Class Schedule

10AM:
Classroom 1, Beginner Level
* NHSaves Button Up Workshop,  
Ted Stiles, Plymouth Area Renewable Energy
Improve the energy efficiency of your home and learn about air sealing, insulation, energy audits and incentives from NH’s energy utilities.

Classroom 2, Mid-Level
* LED Lighting for our homes,
Travis Boucher, Leading Edge Design Group
Learn about the energy efficiency of LED as well as the color (warmth) and lumens (brightness). How to choose an LED for the task.

Classroom 3, Advanced Level
* Living Off-Grid,  
A panel, moderated by Anita Gonzalez, Energy Emporium
Are you thinking about cutting your ties to the Utility Grid? Come to this session to hear from those living off-grid. Panelists include: Pierre-Paul Lavoie, Patricia Greene, Annika Munholand, Karl Rosengrant.
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11AM:
Classroom 1, Beginner Level
* NHSaves Button Up Workshop,
 Ted Stiles, Continuation from 10AM class.

Classroom 2, Mid-Level
* Today’s High Efficiency Heating Systems,
Rob Stenger, Simple Energy
Learn about cold climate heat pumps, bio-blended heating oil, hydro-air systems, condensing propane, and hybrid water heating.

Classroom 3, Advanced Level
* Batteries and the Grid,
Clifton Below, Lebanon City Councilor
Learn about how batteries can provide back up for our homes and can address peak demand problems for our Utilities. Hear about the Liberty-Battery program coming to NH.
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12:15PM:  Keynote (cafeteria), “A Tipping Point for the Energy Transition: From Early Adoption to Systemic Transformation”, Henry Herndon, NHSEA
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1PM:
Classroom 1, Beginner Level
* Solar PV 101,
Craig Cadieux, ReVision
Introduction to solar electric systems including the major components: Solar panels, inverters, mounting systems and how shade analysis, siting and sizing are determined for a typical home.

Classroom 2, Mid-Level
* Weatherize Techniques,
Paige Heverly, Vital Communities
Explore weatherization ideas and techniques from lessons learned through the Weatherize Upper Valley program.


Classroom 3, Advanced Level
* Net-Zero Energy Building Construction,
Ethan Cole, Earthshare Construction and Dan Haedrich, Back Tilt Studio
Learn about the difference between building to NH code, to EnergyStar level, and the more advanced level required for Net-Zero Energy Building.
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2PM:
Classroom 1, Beginner Level
* Real Estate: Valuing your Energy Upgrades,
Dick DuMez, Four Seasons Sothebys, Paige Heverly, Vital Communities
Now that you’ve buttoned up your home and added solar, have you increased the value? Will someone pay more for your home when you are ready to sell?


Classroom 2, Mid-Level
* Electrify Everything!
Kim Quirk, Energy Emporium and Jamie Hess, Kearsarge Climate Action
Explore how much energy we use for our homes, heating, hot water and transportation and why many people are converting as much as possible to electricity.


Classroom 3, Advanced Level
* Advanced Topics in Solar,
Bill Bender, Solaflect Energy
Learn about newest advances in solar PV. Ask your questions about power optimizers, grid smart inverters, adding batteries to your solar array, energy monitoring devices and/or battery technologies.