Event Calendar

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ASHRAE eLearning Occupant Comfort and Health

Ensuring appropriate thermal control requires proper design, construction, and use of the occupied space and the HVAC systems conditioning that space. Building management faces a number of challenges—maintaining temperature and humidity, adhering to thermal zoning guidelines, and ensuring proper indoor air quality. This course discusses these challenges and the ways of overcoming them.

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ASHRAE eLearning HVAC/R Controls

This course explains the need for HVAC&R control systems. It describes control system components and the symbols that are used to depict them. The advantages and disadvantages of the three types of controls are listed in this course. Also discussed are details of typical control strategies for VAV, single-zone, constant-volume air, and dual-duct systems. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify the legends used in control.

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ASHRAE Hartford HVAC Design Training May 2017

ASHRAE’s HVAC Design: Level I - Essentials training provides participants with instruction that accelerates their transformation into effective members of a design, construction or facilities maintenance team. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design. Attendees will gain practical skills and knowledge to design and maintain HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use.

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Finishing high performance retrofit basements

The Building Science Guild (BSG)meets monthly for 2.5 - 3 hours on various high performance topics.

For additional information, please visit the SEON website.

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Thermal Shell Training

Thermal Shell training will be presented by energy consultants working in Efficiency Vermont’s Residential New Construction program. They will cover best practices, new strategies, and share numerous visual examples of problematic strategies commonly seen in the field based on their experience at hundreds of Vermont homes each year. There will be time, following the presentation, for questions and one-on-one follow-up between builders and energy consultants. There will also be a presentation about the Efficiency Excellence Network (a requirement for new enrollees) from 11 am to 11:45.

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How (Older) Houses Work Session 2

Peter Yost, VP of Technical Services for BuildingGreen, Inc. will be delivering a 2-part series on the basic building science principles at work in homes, in particular older homes. These sessions are geared to homeowners, builders and anyone who'd like to learn about how buildings function. This program received great reviews when Pete delivered it in Newton, MA. Attend one or both sessions.

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Ventilation: Putting the “V” Back in HVAC, Efficiency Excellence Overview and Thermal Shell Training

Ventilation: Putting the “V” Back in HVAC Training. Ventilation is often over looked, leading to moisture problems, health and comfort issues, and callbacks. You'll learn about flow rates required by code, design and control strategies that work, energy implications, and how to avoid all-too-common pitfalls.--EEN Overview--Thermal Shell training will be presented by energy consultants working in Efficiency Vermont’s Residential New Construction program. They will cover best practices, new strategies, and share numerous visual examples of problematic strategies commonly seen in the field based on their experience at hundreds of Vermont homes each year. There will be time, following the presentation, for questions and one-on-one follow-up between builders and energy consultants.**(may attend both trainings or just one) Agenda 7:30 – 10:30 Ventilation training 10:30 Break 11:00 – 11:45 EEN Overview 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 4:00 Thermal Shell training and consultation

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How to Prepare a Strong Bid with Mike Rogers

How can you turn your proposals into a tool to help close sales rather than simply being a paperwork burden for you? This session will focus on communicating the project’s value and motivating homeowners to take action with well-structured proposals that focus on the customer’s needs.

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Best Practices for Biomass Heating Systems

This Efficiency Excellence Network technical presentation will be a discussion of best practices for the installation and efficient operation of biomass heating systems. We will review the most common mistakes, resulting system implications, and alternative solutions.

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High Performance Plan Sets

The Building Science Guild (BSG) meets monthly for 2.5 - 3 hours on various high performance topics.

For additional information, please visit the SEON website.

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How to Prepare a Strong Bid with Mike Rogers

How can you turn your proposals into a tool to help close sales rather than simply being a paperwork burden for you? This session will focus on communicating the project’s value and motivating homeowners to take action with well-structured proposals that focus on the customer’s needs.

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Energy Efficiency Boot Camp

This one-day session will provide an introduction and overview of sales skills for success in moving customers to pursue energy-efficiency upgrades. Topics include:

  • How to build confidence in your solutions
  • How to find out & communicate what your customer needs & wants
  • How to communicate effectively about energy efficiency
  • How to handle customer objections artfully

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Construction Business Basics

  • Project Management
  • Client management principles
  • Operating budget
  • Pricing 101
  • Mark-up/margin

The Building Science Guild (BSG) meets monthly for 2.5 - 3 hours on various high performance topics.

For additional information, please visit the SEON website.

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Moving to Yes with Mike Rogers

How can you help your customers decide to move forward? The short session will explore building value, helping customers choose your project, and preparing yourself to handle common objections that keep prospects looking instead of buying.

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Home Monitoring

  • Products and process
  • Moisture
  • Air quality
  • Relative humidity
  • Temperature

The Building Science Guild (BSG) meets monthly for 2.5 - 3 hours on various high performance topics.

For additional information, please visit the SEON website.

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Insulation Packages and Systems

The Building Science Guild (BSG) meets monthly for 2.5 - 3 hours on various high performance topics.

For additional information, please visit the SEON website.

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Follow-up Analysis of Ceiling

The Building Science Guild (BSG) meets monthly for 2.5 - 3 hours on various high performance topics.

For additional information, please visit the SEON website.

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2018 Better Buildings by Design

Save the Date! Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference, which features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects.

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