BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 Post-Conference CEUs

Now that BuildingEnergy Boston 2021 is over, conference registrants can still earn CEUs by watching any of the session recordings below (that they did not already earn credits for during the live conference) and completing the accompanying quizzes.

We recommend answering quiz questions while you view the presentation: this is a test for understanding, not for memorization, but it is necessary to view the presentation in order to answer the questions.

  • For AIA, BPI, and MA CSL, we will report your credits for you.
  • For all other types, we will send you a certificate you can use to self-report your credits.
  • For MA CSL, you will need to view at least 4.5 hours of content to qualify for the packet of 4.5 credits.
  • For PHIUS and RESNET, you will need to view 3 sessions to earn a packet of 4.5 credits or 6 sessions for 9.0 credits.

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Sessions from Thursday, May 6, 2021
Session Title CEU Information
Achieving Performance Goals: Modular New vs. Retrofit Existing

Two very different projects – Oak Bluffs Town Hall and The Graphic Lofts – share a common goal to create a passive-house-inspired high-performance building. One building utilizes conventional construction techniques, the other building employs off-site construction strategies. These case studies...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Best Practices: Comparing Two Adjacent Multifamily Passive Houses

Beach Green Dunes I and Beach Green Dunes II are two of the largest multifamily Passive Houses in the country. They are adjacent to each other in the Rockaways in NY (in the flood zone) and were completed two years apart. Although they look almost identical, they are very different under the...

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
Mass. CSL 1.5 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Electrifying Hard-to-Heat Buildings

While there are established and feasible means to electrify space heating for many low heat load buildings like residential buildings, offices, and retail stores, all-electric solutions for high heat load buildings such as laboratories, research and development buildings, and hospitals continue...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Mass Timber Construction in the Northeast

The climate benefits of using timber are becoming better understood by owners committed to sustainability goals, but the procurement and implementation process still present challenges. Hear from practitioners from three newly constructed Mass Timber projects: the Dept. of Unemployment...

AIA 1.5 LU
Mass. CSL 1.5 hours Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Multifamily Humidity Control Problems: Muggy Mayhem

Multifamily buildings with good insulation, great windows, and decent ventilation systems – what's not to like? Unfortunately, over the past five years, we have received calls from multifamily building owners who are battling persistent summertime humidity problems. Comfort complaints, sweating...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Net Zero Single Family Remodel: Whys & Woes

This session details the design and construction challenges inherent in a net zero energy remodel and addition to a modest single family residence in Arlington, Massachusetts, completed in winter 2021. The project team sought practical, low cost, and reproducible solutions to meet project goals...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour​
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Project Management from Afar
Project management from a remote location is common to some and unfamiliar to others. For those previously unfamiliar, Covid-19 has accelerated the industry’s transformation towards remote management becoming the norm. For those with experience, there is always room for improvement to both...

AIA 1.5 LU
Mass. CSL 1.5 hours Business Practice
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Public Health & the Built Environment: Putting Research into Action

What factors contribute to optimizing human health both indoors and outdoors within the built environment? Creating equitable and healthy communities is a product of multi-level interventions in policy, places, and people. This panel discussion will feature Steven Winter’s Sustainability...

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Tracking the Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Your Energy Efficiency Measures: New Tools & Lessons Learned for Designers & Contractors

This session will share insights from three research projects focused on greenhouse gas impacts of efficiency-related measures. How does the choice of insulation materials in new construction affect the building’s carbon footprint? What do five years of weatherization data tell us about GHG...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Whose Role Is It Anyway? Understanding the Requirement of Diversity in the New Green Frontier

We recognize the need to diversify the sustainability industry, but how do we change the mostly white mostly male status quo? How do we create pathways to include underrepresented populations at the table? This session features women of color who will share strategies and opportunities for...

AIA 1.0 LU
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Business Practice
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Sessions from Friday, May 7, 2021
Session Title CEU Information
Case Study of a Low-Energy Multifamily Development: A Practical Discussion of Challenges & Success at The Flow Chelsea in NYC

This session features an in-depth review of an award-winning multi-family low energy (Passive House) building in New York City.  We will review the technical aspects of the building, from the components to the layout and finishes with the architect, discuss motivating factors and financial...

AIA 1.0 LU
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
Passive House Institute (PHI) 1.0 credit point
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

HFC Refrigerants in Heat Pumps: Regulatory Update & Emissions Analysis

SPONSORED BY DXS NEW ENGLAND

The need to electrify our built environment by integrating Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems is clear. Most ASHPs and VRF systems in the US use R-410A, a well-known class A1 HFC refrigerant. Previous NESEA sessions by JS...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Historic Buildings & Climate Change Mitigation: Case Study of a Low-Carbon Renovation

Retrofitting vacant and underutilized historic buildings to PHIUS standards leverages an existing building’s embodied carbon, which combined with low carbon and carbon storing materials, can transform our historic buildings into carbon sinks. With careful consideration, the Federal Historic Tax...

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
Mass. CSL 1.5 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Low-Carbon Concrete & Steel Structures
The carbon emissions associated with the production of concrete and steel are significant contributors to the climate crisis, but these materials will remain over the next decade when much of the greatest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions must be made to avoid the worst effects of climate...

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
Mass. CSL 1.5 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Modular vs. Stick-built: A Side-by-Side Comparison with Habitat for Humanity

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity, Simple City Studio, and VEIC present PV Habitat’s award-winning experiment in affordable net-zero housing. Using data from a recent build, PV Habitat compares build time, cost, and energy efficiency between modular and stick-built construction, focusing on...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Piloting, Scaling & Committing to Healthier Materials
When it comes to toxic chemicals, there is an urgent need for market transformation. Occupants, tradespeople, and fence line communities are being contaminated by the chemical manufacturing industry, which raises concerns about environmental racism and injustice. We can support these...

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
Mass. CSL 1.5 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Sheridan Small Homes: Affordable Passive Houses for In-Fill Development

Sheridan Small Homes is a project that originated in the classroom at the Rhode Island School of Design. The two passive house prototype student designs were created as a solution to increase affordable housing and make use of 200 undersized vacant lots in Providence, RI. The homes were funded...

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
Mass. CSL 1.5 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Single Family Retrofit to Passive House EnerPHit Standards

When an experienced builder does a whole-house upgrade of their own home, you know it’s going to be done right. When that builder is Jesper Kruse, owner of Maine Passive House, you know remarkable energy efficiency will be the outcome. And when that house is the one Kruse himself built 20 years...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
Passive House Institute (PHI) 1.0 credit point
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

The Proof is in the Project: Cost & Performance of Built Passive Multifamily

With many states incentivizing housing built to the Passive standard, everyone wants to know: are Passive-certified multifamily buildings really achieving better energy performance? The answer is yes. With many built multi-family passive projects throughout the Northeast, there are now multiple...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Today's Acceptable Ventilation is Unacceptable

Current ventilation standards are based on odor instead of health. One cannot smell healthy air. Ventilation standards disfavor air quality in smaller residences and multi-family dwellings while excessively ventilating larger homes. Ventilation impacts our health, cognition, sleep, and disease...

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Mass. CSL 1.0 hour Energy
4.5 credit-hour packets available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL