February 2015: Heating & Ventilation Systems for High Efficiency Homes

Presenters: Mark Houston, PHIUS certified & Andrew Roe, President, Alaska Geothermal

This workshop focused on the heating and ventilation of ultra efficient buildings in cold climates. We will be discussing the necessary types of heating systems for these buildings, focusing on Heat Pump technology, Masonry Heaters, Solar Thermal and Heat Storage. In addition we will be discussing proper ways to ensure healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), with the use of a new generation of HRV/ERV technologies.

Download presentation: Mark_Houston_Feb_2015_Heating and Ventilation of Net Zero Buildings Final.pdf

AndrewRoe_Geothermal (.pdf)

January 2015: Building a Net Zero Home in Southcentral Alaska

Presenters: Matt Oster & Sebastian Eckmann

This workshop covered benchmarks and design elements of NZE homes, focusing on details appropriate to homes in Southcentral Alaska. Subjects covered included Foundations, Roofs & Wall Systems, including Arctic Walls and Remote Walls; HVAC systems including mini splits and thermal storage; comparison of 6-Star Home and NZE Ready Home Standards; and Financing & Valuation options for High Performance homes.

Download presentation: ACAT January2015 NZE_MattOster(.pdf)