Ongoing

Deep Boreholes in Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices

Online
Free

Factors such as space limitations are forcing engineers to utilize deep boreholes to meet design requirements for ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems. In such cases, hydrostatic pressures must be considered to ensure successful installation can take place. This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation.

Who should enroll? Geothermal system designers, but particularly architects and engineers involved in commercial system design. You'll get access to the lecture video, an Excel calculator, and additional resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of deep bore design
  • Review current industry trends
  • Learn how to calculate and evaluate internal versus external hydrostatic pressures exerted on a system.
  • Determine the critical design factor, pipe burst or pipe collapse, and learn steps to avoid issues altogether.

This course was developed by the team at GeoPro, GeoConnections, and Dandelion.

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Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) - Office Hours with Efficiency Vermont

Online
Free

Are you getting started on a residential new construction building, or significant existing home renovations? Do you have questions on which building energy standards apply? Efficiency Vermont experts are here to answer your questions about the Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES) or "energy code" for short.

The third Wednesday of the month from noon - 1:00 pm, join our monthly RBES - Efficiency Vermont Office Hours for assistance with RBES requirements and options available to meet energy code for your project. Our building experts will help work through questions. Anything from general to project specific is welcomed! If you're unable to join the office hours, you can direct your RBES questions to the Energy Code Assistance Center: 855-887-0673. If you have Office Hours questions or challenges joining the call please contact Bryn Oakleaf at [email protected].

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Women's Small Business: Financial Empowerment - 7 class/6 month course

Online
Free

***Register by July 15th for the class.*** Free online class that equips women and gender-expansive individuals who own or are starting a business with the tools, skills, and resources needed to build a strong, resilient business. Registration is for the entire class. The class sessions build upon each other and there is an expectation that participants will make an effort to attend all of the sessions.

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Why Passive House? The inside scoop with Ken Levenson

Online
Free

Four opportunities to learn the logic, the principles, the history, and the new frontiers of the Passive House. Find out how Passive House can change the way you think and work with buildings – how you can make radical decarbonization and affordable high-performance a given. This program will be offered on the following dates:  

  • Sept 9, 2022 | 12 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Oct 14, 2022 | 12 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Nov 11, 2022 | 12 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Dec 9, 2022 | 12 pm - 1:00 pm
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Phius Certified Builder Training & Exam

Online
$1,550

Includes: 8 hours of self-directed study; 24 hours of live virtual training (8 "3-hour" days); and CPHB Exam

You will receive access to the online resources 3 weeks before the course begins. If you register less than 2 weeks before the course begins, you will receive access within 24 hours. Approximately 8 hours of independent, self-paced, pre-course work is required before the live sessions. Registration includes enrollment in the CPHB Certification Exam. The exam must be uploaded to the training site within 4 weeks of the exam opening.

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Get to know Enertech's Air to Water Heat Pumps

Efficiency Vermont office, 20 Winooski Falls Way, 5th Floor, Winooski 05404
Free

Learn why Enertech is the best choice for an Air to Water (AtW) heat pump in Vermont. This technically rich presentation has limited seating so reserve your space today! Enertech's AtW heat pumps are excellent in low temp operations featuring built-in backup options in a high-quality, extremely quiet American made product. This course covers sales advantages, install techniques, product advantages and detailed product overview of incentive eligible AtW systems.

  • Contractor advantages to using our product: Easier Install
  • Sales and end user advantages, Quieter more efficient operation
  • Engineer advantages - streamlined offering less confusion when designing a system.

This training will be held in-person at the Efficiency Vermont offices in Winooski. Parking is available on the street or in the parking garage on Cascade Way.

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International Ground Source Heat Pump Association Annual Conference

Nevada Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
See website for details

The annual IGSHPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV brings together industry partners, suppliers and skilled trades contractors from around the US and beyond. Attendees with enjoy a variety of workshops spanning across three days, and a chance to meet leaders in the geothermal market. Conference program can be found here.   

