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Training, Workshops & Conferences

Advanced Building Science Workshop
Delivered by:
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At This Forum You Will:

  • Learn how Atlantic builders are using Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) to challenge manufacturers to better meet their needs
  • See best practice examples and construction costs for a case study home for two wall systems and two heat pump systems (each from competing manufacturers)
  • Learn factors to consider when selecting and designing wall systems from local experts
  • Learn about mechanical system sizing and new cost effective duct distribution approaches
  • Get an overview of recent developments with Net Zero construction and other forms of high performance housing nationally and in our region
  • Work with your peers to judge and consider energy performance improvements for your next build.
Date & Time
February 21, 2020
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Deadline
February 14, 2020
Location
Fredericton Inn
Fredericton, NB
Cost
Students $25 + HST
CHBA-NB Members $325 + HST
Non-Members $350 + HST

Register more than 2 people from your company and receive a $50 discount per additional registrant
(Prices Include Lunch & Refreshments)
Cancellation: All cancellations must be received prior to the registration deadline in order to receive a refund. All cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
Schedule of Events
11:00 AM
Welcome Message
Claudia Simmonds, CHBA-NB
High Performance Housing
11:15AM
Costing Tool Summary
Lauren Lipka, NB Power
High Performance Wall Systems
11:30AM
Design Factors
Technical Presentation
Lauren Lipka, NB Power
LUNCH (PROVIDED)
1:00 PM
Rockwool Wall System
Vincent Chiu, Rockwool
1:55 PM
Dupont Wall System
Brian Chisholm, Dupont
Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump (HP) Systems
2:45 PM
HP Sizing Best Practices And Case Study
Dara Bowser, Bowser Technical
BREAK
3:55 PM
Daikin Heating System
Shawn Slaunwhite, Daikin
4:25 PM
Mitsubishi Heating System
Benoit Thibault, Mitsubishi
4:55 PM
Wrap Up And Final Comments Presentation
Claudia Simmonds, CHBA-NB
Presenters
Different walls system will be discussed, wall system selection tips and installation guidelines. Lauren will cover relevant transition details (foundation, floor header, roof, window and door openings), construction process and tips. Learn how to avoid condensation in wall cavities, all about air barriers, vapour barriers and the latest details and recommendations for flashing and weather proofing at windows.
 
Lauren Lipka is a Technical Energy Advisor for NB Power. He is also an Energy Advisor and trainer for Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) housing programs - the R-2000 Initiative, ENERGY STAR® and the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) for New and Existing Homes. He has over 25 years of experience in the residential industry in various capacities including real estate appraisal, real estate assessment, energy evaluations on new and existing homes and has worked in Saskatchewan, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador and New Brunswick. Lauren has specialized in energy efficiency consultations, plan evaluations (Hot2000) and air tightness testing. Lauren is also a CHBA Net Zero Labeling Program Energy Advisor and trainer for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association NB and serves on the CHBA Net Zero Technical Committee (TC) and the ENERGY STAR® Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 

Vincent Chiu
Building Science Engineer
 ROCKWOOL
ROCKWOOL’s presentation will introduce stone wool insulation, how it’s made, and its properties. The presentation will delve into how to design and build energy efficient and durable walls using stone wool. It will cover cladding attachment strategies, the construction process, and details for builders when using ROCKWOOL’s stone wool products. Additionally, the latest structural deflection testing results will be presented along with easy to follow design tables for designers and builders. Finally, the moisture performance of highly insulated wall assemblies will be presented and discussed.

Vincent is a building engineer and works within ROCKWOOL’s building science team. He has a diverse understanding of building systems, having attained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Building Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, where he focused on building diagnostics and rehabilitation, building modeling, wind engineering and building aerodynamics.
At ROCKWOOL, he works with architects, engineers, and consultants on designing energy efficient and durable buildings across North America. He also manages building science research projects and engages the architectural community through visits, educational seminars, events, etc.

Brian Chisholm
Residential Specialist - Atlantic Canada
Performance Building Solutions
DuPont
The majority of new homes built in Atlantic Canada today are not properly protected against the risks of moisture intrusion into the building envelope. As a result, the major cause of deficiency complaints with the Atlantic home warranty organizations is moisture intrusion. Ironically, the fix is quite simple, and easy to apply. Brian will show you a method that will protect the home, and also qualify for a 10 year labour and materials warranty.

