Presentation Materials

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