Humanity LEED Platinum Zero Energy Depot Neighborhood
 
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Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region decide to pilot a Zero Energy Capable LEED Platinum community in the City of Traverse City, Michigan. Through their award winning efforts they have shown that it is possible to achieve low to no energy bills in climate zone 6 (very cold) through replicable efforts. Join us as we go behind the scenes and drywall to take you into the homes and meet those responsible for design, construction, energy testing, funding and meet some of the homeowner’s who benefit from a habitat mortgage living in this community. Please be sure to also read through the attached handout which details the specifics of the LEED credits and provides utility data. Lessons Learned - Articulate the basics of how Habitat for Humanity uses required sweat equity and training to align with LEED BD+C Homes V4 EA Education of the Homeowner and LEED for Homes 2008 AE Homeowner manual - Understand how LEED BD+C Homes V4 EA Annual Energy Use and LEED Homes 2008 EA Exceptional Energy Performance can drive down predicted energy use to achieve zero energy capable homes - Know the benefits of LEED Homes 2008 Location and Linkages (LL5) for developing housing diverse resource regions - Be inspired and empowered to build affordable housing that removes expensive utility costs for homeowners and tenants who need it the most. CEUS AIA(HSW) GBCI (LEED APH) AIBD NARI Green CGP Certified GreenHome Professional May be applicable to state license renewals Instructor Ryan McCoon - LEED AP-H Principal at Endura Performance Homes Licensed Residential Builder & Maintenance & Alteration Contractor Certified Passive House Builder USGBC LEED for Homes -Accredited Professional Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/virtual-tour-habitat-humanity-leed-platinum-zero-energy-depot-neighborhood/
Views: 18257 GreenHome Institute
Deer Haven Tour: Architect's residence goes LEED zero energy ready with warm modernism design Part 1
 
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Join Evan behind the scenes for a tour of his personal residence that he designed to LEED (pending Platinum) & Zero Energy Ready Standards. A labor of love with a warm modernism feel that was designed with stunningly beautiful passive solar features and the landscape in mind. Join Evan for a personal exclusive tour of his home now! Lessons Learned Review LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA Passive Solar Design in Action Articulate systems measured in LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA annual energy usage reductions Know more about LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA Education of the homeowner and how it relates to operating at 50% net zero energy Awareness of sustainable warm modernism design Make sure to watch part 1 - 5 to take the entire tour and if you are looking to get CEUS download the quiz here and follow the submission instructions https://bit.ly/2LHo6fk Instructor Evan Mathison is a co-founding principal of MATHISON | MATHISON ARCHITECTS. Evan’s primary focus is concept design, project management, project development and office management. His work includes diverse public and private projects, ranging from complex renovation/additions projects to new construction and pre-fab design for residential, educational, civic, and institutional clients. Evan earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was awarded a Raoul Wallenberg Travelling Fellowship in 2001. He moved to the East Coast in 2003 to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he earned his Master in Architecture Degree from the Graduate School of Design in 2006.
Views: 504 GreenHome Institute
Comparison of HRV, ERV and Smart Ventilation Systems - What's the best FREE CE Webinar
 
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The course will provide a description of residential HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator), ERV (Energy or Enthalpy Recovery Ventilator) and Smart DCV (Demand Control Ventilation) systems. Energy and humidity impact on a residence in different climatic regions and varying occupancy will be presented. The importance and value of active monitoring and control of indoor air quality will be discussed. Lessons Learned - Differentiate the characteristics of HRVs, ERV, and Smart Ventilation systems and how they help with LEED BD + C Homes V4 Smart Local Exhaust - Understand the difference between "ventilation standards" (ASHRAE 62.2), Passive House requirements, LEED BD + C Homes V4 enhanced whole house ventilation credits and indoor air quality - Articulate the systems that maintain healthy indoor air conditions in different climatic regions with variations in occupancy and how to ensure LEED BD + C Homes V4 pre-occupancy flush is completed. - Gain an understanding of the value of human productivity relative to the energy cost of ventilation system operation Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI ( LEED APH) PHIUS AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor Ty Newell is a co-owner and co-founder of Build Equinox, a company devoted to inventing technologies for healthy, comfortable and sustainable living. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007 as an Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering, having advised 70 masters and doctoral graduate students, and is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering. Ty's degrees are in mechanical engineering (BS,'74, UMichigan and MS/PhD, '78/'80, UUtah). He has lectured around the world on indoor air quality, comfort, solar energy, building energy efficiency, and resource conservation including keynote addresses at the Solar Energy Society of India's 25th Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad and at the TTMD Conference (Turkish ASHRAE) in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, an Ercotaf Scholar (European Union) at the EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland, and an Academic Leader at Tec de Monterrey in Queretaro Mexico. Ty lives in a 100% solar powered home that includes automated fresh air control and rainwater harvesting in Urbana Illinois. Build Equinox is located in a 4500sqft facility in Urbana IL that is also 100% solar powered. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/comparison-hrv-erv-smart-ventilation-systems-whats-best/
Views: 6110 GreenHome Institute
How to achieve Zero Energy Capable Residential Buildings
 
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Net zero energy, Zero net energy, zero energy buildings and zero energy ready are often times different terms meaning different things. Come find out what it truly means to design and build zero energy residential buildings that are capable of achieving zero energy when operated by occupants in a normal matter. This program is designed to give you the basic understanding of what zero energy means and how to communicate effectively. We will review 10 tips and tricks to get there, go over real case studies and discuss energy modeling programs that verify the building’s capability. Lessons Learned 1. Understand the language and marketing between zero energy claims 2. Know the basic, broad approach to achieving zero energy 3. Articulate new technologies and old technologies being used to achieve low energy 4. Know where to go to get more information to zero energy now. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in •GBCI •AIA(HSW) •NAHB CGP •NARI Green •CGHP •AIBD To get CEUS go to our webpage and take a quiz https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/get-zero-energy-capable-residential-buildings/
Views: 18849 GreenHome Institute
Behind the Scenes Tour with BrightLeaf Homes - Simple Zero Energy Ready Home
 
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Join us as we tour a conventional home builder who is committed to Energy Star and DOE Zero Energy ready home design and construction the Chicagoland region. See how a pretty basic new home design can go zero energy ready with minimal effort. Lessons Learned 1) Under the basics of zero energy ready health home design 2) Articulate affordable above code strategies for homes that improve the welfare of occupants 3) Re iterate advanced framing and foam free energy efficiency techniques in standard home design 4) See how ventilation and radon venting fits in basic design Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor: Rick Thompson At BrightLeaf Homes Rick brings a lot of passion and energy into the office. He’s a licensed real estate broker and handles the land search and market analytics, the acquisition and sale of properties, and matches the right home to the right people. Because according to him building people’s dreams is “an art and a science.” Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/behind-scenes-tour-brightleaf-homes-simple-zero-energy-ready-home/
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An introduction to why breathable wall systems CE Webinar
 
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At the heart of the Building Biology philosophy is the time-honored concept of the “breathing wall,” that is, all natural, self-regulating, electromagnetically balanced materials that have the capacity to diffuse moisture, air and pollutants. These walls can be made using locally available; all natural materials developed over thousands of years of accumulated building practices. Contrast to that is the conventional“airtight” sealed building envelope so common now in this country with a suffocating airtight polyethylene vapor barrier. The toxic soup that comprises the majority of building materials used in North American has contributed to the widespread phenomenon of “Sick Building Syndrome.” Including breathable walls ensure improved indoor air quality, superior longevity, better thermal storage qualities, higher r values, improved fire safety, less moisture buildup and superior resistance to mold and mildew are just a few of the added benefits. Not only that but you can reduce materials costs significantly. Lessoned Learned Know the basics of a breathable wall system and how it can improve health Understand the drawbacks of conventional wall system and how they impact safety Articulate how natural building materials can improve the welfare of all Know where to get more resources to implement these strategies on your next project Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor: George Paul Swanson George Paul Swanson received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Western Washington University in June 1975. Since that time he has worked throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Great Plains, and Southeastern United States, designing, building, and managing construction of homes and commercial buildings. In 1981 he published the bestselling Dome Scrapbook culminating his experience of designing and participating in building more than 300 geodesic dome structures in the Pacific Northwest between 1974 and 1981. Over the years Swanson Associates have completed over eighty low-toxic, and fully non-toxic “Breathing” natural building projects in eleven states and several foreign countries. Since 1975 he has conducted hundreds of seminars across the country and abroad on the benefits of natural building design. Learn more at http://geoswan.com/ Get your CEUS & Course handout HERE https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/introduction-breathable-wall-systems/
Views: 1574 GreenHome Institute
Underhill: A Virtual Journey into a Passive Solar, Green Roofed, Integrated Earth Sheltered Home
 
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Tom Newhouse and his wife Jill designed and personally built their unconventional Grand Rapids, Michigan home and industrial design studio in 1978. Their goal was to "live softly on the earth"....in a passive solar, earth integrated residence with a green roof, and an integral "atelier" (industrial design studio and workshop). The course will be a detailed tour of this low energy consumption, sustainable building, specifically designed to the ecological and climatic realities of West Michigan, at 42 degrees North latitude. After almost 40 years living in this unique structure, Tom will relate the joys and challenges of living in such an unconventional structure. Lessons Learned 1. Know the unique ecological and welfare aspects of living and working in a passive solar, earth integrated, green roof building. 2. Articulate the health advantages of a housing site which is xeriscaped (has no conventional grass lawn). 3. Know where to find out more about wildlife friendly general landscaping, and the unique green roof, which is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. 4. Witness the safety aspects of living in an earth sheltered building, in a tornado and severe thunderstorm prone region of the country. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor Tom Newhouse and his wife Jill designed and personally built their unconventional Grand Rapids, Michigan home and industrial design studio in 1978. Their goal was to "live softly on the earth"....in a passive solar, earth integrated residence with a green roof, and an integral "atelier" (industrial design studio and workshop). The course will be a detailed tour of this low energy consumption, sustainable building, specifically designed to the ecological and climatic realities of West Michigan, at 42 degrees North latitude. After almost 40 years living in this unique structure, Tom will relate the joys, challenges and energy savings of living in such an unconventional structure. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/tour-west-michigan-passive-solar-earth-sheltered-green-roof-residence-design-studio/
Views: 32296 GreenHome Institute
Reducing occupant exposure to EMF in residential construction Pt 1
 
