Past Presentation Materials

2016

Commercial Applications

Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Improving the Efficiency and Operation of Building Ventilation
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Mark Garofano, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources
Scott Hackel, Seventhwave
Amalia Hicks, Sustainable Engineering Group
Josh Quinnell, Center for Energy and Environment
Using an Aerosol Sealant to Reduce Multifamily Envelope Leakage
David Bohac, Center for Energy and Environment
Using Asset Management Tools to Design, Implement and Monitor Energy Efficiency Improvements
Michael LeBeau, CR Building Performance Specialists
Nancy Schultz, CR Building Performance Specialists
Energy Savings From Air Sealing Commercial Buildings
David Bohac, Center for Energy and Environment

Solar

An Introduction to the Form and Fundtion of Solar Energy in Cold Climates
File 1 | File 2
Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Three P's of Solar: Policies, Products, and Possibilites
Stacy Miller, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Paul Helstrom, Minnesota Power
Solar Ready Construction
Jack Kluempke, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Doug Manthey, Conservation Technologies
Understanding the Changing Renewable (RE) Market: New Designs, New Products and How They Affect the Energy Landscape
Chris LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Solar for New and Existing Buildings, Guidance for Contractors
Rebecca Lundberg, Powerfully Green
Dan Williams, Powerfully Green

Mechanical Systems

Real Life Experience: Energy Storage, Living Off the Grid, and What That Actually Means
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Radon: What we have learned from retrofit studies
Stacy Gloss, Indoor Climate Research & Training, University of Illinois
Groundsoure Heat Pumps (GSHP) Economics: How the Numbers Really Work
Mark Sakry, Northern GroundSource Inc.
Combustion Safety: Data vs. Dogma and the Evolution of New Standards
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
David Bohac, Center for Energy and Environment
Dan Cautley, Seventhwave
Stacy Gloss, Indoor Climate & Research Training

Codes and Standards

Air Flow Measurements
Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
Trials and Tribulations of Energy Code Testing
Ross Anderson, Neighborhood Energy Connection
Human Thermal Comfort: Dialing it in with ASHREA 55
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Rana Belshe, Conservation Connection Consulting
Achieving Compliance With New Residential Energy Codes
File 1 | File 2
Alison Lindburg, Fresh Energy
Tim Manz, City of Blaine
Commercial Energy Codes Support Program
Megan Hoye, Center for Energy and Environment
Russ Landry, Center for Energy and Environment

Pathways for Low-Energy Homes

New Passive House Standards! How PHIUS+2015 Makes Passive House Viable in Very Cold Climates
Michael LeBeau, CR Building Performance Specialists
Katrin Klingenberg, Passive House Institute US
Introduction to Passive House
Joshua Vandeberg, Western Technical College
Residential Passive House Retrofit (EnerPHit) Case Study Combination
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.
Perspectives on the Zero Energy Home
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5 | File 6
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Laurel Johnston, LHB
Brian Wimmer, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity
Collin Coltman, University of Minnesota Team Opti-MN
Lesson from the Deep Energy Retrofit Frontlines
Andrew Webster, Coldham & Hartman Architects

Materials and Methods

From Control Layers to High-Performance Enclosures
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Banging My Head Against the (High Performance) Wall
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Recommended Window Installation
Erick Filby, Marvin Windows and Doors
Eric Klein, Marvin Windows and Doors
High Performance Glazing for Better Buildings
Aynsley Dueck, DUXTON Windows & Doors
Al Dueck, DUXTON Windows & Doors

Tools fo the Trade

Home Performance Business Models: Understanding the Opportunities and Marketing Power of the Whole-House Approach
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Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
Peter Troast, Energy Circly
Paying for Energy Improvements
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5
Cal Greening, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Jim Hasnik, Center for Energy and Environment
Pete Klein, St. Paul Port Authority
Eric Rehm, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Jodi Slick, Ecolibrium3
Marketing for Builders and Remodelers: How to Make Your Website Perform
Peter Troast, Energy Circle
Builder 2.0: Training and Educating the Next Generation of Construction Professionals
Josh VandeBerg, Western Technical College

Existing Homes

Beyond Diagnostic Testing: An Interpretation of Home Performance
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Tessa Murry, Structure Tech
Research Update: Residential Condensing Boiler Optimization
Rebecca Olson, The Neighborhood Energy Connection
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment
Energy Fit Homes—A Tool to Transform the Market for Energy Efficiency in Existing Homes
Rebecca Olson, The Neighborhood Energy Connection
Isaac Smith, Center for Energy and Environment
Emerging Technologies for Cold Weather Residential Heating
Josh Quinnell, Center for Energy and Environment
Nicole Kessler, Center for Energy and Environment

System Design Time

Saving Energy in Existing Multifamily Buildings
File 1 | File 2
Corrie Bastian, Center for Energy and Environment
Duct Leakage and Retrofit Duct Sealing in Minnesota Commercial and Institutional Buildings
Josh Quinnell, Center for Energy and Environment
EV Charging for Multi-Housing and Commercial Properties
Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect, LLC
Passive House for Commercial Projects in Cold Climates
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Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.

