DOE Challenge Home Program. 2014: The Year of Tech Training

DOE Happy New Year! Start the year right with a series of DOE Challenge Home technical training webinars. Zero Energy Ready Homes include critical systems to ensure both energy efficiency and performance. Each webinar features an expert who will go into detail on these systems. This month we’re featuring hot water distribution — one of the critical systems affecting energy use, water consumption, and resident convenience and comfort.

Efficient Hot Water Distribution I – What’s at Stake, Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM EST. In the first webinar of the Tech Training Series, presenter Gary Klein, Affiliated International Management, LLC, will cover the basics of residential hot water plumbing systems including the key performance metrics to understand, and how piping, pumps, and fixtures come together to create .a good (or bad) system. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Efficient Hot Water Distribution II – How to Get it Right, Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:00 PM–1:15 PM EST. In the second session on hot water distribution, presenter Gary Klein, Affiliated International Management, LLC, will explain design techniques for optimizing hot water delivery for both energy and water – while avoiding unexpected performance issues. The session will include re-circulation system design as well as structured plumbing systems. Reserve your Webinar seat now.

Words Matter: Sam Rashkin is hosting an expert meeting titled, “Communicating the Value of High-Performance Homes: Translating Building Science Terms into Power Words.” The meeting is being held on February 23, 2014, prior to the RESNET Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The goal of this facilitated meeting is to bring together industry leaders to develop a “Building America Building Science Translator” glossary based on ‘Power Words.’ These terms will represent the consumer experience and better communicate the benefits of home performance. For more information, contact Lindsey Parker.

You deserve recognition: Don’t forget to send in your DOE Challenge Home verification form from your RESNET-accredited software to DOE Challenge Home to get credit for your hard work on your profile in the partner locator.

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