Trainings

OR-MEP trainings offer useful information on how to make the most of your multifamily properties. Learn about various topics including all electric new construction, how to implement solar into affordable multifamily, verification protocols, and more. Explore our various webinar trainings and discover all things multifamily.

A Multifamily Overview of the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code

The Multifamily Overview of the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code webinar is hosted by OR-MEP and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) and focuses on the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code. The current commercial energy code is applicable to projects permitted on or after January 1, 2020.

Length: 93 minutes

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High Performance Ventilation Webinar Training                                       .

The High Performance Ventilation webinar training provides attendees with an understanding of the importance of ventilation in multifamily buildings, as well as the different approaches and considerations for going beyond code-minimum practices.

Length: 53 minutes

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Multifamily Energy Program Update Webinar                                                                 .

The Multifamily Energy Program update webinar highlights program funding availability, express for NOFA project pilot, and other program updates.

Length: 36 minutes

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Ductless Heat Pumps + Controls Webinar Training                                       .

Ductless Heat Pumps + Controls webinar training provides attendees with an understanding of the key benefits, approaches and considerations for ductless heat pump systems.

Length: 51 minutes

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Pushing the Envelope – Increasing Comfort, Durability, and Energy Performance

Pushing the Envelope – Increasing Comfort, Durability, and Energy Performance webinar training provides attendees with an understanding of the key benefits, approaches, and considerations for high-performance building envelopes.

Length: 46 minutes

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All-Electric New Construction Webinar Training                                       .

The All-Electric New Construction webinar training provides attendees with an understanding of the key benefits, approaches and considerations for all-electric new construction.

Length: 54 minutes

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All Things Solar for Affordable Multifamily                                            .

This training provides OR-MEP program participants with an overview of the solar integration process onto existing and new low-income multifamily projects. 

Length: 50 minutes

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Verification Protocols                                                                                       .

This training will provide OR-MEP program participants with an overview on the program requirements of the Verification stage to ensure a smooth program completion process and quick incentive delivery.

Length: 42 minutes

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Program Update Webinar                                                                                       .

In this webinar we discuss Multifamily Energy Program updates highlighting program funding availability, incentives reserved to date, and other program updates.

Length: 32 minutes

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Emerging Technologies – Drain Water Heat Recovery                                            .

This training will provide a technology overview on drain water heat recovery (DWHR), including potential first cost and savings ranges for standard installations. The training will focus on three unique water heating configurations in multifamily buildings and how the technology can be folded into each scenario.

Length: 21 minutes

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Multifamily Health and Safety                                                                                       .

This training highlights the impacts of energy efficiency improvements on the health and safety of residents, as well as the key building components that can signal health and safety issues. This training will build upon the Energy Audit 101 and Multifamily Building Operations training’s.

Length: 9 minutes

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Emerging Technologies – Solar Thermal for Multifamily                                            .

As part of our on-demand video training series showcasing emerging technologies, this month we highlight solar thermal hot water systems. Solar thermal water heaters can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your multifamily property.

Length: 9 minutes

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Energy Efficient Multifamily Building Operations                                            .

This training provides a fundamental understanding of the importance of building operations on the energy efficiency, durability, and comfort of multifamily building.

Length: 56 minutes

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Planning for Energy Efficiency Upgrades                                            .

This training provides multifamily building professionals the recommended considerations and practices when planning an existing building retrofit with energy efficiency measures, by building upon the foundation of the Intentional Design and Energy Auditing 101 courses.

Length: 47 minutes

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Effective Ventilation Strategies                                                                                       .

This training provides multifamily building professionals the recommended considerations and practices when planning an existing building retrofit with energy efficiency measures, by building upon the foundation of the Intentional Design and Energy Auditing 101 courses.

Length: 10 minutes

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Emerging Technologies – Variable Refrigerant Flow                                            .

Variable Refrigerant Flow, or VRF, systems are not new to residential, multi-family, or commercial markets. That said, full VRF systems are not quite the same as the now familiar “mini-split heat pump” systems that are prevalent in our construction and retrofit landscape in Oregon. VRF systems offer higher efficiency and increased controls, compared to other electric heating systems.

Length: 20 minutes

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Energy Modeling Best Practices                                                                                       .

This training will familiarize multifamily building professionals on the fundamental concepts of whole building energy simulation as both a design tool for new construction and to support energy retrofits of existing buildings. This training shares modeling best practices and tools to support design optimization, workflow efficiency, and participation in the Multifamily Energy Program.

Length: 8 minutes

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Energy Auditing 101                                                                                              .

This training will provide multifamily building professionals and owners with an understanding of how energy audits can pinpoint where buildings lose energy and what improvements can be done to save money. Energy audits come in a variety of flavors – this training will outline the benefits of different types of energy audits from basic to comprehensive. We will also discuss how to apply this information to improve building efficiency, resident comfort, and owner costs, as well as how to apply for cash incentives for upgrades.

Length: 5 minutes

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Emerging Technologies – Heat Recovery Ventilation                                            .

In this training we discuss the key elements of heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV).

Length: 17 minutes

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Intentional Design for Energy Efficiency – Recommended Practices

This was the first in a series of free webinar trainings, brought to you by the OHCS Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP).

Everyone in the construction decision making chain influences the energy efficiency, quality, and cost of any new construction or existing building retrofit project. This training will focus on connecting developers, property owners, architects, engineers, and energy consultants, to shift a portion of technical support to the pre-construction timeframe to improve the process for achieving the energy targets necessary to secure OR-MEP incentives.

Length: 45 minutes

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January 10 Orientation Webinar                                                                               .

Length: 42 minutes