2015

Building and Selling the Zero Energy Ready Home
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Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office
PV 101 Basic Photovoltaics: An Overview of Solar Electric Systems
Julie Brazeau, Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Advanced RTU Control Strategies
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4
Ryan Hoger, Director of Corporate Training at Temperature Equipment Corporation

Great Balls of Fire (Solar)

Solar 101
Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Planning for Solar: Building Solar Ready
File 1 | File 2
Jack Kluempke, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Doug Manthey, Conservation Technologies
Solar Electric System Design
Chris LaForge, Great Northern Solar
2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) Update for Photovoltaic Systems
Julie Brazeau, Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Selling Solar in the Current Market
Chris LaForge, Great Northern Solar

Our House (High Performance Housing)

Lead Safe
Bob Rogalla and Bob Massey, Lake States Environmental, Ltd.
Getting to Net Zero: Setting and Achieving Goals with an Integrative Process
Rick Carter and Becky Alexander, LHB
Are You Ready for the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home?
Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
High Performance, Low Energy Details in the Field (Part 1 of 2)
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
High Performance, Low Energy Details in the Field (Part 2 of 2)
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture

Home on the Range (Materials and Methods)

Cantilevered Floor Research–Comfort and Moisture Findings at 6 months
Dick Stone, Sawtooth Ridge Woodcraft
Low-Cost Construction for High Energy Savings
Brian Wimmer, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity
Blower Door Testing of Multifamily Buildings
Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
Foundation Wall Insulation Retrofit–Excavationless
Rolf Jacobson, University of Minnesota; Steve Schirber, Cocoon

Taking Care of Business (The Business of Energy Efficiency)

Paying for Energy Improvements: The Next Step
Alex Cecchini, Minnesota Department of Commerce (Panel Discussion)
Get Results With Your Energy Work: Engage People Effectively
Alexis Troschinetz, Clean Energy Resource Teams
Buying and Selling Energy Efficiency
Chad Smith, Residential Science Resources
Growing Efficiency with the Seeds of Conservation: Applied Research and Development
Jessica Burdette, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (Panel Discussion)

Building Science–High Performance Housing–EEBA Houses that Work™

Houses that Work: A Full-Day Building Science Course on New Construction (Part 1 of 4)
Justin Wilson, Construction Instruction Inc.
Houses that Work: A Full-Day Building Science Course on New Construction (Part 2 of 4)
Justin Wilson, Construction Instruction Inc.
Houses that Work: A Full-Day Building Science Course on New Construction (Part 3 of 4)
Justin Wilson, Construction Instruction Inc.
Houses that Work: A Full-Day Building Science Course on New Construction (Part 4 of 4)
Justin Wilson, Construction Instruction Inc.

The Times They Are A' Changing (Updates on Codes)

Asbestos: Yes It's Still Around
Bob Rogalla and Bob Massey, Lake States Environmental, Ltd.
An In-Depth Look at Insulation, Air Sealing and Testing for the New Minnesota Energy Code
Ross Anderson, Cocoon
How the Energy Code Will Affect the HVAC Trade
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group
New Minnesota Energy Code, HERS Rating and Green Certification
Sam Green, Residential Science Resources
Implementation of the New Energy Code
Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory

Home Sweet Home (Mechanical Systems)

Energy-Efficiency Options for Residential Water Heating
Dave Bohac, Center for Energy and Environment
Heat Recovery Ventilation: Meeting ASHRAE 62.2
Barry Stephens, Zehnder American, Inc.
Saving Energy in Existing Multifamily Buildings
Corrie Bastian, Center for Energy and Environment
Modern Hydronic Designs, Controls and Condensing Boilers (Commercial)
Matthew Kieman, Ryan Company Inc.
Duct/Ductless Mini Split Heating and Cooling Application and Case Study
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group

Living in a Material World (Material and Methods)

