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Presenter: Michael B. Duclos

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

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8:00 - 8:30 am CDT

Morning Session
8:30 - 11:45 am CDT

Break
11:45 am - 12:45 pm CDT

Afternoon Session
12:45 - 4:30 pm CDT

Presented by Michael Duclos

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 Massachusetts
Case studies: single and multifamily projects
Discussion

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA
6.5 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Sustainability

Continuing Education Credit Information This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sustainability (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers:

Michael B. 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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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 and Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers energy efficiency of conventional construction, the purpose, principles and development of the passive house standard, architectural elements of passive houses, and mechanical systems in passive houses

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the design features and floor-planning, windows and ventilation of single and multifamily Passive Houses.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the elements of mechanical systems in Passive Houses, including optimizing heat gains, heat and energy recovery, supplemental heating systems, energy-efficient appliances.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss energy efficiency of conventional construction, building code requirements, thermal bridging, and efficiency incentives.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and explain architectural elements of Passive Houses, including siting, sizing, insolation, shading and orientation, super insulation, ultra-efficient lights, fixtures and appliances, winter solar gain and heat retention, windows, ventilation, dehumidification, and integrating renewable energy.

 

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity renewable energy systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/23/2021

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.