Past Presentation Materials

2018

EEBA Taking the Performance Path: The ERI/HERS Index for Builders and Designers
Mike Barcik, Senior Engineer
Innovative Technologies and Applications
File 1 | File 2
Doug Ahl, Seventhwave
Joe Tarnowski, Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center
Wade Abrahamson, Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center
Cold-Climate Air-Source Heat Pumps
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment
High Performers Breakfast

Envelope

Aerosol Envelope Sealing for Residential New Construction
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment
The Art, the Science, and the Business of High Performance Homes
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Peter Yost, BuildingGreen, Inc.
Building Zero Energy Ready Homes: Improvements and Moving to Remodeling, Plus the Fortified Build
Brian Wimmer and Lou Behrens, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity
Choosing Insulation: So Many Options, So Little Time, and So Much Need for Information
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5
Peter Yost, BuildingGreen, Inc.
If These Walls Could Talk
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Energy Storage 201
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Smart Buildings Improve Your Bottom Line
Bob French, 75F
Advancing the Last Frontier—Reduction of Commercial Plug Loads
Thea Rozenbergs, LHB
Christopher Plum, Center for Energy and Environment
Tools and Best Practices for City Energy Planning
Becky Alexander, LHB
Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute

Healthy Housing

Asbestos—Yes, it’s Still Around
Bob Rogalla, Lake States Environmental, Ltd.
Achieving a Moisture Balance Within the Home!?
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group
Smart Remodeling
Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
Customer First—Let's Remember the Family Is No. 1 When Making Construction Decisions
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting

High Performance

High-Performance Homes Bring New Challenges for Mechanical Systems
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
Zeroing In
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota Extension
Residential Foundations: The Dos and the Don’ts According to the Codes
Don Sivigny, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Building Science—High Performance Housing—EEBA Houses That Work

EEBA: Houses That Work
File 1 | File 2
Andy Oding, Building Knowledge Canada

HVAC and Mechanical Systems

Recommended Window Installation
Eric Klein and Erick Filby, Marvin Windows and Doors
Energy-Efficient Options for Residential Water Heating
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment
What You Need to Know about Furnaces and Air Conditioners if You're NOT an HVAC Professional
Scott Pigg, Seventhwave
Commissioning of Homes: What is it? Is it Needed?
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group
Performance and Applications of Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment

High Performance Case Studies

The American Dream Renewed—Passive House for Everyone
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.
Wrenshall Residence: A Passive Solar, Low-Energy House Put to the Test
Elden Lindamood, Wagner Zaun Architecture
It's All in the Details!
File 1 | File 2
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting
Self-Build Zero-Energy Homes: Two Minnesota Case Studies
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Lucas Alm, ALM Design Studio
Bill Peterson, Friends of San Lucas
Muffi Abrahamson
Tim Abrahamson
EnerPHit—Retrofitting with Passive House Tools
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5 | File 6
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.

Multifamily

Practical Methods of Conducting Lead-Safe Remodeling, Repair and Painting Activities
Bob Rogalla, Lake States Environmental, Ltd
Multifamily Residential Passive House Prototypes and Net-Zero Energy Potential in Cold Climates
Rolf Jacobson and Elizabeth Kutschke, Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota
Multifamily Green Building Programs
Chris Johnson, Johnson Environmental
Ultra-Efficient Housing—The Solution for a Sustainable Future
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd
Electric Cars and Buildings: What Should Real Estate Owners and Building Industry Professionals Know About Charging?
Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect

Solar

Introduction to Solar
Paul Helstrom, Minnesota Power
Home of the Future: Automated, Electric, and Renewable
Terry Webster and Stacy Miller, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Renewable Energy and Resiliency
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Efficient Solar Photovoltaic Deployment
Mouli Vaidyanathan, SolarPod Mouli Engineering
Advancements In Solar Electric Design and Equipment
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar

EEBA High-Performance Mechanicals

EEBA High-Performance Mechanicals File 1 | File 2
Andy Oding, Building Knowledge Canada

2017

The Whats & Whys of Effective Building Design (Commerical Buildings)
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4 | File 5 | File 6 | File 7 | File 8 |
Rebecca Ellis, Questions & Solutions Engineering
Jay Marshall, ON2 Solutions
Brandon Smith, Holophane
Paul Rauker, Daikin Applied
Charles Holt, Daikin Applied

Solar

The Form and Function of Solar Energy in Cold Climates
Jason Edens, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Renewable Energy Systems and the National Electrical Code (NEC) File 1 | File 2
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Incorporating Solar into Residential New Construction
Jack Kluempke, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Solar Electric and Energy Storage—Hartley Nature Center Project—A Case Study
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar

Next Level Savings

An Introduction to the Form and Fundtion of Solar Energy in Cold Climates
Steam vs. Hot Water Boiler Systems: Pros vs. Cons
Matt Kiemen, Ryan Company
Saving Energy in Existing Multifamily Buildings
Daniel May, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
Pre- and Post-Retrofit Assessments and Inspections
Bill McAnally, Bill McAnally Consulting
Breaking Down Barriers to Multifamily Energy Effciency: Data and Financing File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Billy Weber, University of Minnesota
Virginia Rutter, Eutectics
Drew Quirk, Xcel Energy

Race to the Top

Beyond Code Programs That Give You and Your Customer the Edge File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Marilou Cheple, Marilou Cheple Consulting
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Michael Resch, Residnetial Science Resources

HVAC

Asbestos—Yes, It's Still Around File 1 | File 2 |
Bob Rogalla, Lakes States Environmental, Ltd.
What You Need to Know About Residential Furnaces, Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps if Your're NOT an HVAC Professional
Scott Pigg, Seventhwave
Balanced Ventilation Strategies for Cold Climate Housing
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group
Slab on Grade Construction: Meeting the MN Energy Code Shell and HVAC Requirements
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group
Keeping Ground Source Heat Pump Systems on the Table
Ed Lohrenz, GEOptimize Inc.

Old to New

Building Clean–Do You Know What You're Putting in Your House? A Discussion on Energy-Efficient Products
Dale Reckman, BlueGreen Alliance
EV Charging Strategies
Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect
Hearth Products 101 for Today's Builders
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Rodger Holland, Holland & Hearth
Michael Nordby, Brownstone Distributing
Peter Solac, Woodland Stoves and Fireplaces
The Internet of Things (IOT)—The Nexus of Technolgoies in the Home and Businessbr /> Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Heating and Cooling a Minnesota Home with SkyTherm (roof pond) North
Kitrina Stratton, SunWindLight

High Performance Systems

High-Performance Mechanical Systems for High-Performance Enclosures
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Condensing Boiler Optimization
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
Dave Bohac, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
Rebecca Olson, Neighborhood Energy Connection
Lessons Learned from New Energy Code Testing
Ross Anderson, The Energy Network
Emerging Technologies for Cold Weather Residential Heating
File 1 | File 2
Josh Quinnell, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
Ben Schoenbauer, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)

Existing Homes

Practical Methods of Conduction Lead-Safe Remodeling, Repair and Painting Activities
Dave Louis, Lakes States Environmental, Ltd.
Passive House: Residential Retrofit (EnerPHit)
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.
So, Tell Me about Your Problem House
Paul Morin, The Energy Conservatory
Under the Belly of the Beast: A Closer Look at Energy Use in Manufactured Homes
Jeanette LeZaks, Seventhwave
Scott Pigg, Seventhwave
Pre- and Post-Retrofit Assessments and Inspections
Bill McAnally, Bill McAnally Consulting

Affordability and High Performance

Building New Homes Above the Energy Code: Rewards, Rebates and Incentives
Phil Anderson, Neighborhood Energy Connection
Aaron Reindeau, St. Croix Energy Solutions, Inc.
Building to Meet ZERH w/Multiple Layers of Foamboard: Lessons Learned
Brian Wimmer, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity
Super Energy Efficient Homes Should Always Be the Goal: Case Study of an Affordable, Low Tech, High Performance Home in an Urban Environment
Kitrina Stratton, SunWindLight
When Sustainability and Affordability Meet—Lessons Learned from a High-Performance Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Development
Jim Cooper, St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity

Case Studies

Passive House: Commercial Projects
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.
Case Study: Wrenshall Residence—A Local Architect Putting His Money Where His Mouth Is
Elden Lindamood, Wagner Zaun Architecture
The Ecologists' House: Case Study of a Zero Net Energy Home in Duluth
Rachel Wagner, Wagner Zaun Architecture
Passive House: Residential New Construction—The "Nordeast Nest"
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.
The Clean Energy Community Awards Program: Recognizing Community Efforts File 1 | File 2
Terry Webster, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Patrick Shea, City of St. Cloud, MN
Fernando Nacionales, 133 Airlift Wing, MN Air National Guard
John Paulson, City of Hutchinson, MN

Tightening the Envelope

Recommended Window Installation
Eric Klein, Marvin Windows and Doors
Erick Filby, Marvin Windows and Doors
Continuous Insulation Strategies—Building the Perfect Wall in an Imperfect World
Dean Seibert, InSoFast, LLC
Ed Scherrer, InSoFast, LLC
High Performance Glazing and the Building Envelope File 1 | File 2
Mike Florence, DUXTON Windows & Doors
Paul Kellner, Heritage Window & Door
Aerosols—Seek and Seal Envelope Leaks
Dave Bohac, Center for Energy and Environdment (CEE)
Fundamentals of Door Installation File 1 | File 2
Eric Klein, Marvin Windows and Doors
Erick Filby, Marvin Windows and Doors

2016

Commercial Applications

Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Improving the Efficiency and Operation of Building Ventilation
File 1 | File 2 | File 3 | File 4
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
File 1 | File 2
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
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
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
File 1 | File 2 | File 3
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.