New England energy cooperative Co-Op Power will host its Sustainable Energy Summit and professional training workshop series May 1 & 2 at the University of Massachusetts Campus Center in Amherst, MA. Programs include:
- “Deep Energy Retrofits” This training will focus on the deep energy retrofits of homes and other building types. Instructor Marc Rosenbaum will cover what the nature of the challenge is, where energy goes in homes, and look briefly at the underlying building science. Air barriers and insulation detailing will be illustrated primarily through case study examples. Attendees will look at mechanical systems for low load retrofits as well. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples and situations for the group to resolve.
“Advanced Solar Hot Water Installation Training” This program is for commercial and complex residential applications. (Requires extensive solar hot water system installation experience.) Program speakers: Tim Bowler (Stiebel Eltron) and Donavin Gratz (Green in Green).
“State-of-the-Art Hydronic Design Concepts for Solar Thermal Professionals” This session with John Siegenthaler will discuss several state-of-the-art topics, such as thermal/hydraulic equilibrium, low power pumping, Btu metering, hydraulic separation, homerun distribution systems, and various “topologies” for solar thermal combi-systems. These concepts will enable attendee to create thermal distribution systems that deliver comfort using a fraction of the energy (both thermal and electrical) of conventional approaches.