This brief tutorial will cover the differences between the Smart Start Buildings and Pay for Performance Programs, to help you determine the appropriate program to pursue based on the specific needs of your project.
The training begins with a high-level overview of the how the program works, and takes a look at the deliverables that are expected of Program Partners, including the development of the Energy Reduction Plan. The training then delves into the technical requirements of the program by providing a look at building energy modeling requirements, installation requirements, and post-construction benchmarking. Partners are also required to take and pass two assessments against the training material to complete the course.
This course describes and demonstrates the Combustion Safety Test Procedure for Vented Appliances using the Building Performance Institute's Technical Standards for the Building Analyst Professional.
This course will provide a complete walk through of the Pay for
Performance New Construction program, which includes the most recent
updates to the Program from previous iterations. This training is only
available to approved Program Partners of the Pay for Performance
Program. The course will provide a thorough overview of each section of
the Program Guidelines. It will begin with a brief introduction
to Pay for Performance, and it will provide an overview of the Program
Guidelines and General Requirements of the Program. It will cover the
development of the Proposed Energy Reduction Plan, Building Simulation
requirements, and the Installation/As-Built Energy Reduction Plan. The
training will conclude with lessons covering the Commissioning process,
Post-Construction Performance Evaluation, and it will wrap up with Next
Steps for Program Partners as they begin participating in P4P New
This course will provide a complete walk-through of the Direct Install
program, which includes the most recent updates to the program from
previous iterations. This training is only available for approved
Program Partners of the Direct Install program. The training begins with
a high-level overview of the how the program works, and then takes a
step by step view of the work process as well as program codes of
conduct, budget management and program reporting requirements. The
training then provides an overview of the Energy Assessment Tool or EAT,
including a review of all the major input categories. After viewing the course content, partners
are required to take and pass an assessment on the training material.
This brief course will cover some best-practice methods for verifying that your calculations for Manual J and S are as accurate as possible, based on issues that are commonly encountered when completing the necessary calculations.
This training presents the framework of the Zero Energy Ready Homes program and its components. There are many details and specifications that are involved in the design and construction of a Zero Energy Ready Home.