Program and Presentations

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Day 1 | October 6, 2015
Track Title Policy Into Practice The Building Envelope Revisited On Track HVAC In the Black: Bringing Sustainability to the Economic Side of Homebuilding

The Path to Zero: Zero Energy Ready Home & ENERGY STAR for Homes/Panel Discussions

Track Sponsor Honeywell Cardinal Glass Lennox Xcel Energy U.S. DOE
Location Aspen Amphitheater Pikes Peak Conifer Ballroom Evergreen E Evergreen F
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration Opens - Coffee & Pastries in Atrium
8:00 - 9:00 am
AM Session 1
Has the Prescriptive Path seen its last days?
Jim Meyers, SWEEP
Characterization of Air-Leakage in Unvented Attics
James Rinne, PhD, Owens Corning
Mark Taylor, University of IL Urbana
Dollars and Sense- The Impact of Green Affordable Housing
Alex Trachtenberg, Southface Energy Institute
ENERGY STAR for Homes: Clearing the Air- Ventilation
9:00 - 9:15 am Break
9:15 - 10:15 am
AM Session II
Is Energy Efficiency Killing Building Science?
David Treleven & Gavin Hastings, Advanced Energy, Tierra Resource Associates
Choosing an Insulation Strategy for High Performance Homes
Theresa Weston, PhD, DuPont
HVAC Myths - Overcoming Rules of Thumb and Other Inaccuracies
Greg Cobb & Ted Konechne, iEngineer, LLC, Tempo Mechanical
How to Get Women Asking for more..Green
Marla Esser, HomeNav
ENERGY STAR for Homes: Stepping up from HERS to ENERGY STAR
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am
AM Session III
Pick Your Poison and How to Get There
Robby Schwartz, EnergyLogic Inc.
The Multiple Benefits of Liquid-Applied Water-Resistive Barriers
Ryan Newth, Tremco Barrier Solutions
Radiant Heating and Cooling with Ground Source Heat Pumps
Albert Wallace, Energy Environmental Corporation
Stop Pushing Energy Efficient Homes. Start Pushing BETTER Homes
Suzanne Shelton, Shelton Group
Zero Energy Ready Home: Why '0' in Three
Sam Rashkin, US Dept. of Energy
11:30 - 1:00 pm WELCOME LUNCH, KEYNOTE - Victor Olgyay, Rocky Mountain Institute
Sponsored by Xcel Energy and Owens Corning
1:00 - 2:00 pm
PM Session I
How did building energy efficiency become so political and how does a building energy efficiency expert operate in this new frontier?
Jim Meyers, SWEEP
Quantifying Comfort to Assist in the Window Selection Process
Jim Larsen, Cardinal Glass Industries
Strategies to Comply with EStar Rev 08 HVAC Design Requirements for Production Homes
Greg Cobb & Aaron Holden, iEngineer, LLC
Selling High Performance- It's All About the Benefits
Todd Gamboa
Zero Energy Ready Home: Zero Made Easy Technical Specifications
James Lyons, Newport Partners LLC
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 3:15 pm
PM Session II
Energy Code Compliance and HERS Index Scores
Robby Schwartz & Steve Byers, EnergyLogic Inc.
Wrapping It Up: Air Barrier Detailing of Mechanically Attached Air Barrier Materials
Theresa Weston, PhD, & Dana Perry, DuPont Building Innovations
Right-Sizing the HVAC System in the Environment of High Performance or Low Load Homes
Jacinthe Nichols, Dettson Industries
Invent, Imitate, Innovate: A PechaKucha Event, Part 1
Alex Glenn, Advanced Energy
Breaking Down the Barriers Panel
Laura Dwyer, DuPont Building Innovations; Marcus Jablonka, Cosella-Dorken; Moderated by Glenn Cottrell, IBACOS
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm
PM Session III
Panel Discussion: Energy Policy Matters
Moderator: Bill Fay, Alliance to Save Energy & Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations Representatives
Long Term Durability of Polymeric Water-Resistive Barriers
Marcus Jablonka & E Blond, Cosella-Dorken, CTT Group/Sageos
Air Sealing on the Cheap: How to get to .20 CFM50 per Square Foot of Envelope Area
David Treleven, Advanced Energy
Invent, Imitate, Innovate: A PechaKucha Event, Part 2
Alex Glenn, Advanced Energy
Panel Discussion: Water We Gonna Build? How Water Availability Impacts Development
Gary Klein, Gary Klein and Associates & Greg Fisher, Denver Water, Becky Fedak, Brendle Group
4:30 - 5:30 pm Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards
5:30 - 7:30 pm Opening EXPO Reception/DOE Housing Innovation Awards Poster Session
Sponsored by BASF, DuPont Building Innovations and Panasonic 


