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9:30 am-3:30 pm;registration 9:15 am;lunch served
AIA Connecticut, 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven, CT
5 HSW/SD hours
Sponsored by the AIA Connecticut Education Committee and generously sponsored by Swan Associates / DaikinMcQuay and Energize Connecticut.
9:30 am to 12 noon
Why Solar is Spreading Throughout Connecticut: Residential and Commercial Applications
Residential and commercial building owners are asking architects about solar options today more than ever before. Learn what has changed to increase PV Solar installations throughout the state and why people are looking into solar for new and existing buildings. This presentation will bring you up to date on the latest incentive programs available in Connecticut; show how the economics have changed dramatically to make solar more attractive than ever; and explain the differences between owning, leasing, and other “no money down” options. Lastly, we will look at the various installation options that will help architects creatively incorporate solar into their projects.
Presenter: Glenn Cucinell, manager of the Solar Energy Division, Encon Indoor Comfort and Energy Solutions. Glenn provides consultation in solar system design for commercial and residential building owners. He has over 8 years of experience in the solar industry with a wide variety of solar applications. Glenn obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, where he studied art and architecture.
1:00 to 3:30 pm
Advancements in Geothermal & Other HVAC Technologies
Thanks to federal tax credits and other incentives, geothermal and other high-performance HVAC systems are becoming main stream. Many building owners are now requesting geothermal when planning a residential or commercial project. However, because the many available options and the new advancements in high-efficiency HVAC are starting to make decisions much more difficult for owners, they are looking to their architects for guidance. This presentation will focus on some of the latest developments in high-efficiency HVAC systems. Attendees will learn about the pros and cons of such technologies as Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems, Co-generation, and the latest developments in geothermal technology. We will review case studies to see the actual results that are being achieved.
Presenter: Bill Valus, co-owner of Encon, a design-build, mechanical contracting and full service company. Bill holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Clarkson University and has specialized in the design of energy efficient HVAC systems for the past 25 years. He has extensive experience in the design, installation, and servicing of HVAC systems for both residential and commercial buildings.
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