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Free Training: Residential Zero Net Energy and Heat Pump Water Heaters

August 13, 2019 from 11:30 AM 3:30 PM

North Coast Builders Exchange

1030 Apollo Way

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Explore how to make sustainable and low-carbon building choices in your rebuild, new construction and home improvement projects.

Lunch will be provided for class participants.

This training is presented by the County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division in partnership with the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) and the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA).

Residential Zero Net Energy for New Construction
Instructor: Ann Edminster, M.Arch., Design AVEnues LLC
Ann Edminster will introduce ZNE fundamentals and practices that are the basis of ZNE projects.  Topics covered will include; What is ZNE, how ZNE impacts energy use, home performance with ZNE and how to meet remaining energy needs of a building.
Continuing Education Units: 
0.2 ICC CEUs for the 2 hour course

Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters
Instructor: Russ King,  M.E., CalCERTS Senior Director of Technical Services
Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an increasingly popular technology that are a highly efficient means of providing hot water to houses.  This training will describe HPWHs, when HPWHs are allowed under the 2016 and 2019 Codes, code requirements for installation, and how to complete compliance forms. Topics covered will include; an overview of water heater technologies and trends, identifying HPWHs in the field, Energy Code requirements for HPWH installations and replacements, Energy Code compliance forms, and requirements specific to HPWHs.
Continuing Education Units: 0.1 ICC CEUs for the 1 hour course

Ann Edminster is an international expert on sustainable residential construction and zero net energy. A principal developer of LEED for Homes, Ann authored Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, the award-winning guide to designing and building zero-energy homes. She consults on zero-energy initiatives throughout North America and is a board member and the project director for the Net Zero Energy Coalition. She collaborates with developers, building professionals, utilities, non-profits, supply chain clients, investors, public agencies, and homeowners to create leading-edge projects and advocate for zero-energy and low-carbon building solutions at all scales.

Russ King is a professional mechanical engineer and Senior Director of Technical Services at CalCERTS.  He is a licensed mechanical engineer with 30 years of experience in HVAC design, energy codes, energy ratings, building science, and training. He is the author of the book Introduction to Residential HVAC Systems – HVAC 1.0. He is one of very few licensed mechanical engineers that specialize in HVAC and energy design in residential buildings.

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Contact Information

Jane Elias

Division Manager

Energy and Sustainability Division

General Services Department

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
La Plaza A
2300 County Center Drive
Suite A105
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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