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2019 Keynote Presentations

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100               Proof is Possible:  Exploring the Invisible Dynamics of Home
                     Performance

October 31   *   8:15 a.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)
Corbett Lunsford,

Building Performance Workshop - Atlanta, GA

201               The Ghost of Ventilation Issues Past and Present

October 31   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Connecticut Room (Lobby Level)

April Frakes

Aeroseal LLC - Dayton, OH

202      The Horrifying Terminology of IAQ

October 31   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Erin Bouttenot, Technical Manager, IAQ Laboratory

Northeast Laboratory Services, Westbrook, ME

 

203       Introduction to Passive House - The Most Energy-Efficient
                     Building Standard in the World?

October 31   *   10:00 a.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)
Mike Duclos, Certified Passive House Consultant/PHIUS Plus Rater

Deap Energy Group - Stow, MA

 

204       Processing QA for Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam: 
                     New Equipment and Test Shot Method

October 31   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

Henri Fennell, CSI/CDT, Building Envelope Consultant

H.C. Fennell Consulting, Inc. - North Thetford, VT

205       Residential Energy-Efficiency:  Putting Theory Into Practice

October 31   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Sponsor Presentation Room (Second Floor)
Bill Spohn, CEO & Co-Owner

TruTech Tools, Ltd. - Wexford, PA

301          Stealth Passive House: Boring, Invisible, Everywhere

October 31   *   11:15 a.m.   *   Connecticut (Lobby Level)

Jesse Thompson, Architect

Kaplan & Thompson Architects, Portland, ME

302      Playtime with Tools

October 31   *   11:15 a.m.   *   Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Corbett Lunsford

Building Performance Workshop - Atlanta, GA

 

303      The Dripping Point:  Evolving Codes = Changing Buildings = Increase
                     Risk of Moisture Problems.  Are You Ready?

October 31   *   11:15 a.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

Nikki Krueger, Industry Manager, HERS Rater

Ultra-Aire Dehumidifiers - Madison, WI

 

304      Critters and Radon and Mold, Oh My!

October 31   *   11:15 a.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

Aaron Johnson, Indoor airPLUS Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Washington, D.C.

 

401      Moving Beyond Sustainable: Architecture Seizing Its Biggest Lever

October 31   *   1:30 p.m.   *   Connecticut Room (Lobby Level)

Timothy Lock, Architect

OPAL - Belfast, ME

 

402      Remediating B-Side Residue In/On Substrates After Off-Ratio Foam
                     Has Been Removed

October 31   *   1:30 p.m.   *   Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Henri Fennell, Building Enclosure Consultant

H.C. Fennell Consulting, Inc.  - North Thetford, VT

 

403      Healthy Homes and Home Performance:
                    The Communications Challenge

October 31   *   1:30 p.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

Peter Troast, Founder & CEO

Energy Circle - Portland, ME

 

404      Bust the Dust Mite Myth

October 31   *   1:30 p.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

Jeff May, IAQ Consultant

May Indoor Air Investigations - Tyngsborough, MA

405      Consequences of Poor Ventilation: Impact on

                     Impact on Physical and Mental Health

October 31   *   1:30 p.m.   *   Sponsor Presentation Room (Second Floor)

Nick Agopian
 

501      A Whirlwind Tour Through the Changes to Maine's Building Code

October 31  *   3:00 p.m.   *   Connecticut Room (Lobby Level)

Dick Lambert, Codes Enforcement Officer, Town of Saco, ME

Paul Demers, Codes Enforcement Officer, Town of Kennebunk, ME
 

502      The Benefits of Building Small

October 31   *   3:00 p.m.   *   Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Jim Bahoosh, Builder & Designer

Unity, ME

503      Cost-Effectively Deliver Healthier Homes

October 31   *   3:00 p.m.   *   New Hampshire (Lobby Level)

Karla Butterfield, Sustainability Director

Steven Winter Associates - Norwalk, CT

504      Testing Envelope Assemblies: Windows, Doors, Walls

October 31  *   3:00 p.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

Fred McKnight, P.E.