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Energy Efficiency Policy Forum

The National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
Early Bird rate $175 if registering between9/28 – 11/7; Regular rate $250 if registering between 11/8 – 12/8

The 2022 Energy Efficiency Policy Forum will bring together stakeholders from the federal government, states, industry, and the advocacy community to talk about how all of this landmark legislation and regulation gets implemented—a big job considering that that the two bills represent more than $100 billion in new funding for programs that improve energy efficiency. We will also look to the future as our panelists discuss what is coming up on the administration’s regulatory agenda and what kind of action we can expect for energy efficiency in the next Congress. 9:00 – 9:30 AM Morning Coffee Social 9:30 – 10:30 AM Welcome & Opening Plenary 10:30 – 10:45 AM Networking Break 10:45 – 12:45 PM SESSION 1: Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act 12:45 – 2:00 PM Lunch & KEYNOTE: Climate Goals & Energy Landscape 2:00 – 3:30 PM SESSION 2: Executive Actions 3:30 – 3:45 PM Networking Break 3:45 – 5:15 PM SESSION 3: Next Congress 5:15 – 6:00 PM Closing Reception

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Impacts of Building Electrification in Vermont

Online
Free

Please join the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) for a webinar and interactive Q&A about the impacts of building electrification in Vermont. This webinar features two presentations on Vermont’s energy portfolio, environmental considerations of heating with different technologies as well as life cycle comparison of fossil fuel vs. heat pumps.

Speakers Steve O'Malley and Mary Jane Poynter explore the following questions: Where does Vermont's electricity come from? What are the environmental considerations for choosing between fossil fuel and all electric Air Source Heat Pump heating systems? How does these choices affect Vermont’s goals and policies regarding electrification and greenhouse gas emissions?

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Designing with Direct Current and Low-Voltage Lighting 1 /LU

Online
Free

Join us for an overview of low-voltage lighting design and how to apply it to various industries. Learn to: identify the differences between AC, DC, and low voltage, overcome common misconceptions about low voltage, incorporate low-voltage design flexibility and creativity, explore lighting benefits and industry applications. Attendance is reported to AIA and all attendees receive a certificate of completion. Upon completion of the educational portion, attendees may choose to stay for a 15-minute introduction to LANTANA lighting solutions.

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Westinghouse Product and Installation Training

Online
Free

Introduction to the Westinghouse Mini-Split products. The session will provide details on the products available as well as a guide to installing the equipment.

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Cracking the Success Code (1.5 BPI credits)

Online
The cost is $50 for all others, including BPI Certified Professionals who do not fall into the above categories.

This session will discuss the success code for any organization, no matter your definition of success is. We will define the “code” - method, system of organizational success and discipline. Learn what every leader needs to know to lead their organization to success. Learn the success code. Learn what leadership judgements must be followed to achieve our desired success. All BPI Certified Professionals can earn 1.5 CEUs by attending.

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Building Design for Electrical Grid Integration and Microgrid Management

Online
Free

‘Net Zero’ addresses “how much” but on its own does not address two key concepts that further reduce operational emissions and facilitate grid decarbonization: Low Peak Loads & Timing of Energy Use therefore, the need for Grid-Interactive Efficient Building.

ZOOM LINK HERE https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81658448672?pwd=WE8vZE5YMVQwUUVoSGNqQWZ5T3ZWUT09 Meeting ID: 816 5844 8672 Passcode: 913947

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Designing with Direct Current and Low-Voltage Lighting 1 /LU

Online
Free

Join us for an overview of low-voltage lighting design and how to apply it to various industries. Learning to identify the differences between AC, DC, and low voltage, overcome common misconceptions about low voltage, incorporate low-voltage design flexibility and creativity , explore lighting benefits and industry applications. Attendance is reported to AIA and all attendees receive a certificate of completion. Upon completion of the educational portion, attendees may choose to stay for a 15-minute introduction to LANTANA lighting solutions.

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Type S Electrical Test Preparation

2 Educational Drive, Suite 200, Essex Junction, VT 05452
$650

The 30 hour SkillTech Type S Electrical Prep course helps you study and prepare to take the certification exam required for Type S Electrical licensure.

This course is approved for 8 hours of required continuing education for A1 (automatic gas/oil heating) and C3 (refrigeration or air conditioning) licenses. It does not meet or replace the initial licensure requirements defined by the Electrical Board and the Department of Fire Safety and does not replace the requirements listed on the Electricians’ License Application Instructions. (Contact the Department of Fire Safety if you have questions about those requirements.)

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National Electrical Code Update

North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave., Newport, Vermont 05855
Type S License can attend Day 1 for $145, Full course is $245

Calling all licensed electricians: earn your required 15 hours of board-approved code instruction locally! This class incorporates the International Association of Electrical Inspectors’ changes to the 2023 NEC program as well as Mike Holt’s Code Changes and is appropriate for those with licenses in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Those with Type S special licenses can attend day one of this class for their 8 hours of approved training for a reduced tuition of $145. New Hampshire electrical inspector Ken Vallery leads this class, bringing a sense of humor and real-world experience from his 30+ years in the field.