Day 2 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Foundations: Failures and Successes
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting
Harborside 302

There are so many methods of installing foundations under a new home 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.

Achieving Superior Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Multi-Family Buildings through Passive House
Chloe Bendistis, The Sheward Partnership, LLC
Harborside 302

This presentation will examine two projects, a school and a multi-family apartment building, that pursued Passive House certification (PHIUS+ 2015) in order to achieve high performance energy efficiency and thermal comfort goals. In both case studies, Passive House was used as a framework to inspire higher levels of efficiency than typical code compliance. Energy modeling tools were used for design feedback throughout the design process. Close coordination between architectural, engineering, and sustainability consulting team members was essential. Attendees of the session will walk away with actionable steps to successfully pursue Passive House.

Performance Glazing and Building Envelope Optimization
Ken Modeen, Marvin Windows and Doors
Harborside 302

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.

Healthy Housing: Building and Remodeling for Wellness and Efficiency
Jodi Slick, Ecolibrium3
Harborside 302

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.