Turner Building Science & Design - Lyndonville, VT

505          Particle Behavior and Particle Counting in
                     Practical IAQ Applications

October 31  *   3:00 p.m.   *   Sponsor Training Room (second floor)

Thomas Grillo, Sales Manager

Particles Plus - Stoughton, MA

601          The Transmogrification of HVAC: How Passive House Ventilation is
                     Saving Energy and Improving IAQ

October 31   *   4:15 p.m.   *   Connecticut Room (Lobby Level)

Barry Stephens, HVAC Sales

Ventacity Systems, Inc. - Scarborough, ME

 

603      Home Performance in Infrared: A Beautiful But Dangerous Tool

 

October 31   *   4:15 p.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

Corbett Lunsford

Building Performance Workshop - Atlanta, GA

604      The Psychology of Indoor Air Quality

October 31   *   4:15 p.m.   *   Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Carl Grimes, CIEC

Hayward Score - Loveland, CO

701      Consider Surrogate Allergens for That Unsolved IAQ Mystery

November 1   *   8:30 a.m.   *   Connecticut Room (Lobby Level)

Jeff May, IAQ Consultant

May Indoor Air Investigations - Tyngsborough, MA 

 

702      Innovative Collaborations Help Vermonters Stay Healthy at Home

November 1   *   8:30 a.m.   *  Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Phoebe Howe, Program Manager

Efficiency Vermont - Burlington, VT 

 

703      Doing Better for Less.  R-30 Walls and Beyond:
                     High Performance, Less Cost - PART ONE

November 1   *   8:30 a.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

William A. Turner, P.E., Turner Building Science & Design - Harrison, ME

David Johnston, David Johnston & Co - Gorham, ME 

 

704      Retro Commissioning Case Study

November 1   *   8:30 a.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

Kristofer Anderson, P.E.

KG Anderson - Bath, ME

 

801      Eliminating Moisture:  Window Installations in
                     Exterior Insulated Walls

November 1   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Connecticut Room (Lobby Level)

Scott Tirrell, Architectural Consultant

Pella Corporation - Scarborough, ME

 

802      Air Cleaners, Air Purifiers, and Air Cleansing Process for
                     Reduction of Formaldehyde and VOCs

November 1   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Steve Froelicher, Analytical Chemist

Prism Analytical - Mt. Pleasant, MI

 

803      Doing Better for Less.  R-30 Walls and Beyond:
                     High Performance, Less Cost - PART TWO

November 1   *   10:00 a.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

William A. Turner, P.E., Turner Building Science & Design - Harrison, ME

David Johnston, David Johnston & Co - Gorham, ME 

 

804      Mummies and Castles and Coffins:  Ventilation Then and Now

November 1   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

Kurt Johnson, Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design and Installation (HRAI)

Fresh Air Ventilation Systems, Inc. - Lewiston, ME

805      Implications of the Northeastern Ductless Revolution

November 1   *   10:00 a.m.   *   Sponsor Presentation Room (second floor)

Dana Fischer, Area Manager (Maine & New Hampshire)

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC - Southborough, MA

900      Why the Housing Industry is Overdue for Disruption, and                    
                     the Role of High Performance Homes

November 1   *   11:15 a.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office

U.S. Department of Energy - Washington, D.C.

1001    A Whirlwind Tour Through the Changes to Maine's Building Code

October 31  *   1:30 p.m.   *   Connecticut Room (Lobby Level)

Dick Lambert, Codes Enforcement Officer, Town of Saco, ME

Paul Demers, Codes Enforcement Officer, Town of Kennebunk, ME

1002    Energy Grid of the Future

 

November 1   *   1:30 p.m.   *   Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

Fortunat Mueller, P.E.

ReVision Energy - South Portland, ME

 

1003    Pilot Community Health-Healthy Homes Evaluator Collaboration
                     to Improve Asthma and COPD

November 1   *   1:30 p.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

Larry Zarker, CEO

Building Performance Institute - Malta, NY

 

1004    Chemical Dependence:  Addiction to the Chemicals in
                     Building Materials Has a Price

November 1   *   1:30 p.m.   *   Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

Joe Medosch, Healthy Building Scientist

Hayward Score - Cumming, GA

 

1005    Bring IAQ & Health to Your Classroom AND Save Money

November 1   *   1:30 p.m.   *   Sponsor Presentation Room (second floor)

Barry Stephens, Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Ventacity Systems, Inc. - Scarborough, ME

 

1100    Mold School:  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mold

                     and Moisture in Buildings But Were Afraid to Ask

November 1   *   3:00 p.m.   *   New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

Bob Krell, CIEC, CMRS, NYS Licensed Mold Assessor

Syracuse, NY