Learn about residential energy efficiency during USGBC Idaho's four-part, evening Sustainable Energy Sustainable Homes Series, which begins April 24 at the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab (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.
The series, focusing on topics for existing homes and new construction, will explore how you can define home performance in terms of energy savings and nonenergy benefits. It will cover project payback and what questions should you consider when selecting a contractor.
You'll learn about specific energy efficiency projects and understand the utility incentives available for residential projects.
- 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.