  Day 2 | October 7, 2015
  Track Title The Cutting Edge of High Performance Homebuilding Fresh Air Thinking About Drinking: Water Conservation and Efficiency The Path to Zero: Building America RESNET Sessions
  Track Sponsor Cosella Dorken Venmar Panasonic U.S. DOE RESNET
  Location Pikes Peak Aspen Amphitheater Conifer Ballroom Evergreen E Evergreen F
  7:00 - 8:00 am Registration and light breakfast in EXPO
  8:00 - 9:00 am
AM Session 1
DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes- Is it doable? 
Bill Rectanus NewTown Builders, Robby Schwartz, EnergyLogic Inc.
Health, Comfort and Ventilation: How They Are Related, Why They Matter, and How to Get to the Optimum Levels of All Three
Barry Stephens, Zehnder America
Quench Your Thirst! Water Efficiency Solutions for New Construction with EPA's WaterSense
Nick Hurst, ICF International, & CR Herro, Meritage Homes 
Building America Roadmap: Moisture Managed High-R Assemblies
André Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8:00 - 9:30 am
RESNET Update: What's RESNET Been Up to and Where is it Headed?
Daran Wastchak,  D.R. Wastchak, LLC; Peter Rushin, Colorado Energy Office
  9:00 - 9:15 am Break
  9:15 - 10:15 am
AM Session II
Achieving High Performance Housing Affordably
Tiffany Irwin, Habitat for Humanity International
Industry Panel- EPA Indoor airPLUS
Nick Hurst, ICF International
Paul Kriescher, Lightly Treading
Robby Schwartz, EnergyLogic
Bill Rectanus, Newtown Builders
The Money is in the Pipes: The Whole Story About Saving Water in Homes
John Tooley, Advanced Energy
Building America Roadmap: Optimized Comfort Systems for Low-Load Homes
Jon Winkler, DOE

9:45 - 11:15 am
RESNET Home Energy Raters Are a Key to Builder Success Steve Byers, EnergyLogic; Dave Bell, TopBuild Homes Services

