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Clean Energy Homes: Key Systems and Energy Modeling

May 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am 2:15 pm

Attendees will earn 4.0 AIA LU/HSW | USGBC 4 CE hours

Free

Live Online Webinar

Learn how changes to 2019 Title 24 and new technologies are making it preferable to build all-electric residential buildings that are better, faster, safer and less costly than their dual-fuel counterparts. This class will introduce attendees to the methodologies, key technologies and systems needed to successfully convert traditional natural gas end uses to electricity. We will compare all-electric energy designs to traditional dual-fuel designs in the California energy modeling software and analyze cost-effectiveness and quality of life reasons to consider all-electric designs.

Learning outcomes:

Benefits of all-electric buildings in terms of time, money, aggravation, health and safety.

Key methodologies, technologies and systems used in all-electric homes (rethinking the roof, passive designs and water systems, heat pumps for space conditioning, heat pump water heaters, induction cooktops, and electric clothes dryers).

How to model all-electric systems for Title 24 compliance.

How the all-electric compliance pathway works in practice – prescriptively and performance modeling.

Cost-effectiveness of all-electric designs compared to traditional designs.

Advanced topics: grid harmonization and resiliency.

Prerequisite: Participants will benefit if they have some background on California’s Title 24 Building Energy Standards. See: http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2019standards/index.html

Presenters:

Nick Brown, President, Build Smart Group & Owner of Net Zero Nest

Robert Fortunato, President, ForStrategy Consulting, Inc. & Owner of Green Idea House

Energy Efficiency Education Program in partnership with Southern California Edison