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Featured Events:

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


Register

 

 

Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register

Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register

Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

Register

Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Register

NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

Register

Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.

Mar
27
Thu
AIA+2030 Professional Series @ Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Mar 27 – Feb 27 all-day

Professional Education Series

Beginning March 27, 2014
Audubon Center, Concord, NH
Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. Proper tools and training are critical in order for architects to make a difference.

To impact the threat of climate change, Architecture 2030®, a non-partisan, national not-for-profit started by renowned architect Ed Mazria AIA Member Emeritus, has issued the 2030 Challenge® asking the global architecture and building community to reach the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

AIANH is taking tangible steps toward reaching that goal. One of those steps is presenting the AIA+2030 Professional Series™, a 10-session program of intermediate-to-high-level professional development courses designed to provide specific ways to make our built environment energy-efficient. The courses address items such as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and a variety of techniques and strategies specific to creating the type of buildings we need to be creating in the future.

Climate Change is real. Architects and other building industry professionals have solutions. AIANH is looking forward to working with the design community and beyond to take on the 2030 Challenge!

40 AIA HSW LUs for the full program
Participants for this Educational Series must sign up for all ten-sessions. However, firms or companies may purchase “seats” and send different people to attend the sessions, who can then share the information with people back at the office.

Aug
1
Fri
Free Webinar: Sneak Peek – HERS Rater @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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Raters are distinctly qualified to conduct HERS ratings and  provide verification for ENERGY STAR, LEED, and Energy Efficient New Home tax credits.  learn how you can expand your business into this growing and lucrative field of home performance.

This webinar will give a brief overview of our HERS Rater training.  The training and testing, including classroom and field work, forms a comprehensive training experience that is accredited through the Residential Energy Services Network.

Aug
2
Sat
Super Insulation for Zero Energy Buildings @ Yestermorrow
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

Learn the basics of design and construction for Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) and Near ZEB for new construction & existing homes and buildings. These “green” buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint by saving energy, but are also extremely comfortable, quiet, healthy, and affordable when planned correctly. Participants will gain an understand of what it means to set ZEB Energy Use Goals for projects, how to plan for achieving ZEB goals without reducing function, and how to achieve ZEB construction at the lowest cost.

This course will cover the fundamental subjects for achieving ZEB, including principles of life safety, fundamentals for healthy homes, principles of heat loss/gain, principles of insulation performance, principles of pressure plane integrity (air-leakage control), and the use of modeling tools and methods for determining paths to success. Discussions will include: functionality and durability; construction assembly choices that impact efficiency and cost; how design layout impacts HVAC systems’ cost and plumbing costs; solar gain impact on buildings’ inside living spaces; bulk water management; moisture management; fresh air management; and how capital investment will eliminate annual expenses to achieve a “return on investment” that is a net or positive cash flow from day one.

Course start time: Saturday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm

Aug
5
Tue
RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training for Raters @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 11:00 am

Date & Times

  • Optional - July 28, noon to 12:30pm (kickoff)
  • Aug. – 5-7, 9am to 11am (training)
  • Aug. 8 – 9am to noon (CAZ testing)

Accreditation: 7 PDCs

Course Description

All Raters must pass the Combustion Safety and Work scope written exam and simulation prior to December 31st 2014 to maintain their Rater Certification! Raters who are not BPI analyst certified will need an additional 2 hours of field training by the end of 2014 to comply with RESNET standards. This 7 hour online training is conveniently spaced over just 1 week.

All existing Raters must pass both the written and simulation CAZ exams by January 1, 2015, to maintain their Rater certification.

This RESNET Combustion Safety and Workscope Training fulfill this requirement.


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Course Objectives

Targeting Health and Safety

  • Ambient Carbon Monoxide per RESNET standards
  • Measurement and protocols
  • Carbon Monoxide in unvented combustion appliances (ovens and ranges)
  • Combustible gas leakage testing

Heating and Cooling Systems

Vented Combustion Appliance Safety Testing

  • Interaction of combustion appliances and makeup air
  • Controlled and uncontrolled makeup air
  • Venting configurations and interaction with the building envelope
  • Depressurization, flame rollout, and backdraft
  • Configuring the home for Worst Case Depressurization testing
  • Measuring and documenting spillage
  • Carbon Monoxide in the venting flue
    • Variations in venting configuration and testing locations (venting & fuel types)
  • Predicting and adjusting for combustion safety problems
    • Correcting depressurization problems per RESNET protocols
    • Workscope recommendations based on CO and spillage testing results
  • Introduction to the RESCAZ training simulator
  • Differences between the BPI and RESNET testing protocols
All online sessions will be recorded for later viewing for our participants convenience.

 

Aug
6
Wed
TREAT Multifamily Mid Rise Workshop @ Online Training
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Date: August 6th, 1-3pm (EST)

Price: $95 / $47.50 (NYSERDA Discount)

This two-hour webinar will cover high rise modeling using TREAT multifamily software. A computer with microphone and speakers, or a computer in conjunction with a phone are recommended for participation.

Topics included:

  • Strategic creation of spaces and surfaces
  • Transformation of HVAC audit data into TREAT inputs
  • Utility Bill upload, analysis and True-up
  • DHW inputs
  • Infiltration
  • Fans
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Improvements
  • Packages

To benefit the most from this webinar, participants should have prior experience modeling TREAT software, or have attended the introductory webinar.

Upon completion you will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education units (CEUs).

