There are a couple of presentations of state funded research coming up in the next month. They are "Improiving Energy Code Compliance" and "Increasing Residential Boiler Efficiency."
Improving energy code compliance
Webinar: Wednesday, March 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (CT)
This project provided tools and technical assistance to building design, construction, and code enforcement professionals to help improve energy code compliance. Researchers piloted two approaches to improve compliance:
1. Support design teams working on small to mid-sized buildings to minimize rework after plans are submitted to the city.
2. Provide technical assistance to city plan review staff.
Russ Landry, P.E., senior mechanical engineer, will give an overview of this study, including scope and energy impact findings of each approach.
Increasing residential boiler efficiency
Webinar: Tuesday, March 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (CT)
CEE researchers characterized existing condensing boilers and determined practical, cost-effective steps to improve performance through retrocommissioning and improved installation.
Together Rebecca Olson, residential programs director, and Ben Schoenbauer, senior research engineer, will dive deeper into project findings and discuss best practices for installation and retrocommissioning that can be integrated into utility conservation improvement programs.
This research supported in part by grants from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program. And with co-funding by CEE in support of its nonprofit mission to advance research, knowledge dissemination, and program design in the field of energy efficiency.
The 2018 MNASHRAE Education Seminar is scheduled for April 10, 2018. This year's theme is "Expanding our Community"
It will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville from 7:30am-1:30pm with continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Registration will be $100 and will include 4 possible PDH's
Hearts and Hammers
Hearts and Hammers helps homeowners with limited physical abilities who lack the financial means to make needed exterior repairs and improvements to their homes. On June 2nd simultaneous events will take place across the Twin Cities Metro where over 500 volunteers from businesses and organizations will gather to refurbish approximately 25 homes. ASHRAE and ASPE have teamed up to participate and will be working on one property. Activate may include: painting, caulking, landscaping. All Skill Levels are welcome.
Spring Event Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Event Time: 8:00am-3:00pm (Donuts and Coffee to be served at 8:00am)
RSVP Contact: Laurensweeney112@gmail.com
Event Location: Minneapolis or St. Paul Metro Area (exact address to be defined at a later date)
RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 11th