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Presenter: Roger Taylor and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

The Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: 817-465-6661

This seminar is closed or full.

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
   6.5 PDHs

Architects
   6.5 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours 
   (Including 1.0 Sustainable Design Hour) 
   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 CEPHs/continuing education hours to architects in all states. In Texas, this includes 1.0 sustainable design hour for architects. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Texas.

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, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

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

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:

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.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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