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The BioInitiative Report was published by the State University of New York in Albany, in August 2007. Twelve experts from around the world reviewed nearly 4,000 studies on the health risks of exposure to EMFs. They came to the conclusion that the EMF exposure limits set by government regulatory agencies in this country are, in their opinion, thousands of times too lenient, based upon their review of theworldwide scientific literature. They state that the harmful effects are cumulative and occur even at exposure levels too low to cause tissue heating, which have up until now been thought to be safe. Is EMF the new Indoor Environmental Issue of the Future? Because EMF exposure has potential links to headaches, ear and eye problems, memory problems, sleep disturbance (and the physical ailments that come from sleep deprivation), and cancer, we are using what is called the “precautionary principle”— if there is sufficient evidence that there could be harm from exposure to an influence and that exposure cannot be proven to be safe beyond a shadow of a doubt, then precautions need to be taken by the public to protect human exposure to that influence until safety can be firmly established. Electrically hypersensitive individuals, children, the elderly and the general public alike benefit when EMFs are reduced and eliminated. There is growing awareness of the importance of avoiding them. Join us as we discuss simple recommendations & strategies to reduce your clients’ exposure to EMFs by smarter design, construction and remodeling practices. BONUS: Learn tips and tricks to score more health points in GreenStar Homes Certification and get guidance on healthier alternatives. We get guidance on being aware of how proper wiring practices and placement can reduce risk when magnetic and electric fields penetrate walls and floors. This 6 part ongoing Greenhome Institute Series has 5 webinars with unique topics relevant to reduce EMFs Part 1 – Introduction & Overview – Seen below Part 2 – Avoiding AC & magnetic fields – See below Part 3 – Assessing and Mitigating AC Electric Field EMFs – See below Part 4 – Avoiding radio frequency EMFs – – Registration TBD Part 5 – Understanding dirty electricity – – Registration TBD Final Q&A Live session to be held in the fall with all presenters Lessons Learned •Understand how natural materials can be healthier for occupants and the environment when design and built right •Know where to find resources to safely build or add a strawbale addition •Be introduced to natural building materials and concepts to implement in your next project •Understand how incorporating more natural materials can improve the welfare for all Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in •State Architect / Builder License. •GBCI •Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) •AIA(HSW) •AIBD •Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) To get CEUS go to our webpage and take a quiz https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/reducing-occupant-exposure-emfs-residential-construction-series/
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Tour the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home  - Pt 2
 
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It's not often that someone makes their vacation home a place to advance social justice AND Green Building but Neil Peck does just that! He invites you in to take a tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar home, a beautiful new build located 75 miles south of Chicago nestled in a Black Oak Savanna. Neil takes you in to describe how he achieved GreenStar Gold Certification and the Zero Energy Ready Badge. Using solar pv, solar thermal, all electric HVAC, better walls, proper window orientation, and passive ventilation, Neil showcases his last year's energy usage and teaches us how he got there and reflects and what could be done differently. On top of that, Neil describes how a home can be used to have a positive impact on a local community through a sense of place. Make sure you watch Pt1 & Pt2! Part 1 - Introduction, garden, site walkthrough and how about the community Part 2 - Thermal envelope, solar, ventilation and utility data. Lessons Learned 1. Articulate concepts and strategies to meet LEED BD+C V4 EA Credit Building Orientation for Passive Solar 2. Understand the benefits of preserving the landscape and rainwater catchment as it relates to LEED BD+C V4 WE Outdoor Water Use 3. Review whole-house balanced ventilation and connection to LEED BD+C V4 EQ Credit Enhanced ventilation 4. Know more about GreenStar and Zero Energy Ready certification requirements and benefits. Download the Handout & Checklist to go along with the course https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwgdpb3qthkyokw/PEMBROKE%20SANDS%20HANDOUT.pdf?dl=0 CEUS .5 hours in GBCI / LEED APH AIA HSW (1 hour)* BPI Non-Whole House NARI Green CGP CGHP AIBD *Maybe applicable to your state based designed license NEED CEUS? Download the quiz here and follow the instructions to submit https://www.dropbox.com/s/gtj7wxzpkncvp1p/QUIZ%20CE%20PEMBROKE%20SANDS.docx?dl=0 Instructor / Builder / Homeowner Neil Peck has been building and renovating homes for more than 40 years. He began S. N. Peck Builder, Inc. in 1982 and has completed more than 1000 architect–designed custom projects in the Chicago area. Prior to moving to Chicago and opening his own business, Neil worked in southwest Michigan with his father building and remodeling homes. His commitment to green and sustainable construction methods originated in the 1970′s when he and his dad built solar-heated and passive-design homes. He is currently the President of the Board of Windy City Habitat for Humanity and is a LEED AP, with an advanced knowledge of green building techniques. He has a B.A. in history from Indiana University and has traveled extensively.
Views: 894 GreenHome Institute
The Impacts of Storing Solar Energy in the Home to Reduce Reliance on the Utility - Free CEU Webinar
 
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This course will present findings from the recent Nature Energy paper "The impacts of storing solar energy in the home to reduce reliance on the utility," by Robert L. Fares and Michael E. Webber from the University of Texas at Austin. There has been growing interest in using energy storage to capture solar energy for later use in the home to reduce reliance on the traditional utility. However, few studies have critically assessed the trade-offs associated with storing solar energy rather than sending it to the utility grid, as is typically done today. Here we show that a typical battery system could reduce peak power demand by 8–32% and reduce peak power injections by 5–42%, depending on how it operates. However, storage inefficiencies increase annual energy consumption by 324–591 kWh per household on average. Furthermore, storage operation indirectly increases emissions by 153–303 kg CO2, 0.03–0.20 kg SO2 and 0.04–0.26 kg NOx per Texas household annually. Thus, home energy storage would not automatically reduce emissions or energy consumption unless it directly enables renewable energy. Target audience: General; Prerequisite knowledge: General understanding of solar, energy storage, and the electric grid Lessons Learned 1) Understand how home energy storage devices could operate to store solar energy for later use in the home. 2) Understand how adding home energy storage impacts households' power demand and energy consumption, and the difference between the two. 3) Understand how adding home energy storage impacts customers' bills under different utility tariffs. 4) Understand how adding home energy storage impacts electricity system emissions. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor Robert Fares is an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office working in the Emerging Technologies (ET) program. His current focus is on the potential for building sensors and controls to reduce energy consumption and provide services to the electric grid. Dr. Fares is a mechanical engineer with a background in the thermal/fluid sciences and energy systems. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he developed methods to model and optimize the operation of battery energy storage systems used on the electric grid in order to understand their economic and environmental tradeoffs. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Fares continued as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Energy Institute, where he helped lead an interdisciplinary research project investigating the full system cost of electricity. In addition to his role as an engineering researcher, Dr. Fares also writes for the Scientific American blog "Plugged In," which covers energy technology and policy. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/impacts-storing-solar-energy-home-reduce-reliance-utility/
Views: 1343 GreenHome Institute
Intro to LEED Building Design and Construction V4 Homes - Midrise
 
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LEED for Homes is a residential green building certification that applies to all residential projects from remodels to new construction and from single family to high rise mixed use multifamily. With nearly 150,000 certified homes, this is an internationally recognized green building rating system that can help you make your next project better. Join us as we go through the highlights of the program, requirements, certification process, case studies, lessons learned and how to work with your verification team. You will also learn how this program works with other foundational programs like Passive House, DOE Zero Energy Ready and Indoor Air Plus. This course will be covering Version 4 (v4) Lessons Learned Know where to find more resources to build, design, or remodel healthier and better residential buildings Understand how LEED improves the safety and welfare of people and communities through more efficient homes Articulate the certification process of LEED for Homes and how it is different from commercial Know where to get information on the LEED-H and becoming an accredited professional. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in State Architect / Builder License. GBCI (LEED APH Specific) Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) AIA(HSW) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May apply to your state-based design or contractor license* Bonus – At the end of the session you will get a 50% off coupon code to our on demand full 8 hour Understanding LEED for Homes Session. Instructor: Brett Little, LFA, LEED APH, Certified GreenHome Professional Brett is a graduate of the Aquinas college sustainable business program and has been serving in the residential green building industry since 2008, starting out as a volunteer. In 2010 was made Brett_LittleExecutive Director of the GreenHome Institute. Specific tasks include consulting on residential green building projects that range from single-family homes to large-scale multifamily buildings and helping teams achieve the five key pillars of green ( health, energy, water, place and materials) during the design stage. He has ensured 3rd party holistic green certification for 100’s of projects. He leads the GHI education team by delivering and developing online and in person content and work with other professionals to moderate numerous green building topics via webinars along with developing quiz content and other study materials. Brett has also assisted cities to help meet their climate reduction goals in the residential sector as well as homeowner and community engagement. Need CEUS? Email Info@greenhomeinstitute.org to get the quiz before watching this.
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EMF Webinar 2   Reducing AC & Magnetic Fields
 
