Session title: Energy Efficiency Trends for Iowa
Speakers: Bill McAnally, Kevin Nordmeyer, Ryan Murphy
Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Bill McAnally recently retired from Iowa Central Community College, where he was the carpentry instructor and later technology coordinator. Prior to his years at ICCC, he was a building contractor.
Bill is a statewide expert in energy-efficient new homes and remodeling. Under his leadership, ICCC carpentry students built some of Iowa's most efficient homes, utilizing different methods of insulation and construction techniques.
Bill now operates McAnally Consulting; in that capacity, he works with Iowa State University Extension, Iowa Central Community College and other clients, promoting energy efficient building practices. He is currently involved in several deconstruction and retrofit projects, including writing a national curriculum through the Building Materials Reuse Association.
McAnally has presented at numerous state and national conferences including Affordable Comfort Conference, National Workshops on State Building Energy Codes, Build It Right workshops, Home Planning Workshops at Iowa State University, and bi-monthly shows on WOI radio. He has been involved in Momentum Is Building for many years.
Kevin Nordmeyer, director, Iowa Energy Center, Ames, Iowa
Kevin Nordmeyer has been the director of the Iowa Energy Center for several years. Prior to that appointment, Kevin, who is an architect, was a partner at RDG Planning and Design in Des Moines.
Kevin is a state leader in sustainable design. He serves on the Iowa Commission on Energy Efficiency Standards and Practices. He was founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council's Iowa Chapter. He also designed two Iowa State University projects – the Morrill Hall restoration and the new King Pavilion at the College of Design – to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.
Kevin earned two Iowa State architecture degrees: a bachelor's degree with distinction in 1987 and a master's degree in 1990. He has been a lecturer in sustainable design for Iowa State's department of architecture.
Kevin has won numerous academic and design awards, including the 2008 Design Achievement Award from Iowa State’s College of Design and the Iowa State University Alumni Association.
The Iowa Energy Center's mission is to increase Iowa's energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, model state efforts to decrease dependence on imported fuels, and sponsor energy-related research, education and demonstration projects. The center also administers the Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program for the state.
The Iowa Energy Center also provides a grant each year to Momentum Is Building.
Ryan Murphy, Iowa Workforce Development, Des Moines, Iowa
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, currently working towards a Master’s in Public Administration at Drake University. Additionally, he has completed the Certified Manager Program (CPM) at Drake University and is a member of the Professional Developers of Iowa.
He has worked for Iowa Workforce Development for 5 years in the Regional Research and Analysis Bureau conducting workforce information studies including: Laborshed Studies, the Workforce Needs Assessment, and the Iowa Fringe Benefit Profile. He is the Project Manager of the State of Iowa Labor Market Improvement Grant which was awarded to IWD in December of 2009 with the purpose of researching and analyzing green jobs in Iowa.
Ryan works closely with economic developers, community colleges, regional planning groups, and public officials across the state, collecting local and regional workforce information to provide existing and prospective business with valuable labor market information.
Session: Electric Code Update
Speaker: Larry Smith, National Electrical Seminars, Omaha, Nebraska
Larry is one of the few full time professional electrical code trainers/speakers in the country. More than 32,000 electricians, electrical contractors, and engineers have attended his workshops. His mastery of the electrical industry comes from 30 years experience as apprentice electrician, journeyman electrician, master electrician, state electrical inspector, fire and accident investigator, draftsman, electrical estimator, project manager, purchasing agent, electrical contractor, consultant, speaker, trainer, and author.
His vast experience in the industry enables him to bring practical information to his audiences that can be used immediately in their jobs. Larry’s message empowers and challenges listeners to apply newly gained skills and knowledge.
He has been cited by the Governor of the State of Nebraska for his contributions to electrical safety. Larry is a Past Chairman of the Nebraska Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He is also Past President of the Nebraska Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. The Nebraska Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association has awarded Larry the coveted McMahon Award for his contributions to the electrical contracting industry. The National Speakers Association, in 1999, granted Larry the professional designation of Certified Speaking Professional (C.S.P.). He is the only National Electrical Code® trainer in the United States to be so recognized.
