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Presenter: Michael Duclos

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Natick, MA

Courtyard by Marriott Natick
342 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-655-6100

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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 & Energy Recovery ventilation systems
   Supplemental heating systems
   Energy-efficient appliances
   Multifamily mechanical systems considerations


Evaluating Passive House Case Studies

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Contractors

Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours (PDHs)

PHIUS
     Pending

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to engineers in all states. Educators and courses for Massachusetts architects are not subject to pre-approval.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable 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 a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

HalfMoon Education has applied to the Passive House Institute US for course approval, which is pending. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org  for the approval status under this seminar listing.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a construction contractor continuing education requirement.

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:

Michael Duclos

Principal and Founder of THE DEAP Energy Group, LLC

Mr. 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 served on the NESEA Zero Energy Task force which analyzed utility bill data from applicants for the annual $10K award for the best zero net energy home. Mr. Duclos is a founding member and was on the board of directors of Passive House New England, Inc., a non-profit promoting high performance building, including Passive House. He is a member of the Northeast HERS Alliance Technical Committee and was on the MassSave 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 consulted on the first multifamily Passive House certified in New Hampshire, a 24-unit affordable senior housing facility near Laconia, New Hampshire.

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.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Passive House: Planning, Design, and Construction

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the energy efficiency of conventional construction and demonstrates the ways and means to achieve dramatically improved efficiency with applying Passive House standards.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to perform energy calculations and explain when to use them when seeking information to consider whether to seek efficiency Passive House goals and certifications.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify Passive House certifying agencies in the US and be able to describe their standards for energy, indoor air quality (IAQ), indoor comfort, and durability.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify architectural elements of Passive Houses, including siting, sizing, shading and orientation, super-insulated envelopes, windows, ventilation, dehumidification, ultra-efficient lights, fixtures, winter solar gain, and renewable energy.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe and select mechanical systems that meet the Passive House standards and goals.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with HVAC systems and building frame design and construction.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/08/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.