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Presenter: Roger Taylor and 1 more

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Recording Location: Arlington, TX

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 16005

Product Number: 19 TXPSVHSE 6 25 CDMN

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Description:

This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Agenda:

Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 11:45 pm

Lunch (On your own):      11:45 - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Understanding the Energy Efficiency of Conventional Construction

   Facts and figures on residential energy use
   History of energy-conserving residential construction
   Building code requirements
   Energy conservation incentives

Passive House Standard: Purpose, Principles and Development

   History of certifying agencies in US: PHI and PHIUS
   Passive House Standard: voluntary performance-based building envelope energy standard
   Energy calculations: how and when to perform them
   Energy calculation tools: an introduction to tools and their functionality
   Assembling a team to ensure quality and performance
   Examining common design features of Passive Houses

Architectural Elements of Passive Houses

   Siting, sizing and orientation
   Super-insulated envelope with minimized thermal bridging
   Efficient ventilation
   Ultra-efficient lights, fixtures and appliances
   Summer shading and cooling strategies
   Winter solar gain and heat retention strategies
   Integrating renewable energy technologies

Mechanical Systems in Passive Houses

   Optimizing heat gains
   • Passive solar heat gains
   • Indoor environmental heat gains
   Heat exchanger
   Supplemental heating
   Renewable energy system integration
   Energy-efficient appliances

Evaluating Passive House Case Studies

   Adapting Passive House for the Southwest
   Case studies: in the planning process, under construction and finished projects

Speakers:

Roger Taylor

Owner of DwellGreen of Dallas, TX
Mr. Taylor is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Passive House Rater. He is a HERS Rater, and is certified by Energy Star, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, IECC and BPI. Mr. Taylor has served on the ANSI/RESNET National Committee for water efficiency, on the Environmental Committee for the Town of Fairview, Texas, and as project manager for large commercial data centers. This is a second career after the US Navy, a computer science degree and 35 years in the computer services industry.

Paul Westbrook

President of RE:source Design in Fairview, TX
Mr. Westbrook designed his own solar home in north Texas in 1996, which won the Energy Value Housing Award for Innovative Design (https://enerjazz.com/house). It still ranks as one of the most efficient homes in Texas. While serving as Sustainable Development Manager at Texas Instruments International Facilities, Mr. Westbrook was the LEED AP for the 1.1 million square foot Texas Instruments factory, which was the first LEED Gold semiconductor factory in the world. He led the effort to improve the energy and water efficiency of TI’s 20 million square feet of existing global facilities. They were able to double the company energy and water efficiency in less than 10 years. In 2012, Mr. Westbrook was named a Senior Fellow for the US State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas program. He visited Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia, and Peru where he worked with governments, universities, and industry on efficiency and renewable energy. Mr. Westbrook received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA in 1982.