Sustainable Energy Sustainable Homes (SESH) is a four-part, interactive seminar series for homeowners, home builders, real estate agents and building trades persons that covers energy-saving, green building home improvement options, economics and technologies. Each seminar will take place at the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab in Boise (please enter through the Front Street doors).
- Instructor — Brad Acker is a mechanical engineer with more than 10 years of experience in energy efficiency in conducting research, performing building audits and delivering education to college level students and adult learners. His research has focused on building energy efficiency measure evaluation, the total building commissioning process, holistic building audits, building operations and energy management control systems.
- Part one: Monday, April 24 — Defining home performance in terms of energy savings and non-energy benefits & questions to consider when selecting a contractor
- Part two: Wednesday, April 26 — Building envelope: air barrier and insulation, windows and roof
- Part three: Monday, May 1 — Mechanical systems : Heating, cooling and fresh air delivery, water heating and efficiency, and electrical loads
- Part four: Wednesday, May 3 — Utility incentives, alternative energy projects & building rating systems
SESH is the perfect live education compliment to the GreenHomeGuide, your go-to online resource for greening your home brought to you by USGBC.