Day 2 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting
There are so many methods of installing foundations under new homes that it boggles the mind. In this session we will cover the process of proper selection and installation of residential foundation systems. We will focus on our failures and what we learned from them, as well as successes, so we can provide a safe, durable, and healthy home.
Chloe Bendistis, The Sheward Partnership, LLC
Learn about performance glazing and building envelope optimization through descriptions of Low E coating, the Low E coatings manufacturing processes, and the benefits of Low E coatings.
Ken Modeen, Marvin Windows and Doors
The manufactured home market offers an affordable housing option. Residents of manufactured homes tend to be low income in comparison to other single family home residents; energy costs may comprise a larger portion of monthly expenses. Our study takes a closer look at the existing stock of a Midwestern state’s manufactured homes to identify energy-saving potential and help inform energy efficiency programs that will save residents money. We conducted telephone surveys and visited 100 homes to perform a detailed audit including duct leakage testing and interviews. This session will share results, provide recommendations for utility programs, and offer insight into potential energy efficiency savings.
Jodi Slick, Ecolibrium3
Buildings affect the health and safety of their occupants. Contractors are key players in communicating and applying energy efficiency, air quality, and healthy housing knowledge for the benefit of their clients. This session will provide a healthy housing framework that can be applied when building or remodeling homes. Participants will learn about opportunities to improve home performance and reduce potential acute and chronic housing hazards faced by residents of all ages and understand where they can provide value added resources.