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Webinar Beyond Net Zero – What’s Next?

Tuesday, August 31 | 2:00 PM Central
Doug Tarry

This final webinar in the series pulls it all together, discussing where do we need to go from here? It introduces some new concepts, looks at disruptive technology challenges, as well as the broader view beyond NZ. We conclude with the question “Why build the 100-year home?”

Learning Objectives:

Learn to offset increased cost of Net Zero by considering advanced framing and waste reduction.
Looking at panelization to overcome material and labor issues for house and building construction.
Introducing the LifeARK™ concept: when the grid goes down.
Evaluate the Developer relationship: friend or foe? Considering biodiversity enhancements.
Illustrating a social contract: Tiny Hope – partnerships in affordable housing.

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Beyond Net Zero – What’s Next?

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Webinar Resilient Homes Need to Be Built By Resilient People

Thursday, September 23 | 2:00 PM Central
Dennis Gillan

The construction industry is on the top of a list that no one wants to be on---completed suicides. Our goal in this session is to go upstream and get real comfortable talking about mental health in the industry and use the speaker's personal story to weave this narrative. We will discuss risk factors and warning signs for suicide prevention and look at ways to let your people know that you care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to recognize there is no stigma concerning anyone’s mental health.
  2. Identify the importance of utilizing available resources.
  3. Understand what to look for in others that are possibly struggling mentally.
  4. Discover what resources are available to them to get self-care.


Source: CDC: Construction Workers Have Highest Suicide Rate in U.S. | Fortune

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Resilient Homes Need to Be Built By Resilient People

Who holds the keys to a Healthier Home? What doors appear locked? Who are the Key Makers?

Webinar Who holds the keys to a Healthier Home? What doors appear locked? Who are the Key Makers?

Thursday, October 14 | 2:00 PM Central
Joe Medosch

That new home smell is no longer a novel experience for home buyers. Many understand that smell is from material off-gassing and they are breathing VOCs from the building materials. EPA Indoor airPLUS and LEED are leading the market and many material manufacturers are getting on board with Health Product Disclosures (HPD) disclosures.

This session will walk through the requirements of Indoor airPLUS 2.0 and the California Department of Public Health Standards. CDPH Standard Method V1.2-2017 will become the new material compliance guideline. This session will also explain the difference between the HPDs, and that some are more forthcoming than others including the scale of the various residual chemicals from 100ppm (0.01%) to 1,000ppm (0.1%). This session will remind the audience of the limitations of SDS (safety data sheet) which are intended as exposures to the installer, not the occupant.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how to use these disclosures and better material selections to market homes Healthier Homes
  2. Know how to find Indoor airPLUS Compliant Low-Emission Products
  3. Explain the difference in an HPD, Declare label, and the SDS.
  4. Identify 3 Red List materials

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Previous Webinars


Webinar Beyond Net Zero – What’s Next?

Tuesday, August 31 | 2:00 PM Central
Doug Tarry

This final webinar in the series pulls it all together, discussing where do we need to go from here? It introduces some new concepts, looks at disruptive technology challenges, as well as the broader view beyond NZ. We conclude with the question “Why build the 100-year home?”

Learning Objectives:

Learn to offset increased cost of Net Zero by considering advanced framing and waste reduction.
Looking at panelization to overcome material and labor issues for house and building construction.
Introducing the LifeARK™ concept: when the grid goes down.
Evaluate the Developer relationship: friend or foe? Considering biodiversity enhancements.
Illustrating a social contract: Tiny Hope – partnerships in affordable housing.

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Beyond Net Zero – What’s Next?

House as a System – A Holistic Approach (Part 2)

Webinar House as a System – A Holistic Approach (Part 2)

Tuesday, August 24 | 2:00 PM Central
Doug Tarry

Webinar 3 in this 4 part series concludes our review of the 11 critical steps involved in building a house as a ‘system.’ We look at managing occupant comfort and indoor air quality through system design by addressing such topics as building a better basement wall, reducing the A/C size, and creating greater comfort in the house by the windows we select, to name a few.

Learning Objectives:

Basement walls: understanding the strange case of Jekyll & Hyde.
Analyzing windows – design for humans, not cyborgs.
Recognizing high performance HVAC. Right size matters!
Understanding loads and impacts for heating, cooling, ventilation, and humidity.

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

Thursday, August 19 | 2:00 PM Central
Larry Acker

Builders and policy makers are increasingly looking to design and promote zero energy buildings. Defined as “an energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy is less than or equal to the on-site renewable exported energy.”  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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn what the average savings of water, energy and reducing the Carbon Footprint are using D’MAND KONTROLS AND STRUCTURED PLUMBING® Designs, and how it impacts our natural resources.
  2. Understand whether there are limitations for commercial and residential to apply this technology in new or existing buildings.
  3. Recognize the advantages and ROI of this technology.
  4. Demonstrate that this technology is readily available to train and install by contractors.
  5. Learn that this technology is acceptable to the home owner and user friendly.

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

House as a System – A Holistic Approach (Part 1)

Webinar House as a System – A Holistic Approach (Part 1)

Tuesday, August 17 | 2:00 PM Central
Doug Tarry

Webinars 2 and 3 in this series explore the 11 critical steps involved in building a house as a ‘system.’ Customer comfort is paramount and we have to consider how the client will use their home. We must ask ourselves one simple question: “Am I making the homeowner’s life easier or harder?" Webinar 2 looks at how to avoid improper planning and design from the outset, both of which can impact the entire home and create costly errors and rework.

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Webinar Approaches for Effective Isolation Space Control to Minimize Airborne Transmission of Contaminants in Residential Homes

Thursday, August 12 | 2:00 PM Central
Dr. Tanvir Khan

If a person sharing a home with others is infected with a virus, how can I prevent it from spreading to other members of the household? Existing evidence strongly suggests that viral infectious diseases can be transmitted via an airborne route across distances in indoor environments. Accordingly, sharing indoor space in the presence of infected individuals poses a major risk in the transmission of the disease. This webinar will present several low-cost, easy-to-implement control strategies to potentially mitigate the airborne transmission of infectious aerosols in a single-family house.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe characteristics of an isolation zone in terms of pressure differences.
  2. Describe low-cost interventions to create a difference in pressure between an isolation zone and a main zone.
  3. Describe how airborne infectious disease particles are simulated.
  4. Be able to implement effective control strategies using easily accessible and low-cost materials, and simple processes.

Isolation Zone presentationhttps://vimeo.com/569436332

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Approaches for Effective Isolation Space Control to Minimize Airborne Transmission of Contaminants in Residential Homes

Changing Our Paradigm: 4 Principles of Modern Design

Webinar Changing Our Paradigm: 4 Principles of Modern Design

Wednesday, August 11 | 2:00 PM Central
Doug Tarry

Doug Tarry is President of Doug Tarry Ltd., an award winning, leading home building company in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Having built and labeled more Net Zero / Net Zero Ready homes than any other builder in Canada, Doug is currently developing a book called “From Bleeding Edge to Leading Edge: A Builders’ Guide to Net Zero Homes.”

This webinar will provide an overview Doug’s book and delves into what he believes are the 4 principles of modern design.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demystifying Net Zero and making it accessible.
  2. Understanding value vs. simple cost.
  3. Recognize how to build your team carefully and early on.
  4. Learn how to plan your specs, including occupant comfort, indoor air quality, carbon reduction, and climate resilient building .

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