Brian has been involved in the in the construction industry in Canada for over 4 decades. His primary area of expertise is building weatherization and insulation. He has worked with Owens Corning as National Sales and Specification Manager specializing in residential and industrial insulation applications. He has also worked with CertainTeed as Atlantic Regional Sales Manager. For the last 8 years, he has been the Atlantic Residential Specialist for DuPont, conducting training on the proper methodologies to keep moisture from compromising (i.e.. destroying) buildings. Brian been active with local HBA chapters throughout his career, including serving on boards, as well as with the Atlantic Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada, where he served as Chairman for 2 terms.
Wondering how to choose a heat pump for your new homes? Learn how to make decisions about Heat Pump systems using the latest information & tools. Learn how central heat pump systems can be installed using advanced ductwork that is space efficient and easy to install.

Dara Bowser has been involved in residential HVAC systems and Energy Use in Buildings as a consultant, manufacturer, researcher and trainer for more than 40 years. Dara is the president of Bowser Technical Inc; a nationally recognized consultancy specializing in HVAC System Performance. Projects including Design, Research, Quality Assurance, and Fault Investigation. Bowser Technical Inc also provides Advanced HVAC Design services for residential projects in across Canada.
Commercial Account Manager
Daikin
Air source heat pumps, are an evolving technology that has a significant market potential in the Atlantic Provinces. In response to a selection of builder questions on central air heat pumps, Daikin will present their product line for-central heat pumps available in Atlantic builders. The presentation will touch heat pump topics such as commissioning and maintenance, local support, cut-off temperatures, Freeze up protection, sound, energy efficiency, dehumidification, and smart technologies. After attending this presentation, you will have a better understanding of Daikin Central Heat Pump Systems and how you can integrate this technology into you new housing projects.


Shawn has a 10 year track record of growing Daikin Business in Atlantic Canada in both the residential and commercial market segments. He currently champions Daikin products directly in market promoting Daikin’s commercial VRV Products to business leaders and key stake holders across Atlantic Canada. His residential experience ranges from design and install of HVAC systems, to selling at the kitchen table.

Benoit Thibault
Business Development Representative
Light Commercial & Residential
HVAC Division
Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
Air source heat pumps are an evolving technology that have a significant market potential in the Atlantic Provinces. In response to a selection of builder questions on central air heat pumps, Mitsubishi will present their product line for-central heat pumps available for Atlantic builders. The presentation will touch heat pump topics such as commissioning and maintenance, local support, cut-off temperatures, freeze up protection, sound, energy efficiency, dehumidification, and smart technologies. After this presentation, you will have a better understanding of Mitsubishi central heat pump systems and how you can integrate this technology into you new housing projects.

Benoit Thibault did an electrician and refrigeration course as well as a building mechanics course, installer for 16 years with residential and commercial equipment such as mini split, electric furnace, oil, rooftop, control, geothermal energy. More then 10 years engineering sales and application in the HVAC distribution sector, 10 years field service and support etc
Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

 

 
 
 
 
 
Renovating a home to be more energy efficient not only helps you save money, it makes your home more comfortable and environmentally friendly. Building a new home? You need to understand the energy efficiency options that will help you make the right energy efficiency decisions that will save you money and help the environment.
 
The Canadian Home Builders' Association New Brunswick, with funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, is pleased to offer you FREE information sessions which will increase your knowledge on methods and products used to build and renovate today's most energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes.
 
Renovation Sessions - English
These Sessions are held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Locations TBD based on interest
Woodstock - January 21, 2020
St. Andrews - January 23, 2020
Fredericton - January 24, 2020
Saint John - January 28, 2020
Moncton - January 29, 2020
Sussex - February 19, 2020
Sackville - February 13, 2020
Miramichi - March 3, 2020
Chipman - March 17, 2020
 
New Homes & Net Zero - English
These Sessions are held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Locations TBD based on interest
Moncton - January 27, 2020
Sackville - January 31, 2020
Fredericton - February 18, 2020
Woodstock - February 19, 2020
Minto - March 4, 2020
St. Stephen - March 5, 2020
Miramichi - March 10, 2020
Saint John - March 12, 2020
Sussex - March 13, 2020
 
Ateliers français
Ces ateliers ont lieu du 10h00 - 16h00
Emplacements à déterminer en fonction de l'intérêt
 
Bathurst - 1 février 2020
Dieppe - 8 février 2020
Edmundston - 15 février 2020
Campbellton - 29 février 2020
Grand Falls - 7 mars 2020
Tracadie-Sheila - 14 mars 2020
 
 
Session Topics Include:
 
Choosing the right Insulation products for your home to improve energy efficiency which decreases green house gas emissions.
 
