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Wednesday, February 13

12:30pm CST

Zero Energy Ready Home: changing the future of home building
Have you heard of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home Program and all the benefits it can provide? Get a comprehensive review of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program including the business case, specifications and opportunities to be recognized as an industry leader. Hear from a Zero Energy Ready Home building partner, Tim O’Brien, on his experiences constructing this type of home. DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes dramatically reduce the home builder’s risk and result in a housing product that will vastly exceed your buyers’ expectations. This includes a whole new level of affordability, comfort, health, safety, durability, quality and timeliness. Homebuyers want this level of excellence when they make the largest investment of a lifetime. They just don’t know it’s available and how to get it…yet.
AIA 4.25 LU/HSWs, ASHI 4 CECs, BPI 4.25 CEUs, DSPS 4 CEUs towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 4 CEUs towards UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, IACET 0.4 CEU, ICC 0.4 CEUs, NAHB, NARI 4.25 CEUs, PHIUS 4 CPHC CEUs, RESNET 4.25 PD credits

(Includes afternoon snack and refreshments)

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Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien Homes
Timothy M. O’Brien founded Tim OBrien Homes along with his partner, Matt Neumann, in June of 2007.   Tim went out to form a new residential home building company focused on building green and energy efficient homes. He continues to develop knowledge in building high performance... Read More →
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Sam Rashkin

Department of Energy
Sam is the author of the book titled “Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It” that presents a comprehensive strategy for transforming the new homebuyer consumer experience. Sam brings the lessons from this book to housing executives... Read More →

Wednesday February 13, 2019 12:30pm - 5:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

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)

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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 CST