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NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series: High Performance Buildings – Moisture Control

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • Virtual

This webinar will examine the unique considerations of building enclosure design for wood-frame multi-family and commercial projects. It will break enclosure design into its main control layer topics: cladding systems, moisture protection, thermal control and air barriers. Each of these control layers will be addressed, including product options, assembly and detailing strategies, continuity, inspections, and how each control layer affects the others. Participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the guiding principles of enclosure design, the variety of products, assemblies and details that can achieve desired performance, and the construction phase know-how to ensure that pen and paper details translate to real-world results.

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NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series: Tools for Healthier Homes

  • Dec 11, 2019
  • Virtual

While health has always been a part of sustainability, exciting new data (and some scary findings) are driving rapid change to a health-motivated perspective in the green buildings industry. Most building scientists and green building consultants are not public health experts, but a variety of tools exist in the marketplace that can help translate building strategies into positive health outcomes. This session is designed to empower people who ‘only speak buildings’ to start ‘speaking human health’ today, using the best parts of tools available.

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NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series: Getting to Zero in NYS – Domestic Hot Water Design

  • Dec 12, 2019
  • Virtual

The large multifamily building sector relies heavily on fossil fuel combustion for domestic hot water production. This process needs to be radically reformed to meet 2050 carbon emissions goals. Air-to-water heat pumps (AWHPs) can electrify this load in line with climate goals. A cleaner grid would make any electric equipment more sustainable, but these systems already have a lower climate penalty than typical condensing fuel-fired water heaters do today.

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NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series: Solar in the City

  • Jan 7, 2020
  • Virtual

New York City recently passed Local Laws 92 and 94, mandating the installation of solar power and/or green roofs on all new buildings and all existing buildings completing a full roof replacement. All buildings will need a new roof at some point, so all building owners will need to understand the requirements and options for compliance. This new law is important for achieving the city’s larger emissions reduction goals, but there are a number of challenges to installing solar in a dense city. For new buildings, this webinar explores the design choices that can allow for a larger, more efficient, and more affordable solar power systems.

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NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series: Moving New York State to Zero

  • Jan 8, 2020
  • Virtual

Moving the New York State economy to zero greenhouse gas emissions is currently underway. In this webinar we explore the myriad of drivers, opportunities, and challenges faced by the built environment to achieve these goals.

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NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series: NYS 2040 – Electrification of Buildings

  • Jan 9, 2020
  • Virtual

The electrification of buildings has become a growing trend in both residential and commercial sectors. In New York, the transition to 100 percent clean electricity has been a stated goal by 2040. Consumers that combine energy efficiency measures with newer heat-pump technologies can reduce both their utility bills and their carbon emissions. At the same time there are reasonable questions to ask before scaling up electrification solutions including consideration of futureproofing current decision making as an electrification alternative.

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NYSERDA Energy Code Webinar Series: IECC 2018 – Summary of Commercial Mandatory Requirements

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • Virtual

This webinar will review the mandatory requirements of the 2018 IECC. Mandatory requirements in the energy code are mandatory. While this may seem like an obvious statement, the various options created by the compliance pathways through the code including prescriptive, COMcheck, component performance alternative, and energy modeling do not change the approach to complying with the mandatory requirements.

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International Builders Show

  • Jan 21-23, 2020
  • Las Vegas, NV

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. SWA's Karla Butterfield will be presenting: "Beer & Banter: 'Are You Making the Most of Your Relationship Status?'" on 01/21/2020.

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