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“It wasn’t exactly as we planned. However, RaterFest! 2013 may well be the most memorable RaterFest ever, if for no better reason than the “biblical” level of flooding that our locale received starting Thursday morning, the kickoff day for the event. We were supposed to be at a super lovely place in the mountains…” READ MORE
Bill Spohn of TruTech Tools took the stage next, and we had the world premiere of the TruTech Airflow trainer. Bill guided the audience through a detailed and fascinating discussion of the right and wrong, the true and false of airflow testing and then entertained a mob of folks around the trainer. Awesome!
We’re getting excited and it’s still months away, but only a few months!
Find out more here: www.affordablecomfort.org/national.2013
Meet Us at The Cross Roads –NOW OFFERING BPI CEUs
NATE and NORA CEUs pending
July, 11 – 14 for the
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Brecksville, OH
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YOU are at the center of a fast changing and growing industry. The goal of this conference is to give you a new perspective on how your business can grow and profit from learning the common factors, differences and opportunities for synergies available in our market segments. We have assembled an elite team of educators, industry experts and consultants from HVAC, Weatherization, Utility and Standards Development to offer their expertise.
Hap Haven – Newly inducted into the BPI Hall of Fame, Hap is a master educator in the home performance industry and the pioneer of the “home as a system” approach to home performance. He is founder and principal of U.S. Green Home and has been a national leader in the field of energy education for 30 years.
Jim Bergmann – Recognized as The News/ARI Instructor of the Year, Jim is an award winning HVAC Instructor who specializes in service and system commissioning. He has had major influence on product developers and contractors via his consulting, training and technical writing. He is co-owner and Chief Technology Officer at TruTech Tools.
Buck Taylor – As a Principal at ROLTAY, Inc., Buck has designed and administered residential HVAC tune-up and retrofit programs for several utilities. He provides consulting and training in the application of advanced diagnostic tools used in total performance testing and commissioning of HVAC systems. Buck developed the powerful Get-Cool HVAC Analyzer and Manual S calculators. He also consults for the EPA HVAC, Massachusetts COOL SMART, CL&P/UI Residential Tune-up programs, and participates in NATE’s certification and ACCA/ANSI standard committees.
Eurihea Speciale – Principal at Building Efficiency Resources LLC, Eurihea was elected to both RESNET and NEHERS Board of Directors, He is well known in the industry for his work as the HERS Manager and Quality Assurance Director at Southface Energy Institute. His primary focus is on building performance, including high efficiency and green buildings.
Value Packed Sessions
Lectures, hands on lab sessions, discussions and opportunities for networking ensure your experience will be productive from start to finish. Whether you choose to attend the full conference or the one or two day sessions, you will be receive timely and valuable information.
Retrotec presents: Duct and Envelope (Blower Door) Training (6 BPI CEUs)
Learn the principles behind Envelope (Blower Door) and Duct tightness testing. The training is divided into 3 main sections- Understanding the- Digital manometer (gauge), the fan (blower door) and the duct tightness tester. Training will focus on Retrotec products, including references to other brands. Attendees will come away with a solid understanding of how to operate the equipment in the context of their work.
Hands On with Blower Doors and Duct Testers (3 BPI CEUs)
RETROTEC’s unique house and duct simulators and detailed training aids allow anyone from novice level to the most experienced to take away an enhanced understanding of pressure testing physics.
Train the Trainer on Blower Doors and Duct Testers– For Educators Only: (4 BPI CEUs)
FREE -Educators with experience in blower door and duct testing will gain new insight in how to convey the principles of pressure testing physics. The training is not specific to any particular manufacturer. Educators will receive access to free training materials that may immediately be put into use. This session is focused on breaking down the way blower door and duct testing is taught to allow students to understand the mechanics behind the application of the tools.
Kick Off The Cross Roads Conference (1.25 BPI CEUs)
The Crossroads: Where do we go from here? Insights from four major sectors: HVACR, BPI, RESNET and Utility based programs. Featured speakers include Jim Bergmann, Hap Haven, Eurihea Speciale, and Buck Taylor.
Educational Seminars (BPI CEUs pending)
TruTech Tools’ industry and manufacturing partners present workshops on the application of diagnostic testing tools, equipment and procedures.
Energy Savings thru A/C Tune Ups Presentation (3 BPI CEUs) & Hands On Lab (3 BPI CEUs)
Presented by Jim Bergmann and Buck Taylor
We will discuss energy savings and performance issues surrounding A/C and heat pump equipment. Energy Auditors will learn simple means to evaluate system performance. Contractors will learn a process to thoroughly evaluate A/C systems to reduce cooling bills – contractors in utility based programs have used these methods to reduce consumption 30-40%.
Choose The Events That are Right for You!
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Group Discounts apply when registering more than one individual from the same company for the same events.
FOUR FULL CONFERENCE DAYS UNDER $375
Or Register for Specific Sessions
Duct & Envelope (Blower Door) Training – $125.00
Heating and Combustion Presentation – $99
Fee for Optional Heating Lab $25 <<SPACE VERY LIMITED
A/C and AirFlow Presentation – $99
Fee for Optional A/C Lab $25 <<-REGISTRATION CLOSED
Educators Only – Take advantage of our FREE Train the Trainer Session on Tuesday afternoon
Complimentary continental breakfast and box lunch provided daily to all registered participants.
Have a question about the eXpo? Please contact us at:
phone: Bill Spohn at 412 721 5544
Interested in participating as an exhibitor at the eXpo?
ALL EXHIBIT SPACES HAVE BEEN FILLED
Please contact: Bill Spohn at 412 721 5544
Exhibitor Fee $250 – includes table, admission for two and presentation opportunity
TruTech Tools believes a sign of a true technician is the quality of their tools and their ability to use them. Beyond owning the best test equipment, we want you to know how, when, and where to use it. We believe a trained user makes a better customer and a trained employee is more confident and valuable to the employer. We look to serving your needs for the best testing equipment available for Energy Auditors, HVAC/R Technicians, Building Performance Contractors and Home Inspectors.