  10:15 - 10:30 am Break
  10:30 - 11:30 am
AM Session III
Case Study in Long-Term Performance of Zero Energy Homes: Measured Performance of the NREL/Habitat Zero Energy Home over 9 Years
Paul Kriescher, Lightly Treading; Craig Christensen, NREL
Just the Tests and Nothing but the Tests: Training and Credentialing to Meet IECC Residential Codes
Matthew Anderson, Building Performance Institute; Brad Turner, Southface Institute; Joe Medosch, Energy and Environmental Consulting, LLC
Electric Water Heating Options for High Performance Homes
Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Building America Roadmap: Indoor Air Quality
Iain Walker, DOE
  11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch in EXPO
  1:00 - 2:00 pm
PM Session I
Tri Generation: Power-Heat-Cooling for Homes, Independent of the Grid
Randy Erwin, M Street Homes
Case Study: New Ventilation Solution for Humid Climates
Greg Cobb, iEngineer, LLC; CR Herro, Meritage Home;s Scott Grefsheim, Aprilaire
Performance-Based Water Conservation with WERS
Mike Collignon, Green Builder Coalition; Laureen Blissard, Green Builder Coalition; Amanda Hatherly, Santa Fe Community College
Building America: Putting Research into Action
Chrissi Antonopoulos, Michael Baechler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Who Are RESNET Energy Smart Builders and Why You Should Become One
Daran Wastchak, D.R. Wastchak, LLC
  2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
  2:15 - 3:15 pm
PM Session II
Value-Driven Passive Design Strategies for Multi-Family Buildings
Laura Blau - handout, BluPathDesign
Ventilation in Net Zero Homes
Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Effective Use of Water and the Energy Used to Heat it for Builders.. The Next Frontier
KB Home & Rod Buchalter, RenewABILITY Energy Inc.
Building America: Analysis and Tools for Better Results
Craig Christensen, Scott Horowitz, Eric Wilson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2:45-4:15 pm
EEBA-RESNET Collaboration for Industry Training on the IECC 2015 ERI and RESNET HERS Index
Daran Wastchak, D.R. Wastchak, LLC; Susan Buchan, EEBA; Laura Dwyer, DuPont Building Innovations; Greg Cobb, iEngineer, LLC & Brad Turner, Southface Institute           
  3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
  3:30 - 4:30 pm
PM Session III
WOWW- When Off the Wall Works
Steven Baczek, Steven Baczek Architect
Mechanical Air Distribution and Inter-reacting Relationships
John Tooley, Advanced Energy
Utilizing the New Hot Water Module in HERS
Gary Klein, Gary Klein Associates
HIA Builders Panel
Moderator - Sam Rashkin, US DOE
  4:30 - 6:30 pm Closing EXPO Reception
Day 3 | October 8, 2015
Track Title Resiliency- The Next Challenge for Homebuilders New Insights Net Zero Energy Coalition EEBA Trainers Talk
Track Sponsor Portland Cement Association Broan NuTone Bauer Material Science Andersen Windows
Location Aspen Amphitheater Conifer Ballrom Evergreen E Pikes Peak
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration Opens - Coffee and pastries - Sponsored by Cosella Dorken
8:30 - 9:30 am
AM Session 1
Cost Effective Improvements for Affordable Resiliency
Tiffani Irwin, Habitat for Humanity International
Sim-Building, Innovative Approach to Learning About Building Science
Amanda Hatherly, EnergySmart, Santa Fe Community College
NZEC1: ZNE Western Case Study
Eric Doub, FutureFit Solutions; Karla Butterfield, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. & Steve Kawell, Durango Solar Homes
High R-Value Walls- R-30 and beyond
Justin Wilson, Construction Instruction
9:30 - 9:45 am Break
9:45 - 10:45 am
AM Session II
Hindsight is 20/20, Foresight is Priceless
Claudette Hanks Reichel, Ed.D., LaHouse Resource Center
Energy Retrofit Strategies & Case Studies for Historic Homes
Laura Blau - handout, BluPath Design
NZEC2: Z-Tech: The Role of Products in Achieving ZNE
Alea German, Davis Energy Group
Job Site Visits with Steve & Captain "Apparently it's not so Obvious" The Good, the Bad & the Just Plain Stupid
Steve Easley
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm
AM Session III
High Performance Concrete Homes Case Study
Donn Thompson, Scott Palmer, Portland Cement Association, Salt River Materials Group
Sustainably Simulating Natural Daylight for Interior Spaces
Sean Gaydos, USAI Lighting
The FortZED Experience
Julie Sieving, Brendle Group; G. J. Pierman, Spirae
Getting Past the Ya..BUTS
Gord Cooke, Construction Instruction
12:00 - 12:15 pm Break
12:15 - 2:30 pm Closing Keynote Luncheon in Grand Ballroom E & F- sponsored by DuPont Building Innovations and Xcel Energy
Ron Jones, Mariposa Meadows
Ann Edminster, Net Zero Energy Homes