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Webinar Residential Market Update: A Conversation with EEBA and Team Zero and A Preview of Team Zero's 5th Annual Inventory

Tuesday, August 11 | 2:00 pm Central

Ann Edminster - M.Arch., LEED AP at Design AVEnues LLC.; Frank Baker, President, Team Zero; Aaron Smith, CEO, EEBA;

Join us for a conversation on the new alliance between Team Zero and EEBA, and a discussion of the synergies between the two organizations. We will also cover the Gateway to Zero and Ann Edminster will provide an overview of the Team Zero fifth annual inventory of the zero-energy and zero-emissions home stock in the US and Canada, and how joining the inventory helps drive sustainable market transformation.

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Webinar High-Performance Homes - A Simpler Design Strategy

Tuesday, August 4 | 2:00 pm Central

Tom Patton - Corporate Brand Ambassador

Building and energy codes are pushing builders beyond traditional minimum code wood-framed construction into a more building science-oriented ‘high-performance’ home that requires testing for verification to meet specific standards. To meet these requirements, the new wood framed wall assemblies require more components and more attention to detail, all of which adds construction time, material, and labor costs. The recognition by building science experts that thermal bridging, poor batt insulation applications, and air sealing issues have a direct influence on performance in the short term and the long term for these homes is noteworthy. Having almost 50 years of experience, plus new comparative wall assembly testing, the insulated concrete form wall assembly should be recognized as a simple passive design solution, utilizing an airtight insulated thermal mass assembly, exceeding energy code requirements in all climate zones.

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Webinar Healthier Homes or Healthy Home Washing?

Tuesday, July 28 | 2:00 pm Central

Joe Medosch - Healthy Building Scientist at Hayward Score

This webinar will cover marketing strategies and upgrades that builders can provide to buyers that actually make the home “healthier” - than one that does not have these installations. Joe will cover the basic concept of healthier products and installations and how you can avoid liability of over-promising.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain what a healthier home benefit is and make it a marketing opportunity
  • How technology can make the environment healthier and how to market these features
  • Understand how material selection and disclosure make for healthier marketing materials and differentiates from other builders
  • How to educate buyers on filtered fresh air, low VOCs, and eliminating Red List materials should be a standard in all homes

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Webinar Revolutionizing Clean Energy Design in Residential Buildings

Tuesday, June 30 | 2:00 pm Central

Geoff Ferrell - Director of Residential Specification Projects at sonnen

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. In addition to enabling net zero, sustainable, and energy efficient design, using solar + sonnen intelligent batteries with the option to pair with home automation to mange how homes produce energy, store energy and use it to reduce energy costs and improve energy security. Gain insights on business models for new communities, like Jasper by Mandalay Homes and Soleil Lofts by the Wasatch Group, that use these technologies to create a blueprint for entire clean energy communities that are financially beneficial for homeowners, developers, and the local utility.

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Webinar Heat Pump Application & Design

Tuesday, June 16 | 2:00 pm Central

Kimberly Llewellyn - Performance Construction Technical Lead at Mitsubishi

This webinar will focus on sizing and application best practices for variable capacity heat pumps in new construction and low load spaces. We will briefly review fundamentals of heat pump capabilities and product types. We will also review basics of load reports in order to have a solid foundation for a discussion on heat pump applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand typical operation capabilities of variable capacity heat pumps
  • Review load calculation report for key information necessary for equipment sizing
  • Explain common misconceptions about sizing with variable capacity heat pumps
  • Provides examples of solutions that work

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Webinar Tips for Installing a Water Resistive Barrier & Continuous Exterior Insulation (Why & How)

Tuesday, June 9 | 2:00 pm Central

Keenan Watson & Samantha Kambo - Field Development Specialists at DuPont

With codes pushing for higher energy standards, we will explain the why’s and how to correctly install a weather resistant barrier (WRB) with Continuous Exterior Insulation. We will go over the reasons to use continuous insulation, like eliminating thermal bridging and air leakage issues associated with traditional stud framing and cavity insulation. We will also discuss some tips to keep in mind when combining your WRB and continuous exterior insulation - for instance, some of the pros and cons when installing your WRB on top of versus behind the continuous exterior insulation.

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Webinar The New Normal: Delivering Healthy Air in Every Home We Build

Tuesday, May 19 | 2:00 pm Central

John Bloemer - Executive Advisor & Engineering Fellow at Aprilaire

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a new world; a new way of living, a new way of doing business, and a new way we think about health, safety and the air we breathe. In our industry, high performance builders and IAQ product manufacturers are at the forefront of making the right critical recommendations to the public to best ensure healthy air in every home. The good news is the products needed to Deliver Healthy Homes already exist and are easily applied. This presentation will walk you through the product categories and applications that exist to create healthier environments in both ordinary times and adjust them during unique situations like we see today.

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