Session: Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Speaker: Curtis J. Klaassen, P.E., Energy Systems Engineering, Des Moines, Iowa
Curt is an energy efficiency consultant on special projects through his firm Energy Systems Engineering. He served as Manager of the Iowa Energy Center Energy Resource Station for 15 years. In that position he coordinated the building system energy research projects; the testing and demonstration programs; and the education and training activities taking place at the Energy Resource Station.
With over 35 years of building energy system design experience, Curt has been responsible for the energy analysis and design of high performance buildings, geothermal heat pump systems, ice storage systems, heat recovery, large scale VAV systems, daylighting systems, advanced controls systems and other energy efficient technologies for all types of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
This work has resulted in numerous presentations and technical papers on energy topics such as high performance buildings, geothermal heat pump systems, daylighting and building energy management and control systems.
Curt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a professional engineer licensed in Iowa. He has been active in the Iowa Association of Energy Efficiency (IAEE), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Iowa Geothermal Association (IGA), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
Session: Insulation Fundamentals
Speaker: Justin Wilson, Building Science Consultant, Building Performance Solutions, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Justin is the President of Building Performance Solutions, Inc. which is a Colorado based science consulting firm. Justin’s area of expertise is in creating highly advanced energy efficient buildings through high performance process integration & implementation. He also draws upon his experiences in the field of integrating building science, environmental building materials and technologies to provide building durability, thermal analysis as well as mechanical design & integration. His objective to assist our industry in the development and delivery of cost effective net zero energy buildings.
He currently develops and delivers presentations on technical subject matter in over 100 cities annually throughout North America. Justin is also managing partner of Construction Instruction, a web and mobile device based resource guide that provides state-of-the-art construction details, 3rd party product information and interactive assembly animations.
Visit the Construction Instruction website at www.construction-instruction.com for more information and how we are helping shape the future of construction.
Session: Hands-on Wall Building for Best Results
Speaker: Nick Sesker, instructor, carpentry program at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Several ICCC students will assist Nick in the session.
Website: Iowa Central Community College Carpentry
Session: Safe Deep Energy Retrofits
Speaker: Michael Anschel, Verified Green, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Michael Anschel is the co-owner of Verified Green, Inc. a consulting and training firm helping building related companies incorporate green strategies in their business. He is also the founder and principal of Otogawa-Anschel Design Build, LLC, which was awarded the first Minnesota COTY (Contractor of the Year) award through NARI and the first national green remodeling Chrysalis award. Michael led the Green Remodeling Group in the design of the Minnesota GreenStar Certification for Green Homes and Remodeling program. He serves as a board member for Minnesota GreenStar.
Session: Energy Efficiency: It’s Good Business
Speakers: Regi Goodale and Jeff Springer
Regi Goodale, director of regulatory affairs, Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, Des Moines
Jeffrey W. Springer, CEM
Manager, Energy Efficiency and Technical Services
Dairyland Power Cooperative – La Crosse, Wisconsin
Jeff Springer is a Certified Energy Manager with over 20 years of experience in the commercial and industrial energy sector. His responsibilities include power quality, energy auditing, and program development. Jeff is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the Association of Energy Engineers.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Mechanization. His postgraduate work includes a four-course series in commercial and industrial energy auditing and analysis, power quality courses and various seminars on lighting efficiency.
Session: The Final Season
Speaker: Kent Stock
A teacher, coach, middle school principal and powerful speaker, Kent Stock is also the man who coached 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 bigger, neighboring school district. Website: www.kentstock.com
Bonus CEU Electrical Session
Dwight Kramer, Electrical Inspector Supervisor, State of Iowa
Dwight is an Electrical Inspector Supervisor for the State of Iowa’s electrical inspection program. Dwight started his electrical apprenticeship in 1977, received his journeyman license in 1981 and currently holds a Master Electrician license with the State of Iowa. He worked in the electrical industry until he became the electrical inspector for the City of Ames in 1994.
Dwight is past president and current executive board member of the Iowa Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and is a member of the Executive Board of the Western Section of the IAEI.
Dwight graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology and has also received Associate Degrees in Business and Fire Science.