Presentation Materials


Asbestos - Yes, It's Still Around
Bob Rogalla, Lake States Environmental, Ltd.


Introduction to Solar Energy
Paul Helstrom, Minnesota Power
Advancements in Solar Electric Design and Equipment
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Renewable Energy (RE) Systems and the National Electrical Code (NEC)—Critical Changes in 2019
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
David Shaffer, MnSEIA
Laura Hannah, Fresh Energy
The Many Scales of Solar Electricity and Energy Storage—301
Christopher LaForge, Great Northern Solar
Electric Cars are Coming! What Should Real Estate Owners and Building Industry Professionals Know About Charging?
Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect

High Performance

What is Green Building? (And Why Should I Care?)
Rachel Wagner, through design
Afton Passive House, An ICF Super Efficient Home: A Case Study
Barb and Michael Morehead, PHIUS Homeowners
Jay Roettger, Bluff City Builders Inc.
Samuel Bontrager, Building Foundry
Zero Energy Ready Home: Are You On Board? Why or Why Not?
Brian Wimmer, Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity
Resilient Adaptation of Sustainable Buildings
Richard Graves and Liz Kutschke, University of Minnesota, Center For Sustainable Building Research


Ventilation: Best Practices for Tight Houses in Cold Climates
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
Whole House, Balanced Ventilation: Providing Healthy, Comfortable and Energy Efficient Solutions
John Rockwell, Zehnder America
Designing with Heat Pumps in Cold Climates
Bruce Harley, Bruce Harley Energy Consulting

Houses That Work

Practical Methods of Conducting Lead-Safe Remodeling, Repair and Painting Activities
Bob Rogalla, and Nate Cox, Lake States Environmental, Ltd.


Foundation Failures and Successes
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting
Achieving Superior Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Multi-Family Buildings through Passive House
Chloe Bendistis, The Sheward Partnership, LLC
Elizabeth Turner, Precipitate
Performance Glazing and Building Envelope Optimization
Ken Modeen, Marvin Windows and Doors
Healthy Housing: Building and Remodeling for Wellness and Efficiency
Jodi Slick, Ecolibrium3


Recommended Window Installation in High Performance Walls
Erick Filby and Eric Klein, Marvin Windows and Doors
6 Layers: A Framework for More Sustainable Building
Rachel Wagner, through design
Zeroing In: The Path to Net Zero Energy May Not Be What You Think!
Patrick Huelman, University of Minnesota
The Passive House Building Energy Standard in a Very Cold Climate
Tim Eian, TE Studio, Ltd.
Moisture and Water Control —3 Methods to Evaluate the Risk of Your Wall Assemblies
Rolf Jacobson, Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota


State of MN—Energy Code HVAC Review: Findings from the Field
Mike Wilson, Dakota Supply Group
Residential Energy Code Mechanical Provisions
Donald Sivigny, State of MN Department of Labor & Industry
Energy Code Compliance and Update
Ben Rabe, Fresh Energy