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This webinar is the next in the 5 part series, “Reducing occupant exposure to EMFs in residential construction” where each member of our panel of experts will present an entire hour on each specific type of EMF. Catch part 1 here as on-demand recording if you missed it. First to be discussed is AC magnetic fields. This is the type of EMF you think of when you hear the words, “electromagnetic field”. It has four common sources: separation of conductors carrying current loads, such as overhead power lines; unbalanced electric loads on adjacent hot and neutral conductors; current on grounding paths, including metal water pipes and TV cable sheathing; and point sources, such as transformers and motors. Yet, magnetic fields are only one component of a duality of fields present wherever electricity exists, the other being electric fields. Electric fields will be discussed in a separate webinar. AC magnetic fields are known to cause a host of illnesses and the safe exposure guidelines for long term exposure vary widely from country to country. The building biology profession, by which all of the panelists are certified, is the most active proponent of knowledge in North America on identifying, mitigating and avoiding all types of EMFs. The panelists and their colleagues throughout the world work with clients who are sensitive to these fields, as well as those clients who want to promote a healthier living and work environment. You will learn the four sources of AC magnetic fields and an introduction on how to identify and mitigate each one of them (when possible). These sources of magnetic field exposure are found in a large percentage of homes and commercial buildings. Wiring errors, for instance, are violations of the NEC and yet they go undetected by electrical contractors and code inspectors alike. Indoor sources of magnetic fields are avoidable if you know how to follow the proper procedures. This webinar will introduce you to these concepts. The presenter is Spark Burmaster, EE, BBEC (Building Biology Environmental Consultant), and EMRS (Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist). Spark is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Electrical Engineering program and he resides in Chaseburg, Wisconsin, near La Cross. Spark has developed course materials for the beginning and advanced EMF seminars taught by the Institute of Building Biology and Ecology (IBE). He works with EMF-sensitive clients throughout the country tracing and repairing sources of EMFs in their homes, offices and farms. Spark had his beginnings in EMF mitigation as a consultant for Organic Valley, developing protocols to mitigate stray voltage on dairy farms. He installed Aermotor Water Pumping Windmills throughout the upper Midwest. Spark is also a founder of the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair and presents an ElectroMagnetic Exposure Workshop for them annually. His website is www.e-options.info. Lessons Learned •At the end of the presentation, you will have a starting point to learn more about •How to design the right placement of electrical components to create a safer home •How to avoid common wiring mistakes and the magnetic fields they create to provide a healthier living and work environment for your customers •How to provide plumbing and TV cable connections without magnetic fields, thereby improving the welfare of occupants in homes you wire •How to measure AC magnetic fields at the beginning and end of your projects to ensure that you have met your objectives to provide a low-EMF living and work environment for your customers Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in •State Architect / Builder License. •GBCI •Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) •AIA(HSW) •AIBD •Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/reducing-occupant-exposure-emfs-residential-construction-series/
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Tour Chicagoland’s First Passive House Residential Retrofit - How Did They Do It?
 
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Join Michael Conners of Kenwood Properties who is the project developer and passive house consultant, for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Chicago's first passive house pending certification renovation. Michael takes you through the details landscape, thermal envelope, moisture barriers, windows, material selection, finishes, electrical and ventilation features of this home and puts in the context of the location it is in. Listen to Michael explain details projected energy usage, why they went all electric and the potential for zero carbon emissions from solar added in the future. Because of Michael's work, the barriers to passive house renovation are coming down, come learn how you can do this too. Take a virtual reality walkthrough here of the project during predrwall https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=K4F8BKuhCFk&mls=1 Lessons Learned 1. Articulate the basics of a passive house retrofit requirements 2. Understand the challenges of thermal envelopes and moisture barriers in tight urban lots. 3. Know more about indoor air quality in passive house and to reduce off gassing. 4. See how a little of solar pv can easily offset a passive house renovation Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in GBCI AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Instructor Mike Conners - Builder. BA Economics, SF State University. MBA University of Chicago. Multiple whole house historic renovations. Certified Passivhaus Institute Trades person, '15, Certified Passivhaus Institute Design-Consultant, '17 (rising.) Professional investor. 25+ years quantitative portfolio management. Equities. Derivatives. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/tour-chicagolands-first-passive-house-residential-retrofit/
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The Economics of Zero Energy Homes: Single Family Insights
 
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Zero-energy (ZE) and zero-energy ready (ZER) homes currently comprise less than 2% of single-family residential new construction, largely due to outdated or overstated cost assumptions. Because single-family homes make up over 40% of the energy consumed by our building stock, increasing market penetration of ZE homes is essential to helping cities meet their aggressive greenhouse gas emission goals while creating a more clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. During this webinar, we will answer the following questions: 1. What is the current incremental cost to build ZE and ZER homes? 2. How does this cost compare against key consumer cost thresholds? 3. How can builders and policymakers use this report to increase market penetration of ZE homes? Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Lessons Learned 1. Understand what the current incremental cost is to build ZE and ZER homes 2. Understand how ZE and ZER costs compare against key consumer cost thresholds 3. Builders can use this presentation to inform the creation of a zero energy or zero energy ready offering 4. Policymakers can use this presentation to increase market penetration of ZE homes in their jurisdiction Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here https://bit.ly/2yEqAa5 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-we... Session sponsor: Tstud - Save money, stop thermal bridging and reduce energy usage. All in 1. https://www.tstud.com/ Instructor: Michael Gartman & Alisa Petersen Michael Gartman is a Senior Associate on Rocky Mountain Institute’s Buildings team. Michael utilizes a background in statistical analysis and energy modeling to develop analytical tools geared toward informing and facilitating real estate portfolio optimization strategies, synthesizing the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects over time and space. Michael brings a diverse range of expertise in the construction industry to RMI’s buildings practice. His past work has included cost-estimating commercial solar installations, advising the County of San Diego’s 2013–2015 Sustainable Energy Plan, drafting legislation for PV-friendly permitting and installation standards, and constructing steel cable pedestrian bridges in rural Bolivia. Alisa Petersen is a Senior Associate on Rocky Mountain Institute’s Buildings team where she focuses on breaking down barriers to increasing market penetration of zero energy buildings in both the residential and commercial sector. Prior to joining RMI, Alisa worked for Seventhwave, a nonprofit energy efficiency company in Madison Wisconsin, where she served as an Energy Engineer and Project Manager. At Seventhwave, Alisa provided technical assistance to building owners and design teams to help inform a more energy efficient building design.
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Reducing Exposure to EMFs part 3 Electrical
 
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What is the least known yet most common type of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) in a home? Join us for part 3 of our series on reducing exposure EMFs in Residential Construction and Remodeling us as we discuss the impact of AC electric fields. This type of field extends out into a room, contracts and then extends out again 60 times a second. It can prevent us from spending much time in the deepest stage of sleep, but there is hope. Learn simple steps to provide your clients a safer, more healthy living and work environment in this upcoming webinar. Lessons Learned •Know basics of how electric fields are generated and where they are found in the home in order to improve client health •Differentiate this form of EMF from AC magnetic fields •Know ways to inspect and assess for fields to ensure a home for the welfare of clients •Understand the basics of mitigation strategies to reduce this type of EMF in a safe manner. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in •State Architect / Builder License. •GBCI •Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) •AIA(HSW) •AIBD •Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/reducing-occupant-exposure-emfs-residential-construction-series/
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Tour the acorn glade passive house certified new build
 
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Join the architect and builder for an exclusive walkthrough of this passive house and GreenStar certified home. We will focus on advanced HVAC systems, improved indoor air quality through air quality monitoring, black water remediation and achieving all electric low energy home design. Lessons Learned Understand ways to improve health for clients through new technology. Apply the basics of passive house design to new construction. Know more about all electric and zero energy ready home design. Articulate how the 5 pillars of green are applied in this newly built home. Instructors Brandon Weiss & tom bassett-dilley Continuing Education Units (CEUS) .5 hour in GBCI Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD BPI Non-Whole House (1/2 credit*) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable AIA(HSW) = 1 hour To get your continuing education for this course head to the GHI website and follow the instructions below https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/tour-the-acorn-glade-passive-house-certified-new-build/
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All about the PHIUS+ 2015 The Climate Specific Passive Building Standard
 
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The PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Standard targets the sweet spot where aggressive energy and carbon reduction overlap with cost effectiveness, taking into account a full range of variables including climate zone, source energy, and costs. The standard was developed over three years by the PHIUS Technical Committee and Building Science Corporation under a U.S. DOE Building America Grant. Believe it or not but passive house certification can certify more than just homes, new and existing building projects, as well as multifamily and commercial buildings all can benefit! This presentation will cover the PHIUS+ 2015 Passive Building Standard — North America. Attendees will learn how and why the standard was developed as well as certification statics and requirements for the standard. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) PHIUS CPHC NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Lessons Learned 1. Understand the methodology for how the PHIUS+ 2015 climate specific standard was developed. 2. Identify key certification criteria for the PHIUS+ 2015 standard. 3. Recognize the impact of climate-specific standards on building design. 4. Learn about the new add-on badge for PHIUS+ Source Zero Certification. Instructor Lisa White has been with Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) since 2012 and currently serves as the project Certification Manager. She is also an instructor for Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) and WUFI Passive software trainings. White holds a degree in Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Energy Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.02e1d19 In consultation with PHIUS Senior Scientist Graham Wright, White works on certification program development, reviews project designs and energy models to evaluate their qualification for PHIUS+ Certification, and provides feedback to project submission teams. She also provides consulting services on static and dynamic energy modeling in WUFI Passive, THERM modeling, and project planning specific to passive building principles. White has presented at numerous conferences and events, including the PHIUS Annual North American Passive House Conferences, the Affordable Comfort Institute national conference, and Facades+. Other helpful resources http://www.phius.org/PHIUSplusdocs/PHIUS+CertificationGuidebook_v1.03.pdf http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy15osti/64278.pdf Need CEUs? Take the quiz here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/event/phius-2015-climate-specific-passive-building-standard-free-ce-webinar/
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How to Design and Build Affordable Zero Energy Homes
 
