Valuing Energy Efficiency
2018 HPC National Conference Session
Energy codes have been changing rapidly over the past 10 years but whether your locality has adopted the 2009, 2012, 2015, or 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), opportunities exist for home performance professionals to provide code compliance verification services, particularly in new homes. Panelists from states representing a variety of energy codes will share their perspectives on how energy auditors and raters can use their skills to support builders while expanding their service offerings. Panelists will highlight code elements like envelope air leakage limits, duct leakage limits, air barrier and insulation inspections, the Simulated Performance Alternative, and the Energy Rating Index path. This session will also help the audience determine what energy code is in effect in their service area, how the code compliance process works, and where home performance professionals fit in.
Senior Program Manager
Performance Systems Development, Inc.
Mike Turns is a senior program manager with PSD, overseeing the implementation of the Mass Save Codes and Standards Compliance and Support Initiative in Massachusetts, and developing and delivering energy code training for NYSERDA and the Pennsylvania Construction Codes Academy. From 2014 to 2017 he was the principal investigator for the USDOE-funded Pennsylvania Residential Energy Code Field Study and Penn Energy Codes Program. Mike also manages residential new construction programs, including programs for FirstEnergy, PPL, and PECO. Over his 12-year career, Mike has trained thousands of code officials, builders, and design professionals on energy codes, building science, and related topics. Previously, he was the Associate Director of the Housing Research Center at Penn State University.
E3 INNOVATE, LLC
Erik is a Nashville native with a passion for sustainability. Growing up with a love of science, the outdoors, and building things, Erik’s interest in sustainability was inspired by all of these. He earned his graduate degree from Lund University in Sweden where he focused on renewable energy systems and climate research. After working on Capital Hill and in Austria, Erik returned to Nashville to start E3 INNOVATE, a company dedicated to transforming the residential building stock into healthy, durable, comfortable, and efficient homes. E3 INNOVATE has developed into one of a few integrated home-performance firms in the U.S. and has earned ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year two years in a row. Erik has served in multiple leadership and advisory roles in the local US Green Building Council and for local municipalities and power distributors.
Business Development Specialist and Building Scientist
E3 INNOVATE, LLC
Lesley received a Bachelor of Arts in physics and astronomy from the University of Montana and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She starter her career in engineering with the commercial building team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, specializing in liquid desiccant dehumidification technology and military shelter efficiency design. She now works in the residential sector as the Business Development Specialist and as a building science team member at E3 INNOVATE in Nashville, TN. Although her passion for sustainability started with the built environment, it has grown into other fields; Lesley is a Board Certification Holistic Nutritionist and enjoys educating the community on the healing power of food.
Arlene Zavocki Stewart specializes in energy efficient and sustainable building compliance, certification, training and promotion. She works with non-profits and government agencies to identify and fix barriers to market transformation and code implementation as well as private industry seeking to understand, excel in and develop product for the energy efficiency and green building sectors.
Green Builder Coalition
Mike Collignon is the Executive Director of the Green Builder® Coalition, an organization he co-founded in 2010. He engages in national and state-level advocacy, publishes a monthly member publication, is a regular contributor for Green Builder® Media, and is the Chair of the WERS Development Group. He has presented at the 2016 HPC National Conference, the HPC Regional Conference in Portland (2016), Pacific Coast Builders Conference, EEBA, RESNET, Better Buildings: Better Business (Wisconsin), the Next Generation Water Summit, Green Building Focus, StormCon, AWWA’s ACE 2016, WaterCon, the AWRA's 2017 Summer Specialty Conference and the Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference. Mike has also delivered testimony at the IECC and IgCC final action hearings. Finally, he has served as the moderator or host for Green Builder® Media's Impact Series webinars from 2012–present.
Tuesday, April 24
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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