Training Webinar: 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. Training Segments: Combustion Safety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJr2EHE5jDA&feature=youtu.be Electric Safety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Upb4_TWld8&feature=youtu.be Ventilation, Moisture, Products … Continue reading Training Webinar: Multifamily Health and Safety

On-Demand Training: 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. In this video, we discuss: Types of solar thermal systems Energy savings associated with solar thermal systems Onsite … Continue reading On-Demand Training: Emerging Technologies – Solar Thermal for Multifamily

Training Webinar: 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. Building operators will be equipped with building science and operational principles, as well as maintenance strategies to improve building performance, lower operating costs, and improve comfort for occupants. To view the full training … Continue reading Training Webinar: Energy Efficient Multifamily Building Operations

Training Webinar: 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. The training specifically highlights: How energy upgrades fit into the property life cycle The key steps in planning for energy … Continue reading Training Webinar: Planning for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Training Webinar: Effective Ventilation Strategies

This training will provide multifamily building professionals and owners with the value proposition, benefits, and recommendations of adding energy efficient ventilation design into new construction and retrofit multifamily projects. Ventilation is required by code for new construction projects, and in existing buildings a retrofit opportunity to improve both indoor air quality and building durability. We … Continue reading Training Webinar: Effective Ventilation Strategies

On-Demand Training: 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 … Continue reading On-Demand Training: Emerging Technologies – Variable Refrigerant Flow

Training Webinar: Energy Modeling Best Practices

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 12pm 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 … Continue reading Training Webinar: Energy Modeling Best Practices

On-Demand Training: Emerging Technologies – Heat Recovery Ventilation

In this training we discuss the key elements of heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) including: What’s the difference between HRVs and ERVs? HRV efficiency specifications Constructability and specification considerations in new construction vs. retrofit projects HRV and ERV control strategies Influences on program incentives by using HRVs and ERVs This training … Continue reading On-Demand Training: Emerging Technologies – Heat Recovery Ventilation

Training Webinar: Intentional Design for Energy Efficiency – Recommended Practices

Wednesday, July 18, 2018  | 12PM – 1PM 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 … Continue reading Training Webinar: Intentional Design for Energy Efficiency – Recommended Practices