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Resilient Remodeling - 3rd Offering

Tags: SEICBP, Train Green, contractors

Course Description

In this 90-minute webinar, builders Matt Kulp and Nicole Tysvaer of Symbi Homes will share the key components of their Resilient Remodeling approach which integrates building science and home performance principles within a home renovation project.  Presenters will share case studies, breakdown the most critical energy-efficient upgrades, and discuss cost vs benefits.  The course will highlight pathways for contractors to prepare themselves for increasingly stringent “net-zero” codes across the DC region.  The course will also offer tips for how to market home performance upgrades to homeowners and architects, including information on financial incentives such as federal rebate programs.

Learning Objectives

Why Remodel for Resilience?

  1. Climate & Economic Demand
  2. Building Science 101
  3. Homeowner Benefits: Wellness, Energy-Efficiency, Technology
  4. Contractor Benefits: Durability, Competitive Advantage, Future Code Compliant, additional Support

Resilient Remodeling Defined

  1. The home as a system
  2. Diagnostics: Energy Audit
  3. Performance Based: Energy Modeling
  4. Certification Standards
  5. Green Rater Inspections

Case Study 1. Regeneration House (Hyattsville, MD)

  1. Project Description
  2. Sustainability Upgrades
  3. Budget
  4. Outcomes          

Case Study 2. Corcoran St, NW (Washington, DC)

  1. Project Description
  2. Sustainability Upgrades
  3. Policy Opportunities and Challenges
  4. Outcomes

Preparing Your Remodeling Business for a Net Zero Future

  1. Training and Professional Development
  2. Tracking IRA Incentives
  3. Pursuing Certifications, Collaborating with a Green Rater

Marketing Resilience

  1. Homeowner Incentives
  2. Recruiting Architects


Provider: Energy Shrink

Instructor: Nicole Tysvaer, PhD, LEED AP, Co-Founder and CEO, SYMBI HOMES

Course type: Live virtual, 90-minute webinar

Prerequisites: Recommended for residential construction professionals with at least five (5) years of experience in the field.

Course date(s):  Saturday, September 16th, 2023 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Registration deadline: September 13th, 2023 at 5:00PM - 30 seats available 

Time commitment:  1.5 hours

Exam/record of completion: Certificate of Completion


All training and certification courses are offered at no cost to participants on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the time commitment for this course, registrants will only be allowed to signup for this course if they are not registered for any other courses through the DCSEU that present a time conflict (unless that course is self-paced).This program is designed to expand the local green workforce and local business opportunities.

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