Windows - which are the most energy efficient for your region for warmth and comfort. Are you purchasing the right windows for your zone?
 
Heat pumps, electric baseboard, furnaces, wood stoves and natural gas -what is the right choice for your home, your wallet and which are better for the environment.
 
 
Registration
 
Attendance at these sessions
is FREE of charge however,
we ask that all participants
pre-register so that we can be
prepared for your arrival.
 
You can register online (link below), by phone or by email.
 
506-459-7219 ext 200
nbhome2@nb.aibn.com
 
 
"Your Environmental Trust Fund at Work"
 
Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick (CHBA-NB)
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3358, Station B
Fredericton, NB E3A 5H1
Office Address:
Suite 406, 212 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1A8
Telephone: 506-459-7219
Fax: 506-450-4924
 
Thank you to our in-kind sponsors
 

 

 

 
Residential Building Science Workshop
Build Your Houses to a New Level of Energy Efficiency! This is the Training Required for ENERGY STAR®, R-2000, the CHBA Net Zero Home Programs and the CHBA-NB Master Builder Program
 
NB Power will cover the full cost of this workshop for First Nations.
 
Take this Workshop, Build and Certify an R-2000 Home and Become a Licensed R-2000 Builder.
 
This Training is Beneficial to Anyone Interested in Becoming an ENERGY STAR® Builder.
 
 
Take this Workshop, Build and Certify a Net Zero or Net Zero Ready Home and Become a Qualified CHBA Net Zero Builder.
 
This Workshop is a Requirement for the CHBA NB Master Builder Designation .
 
INSTRUCTOR
 
Lauren is a licensed energy evaluator and an experienced trainer for ENERGY STAR®, R-2000, Net Zero Ready and Net Zero Housing.
 
*EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR®
and R-2000 are official marks of Natural
Resources Canada and used with permission.
 
 
T his 3-day workshop will provide information that is designed to enhance your knowledge of Building Science. It will provide an overview of the latest technologies required to build an energy efficient house for today’s energy efficient conscious consumer.
Who Should Attend This Workshop:
Builders, Building Officials, Architects, Engineers, Energy Advisors and anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of energy efficiency and home construction and renovation.
 
The Areas of Technical Focus Covered Will Be:
- Optimized Building Envelopes
- Wall Assemblies Including Air Barriers & Insulation
- Windows & Doors for our Region & High Performance
- Mechanicals for Low-Load Homes
- Electrical Base-loads, Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, & Domestic Hot Water
- Requirements of the CHBA Net Zero Energy (NZE) Labeling Program
(for both the builder and the home)
- Basic Principles, Concepts and Solution of Building Science, Including House-as-a-System
- Advanced Building Science Practices and Technologies Required to Move Beyond an R-2000 Home to Meet Net Zero Performance, Including the Energy Related Metrics
- Current Market Opportunities for Net Zero Homes & High Performance Homes
- Renewable Energy (PV vs. solar thermal, energy storage, dashboards)
- Incentives Available and Incentive Criteria
- A comparison of the Energy Efficiencies of Code Built Homes versus ENERGY STAR®, R-2000, Net Zero Ready & Net Zero
 
Location
Moncton – Feb 11-13, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Daily
Cost $675 + HST
Registration Deadline:
January 30, 2020 - Moncton
Everyone is Invited to Attend this Training
 
 
Cancellation: All cancellations must be received prior to the registration deadline in order to receive a refund. All cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
 
"Your Environmental Trust Fund at Work"
 
THIS WORKSHOP IS BEING DELIVERED BY THE CANADIAN HOME BUILDERS'
ASSOCIATION, A LICENSED SERVICE ORGANIZATION
OF NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA FOR THE ENERGUIDE RATING SERVICE, R-2000, ENERGY STAR® AND A LICENSED
CHBA NET ZERO SERVICE ORGANIZATION.
P.O. Box 3358, Station B
212 Queen Street, Suite 406
Fredericton, NB, E3A 5H1
Telephone: 506-459-7219, Fax: 506-450-4924, Email: nbhome@nbnet.nb.ca,