Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) and Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) will host a Residential Energy Workshop for area contractors, builders and anyone interested in residential energy issues.
The workshop will take place Saturday, October 27th at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus in Grand Marais. Sign-in and registration is from 7:30 – 8:00 with the workshop from 8:00 – 4:30. Lunch will be served. To register, call Higher Ed at 387-3411.
(Click on audio mp3 file above to hear an interview about the workshop with CCLEP coordinator Virginia Danfelt.)
Presenter Don Sivigny will cover residential energy issues that include ventilation and building science strategies, building durability, radon gas and an introduction to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Mr. Sivigny, MN State Energy Specialist since 2001 and Sr. Building Code Representative in the State Building Code unit, is known nationally for his work with building codes, building durability, air quality, energy and green building issues. He is a certified building official, licensed builder with MN, and HRAE certified in residential mechanical ventilation systems designs and installations. Sivigny has sat on the State Education Committee, the Annual Institute for Building Officials Committee, and the Board of Directors for the regional chapter of ICC. He was awarded the Russell Smith Educator of the year award in 2005 and has authored 2 books on energy issues and building energy codes and contributed to 6 other publications.
This workshop is part of the educational component of CCLEP’s Residential Energy Efficiency Program, REEP, and is made possible, in part, by a grant from Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT) and support from Cook County/Grand Marais EDA, Buck’s Hardware Hank, Isak Hansen Inc., Superior Lumber and Sports, and Sawtooth Lumber.