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Solar Classes and Training Opportunities

Solar Energy International offers a free online "Introduction to Renewable" course.

This online course is for those who wish to learn the basics of renewable energy - including where it is found, how we can harvest it for use in our homes and how it can help ease pressures on the environment. You will not become an expert through this course, but you will get to know renewable energy in its many forms - helping you to decide whether solar, wind or other technologies are right for you.

Read the complete course description on The SEI website.


Duct Smoke Detection & Codes--Free Webinar

Monday, September 9, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM CDT

What does a duct smoke detector do? What does it protect? Is it required by code and when? Where do I install it? Yes, the duct obviously, but which duct and which direction? Can I put it on outside duct? What if there is no room?

Please join us for this webinar to learn the answers these questions and more.

More info and registration at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/147400088.


Combustion Analysis - FREE Webinar

Wednesday, September 11, 10:00 - 11:30 AM CDT

Come learn the basics of combustion and the latest diagnostic procedures that are used to determine if vented and unvented combustion appliances are operating safely. Learn how carbon monoxide is formed and which tools are used to diagnose problems and ensure safe equipment operation. Learn how basic combustion science works so you are better able to interpret the results from your combustion analyzer.

This course will help you understand the basics of combustion and carbon monoxide emissions for both vented and unvented appliances, know what to look for when assessing and testing for combustion safety, better understand the science of combustion to be more knowledgeable for your employer/client, as well as discover the equipment and underlying technology used to conduct combustion safety testing.

More info and registration at: Click here for more information and registration.


Make-up Air Units (MAU) -- Free Webinar

Monday, September 16, 2013 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM CDT

Revisit Make-up Air Principles:

  • 100% Outside Air versus 80/20 units
  • Building Pressurization
  • Cover Direct & Indirect Fired heating systems
  • Review Weather-Rite Make-up Air Units Product Lineup
  • 20 to 9,000 MBH (thousand Btu’s per hour)
  • 1,000 to 100,000 CFM (cubic feet per minute)
  • Indoor & Outdoor Units
  • Air Turnover Units
  • Standard and semi-custom
  • Features and Benefits available

More info and registration at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/405913361.


Conceptual Energy Modeling: Clarifying Early Design Opportunities - FREE Webinar

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Conceptual energy modeling can help to inform many critical energy focused decisions very early in the design process. Early energy-efficiency decisions can help to avoid expensive "re-design" fees, reduce the cost to implement measures later in design, and provide the building owner with a more valuable asset. Conceptual energy modeling is also critical when establishing performance-based energy targets.

We'll highlight the most effective ways to leverage conceptual modeling and empower the design team and owner to make decisions as early as the conceptual design phase. By using relatively basic information about the building and potential design options, very high level go or no-go decisions can be made in real time without the common—"I'll get back to you in two weeks" lag. We'll also explore how the interactive effects of specific efficiency measures can work to reduce the whole building first cost and life cycle cost.

AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify when conceptual energy modeling should take place in the design process.
  • Describe ways to leverage the conceptual energy modeling process.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of energy modeling language and processes.
  • Explain how conceptual energy modeling can be used to make real time decisions with relatively basic information.

WHO SHOULD WATCH?: Architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, building owners, lighting designers, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, and anyone involved in the building design process.

More info and registration at: http://ecw.org/comedtraining/newconstruction/ecuevent.php?ecuid=532.


ASHRAE 62.2 Residential - FREE Webinar

Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 to 11:15 AM CDT

Formed in 1996, the ASHRAE 62.2 committee developed and maintains a residential ventilation standard for buildings three stories and less which is titled Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings. It is reviewed and revised every three years. The first version of Standard 62.2 was published in 2003, the second in 2007, and the most current version is ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2010. (ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute. ANSI certification of a standard means that a specific consensus process was used to develop and maintain the standard and is required for adoption of a standard into codes.) The 2013 edition will become available in the summer of 2013.

ASHRAE Standard 62.2 is the ventilation standard that applies to low-rise residential buildings of three stories or less in the U.S. ASHRAE Standard 62.1 applies to all other buildings.

More info and registration at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/260380102.


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