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Energy Modeling for Integrated Design & Planning
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Effective energy modeling is central to integrated design. We will discuss the difference between its conventional use (Title-24 energy compliance) and how it is used in an integrated process. We will demonstrate how to test different design scenarios using actual case studies. Modeling outcomes are used to assess LEED Optimized energy credits but, can also be used for Zero Net Energy strategies, Passive House strategies, and to help the design teams to target lowest-cost, highest-impact strategies.
We will touch upon different energy modeling software packages such as Micropas, Energy Pro, HEED, PHPP, and BeOPT. We will discuss how the models can and should be used as tools to support an integrated design process and demonstrate how to test different design scenarios.
About the Speakers
Sharon Block, CEO, Bright Green Strategies Inc.
Ms. Block has worked on over 100 Green Building projects that are seeking LEED for Homes, GreenPoint Rated and/or Energy Star certifications. Her firm is also a technical assistance provider to Enterprise Green Communities, which provides funds and technical assistance to affordable housing developers. Sharon holds the following credentials: LEED AP + Homes, LEED for Homes Green Rater, GreenPoint Rater, HERS Rater, and Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE). She has been in the building energy efficiency field for over twenty years assisting Architects, Builders and Building departments. She has also worked on a number of contracts with the California Energy Commission, has provided training to CALBO and recently worked closely with Build It Green, creators of the California based GreenPoint Rated program. Sharon brings a unique perspective and depth of experience to the residential design process.
Patrick Splitt, President, APP-TECH Inc.
Patrick Splitt, a building energy consultant since 1982, is currently Vice-Chair of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) and is a Certified Energy Analyst for both residential and commercial buildings. Pat is also Vice-Chair of the Santa Cruz Building and Fire Appeals Board. APP-TECH’s goal is to assist its clients in the design and construction of cost effective buildings that exceed Energy Code requirements while also providing a comfortable place to live or work. Pat specializes in hydronic heating design for residences and commercial lighting and daylighting design assistance for building designers. In 2011, Pat successfully proposed a complete replacement of the Cal Green Code section on outdoor light pollution reduction that will become mandatory July 1st 2012. He is currently working with the California Energy Commission to update their residential building standards compliance methods to incorporate new hydronic heating systems such as Air-to-Water heat pumps.
Tickets will be available at the door -$20 for Non-Members, $15 for USGBC-NCC and NARI Monterey Bay Members, $12 for students w/ ID, $10 for USGBC-NCC Student Members and Free for Cabrillo College students w/ ID.
From Salinas, take Bus 28 towards Watsonville via Castroville. This route should take under 30 minutes. For more info visit www.mst.org.
If traveling from Santa Cruz or Monterey, carpooling is recommended.
Informal Carpool: Participants should arrive no later than 5 p.m. at one of these locations:
1) greenspace parking lot, 1122 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062
2) Seaside Home Depot parking lot, near the Shell Station.
We encourage offering a donation to the individual who drives to offset fuel costs.
For public ridesharing, visit www.erideshare.com and enter Castroville, CA as the destination.
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- Should USGBC-NCC have to postpone or reschedule the workshop or event, you will receive a 100% refund.
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