Cantilevered Floor Research–Comfort and Moisture Findings at 6 months
Dick Stone, Sawtooth Ridge Woodcraft
Recommended Clad Wood Window Installation Technologies
Erick Filby and Eric Klein, Marvin Windows
Lighting Optimization
Jay Marshall, ON2 Solutions
Of Building Science, Control Layers, and High Performance Enclosures
Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
Low-Cost Construction for High Energy Savings
Brian Wimmer, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity

Homeward Bound (Case Studies)

Home Performace Diagnostics: Extreme Peeling Paint Case Study
Sam Greene, Residential Science Resources
When Building Codes Aren't Followed
File 1 | File 2
Andy Thielan, Crane Engineering
Solar Energy for Affordable Housing and Low-Income Energy Programs
Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
The Root River House: Net Zero Project in a Cold Climate
Christi Weber, Design Coalition Architects

Building Science–High Performance Housing–EEBA Houses That Work™

Insulation & Air Sealing: High Performance Walls and Exterior Insulation (Part 1 of 2)
Andrew Oding, Building Knowledge Canada
Insulation & Air Sealing: High Performance Walls and Exterior Insulation (Part 2 of 2)
Andrew Oding, Building Knowledge Canada
Cost-Effective HVAC for the High Performance Home
Andrew Oding, Building Knowledge Canada
Sales: Extracting the True Value Out of High Performance, Energy-Efficient Homes
Andrew Oding, Building Knowledge Canada

2014

Best Practices in Modern Hydronic Heating
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5 | File 6 | File 7
John Siegenthaler

HVAC

HVAC System Performance Testing
Bruce Stahlberg, Affordable Energy Solutions, Inc.; Steve Hokansen, Total Home Inspections
Residential Service Water Heating
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment
The Future of Electric Water Heating
Steve Koep, Vaughn Thermal Corp.
Forced Air Heating Systems: An Overview
Adrian Scott, WECC
Combined Space and Water Heating: Making it Work
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment; Jake McAlpine, Sustainable Resource Center

Multifamily

SIPs and Energy Modeling: Everything Matters
Curt Stendel, Panelworks Plus, Inc.; Don Jahnke, Midwest Energy Design
Improving Performance in Moderate Multifamily Rehabs
Janne Flisrand, Minnesota Green Communities; Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection
Blower Door Testing of Multifamily Buildings
Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
Energy Savings from Air Sealing Large Buildings
David Bohac, Center for Energy and Environment
Multifamily Field Results: Energy-Saving Potential
Jeanette LeZaks, Energy Center of Wisconsin

Remodeling and Retrofits

Radon Testing and Mitigation
Steve Schirber, Cocoon LLC
The Remodeling Conundrum: When Order Matters
Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
Passive House Case Studies: Residential, Commercial, and Manufacturing Buildings in Duluth
Carly Coulson, Coulson Architecture
Energy Savings with Window Retrofits
Gustav Brändström, Center for Energy and Environment
Project Overcoat: Retrofitting a Story and a Half
Steve Schirber, Cocoon LLC

Codes and Certifications

The 2014 Minnesota Residential Energy Code
Don Sivigny, Department of Labor and Industry
Triple E New Construction
Doug Manthey, Conservation Technlogies; Chad Trebilcock, Minnesota Power
Embracing the HERS Index
Ross Anderson, Residential Science Resources
Top 12 Energy Code Changes
Ed VonThoma, Building Knowledge, Inc.

The Business of Energy-Efficient Building

Energy Efficiency is a Universal Language
Sam Greene, Residential Science Resources
Don't Sell Energy Efficiency, Solve a Problem Instead
Cindy Ojczyk, More Than a Beautiful Home
Panel Discussion: MN Housing Fix-Up Home Improvement Financing
Cal Greening, MN Housing; Dorene Dobberstein, AEOA; Dana Rauschnot, Lakes & Pines Community Action Council
CEE Quality Assurance Using Picture Phones
Kevin Brauer, Center for Energy and Environment

Materials and Methods

SIPs and Energy Modeling: Everything Matters
Curt Stendel, Panelworks Plus, Inc.; Don Jahnke, Midwest Energy Design
Safe Spray Polyurethane Foam Applications
Brian Oman, BASF Corp.
Recommended Wood-clad Door Installation Technique
Erick Filby and Eric Klein, Marvin Windows and Doors
Managing Condensation Water Intrusion—Air Leakage
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Paul Grahovac, PROSOCO, Inc.
Resilient Design for Smaller Buildings
Tom Brown, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Healthy House, Healthy You

