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Zero Energy Homes
Webinar Series

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Register for courses ($69 each) and watch them at any time,
as often as you like, for 60 days


Learn the key strategies to design, build
and operate a zero energy home —
a home that produces as much energy as it uses.

Why Take Our Webinar Series?

  • Practical Education from the Experts:
    Presentations are by the staff of the Florida Solar Energy Center who have been conducting research leading to zero energy homes for over thirty years.
  • Earn Our Certificate: Attend ten of our Webinars and pass a brief quiz to receive our Certificate for Zero Energy Home Building.
  • Designed for You: This series is appropriate for builders, contractors, designers, educators, energy auditors, energy raters, engineers, perspective home buyers and utility representatives.

 

Color graph of energySmart home scale
DOE's EnergySmart Home Scale will be used to measure
the progress towards achieving a zero energy home.



Computer Requirements for Participation

  • A high speed internet connection (not dial-up)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or greater.
    Download the free software and learn what version you may currently have installed:
    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

  • A recent web browser (such as Firefox 3, Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Chrome, or Safari 4)
  • Working speakers or headphones so you can hear the presentation.



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12 items in Zero Energy Homes
Webinar Series

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ZEH: Defining a Zero Energy Green Home

Course 1: Why attempt a zero energy home? What are some of the costs and concerns? Review case studies of near-zero and zero energy homes and some of the key findings from each one.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: Designing a Zero Energy Green Home

Course 2: This course considers many design stage parameters, from solar orientation and shading to location of HVAC and renewable equipment, and material selection. Follow our case study through the design stage.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: ENERGY STAR® Water Heating Choices

Course 3: Learn how solar water heating systems, electric dedicated heat pump water heating and gas tankless systems work.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: Selecting Solar Water Heating for Zero Energy Green Homes

Course 4: Achieve renewable energy savings by providing solar water heating. Explore various types of solar water heating systems, typical savings and costs, and key features to specify based on climate and operation considerations.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: Selecting Windows and Walls for Zero Energy Green Homes

Course 5: Learn what matters when selecting windows and walls for your climate and your application. Our experts will tell you the energy savings you may expect and the important characteristics to look for when choosing windows and walls.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: Constructing Roofs and Attics for Zero Energy Green Homes

Course 6: Roof materials, attic insulation, duct location and radiant barrier systems are all covered in this Webinar. Make the right roofing system choice to reduce energy use in your home.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: HVAC Systems for Zero Energy Green Homes

Course 7: Learn the impact of correct sizing, duct layout and duct tightness. This course covers air circulation systems in conjunction with heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and gas furnaces.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: Selecting Appliances and Plug Loads for Zero Energy Green Homes

Course 8: Learn how to reduce energy by selecting ENERGY STAR® appliances and electronics, efficient pumps, ceiling fans, and minimizing lighting requirements.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: Sizing and Selecting Solar Electric Systems for Zero Energy Green Homes

Course 9: Learn how to size a solar photovoltaic system and the pros and cons of selecting different system types such as efficiency, durability and price.

Price: $69.00

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ZEH: Using Your Home Solar Electric System for Emergency Power

Course 10: This Webinar will explore how you can install your grid-connected solar system within code regulations to supply emergency power when the grid is down. The course includes a video visit to a home with such an installation.

Price: $69.00

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