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The Science & Technique of Crafting Low-Energy netPLUS Energy Buildings

Modular Format
We developed our training schedule format with the input of builders, designers, and energy raters, all busy professionals who continually balance the need for driving daily business with the need for obtaining higher quality education. Flexibility is key.

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Curriculum Overview

Any of these modules can be taken individually, in any sequence depending on your background and experience with practical, applied building science.

Module Three
netPLUS Builder: Low Energy Construction & Beyond
This Six Day Course is Presented in Three Modules
Module Three
*** Day Five ***

1. Mechanicals: Manuals J, S, D & T Planning for Accuracy in HVAC design & specification

2. netPLUS Builder: Handling Low Heating & Cooling Loads

3. hVac: Ventilation in a "netPLUS" world

4. Ventilation Requirements: ASHRAE 62.2 demystified

5. Ventilation Equipment Options & Implications:
* Exhaust-Only Ventilation: methods
* Supply-Only Ventilation: air cyclers
* Balanced Ventilation: HRVs & ERVs
* HRVs & ERVs: what's similar, what's different, & why it matters

6. Mechanical Equipment Installation Primer: Do's, don'ts, tips, tricks & rules of the road for successful High-Performance mechanical systems.

7. Thermal Mass:
* Different types
* Where it helps, where it hurts
* Pros & cons in 360 degrees of consideration

8. DHW: Domestic Hot Water The new frontier in low-energy living

9. High-Performance Assemblies in Focus: CLADDINGS

*** Day Six ***

1. Energy Monitoring: Measured Performance Beats a Pretty Plaque - Every Time

2. Quality Assurance: Knowing the right things to do . . .

3. Quality Control: Then Doing Them.

4. the netPLUS Project Manager: Integrating the Specialty Trades

5. Building Commissioning: The first step, in final project closeout.

6. Beyond the 3-Ring Binder: A process to manage customer contact, to ensure satisfaction

7. the netPLUS Builder:
* Expectations
* Guarantees
* Warranties
- including professional warranty coverage for projects

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Upcoming:
June 25 - 28
Shepherdstown, WV
Modules 1 & 2

Upcoming:
Aug 20 - 23
Blacksburg, VA
Modules 1 & 2

Upcoming:
Oct. 9 - 10
Shepherdstown, WV
Modules 3

Upcoming:
Oct. 11 - 12
Shepherdstown, WV
netPLUS Owner
Build Essentials

Recent Events:
Earth Day: April 22 - 23
Module 1

ASES "Passive House
Power - netPLUS Now" Presentation - April 17

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