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Wednesday, February 13
 

1:00pm

Radon services and contractor opportunities
Calling all radon professionals and interested contractors! This session is for you. You will learn how to evaluate radon services business and individual leadership opportunities. Walk away with a better understanding of important mitigation concepts and techniques for new construction, existing homes and system performance diagnostics. Find out what radon training needs are as well as the standards and policy initiatives. Join us to discover the various benefits for individuals and businesses involved in providing radon related services.  
AIA 3.75 LU/HSWs, ASHI 3 CECs, BPI 3.75 CEUs, DSPS 3.5 CEUs towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, IACET 0.4 CEUs, ICC 0.35 CEUs, NAHB, NARI 3.75 CEUs, NRPP 4Hrs Cat I CE, PHIUS 4 CPHC CEUs, RESNET 3.75 PD credits

(Includes afternoon snack and refreshments)

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Snead

Bruce Snead

Engineering Extension at Kansas State University
Bruce has been the director of engineering extension at Kansas State University since 2011 and a state extension specialist in energy, radon and indoor air quality since 1982. He has conducted radon training and public education since 1989 for the Midwest Universities Radon Consortium... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tamboti/Aloeswood
 
Thursday, February 14
 

1:30pm

Solar for homes in Wisconsin
This presentation will showcase solar energy for homes in Wisconsin and make the case that now is the time for builders, contractors, and the public to take a new look at solar. The cost of installed solar on homes has declined over 70% in the past decade, and 600-1000 homes are getting solar electric systems annually in Wisconsin. When incorporated with new construction, the costs can be even lower, and financed into the mortgage. State rebates and federal tax credits help reduce the up-front expenses and will be de-mystified in this session as well.
AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, IACET 0.1 CEU, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Huebner

Tyler Huebner

RENEW Wisconsin
Tyler has been the executive director of RENEW Wisconsin since June 2013 and works to advance renewable energy including solar for residential applications. He is very familiar with the costs and financing of installing solar because he helps run a solar program that helps residents... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Portia
 
Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

Energy labeling: unlocking the value of an energy efficient home
Energy efficient contractors need their work to be valued in the real estate market in order for their homes to be respected and considered. As Wisconsin homeowner demand for energy efficient homes grows, it is clear residents are seeing the value -- lower energy costs, greater comfort and other benefits. So, how do we empower the real estate market to follow suit and give homes with energy-saving features more value? How do homeowners showcase the value of their photovoltaic arrays and other energy efficient features? Join us as we explore these questions and discuss how standardized energy labeling like Home Energy Score can document efficiency upgrades.
AIA 1.25 LU/HSWs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, IACET 0.1 CEU, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET

Speakers
avatar for Steve Pipson

Steve Pipson

Focus on Energy
Steve is a building analyst certified through the Building Performance Institute and is a licensed Wisconsin home inspector. Having worked as a journeyman carpenter, construction project manager, architectural technician and technical college instructor, he brings over 30 years of... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Tamarind

10:15am

What you need to know about furnaces and air conditioners if you're NOT an HVAC professional
This session is meant to help builders, remodelers, and homeowners better understand the key choices for residential furnaces and air conditioners—and understand how to get top performance out of this equipment. Did you know that most central air conditioners are installed improperly and do not achieve their rated efficiency? We’ll cover what matters—and what doesn’t—for maximizing comfort and minimizing heating and cooling bills. Based on independent monitoring and testing of hundreds of systems in Minnesota and Wisconsin, this will be a lively and practical session.
AIA 1.25 LU/HSWs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification, IACET 0.1 CEU, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, NATE 1.25 CEHs, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET

Speakers
avatar for Scott Pigg

Scott Pigg

Slipstream
Scott is a nationally recognized expert in residential energy research and energy efficiency program evaluation. Over the past 28 years, he has implemented field studies investigating various aspects of space heating, air conditioning, water heating and plug-load energy use, and has... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
Guava

12:45pm

Ductless heat pump applications for high performance homes
During this session, we will discuss the advancements in ductless heat pumps and the application for high-performance homes. Learn about the concept of high performance homes and the application of residential variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems to meet their design and efficiency requirements. We will review the scale upon which high performance homes are measured, the process to properly design an HVAC system for these homes, and ventilation and dehumidification strategies that are required in low load homes.
AIA 1.25 LU/HSWs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification, IACET 0.1 CEU, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, NATE 1.25 CEHs, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET

Speakers
avatar for Mike Schaefer

Mike Schaefer

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Mike has been in the HVAC Industry since 2005 where he has worked on all levels including contracting, distribution and manufacturing. Mike joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2014 as commercial area manager before transitioning to a residential area sales manager, both for the Chicago... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Mangrove