Electrification & Decarbonization Courses

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Below is a sample of Electrification & Decarbonization courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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Heat Pump Water Heaters in the All-Electric Home - Builders share their experience

  • Installing HPWHs in new, all-electric homes.
  • Why builders are installing and love HPWH.
  • What are the benefits and challenges of installing HPWH in new homes? 
  • Are builders modifying their home designs to fit and take advantage of HPWH?
  • What are homeowners saying when they buy homes with HPWHs? 
  • Any lessons that can be applied to installing HPWHs in existing homes?
Instructor: Juan Fernandez, Leigha Dickens, Geoff Wickes

Where Are We Headed with Home Electrification?

Many countries, including the US, are seeking ways to decrease current carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to respond to the concerns about global warming. Electrification of homes is a key strategy in transitioning to renewable energy sources and reducing CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels. LBNL recently completed a study that surveyed the deep retrofits of more than 1,500 homes across the US. The findings identify emerging trends in deep energy retrofit projects and we outline where changes are occurring most rapidly, such as electrification, decarbonization, advancing heat pump technologies, smart controls, and new program designs.

Instructor: Brennan Less, Iain Walker, Nuria Casquero-Modrego
CEUs: 1 LU|HSW AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, and 1 RESNET credits

Inspiring Homebuyers and Building Owners to Demand Net-Zero Energy and Zero Emission Homes/Buildings

Net-zero energy and zero emission homes/buildings are being built ALL across the U.S., and yet so many buyers either don’t know this level of performance, including optimized comfort and minimized maintenance, is within their grasp. Our panelists on this episode are helping to dispel these misunderstandings.

Instructor: Paul Kriescher, Paul Hutton, David Takahashi

Reno on Rockridge Case Study

This 1924 Colonial home had fallen into severe disrepair before coming up for sale. As part of the muchneeded renovation, the new homeowners (two Steven Winter Associates, Inc. employees) wanted to eliminate onsite combustion and produce as much of their operating electricity as possible. Other goals included lower embodied energy materials and a healthy indoor environment. LEED v4.1 for Homes offered one platform to address energy, health, and materials. The home was gutted down to the foundation, framing, and floors before the year-long renovation. After the first 8 months of occupancy (July-February), the home produced 14% more energy than it consumed.

Instructor: Aaron Smith, Maureen Mahle, Steve Klocke
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