Day 2 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Code

7:00–8:15
State of MN Energy Code HVAC Review-Findings from the Field
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group

This session will have a furnace, duct work, and balanced ventilation set up to demonstrate findings in the field. While this session is geared toward builders, it would also be relevant for HVAC/inspection groups.

8:30–12:00
Residential Energy Code Mechanical Provisions
Donald Sivigny, State of MN Dept. of Labor & Industry

This session will provide a plan review of a residential building and how to meet the mechanical provisions of a home in Minnesota. This seminar will provide cost savings information on mechanical systems for the builder’s initial costs and long-term cost savings. For the homeowners it will include things such as heat loss, make-up air, equipment sizing, combustion air, ventilation requirements, as well as provisions for service water heating piping insulation, and electrical lighting requirements. This is a great class to get hands-on experience on the mechanical provisions of the energy codes.

1:00–2:30
Energy Code Compliance and Update
Ben Rabe, Fresh Energy

This session will start out with an explanation of what the MN Energy Code Compliance Collaborative has accomplished over the last 4 years. The collaborative is comprised of builders, contractors, code officials, state agencies, energy raters and companies, and energy advocates. To fulfill its mission statement, the collaborative has formed subcommittees dedicated to addressing specific issues related to energy code compliance. Next, it will cover the ongoing energy code update process led by the Department of Labor and Industry.

3:00–4:30
Q&A with the Experts
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting
Doug Manthey, Conservation Technologies

Join three experts in an opinionated exchange on the status quo and where we need to take high-performance buildings to suit the needs of our changing climate. Participate in the conversation and make this session your own. No slides, just us talking about high-performance building in our market in the last 15 years and what’s to come in the future!