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High Performance Mechanical Systems for Houses That Work—Full day
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Harborside 203

High Performance Mechanical Systems for Houses That Work is a mid-level, full day seminar geared towards Builders, Designers, Code Officials, and Trade Allies that focuses on HVAC, Ventilation, Hot Water, Indoor Air Quality and Electronic Home Controls in high performance housing. In the past several years, residential mechanical systems have grown in complexity and scope as energy codes have mandated higher insulation levels, better windows and tighter construction. There is now a great opportunity to rethink and redesign HVAC, hot water heating and electronic home control systems as they are major contributors to energy efficiency goals. This course will first review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built and identify the relevant changes to mechanical systems. The remainder of the course will focus on the proper sizing and selection of appropriate mechanical equipment for high performance ever lower load homes. Compelling opportunities to simultaneously optimize comfort, durability, safety and health, efficiency and cost will be identified. Instructor will use lectures, case studies and group exercises to convey the information to attendees.

Presented by:
Gord Cooke
Constuction Instruction, Inc.

The Whats & Whys of Effective Building Design—Full day
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Harborside 304

This session is geared toward commercial customers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, energy professionals and anyone interested in energy-efficient building design.

As a building owner, you might ask yourself the following questions. Where do I start on the path of building design? What do I need to know? Where can I go to get the answers I need to have a building that performs in the way I intend? Answering these questions could be the difference between “just being satisfied” and having a building that exceeds expectations for energy efficiency and innovation. It’s not only choosing a box with all the pieces, but also knowing how the pieces fit together that will make the biggest difference.

The objective of this full day of learning is to bring the design community, suppliers, and facility owners and operators together in the pursuit of constructing buildings that use energy effectively for the long term. The morning will start with a brief overview of the major components of effective design. We will then concentrate on each major component individually, starting with lighting design and controls. The afternoon will focus on heating, ventilation, control options, and other space conditioning technologies. Special consideration will be given to how each HVAC component works individually and as a system in effective design. The day will close with learning how to ensure it all comes together and continues to perform at the peak of design. This includes the role effective commissioning/re-commissioning plays in the design process.

Each session will include an opportunity for the audience and presenters to identify and discuss how a design team can work together. We will explore how to set objectives, build for performance, and avoid pitfalls. In addition, we will discuss local case studies that succeeded and those that faced challenges.

Presented by:
Rebecca Ellis, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CCP, CPMP, CxA
Questions & Solutions Engineering
Jay Marshall
ON2 Solutions
Brandon Smith
Acuity Brands
Charles Holt
Daikin
Paul Rauker
Daikin

Lead Certification Course—Full Day
8:00 a.m.‐4:30 p.m.
Harborside 202

This 8-hour course is designed for remodeling, renovation and painting contractors, tradesmen, repair, maintenance and handy persons, and landlords who conduct (or simply oversee) activities that disturb painted surfaces in homes, apartments, or child occupied facilities (day-cares, schools, etc.) built before 1978. This course provides the attendee with EPA certification as a Lead-Safe Renovator, and also satisfies the training requirement to obtain Wisconsin Department of Health Services Lead-Safe Renovator Certification for working in or on these structures in Wisconsin. This course also satisfies HUD requirements for persons conducting non-abatement LBP activity as part of a federally funded project. This course is designed to educate attendees 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.

*This course has been approved by MN DLI for 8 Hr. of Residential Contractor Qualifying Person continuing education. This course is approved by WI DSPS to provide 8 continuing education credit hours for WI Residential Dwelling Contractor Qualifiers.

**Class size is limited to sixteen participants.

Presented by:
Dave Louis
Lake States Environmental, Ltd.
Bob Rogalla
Lake States Environmental, Ltd.

Join us for two awesome receptions!

Monday welcome reception at the DECC:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the French River Room (free to all registered attendees)
Live music from the Mark Anderson Trio and complimentary refreshments

Tuesday reception in the Exhibit Hall:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall (free to all registered attendees)
Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and networking with the best in the business!

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.