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Great Plains Energy Codes Conference

The 2012 Great Plains Energy Codes Conference presented practical how-to content, best practices and thought-provoking ideas — all with a focus on how states and local code jurisdictions can achieve compliance with the 2009 and 2012 International Energy Conservation Codes.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
2:00 pm–5:00 pm RESCheck Workshop and Conference Registration: Omaha Marriott, Grand Foyer near Nebraska AB and Grand Ballroom
2:30 pm–4:30 pm A Hands-On Workshop: How to Use RESCheck Presented By: Eric Makela (Nebraska AB)
3:00 pm–8:00 pm
Exhibitor Set-Up – Regency Ballroom, Omaha Marriott
4:45 pm–5:00 pm Meet to Load Buses for Site Tours: (Northeast Entrance Atrium)
5:00 pm–6:30 pm Morrissey Engineering Tour ZNETH House Tour
6:00 pm–8:00 pm Conference Registration and Energy Efficiency Expo Hall - Exhibitions Open (Regency Ballroom)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:30 am–6:30 pm Conference Registration and Information: Omaha Marriott (Grand Foyer across from Grand Ballroom)
7:30 am–7:30 pm Energy Efficiency Expo Hall - Exhibitions Open (Regency Ballroom)
8:00 am–8:40 am Opening Session and Keynote Message: "Energy Codes – Build It Right For The 21st Century" (Grand Ballroom) Sponsored by Omaha Public Power District
8:40 am–8:45 am Break
SESSION TRACKS HOW TO RESIDENTIAL
(Salon A)
COMPLIANCE/ADVOCACY
(Salon B)
HVAC
(Salon C)
HOW TO COMMERCIAL
(Salon D)
8:45 am–10:15 am Overview of Residential Code Changes: What’s New in 2009 and 2012 IECC for Climate Zones in the Region Presented By: Amy Musser and Matthew Vande

Engaging Supportive Stakeholders: The Energy Codes Collaborative Process.

Summary of Residential HVAC Design Process and Overview of Existing HVAC Industry Standards Dave Swett

Differences Between 2009/2012 IECC for Commercial - Part 1 Presented By: Eric Makela

10:15 am–10:35 am Energy Efficiency Expo Hall - Exhibitions Open (Regency Ballroom) Morning Refreshments
10:35 am–12:05 pm Understanding Energy Star v3 and What Other Ways Might Be Available to Market the Energy Performance of Your Home Presented By: Robby Schwarz

Show Me the Costs! Energy Code Adoption Support Using ard Data.

Ventilating Single Family Homes with ASHRAE 62.2 Presented By: Darren Meyers

Differences Between 2009/2012 IECC for Commercial - Part 2 Presented By: Eric Makela

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm All American Cookout Buffett Lunch (Salon CDE)
1:20 pm – 2:45 pm

New Codes and Green Technologies: Keeping up with the Industry Presented By: Matt Belcher

How the City of Lincoln Ensures a High Level of Public Engagement in Energy Codes & An Overview of the Kansas City Stakeholder Process

Save Time and Money with Trace 700 HVAC Analysis Software Presented By: Johnathan Spreeman

Getting to Market: Rate Net-Zero Emissions Building Presented By: Chris Baker

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Energy Efficiency Expo Hall - Exhibitions Open - (Regency Ballroom Afternoon Refreshments
3:05 pm–4:35 pm Building Technology Options for New Homes

The Missing Stakeholders: How People Feel About Energy Codes Presented By: Maria Ellingson

Energy & Omaha: Citizen and Stakeholder Attitudes Presented By: Kristi Wamstad-Evans

Right-Sized HVAC Design is the Missing Ingredient in Most Homes Presented By: Darren Meyers

High Performance Day Lighting Design for Net-Zero and LEED® Platinum Buildings Presented By: Chris Baker

4:35 pm–4:45 pm Break
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Cracker Barrel: Problem Solving Interactive Discussions/Workgroup Sessions (Salon AB)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Evening Networking Reception (Regency Ballroom – Expo Hall)

Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:30 am–3:00 pm Conference Registration and Information: Omaha Marriott (Grand Foyer across from Grand Ballroom)
7:30 am–3:00 pm Energy Efficiency Expo Hall - Exhibitions Open (Regency Ballroom)
8:00 am–8:30 am Keynote Message: “Next-Generation Codes: A look backward and the road ahead” (Grand Ballroom)
8:30 am–8:35 am Break – Quickly Move to Break-out Sessions
SESSION TRACKS HOW TO RESIDENTIAL
(Salon A)
ADVOCACY
(Salon B)
HVAC/COMPLIANCE
(Salon C)
HOW TO COMMERCIAL
(Salon D)
8:35 am–10:05 am

2009 IECC Building Envelope Tightness Verification and Duct Leakage Pressure Testing: What Contractors, Code Officials and Designers Need to Know Presented By: Amy Musser & Matthew Vande

Compliance Pilot Studies for Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska: How Are We Doing?

ASHRAE 62.1 Presented By: Roger Hedrick

Window Energy Ratings in Building Energy Codes Presented By: Ray McGowan
10:05 am–10:30 am Energy Efficiency Expo Hall - Exhibitions Open (Regency Ballroom) Morning Refreshments
10:30 am–12:00 pm

Round Table Session Work Groups (Grand Ballroom) Case Study in Nebraska- What Happens When a Home Does Not Meet Code After Being Passed By The Local Code Jurisdiction? Presented By: Lynn K. Chamberlin, Danielle Jensen and Ginger Willson

12:00pm – 1:00 pm The Nebraskan Buffett Lunch (Salon CDE)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Overview of Above Code Programs for Residential and Commercial Presented By: Michelle Britt

Developing Advocacy Material

Enforcing With Education Barry Shull, John Hay and Dr. Shirley Niemeyer (Audio Slideshow of Presentations)

Commercial Building Energy and Green Code Requirements for Lighting Controls Presented By: Michael Jouaneh and Brent Protzman
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Energy Efficiency Expo Hall - Exhibitions Open - (Regency Ballroom) Sundae Shoppe - Afternoon Refreshments
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Remodeling and Retrofits: Making the Green Business Case Presented By: Matt Belcher

Environment Omaha: A Collaborative Approach to Creating A Sustainable Omaha (Audio Slideshow of Presentations)

Achieving Civic Engagement and Success Through the Cloud Presented By: John Yezza and Stuart Craven

Minding the Gap: From Sustainable Policy to Practice

  • Jason Steinbock
  • Chris Baker
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Conference Closing Session – Announcements, Follow-up Event Information and Bingo Prize Drawing (Salon CD)

 

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