The Rhode Island Deep Energy Retrofit Workshop was held on October 25 2013. The all-day workshop covered technical concepts and proven techniques for high performance retrofits that achieve greater than 70% energy savings. Current building science, key challenges, savings results, utility incentives (in particular from National Grid) and cost effective strategies for Deep Energy Retrofits.

The event was designed for building and remodeling contractors; architects and engineers; lenders, realtors and developers; building inspectors; HVAC contractors; homeowners and energy auditors; and HVAC and Energy Service Contractors and was approved for 7 AIA Continuing Education credits.

The main presenter, Marc Rosenbaum, P.E., is an intelligent, knowledgeable and creative engineer, a dynamic speaker, and a featured presenter at many energy and sustainable building conferences. He uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities which connect us to the natural world, and support both personal and planetary health. He brings this vision, experience and commitment to a collaborative design process, with the goal of profoundly understanding the interconnections between people, place, and systems that generate the best solution for each unique project.

 Also covered:

  • An integrated look at a DER project in North Kingston, Rhode Island by David Caldwell, Vice President of Caldwell and Johnson and a leading green builder in RI.
  • Lessons learned from the MA and RI Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot including, case examples, energy savings, non-energy benefits and market lessons from David Connelly Legg, PMP, of Dave Legg Energy Associates.
  • Incentives for Deep Energy Retrofits in Rhode Island and Massachusetts from National Grid.  

The event was sponsored by Rhode Island College (host sponsor), National Grid, Energy Federation (EFI), 475 High Performance Building Supply, and Mitsubishi Electric.

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AuthorAlanna Green