Upcoming Webinars

Webinar 4 Essential Tips on Ventilation Solutions to Help You Meet the Latest Energy Codes

Thursday, October 19 | 2:00 PM Central
Jim Shelton

Most Home Builders are struggling to design ventilation systems that meet the new IECC state building codes and ENERGY STAR for Homes version 3.1’s mandatory, delivered ventilation air flow rates to qualify for the 45L Federal Tax Credit. By the end of this training, Home Builders will have the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement cost-effective ventilation systems that meet state and federal regulations while achieving maximum efficiency.


Four Learning Objectives:

What are the 2021 IECC ventilation requirements and how can you meet them?

How can your ventilation design help you qualify for the 45L Federal Tax Credit?

How can Home Energy Raters help you model for maximum efficiency?

How can you ensure that your installed ventilation system delivers code compliant air flow?  

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4 Essential Tips on Ventilation Solutions to Help You Meet the Latest Energy Codes

The Sustainable Revolution: ESG has left the station and public builders are on board. A roadmap for the homebuilding industry to catch up.

Webinar The Sustainable Revolution: ESG has left the station and public builders are on board. A roadmap for the homebuilding industry to catch up.

Wednesday, December 13 | 2:00 PM Central
Stefanie Coleman

This presentation is a summary of a capstone project (Master of Environment and Business - University of Waterloo) delivered on June 24, 2023. The session will discuss the global state of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) today, and how ESG measuring and strategic planning, even for internal purposes, is important for building corporate resilience in the homebuilding industry. The academic research conducted for the capstone project included a review of public responses to the Securities Exchange Commission and Canadian Securities Exchange from top banks, investors, insurers and the construction industry, a review of the Top 10 publicly traded US homebuilders’ ESG reports, and a focus group and survey of small/medium sized leading homebuilders in Canada and USA. The results of this research identified material topics that builders should be aware of, the readiness of the industry for ESG reporting, as well as barriers, gaps and benefits to measuring and reporting environmental, social and governance topics. From these findings, recommendations and a step-by-step BERM (Builder ESG Roadmap) as part of the Builder ESG Toolkit was developed and will be presented. This capstone project will be divided into two white papers that will be peer-reviewed and published.

Learning Objectives:

1. Foundational understanding of what ESG is, what it covers, and the current state of ESG with trendlines of where it is going.

2. Learn about material issues for the finance industry stakeholders (investors, lenders), regulators, insurance, and other stakeholders and the potential impact on homebuilders.

3. Understand the business case for ESG integration.

4. Identify a proposed roadmap with practical action steps for homebuilders to integrate ESG into their businesses and be prepared for pending ESG reporting.

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Recent Webinars

Webinar Realizing promises of the IRA: How smart diagnostic tools can ensure heat pump energy savings

Tuesday, September 26 | 2:00 PM Central
Lauren Esaki-Kua, Joe Medosch, Wes Davis

The Inflation Reduction Act will soon be rolling out financial incentives for more efficient HVAC systems like heat pumps to save energy and improve home comfort for American households. But what happens if these systems are improperly installed? According to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 70% to 90% of residential HVAC systems have at least one problem with their installation that is wasting energy, whether it’s improper refrigerant charge or airflow. The Department of Energy’s Smart Tools for Efficient HVAC Performance (STEP) Campaign is working to address this issue through widespread adoption of smart diagnostic tools in the HVAC industry. Smart diagnostic tools can help technicians commission new HVAC systems and verify optimal performance. When used in quality installation programs to ensure new HVAC systems are installed without energy-wasting errors, these tools can be the solution to ensuring IRA-backed HVAC systems are delivering the home comfort and energy savings promised.


Learning Objectives:

Learn about smart diagnostic tools and how they work

Understand the business value of smart diagnostic tools for HVAC contractors

Understand how smart diagnostic tools align with the goals of the IRA

Learn how smart diagnostic tools can be incorporated in quality installation programs

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Realizing promises of the IRA: How smart diagnostic tools can ensure heat pump energy savings

Digital Electrification of Homes in the New Energy Landscape

Webinar Digital Electrification of Homes in the New Energy Landscape

Thursday, September 7 | 2:00 PM Central
Bradford Wills, William Shippee

Climate change has caused unprecedented power outages and soaring energy costs, and homeowners are paying the price. As new codes and standards continue to push for efficiency and connectivity, homeowner expectations are evolving too — and Schneider Electric is positioned to play a major role in the transition.

In this webinar, we'll introduce Schneider Home, an all-in-one, grid-to-plug home electrification system that makes it easy to monitor, manage, and maximize energy use in residential homes. By ensuring homes are future-ready for the new energy landscape, we can advance a new energy economy that is sustainable, resilient, and affordable.


Learning Objectives:

1) Learn about the outsized role the residential building sector plays in the push for electrification and decarbonization.

2) Understand how both building codes and customer demand are converging to help drive these energy solutions.

3) Discover what homeowners expect from a modern home are smart technologies that are interconnected and intuitive - Yet the reality today is that these solutions are fragmented.

4) Recognize that Schneider is the only technology provider that can deliver a full grid-to-plug solution with a single digital interface thus fulfilling consumer demand and helping to achieve emerging electrification and decarbonizing goals.  

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Webinar Greywater Reuse: Residential, Commercial, Industrial

Thursday, August 24 | 2:00 PM Central
Melissa Lubitz

With water scarcity concerns rising, we must look at what can be done at saving potable water use. By treating and reusing lightly contaminated greywater at both the residential and commercial level, there is the potential to save millions of gallons of potable water use each year. Decentralized greywater treatment can be implemented into new builds across the United States to start this mission of saving water up to 35% per home. One home alone can save more than 12,000 gallons of potable water usage in one year, giving relief to infrastructure, saving energy for pumping water and reducing consumption. Hydraloop is a patent device that has been installed all over the world, holding NSF 350 certification as well as UL-979 and IAPMO.

4 Learning Objectives:

1.    Understand the types of water in the home.

2.    Learn about technology used to treat lightly contaminated greywater.

3.    Understand implementation of greywater treatment into the home.

4.    Identify potential water savings by getting the consumer involved, ultimately leading to savings in infrastructure, density and energy.

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Greywater Reuse: Residential, Commercial, Industrial

Get Radon on Your Radar

Webinar Get Radon on Your Radar

Tuesday, August 22 | 2:00 PM Central
Brandon Glancy, Brian Kennihan

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. AprilAire’s Get Radon on Your Radar course is a 30-minute learning seminar designed to help people understand more about radon, a radioactive gas commonly found indoors at dangerous levels.

The program is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn more about radon and about how to test for it and fix problems.

This program will teach participants to:

  • Understand what radon is, where it comes from, and its risks for causing lung cancer.
  • Understand the scale of the problem, explain why everyone should test for radon, and describe how to do it.
  • Understand how radon comes into a home and how to fix homes to reduce radon exposure.
  • How to partner with AprilAire, and take action against Radon immediately. 

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