Day 2 – Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Existing Homes

Practical Methods of Conducting Lead-Safe Remondeling, Repair, and Painting Activities
Dave Louis, Lake States Environmental, Ltd 
Harborside 204

Our presentation uses a bedroom cut-away 12 feet wide and 6 feet deep within. Using this model, we will demonstrate methods to establish a lead-safe work area per the EPA and state Lead RRP rules applying to dwellings and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Our demonstrations and discussions will explore different methods that are used to accomplish one of the major objectives of the Lead rules, which is to minimize the chance of poisoning a child by minimizing dust that contains lead from layer(s) of older paint. This presentation will be valuable to contractors interested in learning or reviewing the requirements and most up-to-date methods.

Passive House: Residential Retrofit (EnerPHit)
Tim Eian, Intep ‐ Integrated Planning & TE Studio, Ltd.
Harborside 204

This session showcases the first residential Passive House retrofit in a cold climate zone on the planet, the MinnePHit House. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey from planning and design through construction and certification. Learn what it takes to bring an older home into the 21st century of performance.

TE Studio designed the first certified Passive House in Wisconsin and the first certified cold climate Passive House retrofit (EnerPHit) in the world. Learn more at

So, Tell Me About Your Problem House
Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
Harborside 204

Many normal homes have severe problems during weather extremes such as a wet summer, a cold winter, a snowy winter, or a snowy cold winter. In other homes, a problem appears when something changes such as adding a furnace, humidifier, lawn sprinkler system, set-back thermostat, or insulating the attic. Sometimes the problem is obvious, other times it is more subtle. Come and learn about what tools and techniques and building science are used to troubleshoot a variety of issues in homes.

Under the Belly of Beast—A Closer Look at Energy Use in Manufactured Homes
Jeannette LeZaks, Seventhwave
Scott Pigg, Seventhwave
Harborside 204

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.

Pre- and Post-Retrofit Assessments and Inspections
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting
Harborside 204

For an energy-efficent retrofit to be truly successful, pre- and post-construction assessments and inspections must be performed. Simple walk arounds and a blower door test at the end aren’t giving us the results we’re after. See what seemingly obvious and hidden factors are commonly found in existing homes. What questions need to be asked of the owner and the potential contractor? How often does work need to be inspected? It might surprise you. Learn how building science and product knowledge affect the end result. And when did we stop reading the directions?

Dave Louis

Mr. 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.‐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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Tim Eian

Tim Delhey Eian was born and raised in Germany. He is a master carpenter and an architectural engineer. Tim moved to Minneapolis in 2001. He is a certified Passive House consultant and designer. In 2008, Tim founded TE Studio and in 2010, he joint Stephan Tanner at Intep. Both companies pioneer high performance architecture in North America and are responsible for the continent's first certified Passive House, as well as firsts in Wisconsin and the Twin Cities among others.

Passive House: Commercial Projects
February 22, 2017 7:00‐8:15 a.m.

Passive House: Residential Retrofit (EnerPHit)
February 22, 2017 8:30‐10:00 a.m.

Passive House: Residential New Construction
February 22, 2017 1:00‐2:30 p.m.

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Paul Morin

Paul Morin had 15 years carpentry experience framing new homes before becoming a weatherization auditor for SRC in 1991. Paul then worked for the Center for Energy and Environment for over 12 years diagnosing building shell, combustion spillage, ventilation, and moisture problems in single family and multifamily buildings. He has been working in Sales and Technical Support for The Energy Conservatory for 8 years and is on the Minnesota Building Performance Association Board of Directors.

So, Tell Me About Your Problem House
February 22, 2017 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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Jeannette LeZaks

Jeannette believes that the solutions to our energy challenges necessitate a multi-faceted approach. Her experience reflects that belief, as she brings a comprehensive background in energy systems analysis. Her work at Seventhwave focuses on applied and technical research examining how people use energy, and hopes that this knowledge will serve to advance energy efficiency and sustainability. She serves as a volunteer member on the City of Madison's Sustainable Madison Commission.

Jeannette has a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a Master's degree focusing on Energy Analysis and Policy from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at UW-Madison.

Under the Belly of the Beast: A Closer Look at Energy Use in Manufactured Homes
February 22, 2017 1:00‐2:30 p.m.

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Scott Pigg

Scott is a nationally recognized expert in residential energy research and energy efficiency program evaluation. Over the past 28 years, he has implemented field studies investigating various aspects of space heating, air conditioning, water heating and plug-load energy use, and has conducted numerous energy efficiency program impact evaluations. Scott has substantial knowledge of the residential market sector in Minnesota and Wisconsin, informed by his work on studies to assess savings potential in multifamily buildings and manufactured homes; determine the savings potential associated with quality installation and maintenance of furnaces and central air conditioners; determine causes of high household energy consumption, characterize energy use in manufactured homes, and understand residential plug-load consumption in Minnesota homes.

What You Need to Know about Residential Furnaces, Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps if You're NOT an HVAC Professional
February 21, 2017 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Under the Belly of the Beast: A Closer Look at Energy Use in Manufactured Homes
February 22, 2017 1:00–2:30 p.m.

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Bill McAnally

Bill McAnally has over 35 years in the construction industry. He was a building contractor for over 15 years specializing in new home and light commercial construction. During this time he focused on energy efficient and healthy building methods. He still remembers using Tyvek in the late ‘70’s, and was told how “that paper stuff” will never catch on.

Bill then became a carpentry instructor for Iowa Central Community College for 17 years and then became the Department Chair of Industrial Technology. During his tenure, the focus on energy efficient construction led to construction of 15 residence halls, numerous new homes as well as partnering with several area organizations building community projects.

Bill was named the top community college instructor in Iowa in 2001 by the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. He is the past president of the Iowa Industrial Technology Education Association and a board member of several groups involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Bill now operates Bill McAnally Consulting. In this capacity, he provides educational programs to those in the building trades, consults on various building projects, has assisted in grant writing projects, and appears monthly on Iowa Public Radio’s “Talk Of Iowa,” where he answers consumers' questions about their homes.

Pre and Post Retrofit Assessments and Inspections
February 22, 2017 3:00 p.m.‐4:30 p.m.