Air Pressure and Air Flows in Homes: Causes and Effects
Richard Stone, University of Minnesota Extension
Orness Plaza: Integrating Health and Sustainability
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
William Weber, Center for Sustainable Building Research; Matthew Casavant, Blumentals Architecture; Jorge Lopez, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
High Performance HVAC
Pat O'Malley, Building Knowledge, Inc.
Top Innovations from Building America
Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
A Historical Perspective on Indoor Environmental Health
McGregor Pearce, IAQ Consultant

Sun Solutions

Electrochromic Glazing Dynamic Control of Solar Energy
Andrew Hulse, SAGE Electrochromics
Here Comes the Sun
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Intro to Residential and Commercial Solar Energy
File 1 | File 2
Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
The Role of Integrated Solar PV Systems
Gary Shaver, Silicon Energy, LLC
Promoting Quality Installation of Central AC and Heat Pump Systems
Scott Pigg, Energy Center of Wisconsin

Program Design

Resource Bundling: A Unique Strategy
John Vaughn, East Side Neighborhood Development Co.
Opportunity in Disaster: Rebuilding Better Communities
Jodi Slick, Ecolibrium3
Early Results of Benchmarking of Minnesota Multifamily Building
Janne Flisrand, Minnesota Green Communities; Patrick Smith and William Weber, Center for Sustainable Building Research, UMN
Regional Indicators Initiative and Climate Reality
Rick Carter, LHB; DyAnn Andybur, City of Duluth

2013

Indoor Weather and Climate
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4
McGregor Pearce, IAQ Consultant
Performance Glazing, Coating, Layers and Gases
Ken Modeen, Marvin Windows
What Will the New Energy Code Mean for You?
Don Sivigney, Department of Labor and Industry; Paul Morin, Energy Conservatory
Hot Water 101
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5 | File 6
Bill Hoover, William R. Hoover LLC
Anticipating Depressurization Issues Due to Air Tightness and Ventilation Needs
Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection
Air Sealing Beyond the Attic: Windows, Doors, Exteriors and Attached Garages
Bob Pfeiffer, WECC
Bringing Trends Home: The Latest in Decor and Green Inspiration for Your Clients
Cindy Ojczyk, Simply Green Design
Recommended Window Installation Techniques
Eric Klein and Erick Filby, Marvin Windows
Challenging Framing Details
Richard Stone, University of Minnesota Extension
Use Minnesota Housing's Home Improvement Program to Increase Your Business
Chris Allen, Minnesota Housing
Passive House: A Building Revolution
Faith Morgan, Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions
Water Disaster Recovery
McGregor Pearce, IAQ Consultant
Home Sweet Home or Home Sick Home: What Are You Leaving Your Clients?
Cindy Ojczyk, Simply Green Design
Building With the Architecture of Trees
Roald Gundersen, Whole Trees
Triple E Energy-Efficient Building Program
Doug Manthey, Energy Plus, Inc.; Chad Trebilcock, Minnesota Power
Tanks vs. Tankless Water Heaters: How to Choose
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Bill Hoover, William R. Hoover LLC
Combining Space and Water Heating with Highly Efficient Results
File 1 | File 2
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy Environment; Jake McAlpine, Sustainable Resources Center
Project Overcoat: An Exterior Insulation Technique for Existing Homes
Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
ENERGY STAR® V3 Made Easy
Ross Anderson, Residential Science Resources
Solar Energy 101
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Options: Is There a Single Best Way?
Mark Sakry, Northern Groundsource, Inc.
A Tale of Two Retrofits: Case Studies in Integrated Design
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
IECC 2012 and ENERGY STAR®, Tested Strategies in Affordable Housing
Molly Berg, Jason Mather, Dave Alaspa and Brian Wimmer, Habitat for Humanity
Beyond LEED: The Living Building Challenge
Thomas Brown, University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point
The Value of Air Source Heat Pumps in Light of Variable Energy Prices
Jeff Haase, Great River Energy
Remodeling Strategies for Green Bathrooms and Laundry
Cindy Ojczyk, Simply Green Design
Moving to High-Performance Homes: Will They Be Robust or Fragile?
Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
Planning for Solar: Building Solar Ready and Using Passive Solar Design
Stacy Miller, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Two Cold Climate Geothermal Case Studies: Residential and Commercial
Mark Sakry, Northern Groundsource, Inc.
Foundation Insulation for Existing Homes
Pat Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
Building Science and Building Details: Lessons Learned From Cold Climate Residential Envelopes
Rolf Jacobson, Center for Sustainable Building Research