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Don't Miss this Conference on How to Design and Build High-Performance Homes!

  • 1.  Don't Miss this Conference on How to Design and Build High-Performance Homes!

    Posted 02-14-2021 06:32 PM
    Edited by Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA 02-16-2021 01:07 PM
    2021 RESNET Virtual Conference
    High-Performance Residential Design Conference. Don't miss the Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET) 2021 Virtual Conference Feb 22-24. The event is focused on sharing best practices in building, marketing, and selling high-performance homes. The event will feature a number of residential home builders who have successfully made the transition from building and selling standard homes to building and selling high-performance homes. They will share their real-world experiences, both the successes and the failures. The agenda covers the full range of topics on the subject. Including, how to ensure the high-performance products you specify are properly installed in the home! Even if your schedule does not allow you to attend the live event, register anyway. The content will be recorded and available through the end of 2021.

    Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International CEO, will give the Keynote Address. The full conference agenda is here. Learn more and register here. AIA Members can receive a $100 discount if they use the code RESNETAIA when registering, they will only have to pay $300 to attend. There is also bulk discount pricing if someone wants to send 5+ people. Conference 2021 - RESNET

    Here is a sampling of some of the courses:

    NAV-5 Breaking Barriers in the Mortgage Market: How Fannie Mae is Leveraging the HERS Index to Build Sustainably Focused Mortgage-Backed Securities, and What this Means for our Industry* Knowledge Level: Advanced Finally, the HERS Index is breaking into the new homes mortgage market! This session will explore a program launched by PEG, Fannie Mae, and Ekotrope to allow Fannie Mae to package ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes (and other high efficiency homes at a later stage) into distinguished socially responsible mortgage securities. This is the first step in moving toward better mortgages for better HERS Rated homes, which will be a game-changer for the industry. Come learn about this initiative, including timelines, how to participate, and what it means for your business. Presenters: Ziv Rozenblum, Ekotrope; Matthew Cooper, PEG

    EPP-16 HERS and the Affordable Housing Crisis Knowledge Level: Intermediate Energy efficiency in affordable housing is equity in housing. With a need for over 7.2 million additional affordable housing units, how do we ensure the way in which we meet demand does not sacrifice quality for quantity? Habitat for Humanity registered over 1,000 HERS ratings in an 18-month period 2019-2020, what can the aggregated HERS indices and the individual data on how the lowest ratings were achieved mean for the high volume of affordable homes that will be produced in the near-term future? Presenters: Edwin Hensley, Habitat for Humanity International; Molly Berg, Habitat for Humanity International

    TECH-24 Improving HVAC Performance Through Novel Installation Methods and AFDD Technologies* Knowledge Level: Intermediate Residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) remains one of the largest sources of potential energy saving. It is estimated that more than 65% of residential HVAC systems have been improperly installed and are performing sub-optimally. Building America has funded seven current research projects to address these issues and improve the installed performance of HVAC systems. These projects include a national baseline field study to investigate the prevalence and severity of installation faults and combinations of faults, field validation of tools and methods to ensure a quality installation, and development of automatic fault detection and diagnostics (AFDD) systems to monitor installed performance and optimize comfort control. This session will present this ongoing work and how the various project approaches address the full spectrum of integration and installation issues impacting HVAC system performance. Through this presentation, attendees will learn how these novel installation methods and AFDD systems are being developed and field validated. Presenters: Lena Burkett, NREL; Lucas Phillips, NREL

    EEBA-2 Airtight, Done Right: Simple & Efficient Strategies* Knowledge Level: Beginner Since the 1990s residential buildings have shown dramatic and consistent improvement in their energy efficiency: Average energy use per square foot is down substantially, and so are average energy use per household and average energy use per household member. How do we account for this extraordinary progress, and what can architects do to continue to improve energy efficiency in residential architecture? Presenter: Christine Williamson, EEBA

    EPA-4 ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program: This is the Way Knowledge Level: Beginner For the last two years, you've heard about the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program. Since multifamily buildings with permit dates on or after July 1, 2021 will be required to use this program, rather than ENERGY STAR Single-Family New Homes or Multifamily High Rise (MFHR), you might be diving into the details for the first time. Visit this link if you need a refresher on the basics of the MFNC program. Join this session for a more in-depth review of the key differences in Rater responsibilities compared to Single-Family New Homes and MFHR, updates from Revision 02, and how the three certification paths compare (ERI, ASRHAE 90.1, and prescriptive). We will also cover the frequently asked questions related to the certification 2021 RESNET Conference Sessions process, training & credentialing requirements, common space requirements, Multifamily Workbook, the HVAC Design Report and Functional Testing Checklist, and the new QA Checklist for QAD's. Presenters: Asa Foss, EPA; Gayathri Vijayakumar, SWA





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    Kevin Harris Assoc. AIA
    Director, Sales & Marketing
    AGS Stainless, Inc.
    Bainbridge Island WA
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  • 2.  RE: Don't Miss this Conference on How to Design and Build High-Performance Homes!

    Posted 02-16-2021 12:01 PM

    Kevin

     

    Thank you for sharing information regarding this very important conference.

     

    Christopher Rose AIA, ASID

    Senior Architect | Design

     

     



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  • 3.  RE: Don't Miss this Conference on How to Design and Build High-Performance Homes!

    Posted 02-16-2021 01:03 PM
    Thanks Chris.

    Here's a great update from RESNET. A discount for AIA Members! See below:

    I am able to extend a $100 discount for the AIA network, if they use the code RESNETAIA when registering, they will only have to pay $300 to attend. We also have bulk discount pricing if someone wants to send 5+ people.

     

    Emma Bennett
    Standards & Events Manager
    Mobile: 605-430-5194
    Phone: 1-760-806-3448
    Email: emma@resnet.us



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    AGS Stainless, Inc.
    Bainbrdge Island WA
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