Giancarlo Tosi speaks about a revolutionary technology that is changing the way we cool our buildings.

Giancarlo Tosi speaks about a revolutionary technology that is changing the way we cool our buildings.

Giancarlo Tosi the Regional Manager of DADANCO offers a presentation on the use of radiant heating and cooling with active chilled beams. Over the past 150, periodically, we have experienced significant mechanical system changes and introductions into our buildings. These systems delivered, what has become our rigorous expectation, for both occupant comfort and convenience. Central Heating, Indoor Plumbing, Electric Light, Ventilation, and of course Space Cooling. All have enormously improved our indoor experiences, the place where we spend 90% of our time. It has, of course, come at a cost. An acceptable financial one, but also one that was first not understood, but now of course is ---the negative impact on our climate. Mr. Tosi’s presentation is about a revolutionary technology that is changing the way in which we cool our buildings while at the same time spectacularly reducing the energy usage of what is one of our principle building loads ---Space Cooling. Presentation Slides https://youtu.be/UlgZ-5fUQSA Links DADANCO...
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Alison Moynihan presents her hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry

Alison Moynihan presents her hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry

Everyone wants to invent an easier, cheaper, higher quality way to build; and panelized or modularized construction looks like it has the potential to provide that dream. Unfortunately, like most inventions, it is not the idea that is powerful it is the details (and the people) that actually make it work. Panelized or modularized construction comes in hundreds of different forms and offers a lot of potential benefits, but it also has its difficulties. This is an attempt to clarify what the challenges are and what some of the current systems really offer. Alison is currently a Project Manager, Energy Consultant and Assistant Structural Designer for Foard Panel. Alison is a certified energy geek with a specialty in Structural Insulated Panels and a passion for finding practical and sustainable solutions for building design problems. Alison lives in Keene, NH in a terribly inefficient 19th century brick apartment building and dreams of knowing enough to help build a "good enough" building. Links Foard Panel Presentation...
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Jaron Vos presents on installing windows in insulated walls

Jaron Vos presents on installing windows in insulated walls

Fenestration openings are a critical component of the building envelope, especially in today's sustainable, energy-efficient buildings. Join us to discuss the impact of exterior insulation on fenestration installation design. Jaron Vos is the manager of the Architectural Solutions team at Pella Corporation, one of the nation’s top manufacturers of windows and doors. Jaron leverages his education in construction engineering and 16 years of experience as he leads Pella’s team of Architects, engineers and technicians responsible for solving fenestration application problems for Pella’s customers.  Links Pella Windows & Doors Presentation Video https://youtu.be/yV61h4bgZes...
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Gregory Garrison presents on the integration of solar in the residential energy sector

Gregory Garrison presents on the integration of solar in the residential energy sector

Gregory Garrison is a successful entrepreneur and, by his own admission, a reformed capitalist. Most recently, after years of high consumption and recognizing its direct impact on our environment, he has committed himself to policy discussions designed to advance clean energy initiatives.  Mr. Garrison is the owner and president of Northeast Solar Design in Hatfield, MA and serves on a variety of boards whose objectives are to stimulate job growth and the emerging green economy.  His presentation is about the benefits of solar and distributed generation into the residential energy sector  Links Northeast Solar Design Presentation Video https://youtu.be/2mZPuLtMxV0...
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Lisa Clausen & Stephanie Stevens present on women in the construction industry

Lisa Clausen & Stephanie Stevens present on women in the construction industry

NECLMP is a joint partnership of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (28,000 union carpenters) and the over 1,500 Contractors who are signed to use union carpenters in New England. Through her work with the Carpenters, Lisa Clausen is a part of the Northeast Center of Tradeswomen Equity, a non-profit organization helping women find work in the construction trades. More info on NCTE can be found at www.buildalifema.org. Ms. Clausen has worked for NECLMP for several years recruiting women and people of color to the field and working with owners of construction work to require diversity of their construction crews. She has also worked extensively on policy campaigns at the municipal levels that support the use of responsible contracting, diversity in construction, and protect against wage theft Stephanie Stephens is a 3rd year carpenters apprentice in Local 336. Ms. Stephens grew up in the Springfield area, joined the army at seventeen and served for three years, including two combat deployments to...
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