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A key component to almost all plans for keeping carbon emissions low is moving all new homes toward zero energy. Most construction industry professionals will agree that the technologies, materials, and methods needed to build zero energy homes are widely available. Most zero energy homeowners agree that their homes are the best homes they have ever lived in. The last remaining obstacle to widespread adoption of zero energy homes is the misconception that they cost more than new homes built to conventional standards. This webinar presents a host of ideas for designing and building economical zero energy homes that will add little or no total cost to a new construction project. These will include design concepts, construction choices, equipment selection, and more. In addition to suggestions on reducing first costs, there are important ideas for ensuring full financing and fair appraisals. The many benefits of zero energy for homeowners, beyond a lower cost of ownership, will be highlighted. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Lessons Learned List at least three design elements of a zero energy home. Describe the zero energy pyramid that illustrates design priorities for zero energy homes. Review three strategies for reducing the costs of zero energy home construction. Articulate two strategies for ensuring fair appraisals Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here https://bit.ly/2NESFXw 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-we... Session sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating - Shades of Comfort to Fit Your Personality http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/ Instructor: Bruce Sullivan Bruce Sullivan has been helping people save energy for 35 years as a program specialist, trainer, writer, and consultant. He was a Senior Green Building Consultant at Earth Advantage for 7 years and is also a consultant with the Zero Energy Project. He has lived in a series of efficient homes. Three of these were state of the art energy-efficient new construction projects he helped design and build. The most recent of these homes generates enough energy on-site to run the home and power an electric car. Plus, it costs about 8 dollars a month LESS to own than a similar conventional house would have cost.
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Part 1 Introduction and Why We Do This
 
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green|spaces' NextGen Homes began with a simple question, "Why aren't healthy, net zero energy homes commonly built in our market in Chattanooga, Tennessee?" Builders said "Because no one asks for them." Buyers said "Because it's not available and I probably couldn't afford it if it was." Michael Walton, Executive Director at green|spaces and licensed architect, will provide an overview of his nonprofit's demonstration development of healthy, high-performance homes that produce as much energy as they consume. Most importantly, they built and sold them at market rate. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Lessons Learned Identify cost-effective strategies for net-zero energy homes Learn about how ensuring health is incorporated in a cost-effective manner with zero is key Analyze construction options to determine the highest performance for value Articulate value propositions of net-zero homes to buyers, realtors, appraisers, and lenders Session sponsor: Srinergy - All in one back up battery / solar solutions https://srinergy.com/solar-generators/ CEU Quiz available on our website: https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/how-a-chattanooga-nonprofit-develops-healthy-net-zero-homes-at-market-rate/ Instructor An architect by trade, Michael has worked for over a decade to integrate sustainability into the building practices, business operations, and public policy in the city in which he lives to improve both the quality of life and the quality of the environment. After growing up in Greeneville, Tennessee, Michael attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he received his Bachelor of Architecture, studied at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland as guest student, then moved to Washington, DC to practice architecture at Envision Design and Perkins+Will. His award-winning work served national environmental non-profits, national tech companies, and mixed-income, mixed use developments in underserved neighborhoods. In addition, he served as an advisor to draft the first Green Construction Code in a major US city as part of the District of Columbia's Sustainable DC Plan before returning to Tennessee in 2014 to take over as the executive director of green|spaces. Currently, Michael focuses the programming at green|spaces as a reflection of the values of its donors and members on the shared responsibility of pushing the envelope of sustainability while simultaneously ensuring the economic, social, and environmental benefits of sustainability are shared equitably throughout Chattanooga and the region. Michael serves on US Green Building Council's Tennessee State Advisory Board, the ACE Mentorship Program Board, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Interior Design Advisory Board and as a regional team leader for the American In regards to products this session.
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Part 2 The DEER Haven Tour
 
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Join Evan behind the scenes for a tour of his personal residence that he designed to LEED (pending Platinum) & Zero Energy Ready Standards. A labor of love with a warm modernism feel that was designed with stunningly beautiful passive solar features and the landscape in mind. Join Evan for a personal exclusive tour of his home now! Make sure to watch part 1 - 5 and then head to our website to take the CEU QUIZ. Lessons Learned Review LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA Passive Solar Design in Action Articulate systems measured in LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA annual energy usage reductions Know more about LEED BD+C V4 Homes EA Education of the homeowner and how it relates to operating at 50% net zero energy Awareness of sustainable warm modernism design Instructor Evan Mathison is a co-founding principal of MATHISON | MATHISON ARCHITECTS. Evan’s primary focus is concept design, project management, project development and office management. His work includes diverse public and private projects, ranging from complex renovation/additions projects to new construction and pre-fab design for residential, educational, civic, and institutional clients. Evan earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was awarded a Raoul Wallenberg Travelling Fellowship in 2001. He moved to the East Coast in 2003 to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he earned his Master in Architecture Degree from the Graduate School of Design in 2006.
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Zero Made Easy 3 How to Market
 
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The housing industry has figured out to build Zero Energy Ready Homes with excellent efficiency, comprehensive IAQ features, and innovative technology. But many of us aren’t nearly as good at communicating the incredible benefits of living in these homes to potential buyers. In this webinar Sam Rashkin will explain key concepts for marketing and selling Zero Energy Ready Homes. This is part 3 of a 3 part series you can watch the former sessions on our on-demand learn channel Lessons Learned 1. Understand how Zero Energy Ready Homes address current market trends 2. Learn about DOE resources for building the knowledge of sale staff 3. Understand the role of contrast in highlighting the benefits of Zero Energy Ready Homes 4. Understand the different levels of communicating Zero Energy Ready Home benefits Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 1 hour in GBCI AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Instructor Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the US DOE Building Technologies Office, has earned a national reputation for his work leading housing programs that have partnered with thousands of home builders and resulted in over one million certified high-performance homes. Sam has been leading the US DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program for the past several years, enabling leading builders to gain market differentiation while moving the housing industry to the next level of efficiency and performance. He was recently recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the 2012 Hanley Award. Sam received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University; and is a registered architect in California and New York. During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 residential projects. Sam has also prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to other books on energy efficient and green construction. Here is the direct link refereed to in the session https://basc.pnnl.gov/checklists/zero-energy-ready-home Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/zero-made-easy-3-market/
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Take a tour of an IL Zero Energy Ready Modular Home - Pt 1 All about Modular
 
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Architect Tom Bassett Dilley wants to invite you into this exclusive tour of a zero energy ready modular prefabricated home. Craned right into Oak Park IL, Tom details the challenges and opportunities of modular with drone footage that captured it all. Learn about how new technologies and ideas to achieve zero energy ready, healthy and modular home construction in existing communities with ease. Make sure what to watch all 3 Parts Part 1 - Modular details Part 2 - Mechanicals and Solar Part 3 - Overall design aspects and ventilation Lessons Learned • Understand the requirements of DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and how they fit into LEED Energy and Atmosphere LEED BD+C V4 Homes Energy Budget • Articulate components of Indoor Air Plus and how it achieves multiple LEED BD+C V4 Perquisites • Review modular benefits to LEED BD+C V4 Homes MR construction Waste Management • Know more about benefits and challenges to modular home construction Continuing Education Units (CEUS) Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) LEED APH Homes .5 Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse .5 American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) 1 Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) .5 Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) .5 AIBD .5 State Architect / Builder License may be applicable .5 Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here from Dropbox https://bit.ly/2Njxgnz 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/ Instructor - TOM BASSETT-DILLEY, CPHC, AIA & GHI member Tom founded TBDA in 2006 to pursue sustainability and a contemporary design language for the Midwest. He has established a leadership role in the world of healthy, low-energy buildings, and continues to learn about and present on biophilic design, Passive design and construction, green preservation, and the human-nature connection. Tom is a founding member and current President of the Passive House Alliance, Chicago Chapter, and is a member of the International Living Future Institute, the American Institute of Architects, and several conservation organizations. When not at work he is usually gardening, playing guitar, or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen with his family.
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Introduction to the DOE Building Energy Asset Score
 
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This workshop will teach attendees how to collect Asset Score inputs and use the Asset Score software. An example Asset Score model will be constructed in real-time and the resulting standardized report will be reviewed with attendees. The session will be interactive, encouraging questions from attendees. Lessons Learned Know the history, background, and intended use of the tool in regards to making buildings efficient and healthier Articulate basics of navigating the Asset Score interface as part of creating a new building. Gain insight into some best practices for using the tool to improve the buildings for occupant comfort. Know where to get more resources to make informed decisions on safer and cost-effective upgrades. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in GBCI (LEED APH) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Go here to get the CEU QUIZ https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/introduction-doe-building-energy-asset-score/ Session sponsor: Build Equinox, CERV - Smart Home Ventilation & HVAC Instructor Capt. Clifford E. Babson, USMM, CEM, CMVP, CEA, BESA, LEED AP(BD&C) Cliff is a former ships' captain, with over 25 years in Energy and Facility Management. He is the Senior Building Performance Engineer at Performance Systems Development. Cliff is involved with Commercial Energy Auditing, Energy Modeling, Program Support, and Training. Cliff is a practicing Energy Auditor with a Multifamily Specialty and has also worked as an Engineering Manager/Director in several large Multifamily and Commerical Buildings including a 270 unit high rise building, 180 unit mixed use building, and a 250,000 sqft high rise Commercial Building. Cliff developed a Multifamily Building Analyst curriculum in 2010 and has taught the class approximately 25 times, the curriculum is currently licensed to 7 entities across the US. Student feedback ratings have averaged in excess of 4.3, on a scale of 1-5, with a strong positive feedback and high pass rate (87%).
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Tour - The MN Victorian Net Zero Certified Home Renovation
 
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Stewart Herman, homeowner and laborer invites us behind the scenes of his home that was transformed from an old leaky Victorian into a stunning Net Positive, LEED & GreenStar Platinum home. Stewart along with the architect, remodeler, HVAC and solar installer take us through every aspect of what it took to make this home one of the most sustainable in the Midwest. Join us and learn! Instructors Stewart Herman recently retired. During the 1970s he wrote on energy policy (Energy Futures: Industry and the New Technologies, The Health Costs of Air Pollution) before proceeding to graduate work at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a quarter-century of teaching ethics in the Religion Department of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, where he was also active in sustainability efforts. Marc Sloot Throughout the process of design, construction and living in your new home or remodel, your journey should be fun, educational and uplifting. Regardless of your aesthetic preference or project size, Marc is uniquely skilled at providing you with the level of service you need to create a project that is beautiful, functional and holistically green. Through his passion for sustainability, Marc also plays a major role in keeping SALA on the cutting edge of beautiful green design. He does this with a strong knowledge of the technical issues related to design and construction, a wonderful sense of beauty and an understanding of how to weave all these elements into creative designs through an enjoyable, understandable design process. Other Instructors: Christina Rymer & Jason Massmann Continuing education units 1.5 hour in GBCI (LEED APH) AIA(HSW) - 2 hours Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD BPI - Nonwhole house (1/2 credit) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Get your continuing education by going to our website https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/tour-mn-victorian-net-zero-certified-home-renovation/
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Comparing Residential Green Building Rating Systems Pt 1 - Overview
 
