Friday, April 5, 2013

Upcoming Training: Building Zero Net-energy Homes

Is the Housing Market Ready for Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes? DOE Challenge Home Training

Two Training Options Available

When: Wednesday May 1, 2013
1- 5 pm
Where: Bellvue Grange - Southwest corner of Mountain Avenue & No County Road 23
2929 N Cnty Rd 23
Bellvue, Colorado 80512
United States
Online registration is available until: 5/2/2013

When: Thursday May 2, 2013
8:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Colorado Renewable Energy Society: Habitat for Humanity Building
3245 Eliot St
Denver, Colorado 80211
United States

Contact: Meagan Forney (
CEU: AIA pre approved and Architect Self Reporting
Cost: Free to NOCO members- Use Promo Code at checkout,$50 Guild or CRES Members, $75 non Guild or CRES members

CRES members will need to get the promo code from your membership director.

(Rates go up $25 the week of the class.)
DOE Challenge Home training sessions provide dynamic content on the business case and technical strategies to successfully build high performance homes in today’s market. The builder-focused training features multiple modules covering the business advantages of high performance building, marketing to consumers, advanced building specifications and systems, and gaining recognition through DOE Challenge Home. Training Agenda:
Introduction: The House of the Future/Training Overview
  • Compare and contrast today’s home with what’s possible… home of the future
  • Review five training Modules
Peers Excelling with Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes
Local Zero Net-Energy Builder(s) present: Why They Choose to Build Zero Net-Energy Ready

  • Technologies Applied
  • Finished Product
  • Business Metrics
Business Case for Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes
Why builders should consider constructing Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes:

  • Builder Innovation/Value Premium
  • Consumer Value Proposition
  • Challenge Home Test-Drive Concept as an Investment in Innovation
Zero Net-Energy Made SimpleTechnical Requirements for DOE Challenge Home:
  • Building Science
  • Building America Best Practices
  • Energy Efficient Components
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Solar Ready
  • Water Conservation
  • Disaster Resistant
  • Quality Management
Being Recognized as a Leading Builder
Process for Partnering with DOE Challenge Home:

  • Joining DOE Challenge Home
  • Partner Responsibilities
  • Partner Resources
  • Working with DOE Challenge Home
Your Local Zero Net-Energy Ready Home Business Solution
Meet the local HERS Raters

About the Trainers
Sam Rashkin is the Chief Architect for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. Before joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Rashkin was the National Director of the ENERGY STAR for Homes Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
James Lyons, P.E. is a research engineer supporting the Department of Energy's Challenge Home Program. Mr. Lyons has expertise in building systems research and development, codes and standards development, and industry stakeholder training. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and Masters of Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland.