GETTING TO ZERO ENERGY READY: INSULATION, AIR SEALING, AND HEAT PUMP

Start Date: 15th June, 2021
End Date: 15th June, 2021
Description:

June 15, 2021 - Virtual On-Site Training

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Join Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties, Utah Clean Energy, Nexant, AeroBarrier, and Just Right Heating & Cooling for a virtual on-site training to learn about the steps Habitat for Humanity is taking to maximize efficiency, promote energy affordability, and reduce emissions in one of its zero energy ready homes. The virtual on-site training will cover:
  • Insulation and air sealing in a Zero Energy Ready home. How to effectively insulate the slab, walls, floors and ceilings and to seal the home to meet Zero Energy Ready standards.
  • EVR for Zero Energy Ready: Airtight construction also requires mechanical ventilation with an ERV to provide fresh air while maintaining efficiency of heating and cooling.
  • Sizing and selecting a “cold climate” heat pump is doable with careful attention to optimize performance for Summit County’s cold climate.
Shellie Barrus, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties Shellie has a 17-year background in affordable housing development with Habitat for Humanity, which led her to investigate how energy savings could really benefit their homeowners long term affordability with relatively little up-front costs. This led her down the path to see that sustainability and energy saving are best for the planet as well.  She started incorporating sustainable builds into Habitat builds back in 2012 when they completed 2 LEED Platinum homes in Old Town Park City.  Habitat is currently building two Zero Energy Ready Homes in Summit County. Christopher Cox, Engineering Manager, Nexant Chris Cox is a professional engineer with Nexant in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He has supported high performance residential building design since his involvement with the LEED Gold Certified, University of Utah Marriott Honors Housing project in 2011.  Chris currently leads a team of engineers that support building owners in incorporating high performance design and construction to achieve Energy Star Certification, Green Enterprise Certification, and DOE’s Zero Energy Ready status.  Chris is an advocate for cost-effective efficiency that ensures healthy, safe, and resilient buildings.  In addition to his service at Nexant, Chris instructs the Building Energy Simulations course offered through Salt Lake Community College’s Energy Management Program. Dan Dearden, Owner, Just Right Heating and Cooling Dan is a licenced contractor with 44 years in the HVAC industry in various positions including technical, managerial, and ownership. Dan has also served as an independent consultant and an instructor and/or board member at the Davis Applied Technology College, Fortis College, and Salt Lake Community College. He holds numerous professional and industry certifications including HVAC/R from Utah Valley University, Business Management from the University of Utah, as well as N.A.T.E., RMGA, and ACCA and authored Quick Duct, a guide to simple duct sizing. Kevin Emerson, MSc, Energy Efficiency Program Director, Utah Clean Energy Kevin is the lead for energy efficiency and building decarbonization programs, policy, and regulatory activities for Utah Clean Energy. Kevin has spearheaded efforts to pass local and state policies to enable innovative financing for clean energy projects, improvements to energy codes for Utah homes and buildings, advanced energy transparency for residential, municipal and commercial buildings, and championed policies to expand electric vehicle incentives and infrastructure. He is a regular participant in Demand-side Management Advisory Groups for both Rocky Mountain Power and Dominion Energy. Previously, Kevin served as a public member of Utah’s Uniform Building Code Commission, a Co-Facilitator of the ILFI Great Basin Collaborative, a consultant on Salt Lake City’s Project Skyline and Elevate Buildings initiatives. He also co-chaired the Building Efficiency Committee for the State of Utah’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan, and served on the Energy Management Program Advisory Committee for Salt Lake Community College. Kevin graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Utah and an M.Sc. in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh. Mitchell Spence, Owner, AeroBarrier Utah Furniture designer and ski-bum turned developer/contractor; Owner of AeroBarrier Utah. Mitchell’s development/contractor company built Utah's first Net Positive all-electric Community. Mitchell purchased AeroBarrier because it is the low-cost guaranteed result for air sealing. Mitch holds a B100 Construction License; has 25 years in the construction industry, he is passionate about beautifying urban areas with functional infill; focusing on clean energy, smart design, and reducing poverty through education. Expertise: Building Science and Assemblies Design, In-fill projects, negotiations, entitlements, site development through final construction.