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When it comes to (re)building residential buildings there are many green certification labels to choose from. During this session, we will discuss and compare the different major green rating systems, especially those for LIHTC, HUD, Federal Home Loan Bank, Tax abatements and other local incentive programs. Each green home certification comes with its own requirements, opportunities, costs, third-party oversight, tools, and resources to guide you. Each requires different levels of training and foundational knowledge. Which is right for you and your clients? Each green building certification program is a tool you can use, whether you certify or not, to make more informed decisions and ensure it done right. You will also learn which programs apply best to different building types: Single/multi-family, mid-high rise, rehabs, remodels and additions, and new construction. Market rate and affordable housing will also be discussed. The programs we will cover/focus on the 3 main rating systems LEED for Homes, National Green Building Standard and Enterprise Green Communities while also going over GreenStar, Energy Star for Homes and Highrise, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes and the Home Energy Rating System. We will look at each system individually and then together through the lens of cost, the 5 pillars of green, third-party oversight, documentation submittals, popularity, growth, costs, update cycles and even political affiliations. We will compare each to the baseline code as well. Key takeaways from this training will be to Understand the basics of each green building program and how they compare or contrast Know where to get more information or find resources to pursue a green rating on your next project Articulate the needs and opportunities for building or renovating with the 5 pillars of green in mind Understand the benefits and incentives available for green building certifications Case Studies will be presented throughout the session. Prior knowledge recommended We recommend you have prior knowledge with green building or green certification before taking this course. This course is not necessarily meant to go into detail about green building strategies. Please watch a free on-demand CEU course on the Basics of Residential Green (Re)Building as a pre-course. https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/basics-residential-green-rebuilding/ CEUS This is a 4 part session and each session is approved individually for CEUS Session 1 - Certification program overview Session 2 - Prerequisites Session 3 - Energy program baselines Session 4 - Comparing Health, Materials, Place and Water differences Part 1 - Details In this session, we will cover the basics of each of the rating systems, introducing you to each one and covering the documentation requirements, credentialing, 3rd party oversight, costs, incentives and more. Lessons Learned: 1. Understand the basics of each green building program and how they compare or contrast 2. Know where to get more information or find resources to pursue a green rating on your next project 3. Articulate the needs and opportunities for building or renovating with the 5 pillars of green in mind 4. Understand the benefits and incentives available for green building certifications Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in: GBCI AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Instructor: Brett Little, LFA, LEEDAPH, CGHP A Graduate of the Aquinas College Sustainable Business Bachelors Program, Brett is the Executive Director of the GreenHome Institute and is helping homeowners, builders, architects, and developers find more sustainable and healthier ways to build BETTER. Brett sits on the board of the USGBC - West Michigan chapter and is a co-facilitator of the Living Future Collaborative: Great Lakes. Brett loves supporting the local economy, kayaking, microbreweries, public transportation, board games and living the enjoying pure MI with his wife and young son. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/comparing-residential-green-building-rating-systems-pt-1-overview/
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Introduction to fully ducted heat pumps for all electric heating and cooling
 
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This session discusses the concept of high-performance homes and buildings and the application of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) ducted heat pumps to meet their design and efficiency requirements. It reviews different types of ducted indoor units, the special design considerations associated with them and how to effectively design for cold climate installations. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Lessons Learned 1. Define and describe what is meant by the term VRF high-performance ducted heat pump 2. Explain the different types of ducted indoor units and special design considerations associated with them 3. Identify the heating needs for cold climates and how ducted indoor units can meet these requirements 4. List the benefits ducted VRF systems provide for the design of high-performance homes and buildings 1) Download the quiz here: https://bit.ly/2yZCpYC 2) Go to the CEU submittal form here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-we... Session sponsor: Mitsubishi features high-efficiency heat pumps that reduce energy and allow your project to go all electric. https://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/ Instructor: Mike Schaefer Mike Schaefer, Performance Construction Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Mike has been in the HVAC Industry since 2005 where he has worked on all levels including contracting, distribution and manufacturing. Mike joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2014 as Commercial Area Manager before transitioning to Residential Area Sales Manager, both for the Chicago market. He is currently part of Mitsubishi Electric’s Performance Construction Team which is focused on providing healthy, efficient and reliable mechanical solutions to the high-performance building market.
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Passive Solar Design and Online Tools for Window Shading Analysis and LEED
 
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The instructor will demonstrate the use of web-based tools to design and analyze horizontal overhangs and other window shading systems for residential and commercial buildings, and general shading and heat gain-related strategies will be discussed. This course may be useful for architects, interior designers, engineers, green builders, and DIY homeowners. We will also go over the LEED for Homes Passive Solar Credit and Passive Solar in Remrate. Lessons Learned (1) Know the importance of correctly addressing window locating and shading needs and how it fits in with LEED BD+C V4 Building Orientation for Passive Solar (2) Understand the seasonal and daily performance of horizontal window overhangs and how it helps with LEED BD+C V4 Building Orientation for Passive Solar (3) Articulate how to use design tools to determine instantaneous window shading from horizontal overhangs and if you can get credit in LEED BD+C V4 Building Orientation for Passive Solar (4) Understand how to use design tools to determine annual window shading from horizontal overhangs Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in GBCI (LEED APH) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Sponsor - Srinergy - All in one back up battery / solar solutions Instructor Christopher Gronbeck is the proprietor of Sustainable By Design, a small business in Seattle, Washington, founded in 1998. Christopher is a freelance consultant in the renewable energy and green building fields, and has taught green building design and solar energy courses at the college level, and for a national green building certification program. Christopher served as Technical Information Director at the International Institute for Energy Conservation in the early 1990s, was the co-founder of the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology, and has served in many leadership positions for non-profit organizations in the sustainable energy field. Christopher is also a programmer and graphic designer and specializes in the creation of online learning and analytical tools in the renewable energy field. QUIZ COMING SOON
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Tour the carbon Zero Home - GreenStar Gold Renovation in Minneapolis
 
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This 123 year old house was renovated to high-performance with green features, with the goal of achieving a near-zero carbon footprint for the property within the parameters of an affordable housing budget. This project is the prototype for the nonprofit Carbon Zero Home, whose mission is to promote a zero net carbon movement, with an emphasis on built-world projects in rising communities. Carbon Zero Home’s goal is to locate the most affordable means to achieve a renovation that is carbon neutral. Learn more Here! https://greenhomeinstitute.org/mn-brick-house-project-goes-greenstar-gold-scores-10/
Understanding the Michigan Residential 2015 Energy Code pt 2 of 3 HVAC + Above Code
 
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The Michigan Residential Energy Code is upgrading from 2009 to 2015 on 2/8/2015, these changes will require changes in the energy efficiency components of a home. Come learn from Michael Holcomb of the Home Inspector General and founder of GHI on the basics of what the changes entail and what you can do to make sure you don’t get behind. Lessons learned Know the basic changes of the code and how they impact your current plans Hear strategies from the field on what can be done Understand how the HERS index energy modeling tool can help you meet code & predict energy costs for your clients. Learn about the green building rating systems that are now an optional component of the code & what potential tax deductions could be available for pursuing these. Continuing Education – 3 hours MI Designer and Builders License – GREEN GBCI AIA (HSW) NGBS CGHP NARI Green AIBD BPI (Pending) Instructors Michael Holcomb is the founder and former president of the GreenHome Institute. A HERS holcombRater since 1995. LEED for Homes Green Rater and Primary Quality Assurance Designee since 2005. Has rated successful projects in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Currently working with project teams throughout the Great Lakes Region verifying LEED for Homes, Green Communities, GreenStar and help 100’s of builder meet or beat the new energy code in a cost effective way.
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OHM Sweet OHM Part 1: Zero Energy LEED Platinum Home
 
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Join us as we give you an exclusive tour of Hanson's trending zero energy and LEED Platinum certified home. The entire design, construction, and mechanical team will walk you through each area of the home and explain the details of the systems and planning it took to accomplish this amazing feet. Mark Hanson the owner will detail why it was important to him and show how regular people can achieve a healthy, zero energy capable home with a little extra planning and effort. The Hanon's truly are living the new American dream by powering their homes and vehicles with 100% solar energy, learn how you and your clients can too! This home is certified LEED for Homes V4 Platinum GreenStar Homes Certification Gold Energy Star Version 3 Zero Energy Capable HERS Index -49 MN Green Path Pending Certifications & Recognitions International Living Future Institute: Net Zero Energy Building Certification GHI Zero Hero Award 2017 Green Builder Coalition: Water Efficiency Rating Score In order to get CEUS please read through the attached handout as well. Lessons Learned 1. How to make a single family home very green and have no utility bills 2. Understand what components go into the LEED BD+C V4 Homes Annual Energy Use LEED energy budget and how to use it in all electric homes 3. Know how the LEED BD+C v4 Homes WEC Total water use is applied to homes and in junction water catchment 4. Articulate the Importance or the LEED BD+C v4 Homes integrative process for multistakeholder team work to achieve a no utility home Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 1.5 hours in GBCI (LEED APH) AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Instructor: Marc Sloot Throughout the process of design, construction and living in your new home or remodel, your journey should be fun, educational and uplifting. Regardless of your aesthetic preference or project size, Marc is uniquely skilled at providing you with the level of service you need to create a project that is beautiful, functional and holistically green. Through his passion for sustainability, Marc also plays a major role in keeping SALA on the cutting edge of beautiful green design. He does this with a strong knowledge of the technical issues related to design and construction, a wonderful sense of beauty and an understanding of how to weave all these elements into creative designs through an enjoyable, understandable design process. Other Instructors: Mark Hanson, Lisa Peck, Christina Rymer, Jason Massmann, Matt Burton, Scott Hanson Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ohm-sweet-ohm-come-inside-zero-energy-leed-platinum-home/
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Sumac Grove - Tour a LEED Platinum almost passive house - pt8 Sustainable Sites
 
