Zero Energy Courses

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Below is a sample of Zero Energy courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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A Conversation About Building Zero Energy Homes

In this podcast style live conversation, Join Justin Wilson and Gord Cooke (Construction Instruction), Robby Schwarz (BUILDTank), Bill Rectanus (Thrive Home Builders), and Seth Hart as we discuss the current state of Zero Energy Homes. Skip the PowerPoint and enjoy this conversation where we wrestle with how to make zero energy homes mainstream homes.

Instructor: Gord Cooke, Justin Wilson, Bill Rectanus, Robby Schwarz, Seth Hart
CEUs: 1 LU|HSW AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, and 1 RESNET credits

Smart Plumbing and Controls Enable Zero Energy Homes- Saving the World One House at a Time™

This session will provide different examples of hot water distribution including Home Automation technologies and applications that can help support zero energy home objectives. We will be showing examples of designs and tests that have been completed over the last 15 years proving the savings of water/energy in residential and commercial buildings. We will be interviewing two Sustainable builders who have installed D’MAND KONTROLS for several years and get their view point on this and other factors to consider in building Zero Energy Homes.

Instructor: Jay Epstein, Darrel McMaster, Larry Acker

Revolutionizing Clean Energy Design in Residential Buildings

Join sonnen and EEBA for a presentation on how new smart, energy management technology is revolutionizing residential design and enabling a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. 

Instructor: Geoff Ferrell

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and the Year Ahead

"Zero Energy Ready Homes" have grown from a niche product unfamiliar to many, to a standard offering in the marketplace found in codes, stretch codes, and many utility and affordable housing programs. But we're still in the early stages of the journey to zero. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes program is moving to Version 2 in 2022, which will incorporate more proven innovations and establish ZERH as the jumping off point for net zero performance. At the same time, Zero Energy Ready Homes have reached a new high with major commitments from large production builders, affordable housing developers, and military housing projects. Finally, the program is launching the ZERH-Multifamily spec in 2022 to serve as the next step for Energy Star Multifamily New Construction builders. During this session we invite you to learn more about these exciting program advancements and share your input and questions.

Instructor: Eric Werling, Jaime Van Mourik
CEUs: 1 LU AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, and 1 RESNET credits
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