Continuing Education Credits

2 hours of Contractor Core or Electrician Professional DOPL Continuing Education credit is available. Participants who would like to receive DOPL credits must have their camera turned on and be visible on camera during the entire presentation. This course meets DOPL’s 1 hour of energy conservation requirement. Note: DOPL credit and/or Certificate of Attendance will not be available after the training for participants who do not register through SLCC.
Fee Free - Thanks to our sponsors.
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UTAH RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CODE TRAINING: CLIMATE ZONE 3 – WASHINGTON COUNTY, WITH STATE AMENDMENTS

Start Date: 27th April, 2021
End Date: 28th April, 2021
Description:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - In-person and Webinar Available

Location: Dixie Technical College Auditorium 610 South Tech Ridge Drive St. George, Utah 84770 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Morning: Compliance Options, Plan Review and Inspections, Insulation, Windows, and Doors

The course will review each of the 5 Options available for showing compliance with the 2015 Residential IECC / Chapter 11 IRC. Includes discussion on:

  • Prescriptive Tables - acceptable code years / editions.
  • 2015 REScheck – UA Trade-off, options, common errors, review guidance.
  • Simulated Performance – what is this, required documentation.
  • ERI (Energy Rating Index) – HERS Ratings, documentation, is this the future?
  • 2012 Utah REScheck – why, pass by 5% or more, what does it allow, can a R-11 wall really pass?
Also includes discussion on plan review and inspection, insulation products and installation, fenestration performance, required documentation, plans, compliance option, ducts insulation, the typical negative impact on efficiency when HVAC systems are located in attics, and ACCA Manuals J, D, & S.

Afternoon: Air Barriers, Blower Door Testing or Inspection Checklist, and Duct Pressure Testing

The course will review the insulation and air barrier installation checklist, comparing its use with the optional blower test. Includes specific details state amendments and each of the following:
  • Compliance guidance for each item in the inspection checklist.
  • Blower door test requirements including adjustments for townhouses and multi-family projects.
  • Vented and un-vented attics
  • Air sealing methods and air barrier penetrations.
  • Duct Leakage and testing.
  • Mechanical ventilation, blower door testing triggers
  • Mechanical ventilation strategies, CFM requirements, and fan efficacy.
**Camera must be on during entire webinar in order to receive DOPL CEs for Contractors**

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - In-person Only Location: TBD, on-site inspection and testing 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Morning: Two 1.5-hour simultaneous tracks – Classes will be split into two groups, switching tracks mid-morning.

Track One: Residential Energy Inspections 

A guided energy code inspection of a home in rough stage. Questions are encouraged.

Track Two: Blower Door and Duct Pressure Testing

Demonstration of an actual Blower Door test following with a Duct Pressure test. Areas of leakage will be identified, and correction methods discussed.

Registration Details:

  • Register for Day 1 & 2 OR Day 1 only
  • Lunch will be provided on Day 1 only
  • Register by April 20th - space may be limited
Instructor: Brent Ursenbach - West Coast Code Consultants Inc. Registration Questions:  [email protected] (435) 674 - 8644 Register for Day 1 & Day 2 Register for Day 1

UTAH ENERGY CODE: AMMENDMENTS - NEXT STEPS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021

Start Date: 18th March, 2021
End Date: 18th March, 2021
Description: Beginning with the adoption of the 2012 IECC, several state amendments included incremental steps where every other year, specific requirements increased in stringency with a resulting energy efficiency improvement. This class will review those amendments and the changes effective January 21, 2021. This includes improvements in the Utah 2012 REScheck, Blower Door Testing, Ducts Located Outside the Thermal Envelope, and Duct Leak Testing. Also includes a review of the 2019 blower door amendment modification for single-family and multi-family dwellings, and a discussion on mechanical ventilation which may be triggered by the blower door test.   Register Here ***You must have your camera ON during the entire webinar in order to receive DOPL CEs for Contractors, Electricians or Plumbers***

COMMERCIAL IECC COMCHECK REVIEW - ENVELOPES, MECHANICAL, LIGHTING

Start Date: 7th November, 2019
End Date: 7th November, 2019
Description: Offered to builders, developers, building officials, architects, engineers, HVAC professionals and all subcontractors working in Utah’s building industry interested in learning more about the requirements of Utah’s International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2015) for residential new construction projects.   Register Here