Upcoming Webinars


Webinar Heat Pump Water Heaters in the All-Electric Home - Builders share their experience

Tuesday, July 12
Juan Fernandez, CVF Homes; Leigha Dickens, Green Built Alliance; Geoff Wickes, NEEA

Installing Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) in new homes is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to incorporate high-efficiency water heating into buildings. Yet, the vast majority of builders are not familiar with and not using advanced water heating technology.

Join the Advanced Water Heating Initiative (AWHI), EEBA and Electrify Now for a webinar that will profile two American homebuilders who are installing heat pump water heaters in new homes and loving it. Our discussion will highlight the experiences these builders have had with this important technology and cover the following topics: 

  • 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? 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will learn about general guidelines for how to install heat pump water heaters and how they differ from gas and electric resistance water heaters.
  2. Attendees will be informed about how to communicate with customers on the monetary and energy-saving potential of these devices.
  3. Attendees will become familiar with how to incorporate heat pump water heaters into new home design and construction.
  4. Attendees will understand the role water heaters play in the decarbonization and transformation of the electric grid.

Panelists:

  • Juan Fernandez - Owner, CVF Homes in San Antonio Texas
  • Leigha Dickens - Green Building Program Manager, Green Built Alliance 
  • Geoff Wickes - Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Attendees of this webinar are eligible for 1 AIA LU|HSW credit.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters in the All-Electric Home - Builders share their experience

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Webinar Heat Pump Water Heaters are a Builder's Best Friend

Tuesday, June 28
Dean Gamble, ENERGY STAR Homes; Gregg Halliday, Bradford White; John Miles, ECO2 Systems; Nathanial Jutras, ENERGY STAR

As momentum continues to build for the adoption/deployment of ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters, one of the most attractive, cost-effective growth vehicles is the new home construction channel. Today's technology offers a multitude of energy-efficient options to meet the ever-changing demands of the home builder. ENERGY STAR Homes and Products Teams and leading manufacturers are empowering a national alliance to ensure the most comprehensive set of resources are available for any residential construction application. This session will define the technology features and product benefits of HPWH, how the product fits into a broader home electrification/decarbonization strategy, and explain strategies to overcome industry objections.  

Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding HPWH technology and design options offered today and what's to come.
2. Defining ENERGY STAR's product specifications and the diverse toolkit available to home builders.
3. Overcoming common misperceptions/objectives regarding performance and installation.
4. Recognizing how HPWH are an integral part of a broader ENERGY STAR Homes portfolio.

Date and Time

Jun 28, 2022, 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

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What is a High-Performance Home and How to Consistently Deliver It at Lower Cost

Webinar What is a High-Performance Home and How to Consistently Deliver It at Lower Cost

Tuesday, June 14 | 2:00 PM Central
Sam Rashkin

Once homebuyers purchase new homes often based on infatuation with community and design, bad home performance experiences can negate all the hard work earning customer satisfaction. It is critical to get high-performance right. This course begins that process with lessons-learned from decades of experience as a residential architect and work with thousands of home builders while serving as national director for ENERGY STAR Certified Home and Zero Energy Ready Home. The resulting framework for high performance homes includes five key strategies and over 40 best practices for applying them with substantial cost savings. Most importantly, this framework has been intensively researched, vetted, and refined over five years with hundreds of housing industry executives. The goal is not to dogmatically impose one solution for all, but to engage housing professionals to high-performance as a journey and how to get on their own path. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why user experience is the new imperative.
2. Learn what are the five key housing user experiences. 
3. Learn 4 strategies with over 40 best practices for consistently optimizing the home performance UX.
4. Learn how high-performance is a journey to chart your own path.

Sam Rashkin has earned an international reputation for his work engaging thousands of homebuilders as national director for ENERGY STAR Certified Home and Chief Architect with the U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office directing Zero Energy Ready Home. Over two-and-a-half million high-performance homes have now been certified under these programs. Through this decades of experience, research, and detailed observations, Sam has learned two things. One, high-performance is a critical must-have for success in the housing industry. Two, high-performance is not nearly enough to meet the new user experience imperative. Sam’s latest work and new book, “Housing 2.0 – A Disruption Survival Guide,” provides the guidance needed for high-performance builders to become industry leaders with a comprehensive framework for optimizing the housing user experience.

Download the first two chapters of Housing 2.0 here: https://www.greenbuildermedia.com/housing-2.0#book

Attendees of this webinar are eligible for 1 AIA LU|HSW credit.

 

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Webinar Future Proof Healthy Home Strategies with Panasonic and Swidget

Tuesday, June 7 | 2:00 PM Central
Justin Arghittu & Russell Pope

Panasonic and Swidget have combined forces to empower your homes to monitor, assess, and optimize the healthy home and a multitude of other home automation possibilities.  

- Learn how to expand the jobs to be done by upgrading traditional wiring devices to smart devices.
- Easily manage ventilation and other healthy home strategies with simple automations.
- Technology develops fast and the only solution is to provide a future-proof design that is fully customizable and re-configurable. Learn how easy it is with Swidget. 
- Understand our simple Builder Package Options that are surprisingly affordable.

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Future Proof Healthy Home Strategies with Panasonic and Swidget

What is Good Housing Design and How to Consistently Deliver It

Webinar What is Good Housing Design and How to Consistently Deliver It

Tuesday, May 24 | 2:00 PM Central
Sam Rashkin

Recent studies show that user experience leaders compared to laggards realize 3X greater return to investors and 3X greater resilience during downturns. Housing will not be the exception to this trend. If the “house is a system” in building science, “housing is a system” in user experience. Housing professionals have to be prepared to optimize this total homebuyer experience. High-performance is not enough … not nearly enough. This webinar begins that process with the design experience based on lessons-learned from decades of residential architecture experience and work leading national high-performance home programs. The resulting design optimization framework includes five key strategies and 50 best practices for applying them with substantial cost savings. Most importantly, this framework has been intensively researched, vetted, and refined over five years with hundreds of housing industry executives. The goal is not to dogmatically impose one path, but to engage high-performance housing professionals to understand the opportunities to begin their own critical journey to industry leading user exeriences at lower cost.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why user experience is the new imperative.
2. Learn what are the five key housing user experiences.
3. Learn 5 strategies with 50 best practices for consistently optimizing the housing design UX.
4. Learn how to customize the housing design framework for your business.

Sam Rashkin has earned an international reputation for his work engaging thousands of homebuilders as national director for ENERGY STAR Certified Home and Chief Architect with the U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office directing Zero Energy Ready Home. Over two-and-a-half million high-performance homes have now been certified under these programs. Through this decades of experience, research, and detailed observations, Sam has learned two things. One, high-performance is a critical must-have for success in the housing industry. Two, high-performance is not nearly enough to meet the new user experience imperative. Sam’s latest work and new book, “Housing 2.0 – A Disruption Survival Guide,” provides the guidance needed for high-performance builders to become industry leaders with a comprehensive framework for optimizing the housing user experience.

Download the first two chapters of Housing 2.0 here: https://www.greenbuildermedia.com/housing-2.0#book

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