Exhibit hall opens
9:45 Welcome and prize drawings
10:00 Energy Efficiency Trends for Iowa: What You Must Know to Be Successful in the Changing Building Professions
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting; Kevin Nordmeyer, Iowa Energy Center, and Ryan Murphy, Iowa Workforce Development
Bill will discuss trends in residential construction and deconstruction, Kevin will cover commercial aspects and Ryan will emphasize green jobs. Also included: legislation, requirements, certifications and green training opportunities.
11:45 Technology Minute
Introduction to our exhibitors; prize drawings by exhibitors
12: 15 Lunch
1:00 Concurrent Sessions, Part 1
- Electric Code Update (3 CEUs for electricians attending both sessions)Larry Smith, National Electrical Seminars, Omaha, Nebraska
Update on the 2011 NEC changes. Larry says, “These major league changes will have an immediate impact on RECs and contractors.”
- Geothermal Heat Pump Systems - Basics (1.5 HVAC CEUs)
Curtis Klaassen, Energy Systems Engineering
Gain an understanding from the ground up on geothermal heat pump system types; system features, advantages and disadvantages; best practice applications; energy costs, installation costs and a bottom line economic evaluation for residential installations.
- Insulation Fundamentals
Justin Wilson, Building Performance Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Learn how insulation works as part of a building’s system, the advantages and disadvantages of various types of insulation, strategies and techniques for installing insulation and testing techniques.
2:30-3:00 break in exhibit hall
3:00-4:30: Second concurrent sessions
- Electric Code Update, continued
- Geothermal Heat Pumps Systems - Advanced Applications (1.5 HVAC CEUs)
Curtis Klaassen, Energy Systems Engineering
Expand on the basics and learn about optimizing system energy performance, cost effective system design, soil thermal properties, and managing installed costs with a focus on larger commercial geothermal installations and alternate applications.
- Insulation Fundamentals, continued
Friday, February 11
8:00 Concurrent Sessions
- Hands-on Wall Building for Best Results
Nick Sesker and Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) students
Walls have potential for huge air leaks because of surface area and the pipes and wires that penetrate them. Learn best wall-building practices with a show-and-tell from the pros at ICCC.
- Safe Deep Energy Retrofits
Michael Anschel, Verified Green, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
A hot topic around the country; learn when and how to retrofit older homes, as well as pitfalls to avoid. This frank and honest session will present practical solutions and strategies to be successful rather than in trouble. Join the lively dialogue in this challenging and energizing presentation by one of the nation’s green building champions (and Remodeling Magazine’s more controversial voices.)
10:00 Energy Efficiency: It’s Good Business
Regi Goodale, Director Regulatory Affairs, Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives and Jeff Springer, Manager, Technical Services Group, Gen~Sys Energy
Boost your ability to work with consumers. Find out how you can counteract energy efficiency scams, learn the value of ENERGY STAR and learn how to work more closely with electric cooperatives in your area.
11:00 Legislative Update
Chuck Soderberg, VP, Planning & Legislative Services, Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative, Le Mars, Iowa, and State Legislator
What is happening in the 2011 state legislature that may affect you and your business?
The Final Season
Kent Stock was the coach for the Norway baseball team during their now-famous final season. As depicted in the 2007 film, The Final Season, the nationally recognized Norway baseball team came together under then first-year head baseball coach Stock to defy the odds and win Norway’s 20th state title in what would become the team’s final season before merging with a neighboring school district. Kent shares with his audiences his experiences coaching the team and behind the scene stories about the movie.
BONUS CEU Session for Electricians (2 Non-code CEUs)
12:30-2:30 Electrical Permitting, Inspection and Licensing, offered by the Electrical Inspection Division of the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The $25 fee includes lunch and beverages. Be sure to register in advance for this course.