 

Aug
7
Thu
RESNET CAZ Field Training – Satisfies Continued Certification Requirements @ Ithaca, NY
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Date & Time: August 7th 1-5pm
Location: Ithaca, NY
Trainer:
Ethan MacCormick

Who should take this course?

  • HERS Raters: This 4 hour training will satisfy the RESNET CAZ field Training requirement for continued Certification as a HERS Rater.

Course description:

This training pairs nicely with our online training and offers  hands-on experience with Combustion Appliance Zone test equipment and house configuration. Student will participate in identifying the CAZ, setting up equipment, and configure the home for the worst case depressurization test.

Learn how fans, ductwork, and door configuration can all impact the test and how this can be measured. We will test for gas leakage, CO, and spillage per the RESNET protocol.

While the course pairs with our online training, Raters are not required to have taken, or to take, the online training to enroll for this field training. They can enroll for the field training regardless of whether or not they enroll for online training through PSD or any other Provider.

 

Aug
12
Tue
TREAT Multifamily 16-Hour Online Training @ Online Training
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Dates: August 12-15th
Times: 9am-1pm

Course Description

PSD’s 16-hour comprehensive TREAT training, conveniently delivered through four four-hour live, online webinars, will expose attendees to time efficient modeling procedures and methods. Attendees will learn how to leverage the TREAT modeling software to model and evaluate typical improvement workscopes used by weatherization programs, construct energy models of multifamily buildings from ‘scratch’, and apply templates to streamline the evaluation of standardized improvements.

The course is comprehensive and will cover apartment sampling, energy model calibration, modeling strategies, data entry problem solving, billing analysis, quantifying interactions between systems, predicted energy savings, and calculating SIRs. Students will be given homework assignment each day so that they can practice building TREAT models.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to use the “Multifamily Existing Building Improvement-Driven Modeling Process” for improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings using TREAT
  • Integrate TREAT into the auditing process to improve overall project efficiency and productivity.
  • Build a TREAT model with an appropriate level of detail to generate savings and workscope reports
  • Demonstrate proper use of TREAT’s billing analysis tools to import a building’s actual energy bills and analyze baseline energy signatures and historical energy performance patterns
  • Incorporate ‘non-energy’ benefits (i.e. health and safety measures) into the TREAT model
  • Follow recommended procedure for ‘true-up’ of TREAT model
  • Create and analyze the investment potential of individual ECMs and interacting sets of improvements
  • Produce appropriate TREAT improvements reporting for weatherization projects
  • Use TREAT to determine actual energy savings vs. predicted energy savings

 

Modeling is now a BPI requirement. Upon completion you will be eligible to receive up to 8 continuing education units (CEUs).

Aug
14
Thu
Sneak Peek – Open Studio @ <span class='tag-free-webinar'>Free Webinar</span>
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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NREL’s OpenStudio platform for EnergyPlus is changing the way building professionals approach energy modeling. Join us for a free 30-minute free overview of our Open Studio Training, and how it can benefit you and your business. Our instructor, Chris Balbach,  will lead the webinar and will answer any questions you may have about the training.

About the Trainer

Chris Balbach

VP of Research and Development
Performance Systems Development

Chris has over 15 years of experience using energy modeling and analysis software to analyze the investment potential of existing buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, building durability, and occupant health and safety. He is an active member of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, chairs the AEE BESA (Building Energy Simulation Analyst) certification board, and is a voting member of the ASHRAE SPC 211 (Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits).

Certifications:

PE, CEM, CVMP, BESA

Aug
17
Sun
Solar Electric Design & Installation @ Yestermorrow
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

This intensive course will provide homeowners and aspiring professionals with the broad knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding the design and installation of a solar electric system, as well as the skills necessary to be actively involved in the system’s implementation. The course will start by introducing the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology, the types of solar electric systems and components, and basic elements of site evaluation and design. Students will tour several residential PV systems, discuss incentive programs and code compliance, and perform financial analysis. Participants will complete a hands-on installation of a small solar electric system on a mock roof. And finally, instructors will help course participants size and select equipment for their own solar electric systems. Each student will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to assist a licensed solar professional in designing and installing an appropriate solar electric system for their home.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm

Aug
19
Tue
Large Building Re-Tuning @ Online Training
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm

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Time: Five 4-hour sessions delivered over two weeks; 12:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Dates: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 28

Accreditation:

  • Receive 20 PDHs upon completion

Course Description

This online training course will introduce you to graphical diagnostic aids that can be used for monitoring and testing the performance of economizers and chillers. Course attendees will learn how to optimize set points, schedules, and sequences to save energy without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants of the building. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize trend data to evaluate hot/cold calls
  • Diagnose operating conditions of equipment
  • Evaluate equipment schedules compared to actual operating hours
  • Avoid manual system overrides by holistically evaluating building systems

The benefits of attending this training are:

  • Improved awareness of inefficient building operating conditions
  • Improved monitoring of system and equipment functioning over time
  • Trouble-shooting and action-planning based on data observations
  • Better operating conditions – comfort improvements and energy savings

Course attendees will be given access to remote support services to help them take their own building through the retuning process.

Registration includes all workshop material & continental breakfast and lunch daily.


Who’s the course for?

This training is for O&M staff (property management companies) and offsite contractors (retro-commissioning agents or controls vendors) hired to maintain and/or improve the performance of the building systems, as well as energy engineers and auditors.