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Presenter: Mike Duclos

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Portland, ME

The Westin Portland Harborview
157 High Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-775-5411

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Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 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
   Energy language primer, and introduction to thermal bridging
   Building code requirements, energy efficiency incentives


Passive House Standard: Purpose, Principles and Development

   History of certifying agencies in US: PHI and PHIUS
   Passive House Standard: energy, IAQ, comfort, durability
   Energy calculations: how and when to perform them
   Energy calculation tools: introduction and functionality
   Passive House Certification process
   Assembling and managing a project team
   Design features of single and multifamily Passive Houses
   Critical factors for floor-planning, windows and ventilation


Architectural Elements of Passive Houses

   Siting, sizing, insolation, shading and orientation
   Super-insulated envelope with minimized thermal bridging
   Critical elements - windows, ventilation, dehumidification
   Ultra-efficient lights, fixtures and appliances
   Multifamily design considerations
   Winter solar gain and heat retention strategies
   Integrating renewable energy – single and multifamily


Mechanical Systems in Passive Houses

   Optimizing heat gains
   Passive solar heating, with actual data from 3 buildings
   Indoor environmental heat gains
   Heat and energy recovery ventilation systems
   Supplemental heating systems
   Energy-efficient appliances
   Multifamily mechanical systems considerations


Evaluating Passive House Case Studies

   Adapting Passive House for Maine
   Case studies: single and multifamily projects
   Discussion

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Maine.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It is not approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Mike Duclos

Mike Duclos is a principal and founder of THE DEAP Energy Group, LLC, a consultancy providing a wide variety of deep energy retrofit, zero net energy and Passive House-related consulting services. He is a founder, on the board of directors, and director of education of Energy Raters of Massachusetts, Inc., a RESNET-certified HERS Provider specifically catering to independent HERS Raters in New England. Mr. Duclos also founded Energy Efficiency Associates, LLC, to provide conventional home HERS, energy audit, Stretch Code, tax certification and associated verification and consulting services.

Mr. Duclos was an energy consultant on the Transformations, Inc., Massachusetts Zero Energy Challenge entry, which was awarded the second prize of $15K. He has worked on a variety of Zero Net Energy, DER and Passive House projects, including two National Grid DER projects which qualified for the ACI Thousand Homes Challenge, Option B, both of which have certified with a year of energy consumption data to use less energy than specified by THC Option B. Mr. Duclos conducted a feasibility study of a retrofit to the Passive House new home performance standard. He assisted with the design and preparation of the PHPP for the first EnerPHIT certified home in the US.

Mr. Duclos also worked on the design and certification of the first National Grid DER project to successfully qualify for the Zero Net Energy incentive, which completed a year of use with a surplus of 500 KWHR. He serves on the NESEA Zero Energy Task force which analyzes utility bill data from applicants for the annual $10K award for the best zero net energy home. Mr. Duclos is a founding member and on the board of directors of Passive House New England, Inc., a non-profit promoting high performance building, including Passive House, and he is in charge of the organization’s newsletter, monthly meeting coordination and membership. He is a member of the Northeast HERS Alliance Technical Committee and the Massachusetts. Residential New Construction Program HERS Rater Panel.

Mr. Duclos monitors the delivered performance of his projects using a variety of real time electricity monitors, temperature, RH and CO2 loggers and correlates this data to the expected performance predicted by his energy models. The actual data, and the stories behind the data are made available to the public in speaking engagements in a variety of public venues, and in publications like Home Energy Magazine.

Mr. Duclos is an ITC-certified building science infrared thermographer, and he is the Certified Passive House Consultant responsible for the design and certification of the second Passive House in Massachusetts. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from UMass Lowell, and two patents.

Mr. Duclos is currently consulting on what may be the first multifamily Passive House certified in New Hampshire, a 24-unit affordable senior housing facility near Laconia, New Hampshire.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.