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Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

Cold climate air source heat pumps: advancements, opportunities, and applications
This session will identify advancements in technology that have made cold climate Air-Source Heat Pumps (ccASHP) possible and increasingly important as we seek to optimize energy use, reduce homeowner costs, and minimize the environmental impact of burning fuels. We will focus on trends and recent research on the beneficial application opportunities of ccASHP and provide resources for selection, sizing and installation of ASHPs.
AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector 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 Greg Nahn

Greg Nahn

Slipstream
Greg is currently working as a building performance specialist at Slipstream, involved in training and quality control. He is an accredited trainer, recognized by RESNET and BPI, and has developed and delivered multiple trainings that support advancing the building performance and... Read More →


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

8:30am

The evolution of geothermal heating and cooling
Geothermal heating and cooling isn't a new technology. A focus on renewable energy and energy tax credits in recent years has created this impression even though the technology dates back 50+ years. For many nations, geothermal dominates the heating and cooling market. This presentation traces the history of geothermal heat pumps, discusses misconceptions, delves into market characteristics, and provides insights into energy savings and other benefits to the consumers and the economy.
AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector 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 Jeffrey Beiriger

Jeffrey Beiriger

Wisconsin Geothermal Association
Jeffrey has served as the executive director of the Wisconsin Geothermal Association (WGA) for eight years. The WGA is one of several construction-related associations that he manages. He has over 30 years of experience, including plumbing-heating-cooling, geothermal, mechanical... Read More →
avatar for Brian Urlaub

Brian Urlaub

MEP Associates, LLC
Brian is the director of geothermal operations for MEP Associates where he oversees all geothermal projects. He is involved with all aspects of the projects from procurement, design, project management, and commissioning. Brian works with mechanical engineers on energy efficient designs... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker

Wisconsin Well & Water Systems
Bruce Walker is the owner of Wisconsin Well & Water Systems, LLC, a water well drilling and pump installation company that also specializes in vertical geothermal drilling. Over the past several years they have been one of the leading residential drillers in the state. Bruce is currently... Read More →


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

10:15am

High performance HVAC systems: installation, service, and sizing
Size matters, especially with home heating and cooling systems. When it comes to HVAC systems, bigger is not better. Yet, oversized systems might be the most common HVAC problem we find in the field. From poor air circulation to shorter system lifespan, an oversized system can end up costing you big time. Join us to examine the pitfalls of oversizing (sometimes really bad stuff happens) and learn why a correctly sized system is the right choice for the long run.
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 Ryan Hoger

Ryan Hoger

Temperature Equipment Corporation
Ryan has been with Temperature Equipment Corporation since 1997. He was the 2007-08 president of the Illinois ASHRAE Chapter and is actively involved with several gas/electric utility committees. He has extensive experience with building automation systems (BAS), energy recovery ventilators... Read More →


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

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