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Monday, April 8th, 2013
Introduction to Photovoltaics
7pm to 9pm, Thursday April 11
Univ of Idaho Integrated Design Lab
306 S. 6th Boise (6th and Myrtle)
We are blessed with terrific annual solar resource here in the Treasure Valley. Residential photovoltaic (PV) electrical systems can provide much of the yearly electrical energy for many homeowners. We’ll start with why PV systems make sense for the environmentally conscious homeowner. We will explain how PV systems work. We will cover system size, location, and orientation rules of thumb. We will explore PV technology: PV panels, system design, and inverters. We will talk about Net Metering and the changes proposed by Idaho Power. We will take a look at residential PV as an investment and close with some things to remember.
Thanks to these series sponsors:
Renewable Energy Solutions
Snake River Alliance
And special thanks to the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab for the venue.
Friday, April 5th, 2013
Starting Early: Energy Modeling Throughout the Entire Design Process- Building Simulation Users Group 2.0 April Meeting
Image: US Courthouse Cedar Rapids / OPN Archtiects / KJWW MEP / The Weidt Group
Description: Mr. Baker will talk about utility sponsored Demand Side Management (DSM) programs that use energy modeling early in the building design process to inform owner and design team decision. The Weidt Group provides Energy Design Assistance programs for 5 investor owned utilities and one state wide program serving over 100 utilities. These programs have averaged 30% savings beyond code for projects where the comparative analysis starts during Design Development, and 45% savings on average for projects when the analysis starts during the Predesign phase. Mr. Baker will describe how energy modeling a wide variety of design and operational options from Predesign through Occupancy can significantly reduce building energy use. He will discuss the EDA process, key intervention points, setting baselines, and verifying the savings in the final design.
Chris Baker, a Senior Energy Analyst at The Weidt Group, focuses on providing analysis to help design teams understand the energy and environmental implications of various design options. In addition to his project work, Mr. Baker contributes as a subcommittee chair for ASRHAE Proposed Standard 209 “Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings”. Since joining The Weidt Group in 2006, Mr. Baker has consulted on more than 100 projects totaling over 13 million square feet, including 30 LEED project submittals.
Mr. Baker received an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas. He is a Registered Architect, a Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional.
Date: April 17th, Noon-1:00pm
Location: University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab, 306 S 6th Street, Boise ID 83702
RSVP: RSVP here by April 16th for a Free LUNCH!
CEU Credits Available!
Monday, March 18th, 2013
Join us this Thursday, April 4th Noon-1pm for our first spring lunch at the Idaho Associated General Contractors in Boise. You’ll hear updates on chapter programs and opportunities, a new membership structure, and our focused advocacy initiatives.
You’ll also have a chance to network and engage in small round table discussions at the end of the lunch hour.
The Idaho Chapter of US Green Building Council presents
Spring Lunch Series Kick Off
1649 Shoreline Dr #100, Boise, ID 83702
Please RSVP and indicate whether or not you’d like lunch provided by Life’s Kitchen for $10 ($12 for non members).
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013
The USGBC Idaho Spring Lecture Series will take place at the Idaho Associated General Contractor’s training center at 1649 W. Shoreline Dr in Boise on each first Thursday at Noon April through June. Topics and speakers will be announced soon. We are pleased to be partnering with Idaho AGC and hosting the lunch time lecture series at their great training facility.
There is no lunch lecture scheduled for today March 7th.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
This year the Idaho ASHRAE Technical Conference will feature two ASHRAE Distinguished Lectures, Stanley Mumma, Ph.D., P.E. and Julian R. de Bullet.
Dr. Mumma has been an educator since 1971 and is a registered Professional Engineer in three states. Dr. Mumma is the author of numerous technical papers and articles on Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems and Radiant Panels that have published in Engineered Systems, Applied Thermal Engineering, Consulting and Specifying Engineer, the ASHRAE Journal, and ASHRAE IAQ Applications,. Dr. Mumma’s has his own website devoted to DOAS and radiant technology (http://doas-radiant.psu.edu). Dr. Mumma is a Professor Emeritus for the Department of Architectural Engineering in the College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.
Julian R. de Bullet is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer with over 300 Seminars delivered around the world with topics including “Responsible Refrigerant Use”, “Sustainable HVAC Systems”, “Variable Primary Flow System designs” and “90.1 and LEED”. He is a member of ASHRAE TC 8.2 Centrifugal Chillers and has co-authored numerous ASHRAE Handbook chapters. He chaired the Professional Development Committee, (Responsible for the ASHRAE Educational programs), was a voting member of the Publications and Education Council and the Society Advocacy Committee. He has co-authored ASHRAE Position Documents on Energy Efficiency, Natural Refrigerants and Ozone Depletion. He is a Life Member and holds the Distinguished and Exceptional Service Award. Mr. de Bullet has over 40 years experience in the HVAC industry. He is Vice President, Business Development with FAFCO Thermal Storage Systems LLC. His career has concentrated on the applications of Chilled Water and All-Air systems as a manager of applied equipment sales and of a service/performance contracting operation.
The conference will consist of two plenary talks and six breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will cover topics on mechanical design charrettes, open source control systems, chiller design, energy recover ventilators, and dedicated outdoor air systems. Vendor booths will also be on hand to talk about the latest products and services. Join us for a great day of education, information and networking.
This years Technical Conference will be held:
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Oxford Suites, 1426 Entertainment Ave. Boise, ID.
Registration and more information will be posted soon at www.idahoashrae.com.