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Finally, it is here – after 2 years of filming and a big thanks to four Grand Valley State University Interns, 2 hours of video detailed in over 10 sections on the how and why of LEED for Homes and Passive House construction specifically to Sam Pobst’s home. Sam and some of the other high performance building professionals take us through many aspects: site selection/design, insulation, heating and cooling, passive building, water efficiency and renewable energy. What makes it Green? For starters, Michael Holcomb – President/CEO and owner of Home Inspector General has called this “the tightest home I have ever tested.” It comes in at 0.44 ACH @50PA (for all you energy geeks). Michael has test thousands of homes and buildings in the Midwest in his 20 years of experience, so that is saying something. Next, this project almost achieved Passive House standards! Sam worked with an experienced PHIUS rater “John Semmelhack” to use the advanced modeling software to design his house. The house tested below the air change requirements of Passive House but only made 7.20 KBTu’s as opposed to the required 4.75 (energy geek talk). Sam’s reasoning: “The primary driver of that cost was the building geometry. Since a primary objective was to build a barrier-free home, we designed it all to be on one level. This meant that the ratio of exterior wall and roof area to the floor area was not optimal for thermal design (of Passive House). It was more important to us to have the barrier free design than to meet the PH requirements, though we came very close. The only changes we made from the original PH design was to reduce the thickness of the perimeter walls from 22” to 19”, and specify a window that was not quite as high performing as the one that would attain the PH rating.” Sam told me that there was 99 year back on the window required to meet the standard (at that time). Last, LEED for Homes Platinum Certification has been achieved. This requires 3rd party onsite verification that proves through actual testing that the home is green. This session includes 10 different parts Pt1 – Introduction & Pre construction Pt2 – Building Shell detail 1 Pt3 – Building Shell detail 2 Pt4 – HVAC 1 Pt5 – HVAC 2 Pt6 - Controls Pt 7 – Sustainable sites 1 Pt 8 – Sustainable sites 2 Pt 9 - Interior Finishes Pt 10 – Lessons learned & solar energy Be sure to watch all the parts to complete the quiz if you need ceus Hand out with more details https://www.dropbox.com/s/cybm29w2x5hqnz0/Sumac%20Grove%20Handout.pdf?dl=0 About the Speaker / Owner Sam Pobst is the founder of Eco Metrics LLC, a national coalition of green building consultants with expertise in diverse areas of green building specialties, collaborating to develop tools and expertise to advance sustainable building practices. Sam has a degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University, and has 40 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. He was a founding member of the US Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter, serving two terms as Chair, and is the USGBC Heartland Regional Council Past Chair. He is a LEED® Accredited Professional with specialties in BO+M, BD+C, and ID+C, a USGBC LEED Faculty™ member, a Certified Professional Constructor (CPC), a certified Green Advantage (GA) Trainer, a certified Dynamic Governance (DG) facilitator, and a licensed contractor in the State of Michigan. Sam has consulted on over 25 LEED projects, and brings a practical perspective on the economics of green building as a businessman with a construction and development background. www.ecometrics.biz Lessons Learned • Gain a basic understanding of the Passive House (PH) design standards for homes and products or technologies are needed to achieve it • Discriminate between LEED, Net Zero, universal design and Passive House objectives and how they interact • Learn about behind the wall thermal envelope strategies for a super tight and insulated home • Identify costs, ROI and payback on high performance home LEED projects CEUS available 2 GBCI – LEED Specific • 2 AIA – LU|HSW • 2 MI Contractor (Code & Green) • 2 MI Architect • If you need continuing education units for a license in another state, this course may apply. Please consult your state’s requirements. Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here https://www.dropbox.com/s/p8qgdzoik6a2yvy/SUMAC%20GROVE%20QUIZ%20NO%20ANSWERS.pdf?dl=0 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/
OHM Sweet OHM Part 2: Zero Energy LEED Platinum Home
 
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Join us as we give you an exclusive tour of Hanson's trending zero energy and LEED Platinum certified home. The entire design, construction, and mechanical team will walk you through each area of the home and explain the details of the systems and planning it took to accomplish this amazing feet. Mark Hanson the owner will detail why it was important to him and show how regular people can achieve a healthy, zero energy capable home with a little extra planning and effort. The Hanon's truly are living the new American dream by powering their homes and vehicles with 100% solar energy, learn how you and your clients can too! This home is certified LEED for Homes V4 Platinum GreenStar Homes Certification Gold Energy Star Version 3 Zero Energy Capable HERS Index -49 MN Green Path Pending Certifications & Recognitions International Living Future Institute: Net Zero Energy Building Certification GHI Zero Hero Award 2017 Green Builder Coalition: Water Efficiency Rating Score In order to get CEUS please read through the attached handout as well. Lessons Learned 1. How to make a single family home very green and have no utility bills 2. Understand what components go into the LEED BD+C V4 Homes Annual Energy Use LEED energy budget and how to use it in all electric homes 3. Know how the LEED BD+C v4 Homes WEC Total water use is applied to homes and in junction water catchment 4. Articulate the Importance or the LEED BD+C v4 Homes integrative process for multistakeholder team work to achieve a no utility home Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 1.5 hours in GBCI (LEED APH) AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Instructor: Marc Sloot Throughout the process of design, construction and living in your new home or remodel, your journey should be fun, educational and uplifting. Regardless of your aesthetic preference or project size, Marc is uniquely skilled at providing you with the level of service you need to create a project that is beautiful, functional and holistically green. Through his passion for sustainability, Marc also plays a major role in keeping SALA on the cutting edge of beautiful green design. He does this with a strong knowledge of the technical issues related to design and construction, a wonderful sense of beauty and an understanding of how to weave all these elements into creative designs through an enjoyable, understandable design process. Other Instructors: Mark Hanson, Lisa Peck, Christina Rymer, Jason Massmann, Matt Burton, Scott Hanson Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ohm-sweet-ohm-come-inside-zero-energy-leed-platinum-home/
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Behind the Drywall Tour of Evanston's first LEED All Electric Solar Home
 
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Join us behind the scenes during the 2017 GreenBuilt Home Tour where Nathan takes us behind the drywall to tour 2 all electric, solar and resilient homes built in the chicagoland region. The Evanston project will be the first in the area to achieve LEED certification, learn what they did and how you can to. Lessons Learned -Summarize the components measured LEED BD+C V4 Annual Energy Use and how it ties into the 2030 Commitment for homes. -Identify some of the LEED BD+Cv4 Durability Management opportunities for keep homes dry and how that ties into an improved thermal envelope -Articulate the benefits of battery backup and how they tie into LEED BD+C v4 Innovation Demand Response & Green Vehicles -Know how to design out gas and take modern homes all electric without sacrificing comfort or efficiency Continuing Education Units (CEUS) .5 hours in GBCI (LEED APH) AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Instructor: Nathan Kipnis Recognized as Chicago’s premier award winning sustainable architectural practice, Kipnis Architecture + Planning (KAP) was founded in 1993 and is based in Evanston, Illinois. KAP has practiced the architectural design philosophy of 'High Design/Low Carbon™' long before it was in vogue. We are guided by the idea that architectural design excellence need not be sacrificed for principles of sustainability. Rather, we believe sustainable design expands the possibilities for innovative architectural forms, construction methods and the use of materials. A particular expertise is the architectural integration of passive solar and bioclimatic design. We are early signatories to the AIA's 2030 Commitment, rigorously working towards having our projects be 'net zero' for their energy use by 2030. Take your continuing education quiz here and grab more resources as well https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/behind-drywall-tour-evanstons-first-leed-electric-solar-home/
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Understanding the Michigan Residential 2015 Energy Code pt 1 of 3 Thermal Envelope
 
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The Michigan Residential Energy Code is upgrading from 2009 to 2015 on 2/8/2015, these changes will require changes in the energy efficiency components of a home. Come learn from Michael Holcomb of the Home Inspector General and founder of GHI on the basics of what the changes entail and what you can do to make sure you don’t get behind. This a 3 day / part series. Lessons learned Know the basic changes of the code and how they impact your current plans Hear strategies from the field on what can be done Understand how the HERS index energy modeling tool can help you meet code & predict energy costs for your clients. Learn about the green building rating systems that are now an optional component of the code & what potential tax deductions could be available for pursuing these. Continuing Education – 3 hours MI Designer and Builders License – GREEN GBCI AIA (HSW) NGBS CGHP NARI Green AIBD BPI (Pending) Instructors Michael Holcomb is the founder and former president of the GreenHome Institute. A HERS holcombRater since 1995. LEED for Homes Green Rater and Primary Quality Assurance Designee since 2005. Has rated successful projects in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Currently working with project teams throughout the Great Lakes Region verifying LEED for Homes, Green Communities, GreenStar and help 100’s of builder meet or beat the new energy code in a cost effective way.
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Part 2- Becoming a Rater and the Process of Doing Ratings
 
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This webinar will introduce participants to RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS). With more than 2 million homes being HERS Rated and the addition of more than 200,000 rated homes each year; HERS is the gold standard for rating a home’s energy use. Attendees will learn how a home energy rating works and the process for conducting one. In addition, attendees will learn how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System is used to support green building, energy efficiency and utility programs as well as building energy codes. The webinar will also cover the requirements for becoming a HERS Rater and the quality assurance standards that apply to HERS Ratings. This webinar is perfect for design professionals, product manufacturers, building material suppliers, builders, code officials, utility representatives and anyone wanting to learn about HERS Ratings.
Take a tour of an IL Zero Energy Ready Modular Home - pt2 Mechanical and solar
 
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Architect Tom Bassett Dilley wants to invite you into this exclusive tour of a zero energy ready modular prefabricated home. Craned right into Oak Park IL, Tom details the challenges and opportunities of modular with drone footage that captured it all. Learn about how new technologies and ideas to achieve zero energy ready, healthy and modular home construction in existing communities with ease. Make sure what to watch all 3 Parts Part 1 - Modular details Part 2 - Mechanicals and Solar Part 3 - Overall design aspects and ventilation Lessons Learned • Understand the requirements of DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and how they fit into LEED Energy and Atmosphere LEED BD+C V4 Homes Energy Budget • Articulate components of Indoor Air Plus and how it achieves multiple LEED BD+C V4 Perquisites • Review modular benefits to LEED BD+C V4 Homes MR construction Waste Management • Know more about benefits and challenges to modular home construction Continuing Education Units (CEUS) Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) LEED APH Homes .5 Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse .5 American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) 1 Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) .5 Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) .5 AIBD .5 State Architect / Builder License may be applicable .5 Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here from Dropbox https://bit.ly/2Njxgnz 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/ Instructor - TOM BASSETT-DILLEY, CPHC, AIA & GHI member Tom founded TBDA in 2006 to pursue sustainability and a contemporary design language for the Midwest. He has established a leadership role in the world of healthy, low-energy buildings, and continues to learn about and present on biophilic design, Passive design and construction, green preservation, and the human-nature connection. Tom is a founding member and current President of the Passive House Alliance, Chicago Chapter, and is a member of the International Living Future Institute, the American Institute of Architects, and several conservation organizations. When not at work he is usually gardening, playing guitar, or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen with his family.
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Part 1 - Tour 2 LEED for Homes multifamily market rate renovations - How did they do it?
 
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Bazzani has been a long time champion advocate for LEED and Green Building. A design + build + green firm in Grand Rapids, MI, this organization has taken existing properties and breathed new life into them, achieving LEED certification for market-rate multifamily housing. Learn about Bazzani's approach to urban restoration and be inspired to make your next project, better. There 2 vides for the entire course 1 in Grand Rapids (LEED pendin) and 1 in Mid Michigan (LEED certified) Objectives Review the use LEED BD+C V4 MR Environmentally Preferable Products in regards to reused/refurbished materials Know more about healthy and safe ventilation strategies that are tied in LEED BD+C V4 EQ Enhanced Ventilation Hear about some strategies for LEED BD+C V4 EQ Compartmentalization in multifamily See some basics of LEED market rate development to improve community welfare Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in LEED AP Homes & GBCI Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here https://bit.ly/2KqpjY5 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/ Session sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric helps you go all electric for HVAC in pure style and comfort! http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/ Instructor: Peter Skornia, LEED AP, President of Bazzani Peter has worked in the design and construction industry for owners, designers, contractors and developers on projects in over 25 states. These projects include new construction and renovation in office, residential, educational and medical markets ranging in cost from less than 100 thousand to over 100 million.
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Reducing Radio Frequency EMFs in residential construction EMF series pt 4
 
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Our ongoing series on reducing EMF’s in new and existing construction continues. The sessions do not need to be watched in order but we recommend checking them out here before this session! The proliferation of wireless technologies is extending into every facet of our environments and lives. Just because technology makes possible, doesn’t mean there is wisdom in this trend. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Research is now consistently showing the adverse health effects that are associated with radio frequency radiation exposures. Even the common levels of exposures that come from the wireless technologies we use in our homes, schools, institutions, shopping and working environments are creating health issues. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radio frequency radiation as a Group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011. Though cancer may be one of the more serious implications of these exposures, there are other symptoms that are becoming very common- such as brain fog, memory loss, muscle tension, inflammation, headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, insomnia and chronic fatigue. Fortunately, building biologists have seen such symptoms rapidly improve for people as exposures to EMFs are reduced. There are options that eliminate the need to use of Wi-Fi internet devices, cell phones and other wireless technologies when building and remodeling. These sources within dwellings are almost always the biggest exposure concerns from radio frequency EMFs. In this webinar on EMFs, we will discuss strategies to provide wired options that vastly reduce exposures, as well as implementing materials and methods that can shield outside sources of broadcast radiation from neighbor’s devices, smart meters, cell phone and radio towers. Learning Objectives • Why it is important to reduce your exposure to radio frequency radiation • Important considerations and strategies for reducing exposures during the planning stages of building projects • Factors involved in measuring radio frequency radiation and identifying sources • Building materials, finishes and methods to shield outside sources Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor Damon Coyne is a certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC), trained through the Institute for Building Biology and Ecology. As a building biologist and space design consultant, Damon helps to identify, reduce and eliminate the natural and man-made interferences that negatively affect health and well-being. He works with, architects, builders, businesses, and individuals to create environments that support healing, productivity and inspiration.
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Optimizing the Indoor Environment for Health Asthma, Allergies, and Building Materials
 
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Asthma and allergy prevalence has doubled in America over the past 30 years, and is now a Top 5 Hazard to Human Health Worldwide. It is the leading cause of ER visits and school absenteeism among children, and contributes to rising healthcare costs by improper management of the indoor environment. Additionally, the EPA estimates that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, yet the FTC, NIH, and FDA are all silent on the issues around the use of the word ‘hypoallergenic.’ By reducing triggers and choosing healthier products, homeowners can optimize their indoor environment for health. Builders, architects, and industry leaders will learn about the breakthroughs in human-friendly building products, why it is important to choose safer products and materials, and how to use Certified Products as a marketing platform to raise awareness. This course will dive into the demand for transparency and healthier materials, with information about how building products can be tested, certified, and incorporated into projects. It will discuss the rigorousness of standard development and testing protocols and how Certified asthma & allergy friendly® products contribute to healthier environments. Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards and Courtney Sunna, MBA, will be available to answer any questions related to this program. Lessons Learned - The prevalence of asthma and allergies in America and how to capture this growing consumer market - How to use a combination of science and education to raise awareness and demand - The importance of an independent scientific program in this area and why it is necessary - Builders and architects will learn how to influence their clients to purchase certified products to keep their homes healthy. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in: GBCI AIA(HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Building performance institute (BPI) non-whole house Instructors Courtney Sunna, MBA, is the VP of Sales for U.S. Asthma and Allergy Friendly® Certification run by the international scientific standards body Allergy Standards Ltd. and the patient advocacy group The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). In this role, she focuses on brand partnerships and strategic growth with the heads of major corporations including Procter & Gamble, 3M, Tarkett, Owens Corning, Ingersoll Rand, and Benjamin Moore, as well as managing executive relations with retail stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Macys, Home Depot, and Best Buy. Courtney received her MBA from the University of Pisa, Italy, and continues her executive education at Harvard Business School. She is also Chair of the Future Leaders Board with IIBN, an Irish nonprofit organization aimed at building relationships, trade, and investment between the U.S. and Ireland. Dr John McKeon is the CEO and co-founder of international standards body Allergy Standards Ltd. He is a medical doctor, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and holds a number of business development qualifications. He is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity College Dublin. His company, Allergy Standards Ltd., develops the scientific standards behind the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, which allows consumers to identify products which have been proven through rigorous testing to be more suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers. Dr McKeon is a regular contributor at conferences, in print and other media articles, and at seminars, on the subjects of asthma, allergy, and consumer products. He maintains a keen interest in clinical medicine and has been published in medical journals. CEUS will be available by taking the quiz at this link on the GreenHome Institute Website
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Part 2 - Tour 2 LEED for Homes multifamily market rate renovations - How did they do it?
 
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Bazzani has been a long time champion advocate for LEED and Green Building. A design + build + green firm in Grand Rapids, MI, this organization has taken existing properties and breathed new life into them, achieving LEED certification for market-rate multifamily housing. Learn about Bazzani's approach to urban restoration and be inspired to make your next project, better. There 2 vides for the entire course 1 in Grand Rapids (LEED pendin) and 1 in Mid Michigan (LEED certified) Objectives Review the use LEED BD+C V4 MR Environmentally Preferable Products in regards to reused/refurbished materials Know more about healthy and safe ventilation strategies that are tied in LEED BD+C V4 EQ Enhanced Ventilation Hear about some strategies for LEED BD+C V4 EQ Compartmentalization in multifamily See some basics of LEED market rate development to improve community welfare Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in LEED AP Homes & GBCI Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here https://bit.ly/2KqpjY5 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/ Session sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric helps you go all electric for HVAC in pure style and comfort! http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/ Instructor: Peter Skornia, LEED AP, President of Bazzani Peter has worked in the design and construction industry for owners, designers, contractors and developers on projects in over 25 states. These projects include new construction and renovation in office, residential, educational and medical markets ranging in cost from less than 100 thousand to over 100 million.
Chemical Sensitivity and the new home building process
 
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Since the mid 1990’s, Green building professionals have focused on energy efficiency and global environmental concerns as the driving forces for consumer demands. However, consumers have become discouraged by the green standards because there is no focus on the health of the human occupant. Sick building syndrome, environmental illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity…These are real medical issues that families are facing because of the built environment they are surrounded with. With an enormous push into healthier eating, i.e.. gluten-free, low-carb, vegetarian, etc, consumers are now demanding a healthy HOME as well as a healthy body. Everyone CAN build a healthy home…as long as they know what to ask for. Lessons Learned •Differentiate between Green (VOC’s, etc) and Healthy (Toxins, materials) in buildings •Know more about construction methods for the welfare of people who have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity •Recognize the key triggers for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity •Learn How to proceed with safer construction utilizing healthier, less toxic materials and methods Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in •State Architect / Builder License. •GBCI •Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) •AIA(HSW) •AIBD To get CEUS go to our webpage and take a quiz https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/the-new-home-construction-process-and-chemical-sensitivity/
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How to Electrify Everything In Your Life
 
