A quick reminder:
RESNET’s next national conference will be February 24-26, 2014, in Atlanta. RESNET is asking for your vote on proposed pre-conference and core conference presentations.
We hope you’ll take the time to vote for these two proposed passive house core conference presentations:
(BS-37) Passive Houses in North America – Measured Versus Modeled Results To DatePassive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) Executive Director Katrin Klingenberg, will share the good, the bad and the lessons learned from several case studies with a focus on heating and cooling energy use, comfort, indoor air quality and lighting, appliances and miscellaneous plug loads.
(HVAC-10) Heating and cooling With Heat Pumps for Micro-load HousesHeat pumps have become prevalent in North American Passive Houses and other micro-load homes, even in cold climates. John Semmelhack — a PHIUS CPHC and manager of the PHIUS+ Rater program — covers selecting, sizing, installing and commissioning them properly. This workshop will cover equipment selection, distribution methods, integration with ventilation systems, and other critical points of using heat pumps in micro-load houses.
Vote using the 2014 RESNET Conference Session Ballot. The deadline for voting for sessions is August 26, 2013.
And while you’re at it, vote for the PHIUS+ Rater Training pre-conference session:
(Pre-18) PHIUS+ Rater TrainingPassive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) is seeking experienced HERS Raters to complete a two day course in order to become qualified to conduct on-site quality control for the PHIUS+ program. Passive Houses are some of the most energy efficient buildings in the world, with space conditioning energy savings of up to 90% compared to standard new construction. The PHIUS+ certification program for North American Passive Houses combines extensive design review with a rigorous on-site quality control program. PHIUS+ aligns with the quality control protocols of Energy Star 3.0 and DOE Challenge Home, while including additional tests and checks, specific to the PHIUS+ program.