Agenda

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Monday, July 11, 2022
2:30 – 4:30 pm CDT

 

Presented by
John F. Robbins CEM/CSDP

Agenda Highlights:
Passive solar as a non-electric, non-mechanical way to add heat
Importance of properly sized south-facing windows with access to winter sun
Importance of superior thermal envelope on passive solar
Positives of higher SHGC for south-facing windows
Estimate and compare daily and monthly heat losses with solar heat gains
Roof overhangs and other summer shading for passive solar windows
How passive solar air moves naturally inside a mostly open, uncomplicated floorplan
Differences between direct passive solar gain and indirect gain via a sunspace
Properties of common thermal storage materials in passive solar homes
Why discuss furniture and rug placements with customers?
Common problems HVAC contractors encounter with older passive solar homes

 

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

 Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Building)

 

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See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in NY or land surveyor courses in NJ or TN, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

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

Speakers

John F. Robbins CEM/CSDP

Energy Consultant in Morning View, KY
Mr. Robbins has been a residential and small commercial designer and energy consultant since the mid-1980s, having worked on projects in 13 states but mostly in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. His projects aim for much lower utility bills and energy usage with less negative environmental impacts. Mr. Robbins also designs and consults on super-insulated passive solar homes which sometime include solar water heating and solar electricity. He consults on stand-alone renewable energy projects like the battery-backed PV electric system which has powered his office since November 2001.

Mr. Robbins serves on the board of the Southwestern Ohio Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He has earned two AEE certifications, a “CEM” for energy management and a “CSDP” for sustainable development. Mr. Robbins has received six awards from AEE since 1990 for energy and environmental achievements, including 1994 Southwestern Ohio Energy Engineer of the Year and 2004 Southwestern Ohio Environmental Engineer of the Year. In 2012 AEE honored Mr. Robbins as its Region III Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year. He was co-recipient of the 1998 Ohio Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in the Education Category.

A renewable energy advocate and user who led the Southwestern Ohio Alternate Energy Association (AEA) from 1995 to 2005, Mr. Robbins is also well known for encouraging, assisting and teaching energy users to become more aggressive and hands-on in managing and minimizing their heating, cooling and non-HVAC energy use. Whether designing, consulting or educating, he teaches that reducing conventional energy use is equal to new renewable energy supplies. Since 2005 his educational offerings for professionals as well as energy users have been hosted or sponsored by Great Oaks Institute in Southwestern Ohio, Appalachia – Science in the Public Interest in Kentucky, Columbus (OH) Green Building Forum, Impact Management Services in Cincinnati and HalfMoon Education in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Since 2016 Mr. Robbins has held the “Speaker Chair” for Southwestern Ohio AEE. As speaker for the chapter, he develops and provides energy presentations to local high schools and colleges when requested.

Mr. Robbins sells no products, receives no commissions for referrals and has had no commercial affiliation with manufacturers and retailers of products and services which he has used, recommended or specified.

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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: Applying Passive Solar Design To Conventional Homes

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour course explains how design professionals can utilize passive solar heat in conventional homes, primarily from south-facing windows and a strong thermal envelope. The course also demonstrates to design professionals how to estimate and compare heat losses and gains, the importance of summer shading, and how passive solar air moves inside a mostly open floorplan.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain that passive solar relies on properly sized south-facing windows with access to the winter sun, and why passive solar has a greater impact in homes with better thermal envelopes.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), how it is measured, and why south-facing windows with a higher SHGC are more desirable.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to utilize summer shading strategies such as roof overhangs to limit heat gain in the warmer months.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the difference between direct passive solar gain and indirect gain via a sunspace.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to understand how passive solar air moves naturally inside a mostly open, uncomplicated floorplan and the common problems HVAC contractors encounter.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity renewable energy systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2025

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