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Momentum is Building


Thursday, February 8


8:00 REGISTRATION

Exhibit Hall open and continental breakfast available

9:45 WELCOME

Iowa Cooperatives for Energy Efficiency

10:00 Meeting the Expectations of Today’s Buyers with High Performance Homes

Gord Cooke, Construction Instruction, Ontario, Canada

Capture more sales opportunities by adding high performance and energy efficiency messages as you work with potential clients, and identify the most effective ways to educate home buyers. Gord will also define the most cost effective and technical aspects of high performance homes and their benefits to your customers.

11:40 VENDOR INTRODUCTIONS

12:00 LUNCH

12:45 BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Round 1

Applied Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Strategies (2 IA PMSB HVAC discipline CEUs)

Gord Cooke

Identify IAQ problems in today s homes, learn the 4 key strategies for resolving issues, and design and size mechanical ventilation and filtration systems to optimize air quality control.

Residential Wiring - Part 1 (4 Electrical CEUs for electrical license holders)

Dave Sullivan, Sullivan Training and Consulting, LLC, Des Moines

Dave will cover the 2014 NEC with 2017 NEC updates, and Iowa changes.

Build it Right—Techniques and Best Practices in Building a Touchstone Energy Home - Part 1

Keaton Hildreth, Calhoun County REC, Rockwell City; Mike Geerdes, Grundy County REC, Grundy Center; Chad Roegner, Roegner Builders, Gladbrook; and Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting, Fort Dodge

Keaton will monitor this discussion about how Mike worked with local contractor, Chad, and expert, Bill, to have his new home built to Touchstone Energy® Home specs.

2:15 BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL

3:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Round 2

High Performance HVAC for High Performance Homes (2 IA PMSB HVAC discipline CEUs)

Gord Cooke

Learn strategies for sizing and selecting HVAC equipment; find cost-effective ways to improve comfort, safety, health and efficiency of HVAC systems; and learn to choose the right solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water.

Residential Wiring - Part 2

Dave Sullivan

Build It Right - Part 2

Hildreth, Geerdes, Roegner, and McAnally

5:00 RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL


Friday, February 9


6:45 BREAKFAST BUFFET in Atrium

7:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Secrets to Success for Builders

Paul Brundell, President, Allan Custom Homes, Cedar Rapids

Paul will cover cost/resources, scope, scheduling, processes and risk, and explain how paying attention to these details can make your company become more successful.

AIC vs. Calories (2 CEUs (1 code, 1 non-code) for electrical license holders)

Dave Sullivan

This session includes info on arc flash and amps of interrupting current requirements, and also calculating AIC as required for 2017 NEC.

What’s New in the Mechanical Code? (2 IA PMSB Mechanical Code CEUs)

Jack Cooper, CEU Authority

This course will cover significant changes from the previous Mechanical Code cycle.

9:00 BREAK

9:15 GENERAL SESSIONS

9:15 Markup and Profit

Paul Brundell

Learn the differences between markup and profit, and indirect and direct cost structures. Paul will also cover sustainability, warranty costs, company and support structures, and how to make profit a part of your business.

10:30 Using Social Media Effectively

Happy Medium

Discover the demographics of who uses which social media; why social media works; how to develop a strategy for using social media; and tips for effectively using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

11:15 A Trip Down the Long Road

Chuck Long

Chuck s name has been synonymous with University of Iowa football for 30 years. As a former University of Iowa player and coach, Chuck shares lessons he s learned about leadership and teamwork both on and off the football field. He ll also reflect on the individuals who encouraged him to achieve success and who helped him understand the importance of lifelong learning, building relationships and giving back.

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