Agenda

Energy Efficiency of Conventional Construction
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

   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
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 PM CDT

   Review the difference between the R-Values and U-Factors 

   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
Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   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
Friday, April 21, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT

   Optimizing heat gains  

   Passive solar heat gains 

   Indoor environmental heat gains

   Heat exchanger

   Supplemental heating

   Renewable energy system integration

   Energy-efficient appliances

   Where is Passive House going and how can I stay involved?

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.


GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)


Web Browser:

Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+


Internet connection:                   Hardware: 

Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more

Credits

Architects: 
     5.5 HSW Contact Hours

AIA:
     5.5 HSW LUs

Engineers: 
     5.5 PDHs

 

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available.

HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.

Speakers

Darren Macri

CEO and Founder of Bleu Nest; Certified Passive House Consultant & Tradesperson, LEED AP and Intus High Performance Windows Rep.
Over the last decade, Mr. Macri has been homebuilding and renovating projects consisting of multi-family condo conversions and single family townhouses. He is the proud builder of New Jersey’s First Certified Passive House at 0.29 AHCn50. Mr. Macri was selected to share his Passive House knowledge and hands-on experience as a presenter at the North American Passive House Conference in Vancouver just last year. He has also taught numerous continuing education classes and Passive House 101 Seminars. Bleu Nest seeks liberate people from the ‘average home building standard’ by injecting High Performance Passive House know-how into their projects and out into the world so that we may all MAKE AVERAGE THE ENEMY and BUILD BETTER.  
 

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Energy Efficiency of Conventional Construction

Energy Efficiency of Conventional Construction

April 20, 2017 Webinar Darren Macri
Architectural Elements of Passive Houses

Architectural Elements of Passive Houses

April 21, 2017 Webinar Darren Macri
Mechanical Systems in Passive Houses

Mechanical Systems in Passive Houses

April 21, 2017 Webinar Darren Macri