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Do you like the idea of running your life on renewable energy? Of course, you do! To do that, you pretty much have to make everything in your life run on electricity, since we're really only good at making renewable electricity. This course will show the 7 steps to Electrify Everything in your life. Bonus - 1 lucky attendee will win a copy of Nate's new book "The Home Comfort Book" Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable HERS Rater Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here https://bit.ly/2ABffev 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/ Lessons Learned What order to tackle "Electrify Everything" in. The single largest barrier to home electrification. What's required to electrify heating in your home. How to talk about electrification to all of your friends. Session sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating - Shades of Comfort to Fit Your Personality http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/ Instructor: Nate Adams Nate Adams is the author of The Home Comfort Book, a homeowner guide to Building Science and how their home really works so they can solve root causes of comfort, health, moisture, and efficiency problems. Nate is also the co-founder of Energy Smart Home Performance, a practice which helps homeowners solve these problems effectively. This leads to very happy consumers, you can read their comments and how the projects were done in Energy Smart’s detailed case studies. Nate has written or spoken at numerous venues. He has written for the Journal of Light Construction, Green Building Advisor, GreenTech Media, CleanTechnica, Energy Vanguard, and more. He has spoken for The Department of Energy, Ohio State University, Hiram College, IAQ Radio, The Energy Gang podcast, the HVAC School podcast, the Building HVAC Science podcast, The Home Performance Coalition, Habitat X, and more. Nate loves to make homes ready for the next 100 years by Electrifying Everything and removing gas meters so homes can run on renewable energy. These homes are also comfortable, healthy, long lasting, and efficient.
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Advantages of building Prefab right sized homes
 
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This will review some of the misconceptions about prefab, advantages of using prefab and the advantages of building small with examples of some of those from my current book - Preabulous Small Houses. Lessons Learned – Basic understanding of what prefab homes are compared to site built – Learn what are the various types of prefab designs are available for healthier housing – Know the environmental and material advantages of prefab housing – Learn the basics of right-sized housing which increases energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort Continuing Education Units (CEUS) GBCI AIA(HSW) NARI Green Certified Green Professional (CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license* Instructor Sheri Koones’ latest book is Prefabulous Small Houses which profiles 32 of the most energy smaller_version-presenterefficient and small sustainable houses in North America. Her previous books include Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, Prefabulous + Sustainable, Prefabulous, House About It, Modular Mansions, and From Sand Castles to Dream Houses. She won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE in 2008, 2011, and 2013. Sheri is also a columnist, freelance writer, and speaker.
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Pt 3   Weather Data, Next steps and Conclusion
 
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This presentation will include a demonstration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) free online PVWatts tool for estimating the production of a photovoltaic system with a discussion of the solar resource data it uses from the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) and how it fits in with other free NREL tools for analyzing photovoltaic systems and projects. This presentation is for people who want to learn about PVWatts capabilities and limitations who have a basic understanding of how photovoltaic systems work. While you are going through this session you may want to pull open https://pvwatts.nrel.gov/ and go through an actual or potential project, even your own home, to help you better learn. We also apologize that google maps is down but you can watch the 1st of 5 mins of this video to see the details on how to use the mapping system, once it comes back up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe-vAZhJ7fE Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) AIBD State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Lessons Learned Describe the purpose of different NREL tools for analyzing photovoltaic systems and projects. Estimate the monthly electricity output of a photovoltaic system. Describe how PVWatts uses weather data from the National Solar Radiation Database. Choose the appropriate NREL tool for photovoltaic system modeling. Need CEUS? 1) Download the quiz here https://bit.ly/2wuT19j 2) Go to the CEU submittal for here https://greenhomeinstitute.org/ceu-webinar-submission-form/ Session sponsor: Srinergy - All in one back up battery / solar solutions https://srinergy.com/solar-generators/ Instructor: Paul Gilman Paul Gilman is a technical writer and trainer and has worked on projects for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other clients since 2002. He has written documentation for NREL’s System Advisor Model (SAM) and PVWatts, and for HOMER. Paul designed and facilitated dozens of training workshops for energy professionals around the world, and has provided technical assistance to project developers in the preparation of feasibility studies for renewable energy projects. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a B.A. in music performance from Oberlin College.
Part 1- Introduction
 
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This webinar will introduce participants to RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS). With more than 2 million homes being HERS Rated and the addition of more than 200,000 rated homes each year; HERS is the gold standard for rating a home’s energy use. Attendees will learn how a home energy rating works and the process for conducting one. In addition, attendees will learn how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System is used to support green building, energy efficiency and utility programs as well as building energy codes. The webinar will also cover the requirements for becoming a HERS Rater and the quality assurance standards that apply to HERS Ratings. This webinar is perfect for design professionals, product manufacturers, building material suppliers, builders, code officials, utility representatives and anyone wanting to learn about HERS Ratings. Lessons Learned 1. Describe how a Home Energy Rating works and ties into LEED BD+C V4 EA Annual Energy Use 2. Describe the process for conducting a Home Energy Rating that is required for LEED BD+C V4 Minimum Energy Performance and what impact it can have on occupant health 3. Explain how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System works with green building, LEED BD+C V4 Energy Budget, energy efficiency and utility programs as well as building energy codes; 4. Understand the requirements for becoming a HERS Rater and the health and life safety aspects of what Raters do. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in GBCI (LEED APH) Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) AIA(HSW) Building Performance Institute (BPI) Non Whole House Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) State Architect / Builder License may be applicable Session Sponsor: TSTUD - Insulated studs @ 1/4 the cost of rigid insulation. https://www.tstud.com/ Instructor Ryan Meres has 10 years of experience in energy efficiency, energy policy and building energy codes and has published more than two dozen case studies, reports and resources on those topics. Ryan spent nearly six years at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) where he led energy code development, adoption and compliance efforts at the city, state and national levels. Prior to joining IMT, Ryan was an ICC Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, Building Energy Codes Program. Ryan also worked at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as a Building Codes Consultant where he led the adoption and implementation of statewide energy and green building codes. Ryan successfully completed a HERS class in 2007 and served as an EarthCraft House Technical Advisor at the Southface Energy Institute, conducting insulation and air sealing inspections and building envelope and duct leakage testing for builders. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, an ICC Certified Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ryan lives in upstate New York with his wife, Amanda, and their three children. QUIZ COMING SOON.
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Learn more about America's oldest zero energy capable home renovation
 
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Back in 2010, Matt began a journey. He purchased a 110 year old home in Ann Arbor, MI that has led him on the international road promoting net-positive homes and buildings. When he bought the home, he reviewed the LEED for Homes program but decided against it. He found it to be too invasive for what he wanted and could afford to do to his existing home. Matt, in partnership with Meadowlark, was a pioneer in the world of Green Home deep energy retrofits in the Midwest and has helped influence what can and should be done to bring an existing home to net zero energy. While sitting in his living room, spending the day documenting his home to verify all the measures and requirements for GreenStar, I showed Matt Grocoff the GreenStar checklist tool and manual to give him an idea of what was needed for his project. After looking through it, his immediate response was, “I wish I would have known about this when I started.” Despite lacking a good tool (like LEED or GreenStar), Matt and his family persisted on with the renovation. First they underwent a home energy assessment utilizing the HERS index. The results were off the charts – far above 100. “From there we needed to work backwards. Using the PV watts calculator, we determined we could get roughly 9,000 kwh of solar given size of our roof and available technology. For 9,000 kwh to be sufficient, we realized we needed to improve the home’s HVAC, insulation, air sealing, appliances, lighting and other areas to get us down to that level without sacrificing comfort or a normal lifestyle,” Matt explained. Through the detailed but simple measures listed below, Matt’s home is a proven Net Zero home – even while driving a Chevy Volt and charging it at home! They plan to add a little more PV so that they can update their vehicle to a Tesla and still remain net zero. One thing that I learned while sitting down with Matt and discussing the push back to an all-electric home is the claim that it’s a waste because of electric line loss of up to 10% energy. Most utilities and even the HERS score incentivize the use of Natural Gas. Matt enlightened me to a partnership between Google and the Natural Resource Defense Council that is utilizing Google vehicles to show major natural gas leaks in gas lines all over the country. These leaks are not accounted for in line loss of energy, while electric is. Beyond energy, Matt and his family were inspired by the Living Building Challenge (which they are pursuing) and are now, in partnership with U of M Blue Lab Engineering and a Ford Foundation Grant, exploring Net Zero water. The goal is to be able to design a system that captures 100% of rainwater off the roof, stores the water, and cleans it to potable and non-potable standards. The final step would be attaining approval by the municipality to install the system. One interesting challenge the Grocoffs must overcome is that their asphalt shingle roof has been proven to contaminate runoff water toxins such as lead. These toxins are very expensive to remove. However, the cost to seal the existing shingles or replace the shingles may prove cheaper in the long run than maintaining a clogged water filtration system. Another element that Matt and his family are working on is to prevent 100% of the home’s storm water from getting into the city sewer. This could be done partly by capturing water from the roof, partly by adding rain gardens. The most unique idea is a partnership with the city that would replace the sidewalks in front of the house with a system that will direct rainwater from the sidewalk to his rain gardens. If it works, replacing sidewalks this way could model in Ann Arbor and in other cities around the country how to reduce the expense and pollution caused by run off and storm water. Lessons Learned 1. Understand the basics of zero energy remodeling for existing homes. 2 Know where to get more information to achieve zero energy goals. 3. Be inspired to go further in your next project. 4. Articulate requirements technology and strategies to go positive A fun and humorous review of 1 homeowner’s families journey to taking an old, unhealthy, very inefficient coal powered home built over 100 years ago and propelling it into the future by actually achieving net positive energy, the living building challenge, GreenStar Gold and more. Learn about what they did and be inspired to do the same. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 Hour in •GBCI •AIA (HSW) •Living Future (LFA) •NARI Green •Local & State Architect & Contractor (MI approved) •Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) To get CEUS go to our webpage and take a quiz https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/americas-oldest-net-positive-home-remodel/
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