BBD 2013

2013 Conference Presentations

Download PDF versions of presentations from the workshops at the 2013 BBD Conference.

Keynote Address:The Evolution from Passive Solar to Passive House to Plus-Energy Architecture
S. Robert Hastings, AEU Architecture, Energy & Environment Ltd.

Advanced Air Sealing Protocol
Bob Kahabka, Northern Comfort Diagnostics
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Passive House on a Community Scale: A Co-Housing Case Study
Alan Gibson, GO Logic, LLC

The Resilient Home: Taking Sustainability to Another Level
Marc Rosenbaum, PE, South Mountain Company

Infrared Camera Seminar
Ben Graham, BArch, New Frameworks Natural Building
Matt Schwoegler, The Snell Group

Air-Tight and Foam-Free: Vapor Control in High-Performance Enclosures
Ken Levenson, 475 High Performance Building Supply

Building Enclosure Commissioning: The Next Frontier
Andrew M. Shapiro, Energy Balance, Inc.
Jon Haehnel, Zero by Degrees, LLC

Environmental, Affordable, and Historic: How One Project Did it All
Thomas RC Hartman, AIA, Coldham & Hartman Architects
Caroline Petrovick, Coldham & Hartman Architects

Rain Control Strategies for Walls: Venting, Ventilation, or Drainage?
John Straube, P. Eng, Ph.D., Building Science Consulting, Inc.

Aesthetic Opportunities with Exterior Insulation
John Rahill, Black River Design Architects

Adhesives and Sealants: Where Do They Fit?
Peter Yost, BuildingGreen, Inc.
Part 1
Part 2

Heat Recovery Ventilation: How it Works, and Latest Advances in the Technology
Barry Stephens, Zehnder America, Inc.
Ben Newell, Newell Instruments, Inc.
Ty Newell, Newell Instruments, Inc.

Solar and Solar Energy Ready: A Primer for Home Builders, Developers, and Architects
Doug Merrill, Sunward Systems, LLC
James Critchfield, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

High Performance Heat Pumps: Performance, Energy, and Controls
Joe Cefaly, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating

The New Standards and Ventilation: What System Makes Sense?
John Semmelhack, Think Little Home Energy, LLC
Ken Levenson, 475 High Performance Building Supply

The Keys to Successful Biomass Heating
Ray J. Albrecht, PE, Biomass Thermal Energy Council
Thomas A. Butcher, Ph.D., Brookhaven National Laboratory

Heating, Cooling and Ventilating Very Low Energy Homes
John Straube, P. Eng., Ph.D., Building Science Consulting, Inc.

Commissioning for Success — The Owner’s Project Requirements
John F. Penney, JF Penney Consulting Services

Advances in Commercial Kitchen Ventilation
Don Fisher, Fisher-Nickel, inc.

Breaking the Limits of HVAC Efficiency
Dan Harris, PE, New Buildings Institute

Lamps and Ballasts: Current Trends
Howard Wolfman, PE, MBA, Lumispec Consulting

Energy Code Lighting Design for Discerning Consumers
Peter Romaniello, LC, Conceptual Lighting

Manufacturer Panel: LED Technology Trends
Jim Gaines, PhD, Philips Lighting Company
Mark Hand, BE, MS, Acuity Brands Lighting

Beyond Better Bulbs: The Health Effects of Indoor Lighting
Fernando Pages Ruiz, Vision 2020
Part 1
Part 2

Get Outdoor Lighting Under Control
John Selander, LC, LEED AP, Acuity Brands Lighting
David Crockett, Municipal Sustainability Consultant

OLED versus LED: Lighting Applications for Today and the Future
Andrew Lindstrom, LC, Philips Lighting Company
Mark Hand, BE, MS, Acuity Brands Lighting

Lighting the Way: Strategies for Positive Change
George Ryder, The Lighting Quotient
Tim Shea, National Life Group

Lighting Control Strategies for Energy Efficiency & Comfort
Kelly Cunningham, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis

Natural Buildings for Cold Climates: The Facts
Jacob Deva Racusin, New Frameworks Natural Building
Ace McArleton, New Frameworks Natural Building

Living With It: An Award-Winning Home, Revisited
James Isaac Williams, AIA, WFI Architects
Steve Sebastian, Sebastian Construction Systems

Interpreting Data: Tales from the Smart Grid
Ethan Goldman, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Calibrated Modeling—-How Well Does My Building Perform?
Eveline Killian, CEM, Cx Associates, LLC

Making it Work, Together: Policy Directions for Clean Energy Convergence
Karen Glitman, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
George Twigg, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Gabrielle Stebbins, Renewable Energy Vermont
Robert Hastings, AEU Architecture, Energy & Environment Ltd.

Launching and Sustaining an Energy Savings Initiative in a Vermont Hospital
Gregory Liebert, PE, CEM, CEA, Liebert Engineering, Inc.
Randy Mead, Control Technologies, Inc.
Richard Morley, Central Vermont Medical Center

Green Your Operation: Savings in the Commercial Kitchen & Laundry
Ralph Daniels, Daniels Equipment Company
Don Fisher, Fisher-Nickel, inc.

High-Performance Homes: Do They Really Perform?
Alison Hollingsworth, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Peter Schneider, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Paul Scheckel, Shelter Analytics

Plug Loads: No- and Low-Cost Commercial Savings Potential
Tracey Beckstrom, New Buildings Institute

12 Steps to Net-Zero in New and Existing Commercial Building Design
Andrew M. Shapiro, Energy Balance, Inc.
Bill Maclay, AIA, LEED-AP, Maclay Architects

Passive House on a Community Scale: A Co-Housing Case Study
Alan Gibson, GO Logic, LLC

The New Standards and Ventilation: What System Makes Sense?
John Semmelhack, Think Little Home Energy, LLC
Ken Levenson, 475 High Performance Building Supply

The Keys to Successful Biomass Heating
Ray J. Albrecht, PE, Biomass Thermal Energy Council
Thomas A. Butcher, Ph.D., Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Elusive Concept of Integrated Design: Getting Architects and Engineers on the Same Page
Juliet Landler, University of Technology Sydney, School of Architecture
Bill Maclay, AIA, LEED-AP, Maclay Architects
Moderated by Lucy Gluck, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Air-Tight and Foam-Free: Vapor Control in High-Performance Enclosures
Ken Levenson, 475 High Performance Building Supply

Design/Build Trends From Around the Globe
Juliet Langler, University of Technology Sydney, School of Architecture
Rick Weston, The Regulatory Assistance Project
S. Robert Hastings, AEU Architecture, Energy & Environment Ltd.
Fernando Pages Ruiz, EcoHome Magazine’s Vision 2020 Project
Moderated by Paul Markowitz, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Panelists from Asia, Australia, and Europe discussed what’s going on in terms of programs, codes, and policies in their various corners of the world.

Breaking the Limits of HVAC Efficiency
Dan Harris, PE, New Buildings Institute

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