Day 1 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Race to the Top

8:30–10:00

Beyond Code Programs That Give You and Your Customers the Edge (Part 1 of 4)
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Marilou Cheple, Marilou Cheple Consultion
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Michael Resch, Residential Science Resources
Harborside 302

The first session in this four-part series presents an overview of what makes a high performance house, including the science that assures houses are healthy, durable, and energy and water efficient. It also will cover material, adaptability, resiliency, what makes a good design, and affordability. This session will make the case for using code, programs, and best practices to the benefit of both the builder and the customer.

10:30–12:00

Beyond Code Programs That Give You and Your Customers the Edge (Part 2 of 4)
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Marilou Cheple, Marilou Cheple Consultion
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Michael Resch, Residential Science Resources
Harborside 302

The first session in this four-part series presents an overview of what makes a high performance house, including the science that assures houses are healthy, durable, and energy and water efficient. It also will cover material, adaptability, resiliency, what makes a good design, and affordability. This session will make the case for using code, programs, and best practices to the benefit of both the builder and the customer.

1:00–2:30

Beyond Code Programs That Give You and Your Customers the Edge (Part 3 of 4)
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Marilou Cheple, Marilou Cheple Consultion
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Michael Resch, Residential Science Resources
Harborside 302

The first session in this four-part series presents an overview of what makes a high performance house, including the science that assures houses are healthy, durable, and energy and water efficient. It also will cover material, adaptability, resiliency, what makes a good design, and affordability. This session will make the case for using code, programs, and best practices to the benefit of both the builder and the customer.

3:00–4:30

Beyond Code Programs That Give You and Your Customers the Edge (Part 4 of 4)
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Marilou Cheple, Marilou Cheple Consultion
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Michael Resch, Residential Science Resources
Harborside 302

The first session in this four-part series presents an overview of what makes a high performance house, including the science that assures houses are healthy, durable, and energy and water efficient. It also will cover material, adaptability, resiliency, what makes a good design, and affordability. This session will make the case for using code, programs, and best practices to the benefit of both the builder and the customer.

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Patrick Huelman

Pat Huelman is an Associate Extension Professor in Energy and Building Systems with the University of Minnesota's Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and serves as Coordinator of the Cold Climate Housing Program with University of Minnesota Extension. He is a lead faculty member for the Building Science and Technology undergraduate degree program and a principal investigator for hygrothermal testing at the Cloquet Residential Research Facility. Currently, Pat is the Project Lead for NorthernSTAR, one of the Department of Energy’s Building America teams.

Pat has been extremely active in professional education for the home building industry and is nationally recognized for his “systems approach” to improving overall home performance. Pat’s long-term focus has been on heat, air, and moisture movement in buildings and his primary expertise is in building systems and technologies that will provide energy efficiency, long-term durability, and healthy indoor air for homes. With more than 30 years in the field, Pat brings extensive experience and expertise in energy-efficient design and construction, innovative building systems, moisture management strategies, mechanical ventilation, and residential indoor air quality.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 1 of 4
February 21, 2017 8:30‐10:00 a.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 2 of 4
February 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.‐12:00 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 3 of 4
February 21, 2017 1:00‐2:30 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 4 of 4
February 21, 2017 3:00‐4:30 p.m.

High-Performance Mechanical Systems for High-Performance Enclosures
February 22, 2017 8:30‐10:00 a.m.

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Marilou Cheple

Marilou Cheple, PhD, received a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a Master's and PhD from the University of Minnesota where she focused on building science and moisture in residential buildings. As a graduate student Marilou taught classes in the Residential Building Science and Technology and later served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Bio-Products and Bio-Systems Engineering. From 2007 - 2014 Marilou was the Manager of the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program for the State of Minnesota. She most recently worked as Manager of Education and Development for Residential Science Resources and now is a private consultant.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 1 of 4
February 21, 2017 8:30‐10:00 a.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 2 of 4
February 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.‐12:00 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 3 of 4
February 21, 2017 1:00‐2:30 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 4 of 4
February 21, 2017 3:00‐4:30 p.m.

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Rachel Wagner

Rachel Wagner is co-owner of Wagner Zaun Architecture in Duluth, MN. She has a degree in Design and Environmental Analysis and she is a licensed architect in Wisconsin and a certified Passive House designer. Since 1996, Rachel has specialized in resource-efficient, ecological design for cold climates. She tries to make things better without making things worse.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 1 of 4
February 21, 2017 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 2 of 4
February 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 3 of 4
February 21, 2017 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge Part 4 of 4
February 21, 2017 3:00–4:30 p.m.

The Ecologists' House: Case Study of a Zero Net Energy Home in Duluth
February 22, 2017 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Michael Resch

Michael Resech received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Mike has over twelve years experience in commercial and residential envelope design, installation, testing, and forensic investigation.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge (Part 1 of 4)
February 21, 2017 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge (Part 2 of 4)
February 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge (Part 3 of 4)
February 21, 2017 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Beyond Code Programs that Give You and Your Customer the Edge (Part 4 of 4)
February 21, 2017 3:00–4:30 p.m.