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RESNET Webinar #1: Free Appraisal Resources that Add Credibility (May 1, 2020)

This session provides a basic understanding of a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating. HERS ratings are provided to all successful participants in Efficiency Vermont’s Residential New Construction Service and are often used to document compliance with Vermont’s Residential Building Energy Standards (Vermont’s energy code). This session will explain the basics of the HERS rating, how long it has been around, and why it was developed for the mortgage industry. When you finish this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic reference home compared to the HERS rating
  • Explain the three types of HERS ratings
  • Find the public database to verify the HERS rating
  • Explore the RESNET Appraisal Portal

These four objectives are extremely important and will give appraisers confidence in finding. using, and explaining HERS ratings. Real estate agents will gain useful tips for listing homes with good HERS rating.

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Efficiency Vermont Advanced Wood Heating Program Training 2018

Curious about some of the advances in Advanced Wood Heat? Then check out this new webinar by Jake Marin of Efficiency Vermont. In this 13 minute presentation, Jake covers the principles of advanced wood heat and the various services, rebates and offers that exist to help with promoting these technologies.

In addition to the webinar,take a look at some of the custom rebates that Efficiency Vermont is currently offering.

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Heat Pump Water Heater Training Video

Watch our Heat Pump Water Heater online training video for an introduction to heat pump water heaters, including proper installation techniques, why this technology is in such demand and how to manage customer expectations.

To become a Heat Pump Water Heater member contractor of the Efficiency Excellence Network, you must first watch this training and then take this quiz to test your knowledge on heat pump water heaters.

Business Energy Loan Video

Watch our Business Energy Loan online tutorial video for an introduction to the Business Energy Loan, including eligibility requirements, loan processing details and how to manage customer expectations.

To receive 0.5 professional credits for this training, you must first watch this tutorial video and then take this quiz to test your knowledge on the Business Energy Loan.

Controlled Environment Agriculture Video

This course will provide a basic understanding of light energy used for plant growth. The content includes VT agriculture market information, technical metrics and definitions, and tips to designing a space using efficient LED grow lights. It will also review the rebates and support available through Efficiency Vermont. The course is recorded by Lauren Morlino, an Emerging Technologies & Services Manager at Efficiency Vermont. Lauren has presented at the DesignLights Consortium Stakeholder Meeting, Better Buildings by Design, the Vermont Development Conference, HortiCann Light + Tech, and Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions conferences about efficient grow lighting and grower-centric program design.

To receive 0.5 EEN credits for this training, you must first watch this presentation and then take this quiz to test your knowledge.

Ducted Heat Pump Design Video

Throughout much of the country, ducted systems are the preferred way to distribute heating and cooling. Ducted distribution also provides humidity control, ventilation, filtration and more. In Vermont many building owners are curious about adding a ducted heat pump to an existing duct system or using a ducted heat pump in new construction and getting the proper air flow out of the ducts is crucial to the success of these systems. This training covers duct design concepts and tips for installing duct systems that deliver on the promise of comfort. We’ll cover some of the fundamentals outlined in ACCA Manual D duct design, best practice for integrating ventilation, system designs for small spaces, simplified duct systems and much more.

To receive 2 EEN credits for this training, you must first watch this presentation and then take this quiz to test your knowledge.

Healthy Homes Program Video

The EEN Healthy Home Program Procedure training is intended for current Efficiency Excellence Network Home Performance contractors with a BPI Healthy Home Evaluator certification to be onboarded into Efficiency Vermont’s Healthy Home Program. If you would like more information on how to obtain the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator Certification or need access to the Healthy Home Playbook or Training Manual, please contact healthyhomes@efficiencyvermont.com.

To receive 0.5 EEN credits for this training, you must first watch this presentation and then take this quiz to test your knowledge.

Drain Water Recovery Training Video

Water heating comprises a large portion of the total household energy use, learn how to recover energy that’s going down the drain every time you use hot water. Drain water heat recovery devices capture the energy from hot water going down the drain and use it to preheat water feeding the hot water heater. Learn how to maximize the potential of this device by using it as part of a whole house water heating system and using equal flow plumbing to achieve peak efficiency.

To receive 0.5 EEN credits for this training, you must first watch this presentation and then take this quiz to test your knowledge.

 
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