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EEBA Taking the Performance Path: The ERI/HERS Index for Builders and Designers—Full day
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Harborside 204

This full-day session reviews Building Science principles as they relate to the Performance Path option in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The course explores the ERI/HERS as a tool to successfully design and build houses that comply using the Performance Path option, while meeting the minimum prescriptive code requirements of the 2015 IECC. Participants will spend the last part of the session reviewing energy rating software and manipulating construction assemblies to see the effect of energy scores.

Gain confidence to achieve compliance with the performance path of the international energy code, and use it to expand construction options, materials choices, and building assemblies. Integrate the HERS/ERI scores as a marketing feature of your high performance homes.

Presented by:
Mike Barcik, Senior Engineer

Lead-Safe Renovator Certification Training—Full day
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Harborside 202

This eight-hour course is designed for remodeling, renovation and painting contractors, repair and maintenance adespeople and landlords who conduct (or simply oversee) activities that disturb painted surfaces in homes, apartments, or child-occupied facilities (daycares, schools, etc.) built before 1978. This course provides the attendee with EPA certification as a lead-safe renovator. This course is designed to educate attendees on how to conduct repair, renovation and remodeling activities in a lead-safe manner. Topics covered include background information on lead, health effects of exposure to lead, regulations, worksite preparation, conducting interim control and non-abatement activities, work site clean up and disposal.

Presented by:
Mr. Bob Rogalla, Training Manager
Lake States Environmental, Ltd

Innovative Technologies and Applications—Full day
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Harborside 302

Seventhwave, a well-known research and energy service provider, will share information on emerging technologies. The presentation will include both technologies ready for prime time and those on the horizon. Several local businesses will share their own experiences with sustainable practices and energy conservation by sharing how they incorporated some of these technologies and unique applications. Topics will include creative use of technologies, space utilization, building repurposing, and occupant culture. The second half of the day includes site visits to see these applications up close.

Presented by:
Doug Ahl, Research Director for Seventhwave
Joe Tarnowski, Building Services Director for the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center
Wade Abrahamson, Chief Engineer for the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center

Bob Rogalla

Bob Rogalla is the Training Manager for Lake States Environmental, Ltd., a role he has been in since 1993. Bob first became certified as an Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor in Wisconsin in 1988, and has been involved with training Asbestos professionals since 1990. In 1991, Bob became certified as a Lead Abatement Supervisor, and has been involved with training Lead-Based Paint professionals since. His background has provided a wealth of insight into practical methods of accomplishing the objectives of requirements. With this insight he truly merges his specialized experience with the practical reality of the projects the Asbestos and Lead rules apply to.

Lead Certification Course—Full Day
February 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Asbestos – Yes, It’s Still Around
February 21, 2017 7:00–8:15 a.m.

Dave Louis

Dave Louis has been an instructor for Lake States Environmental, Ltd. for 6 years. Mr. Louis had been in the residential and commercial contracting business for over 20 years. He has been the lead instructor for Lake States’ Lead-Safe Renovation program since 2012, and is also an instructor of our asbestos programs. Dave is known for providing valuable, practical insight into implementing specialized work practices in a way that is very economically sensible.

Lead Certification Course—Full Day
February 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.dash;4:30 p.m.

Practical Methods of conducting Lead-Safe Remodeling, Repair and Painting Activities
February 22, 2017 7:00‐8:15 a.m.

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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith, LC is a field based factory senior sales representative for Acuity Brands lighting, in the Holophane Sales Channel, and a Lighting Certified (LC) professional with over 18 years of lighting exclusive experience. Brandon is the former sectional President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and has also held other leadership positions within that organization. Acuity Brands is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting fixtures, controls and systems for historically styled outdoor lighting, utility, roadway, industrial, and commercial markets.

The Whats & Whys of Effective Building Design (Commercial Buildings)—Full Day
February 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.‐4:30 p.m.

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Jay Marshall

Mr. Marshall is principal and owner of ON2 Solutions, a lighting consultation and design company focused on education and providing comprehensive lighting solutions to challenging design concepts.

With 20+ years in the lighting industry, Mr. Marshall has developed an extensive network of relationships that has enabled him to interact across a broad range of the lighting industry including: LED component and fixture manufacturing, industry wide educational initiatives, and expert consultancy and professional lighting design.

Mr. Marshall is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America since 2001 and was instrumental in resurrecting the Yosemite Chapter in 2003 after its disbandment in 1995. From 2003-07, Jay served as President where it continues to be a self-sustaining chapter of the IESNA. In 2007, Mr. Marshall received his Lighting Certification from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, continues to sit on the Advisory Committee for PennWell’s Strategies in Light & LED Show.

The Whats & Whys of Effective Building Design (Commercial Buildings)—Full Day
February 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.‐4:30 p.m.

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Rebecca Ellis

Ms. Ellis is a nationally recognized leader in the building commissioning industry. In addition to being a licensed professional engineer in 13 states, she is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds commissioning certifications from ASHRAE, the Building Commissioning Association, and the AABC Commissioning Group. She has Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and the University of Minnesota, respectively. She has helped define mainstream commissioning services and has written a monthly column about commissioning for Engineered Systems magazine for more than 18 years.

The Whats & Whys of Effective Building Design (Commercial Buildings)—Full Day
February 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.‐4:30 p.m.

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Charles Holt

Charlie Holt has more than 10 years of experience providing commercial buildings solutions, having served as a customer advocate in the HVAC, building automation and controls, and energy efficiency and management arenas. Charlie’s overall work experience spans the spectrum, from planning, facility maintenance, technical analysis and procurement of projects for building owners, to education and advocacy for energy efficiency and high performance building solutions.

The Whats & Whys of Effective Building Design (Commercial Buildings)—Full Day
February 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.‐4:30 p.m.

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Paul Rauker

Paul joined as the Vice President/GM of the Systems & Controls business in September, 2013. Prior to joining Daikin Applied, Paul was the Environmental & Combustion Controls Director of Strategic Marketing for Honeywell. Paul was a key member in creating and driving a new connected home strategy within the Homes business. Paul also held various general management positions within Honeywell and 3M where he lead the turnaround of product lines via new focused strategy and accelerated new product development. Paul started his career in 1992 with Ernst & Young of Boston. Paul is a 1992 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with a B.S. in Accounting.

The Whats & Whys of Effective Building Design (Commercial Buildings)—Full Day
February 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.‐4:30 p.m.

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Gord Cooke

Gord Cooke is a Partner with Construction Instruction Inc. Gord is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in the low and high-rise residential building industry. As an educator, industry consultant and much sought after presenter, Gord has a unique talent for taking the building science issues that he sees in the field, and presenting them in an easily understood and practical real-world manner. Gord has particular expertise in applied building science, energy efficient housing initiatives, innovative HVAC systems, ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). He has developed and delivered a multitude of workshops in these fields, as well as sales and marketing courses for builders and real estate agents to help them best promote the features and benefits of high performance houses.

Career Highlights:

  • A regular contributor to many industry publications and writer of a monthly column on HVAC systems for Mechanical Business magazine
  • EEBA – Excellence in Building Legacy Award – 2013
  • EnerQuality Corp/Ontario Home Builders Association – Hall of Fame Inductee 2007
  • Member of over a dozen industry associations across North America
  • Chairman of Canadian Standard Association F280 Residential Heat-Loss/Heat-Gain Standard, which now recognizes proper sizing of mechanical systems in high-performance homes.

High Performance Mechanical Systems for Houses That Work—Full day
February 20, 2017 8:00–4:30 p.m.