Built Green Conference: September 13

Built Green Conference: September 13

Each year, the Built Green Conference beckons the brightest and best in green building from across the Northwest and Mighty Energy Solutions is honored to sponsor this great event once again. Attendees receive valuable, cutting-edge information on green building and sustainability through an array of immersive topics. From building science to policy, from post-occupancy research to discussions on equity, affordability, and community issues and more, the full-day conference offers education and insight for all. We look forward to seeing you there!

September 13, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Register Here

Lynwood Convention Center | 3711 196th Street S.W. Lynnwood, WA 98036

We’re Especially Looking Forward to these Sessions:

portrait of Vien Truong

9:00 AM – Keynote from Vien Truong – This year’s keynote speaker is Vien Truong, one of the country’s foremost policy experts and strategists on building an equitable green economy. She serves as CEO of the Dream Corps, and leads Green For All, a national initiative that puts communities of color at the forefront of the climate movement and equality at the center of environmental solutions.

Vien has developed numerous energy, environmental, transportation, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels. She has advised on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs – including helping to create the biggest fund in history for low income communities.

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Development and Displacement: A Discussion on Equitable Social Impacts

Not only does displacement have negative environmental impacts as it contributes to sprawl, but it has major social ramifications as well. People who were previously rooted in their community are having to leave and this separation is painful and unhealthy both for individuals and communities. At the same time, as a region with a rapidly growing population, we must accommodate more people in urban areas. How do we develop while minimizing displacement? This discussion will grapple with this complex question, as panelists talk about creative ideas to maximize both social and environmental good through affordable housing, robust communities, and innovative policy.

panelists for conference session

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Mayor’s Forum on Green Building

We often hear about Seattle policy, but some smaller cities in our region have taken large steps to support green building too. Did you know that Kirkland was a leader in expediting permits for green building? Or that all development in the Issaquah Highlands had to be certified to green building standards? Or that Arlington allows more height for green or affordable buildings in its downtown?

The mayors from these three cities will share information about the green building successes that have been achieved in their cities and what visions they have for the future. Come learn what these cities have planned for green development and how you can contribute to their progress.

Shift Building Symposium: May 30th

Shift Building Symposium: May 30th

Are you designing, engineering, or building high performance buildings? Are you looking to live or work in an environment with fresh clean air and hot water? Are you interested in how high performance building is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy one building at a time? If so, please join as at the ShiftBuilding Symposium on May 30, 2018 at UW-Bothell!

Mighty Energy is proud to sponsor ShiftBuilding and help bring professionals together to share and learn about new applications that heat, clean air, and warm water more efficiently than ever before. Learn what these systems are doing to the building market today and where to find them.

Featured speakers Shawn Oram and Skander Spies will present Professional Development Hour sessions and workshop tracks with industry representatives who will connect you with information about products for high performance construction. You’ll also hear case studies from these experts and connect with UW students graduating into the mechanical engineering field. The event begins with a networking lunch with trade associations and additional partners.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

UW Bothell & Cascadia College, Mobius Hall

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Reducing the Cost of Ductless Heat Pumps

Reducing the Cost of Ductless Heat Pumps

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance recently published new research on the market saturation of ductless heat pumps (DHPs). They found that consumers are mostly motivated by the significant energy savings (up to 50%) that heat pumps offer. However, the study findings also show that one of the most prohibitive factors to installing this energy-saving technology is the high cost of installation. You can read the full study here.

Lowering the cost of a DHP install can be as simple as reducing the number of heads needed in a home. This can be done by adding supplemental heat source that is distinct from the DHP system. Often, the lowest cost, most efficient way to do this is with infrared radiant heat. Contact us for more information on how radiant heat can complement your ductless system!

Mighty Energy Session at Built Green Conference: 9/14

Mighty Energy Session at Built Green Conference: 9/14

Mighty Energy is proud to sponsor this year’s Built Green Conference on September 14th! A great way to end the summer, this event brings together professionals throughout the green building industry. The day includes sessions, speakers, and boundless opportunities to learn and connect with others excited about sustainability. This year’s keynote speaker, Alan Durning of the Sightline Institute, will discuss the intersections of green building, affordability, equity, and building policy/zoning. We’re also excited to announce that Mighty Energy will be hosting a conference session this year!

Heat – It’s Not Just Your Grandfather’s Forced Air Anymore!

This will be an interactive panel discussion on various types of efficient heat and their applications, moderated by our very own, Laura Elfline. From infrared on your ceiling, to radiant floors and heat pumps, industry experts will discuss the best solutions for many situations:

Is a heat pump really the most efficient heat source? Is it cost effective to put radiant floors in remodels? Why put heaters on the ceiling if hot air rises? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, this session is for you! Our region has a goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. To accomplish this goal we need to complete multitudes of deep green energy new construction and retrofits in our existing residential and commercial building stock. Heating systems are a major factor when it comes to green construction and retrofits, and builders and designers need to stay abreast of the best energy efficient solutions for different situations. Eco-friendly heating solutions are not one-size-fits-all. Remodels often require a completely different heating system from newly-built homes, which are in turn, fully distinct from multi-family projects. In an expert panel compromised of professionals in the breadth of efficient heating solutions we will look at the variety of options for efficiently and effectively staying comfortable and the newest innovations in the marketplace, how to utilize new solutions as standalone or hybrid solutions, how systems perform in a variety of scenarios, and will discuss the best applications for each solution, along with available rebates. Panelists will also share case studies of winning and lasting applications that made a difference for their clients and the community. We hope to see you there!

 

 

September 14, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Cascadia College | 18345 Campus Way Northeast Bothell, WA

 

Register here.

Tiny House Owners from Across the U.S.

Tiny House Owners from Across the U.S.

Did you know there are an estimated 10,000 people in the United States who now have a tiny house as their primary residence? And the reasons people are making this shift vary almost as much! From sustainability to affordability, and improving family relationships to living a simplified lifestyle. This article introduces you to a diverse group of people who have made the choice to downsize. Efficiency and simplicity are key factors when choosing how to heat a tiny home. And our radiant heating products are an ideal solution. Contact us for more info!
How To: Safely Remove Hole Plugs

How To: Safely Remove Hole Plugs

In the case that you need to take your Radiant Ceiling Panels down (for returns, warranty replacements, etc.), there is a simple way to do so without damaging or scratching the heater itself.

Tools Needed:

  • Drill with 1/8″ bit
  • Needle Nose Pliers

Steps:

  1. Drill a hole in the center of the locking hole plug, using the forward setting
  2. Reverse the drill, and slowly engage bit while pulling out slightly
  3. If the plug does not come out after steps 1 & 2:
    1. Insert one half of the jaws of a pair of needle nose pliers into the hole you created
    2. Being careful not to scratch the panel with the half of the jaws not in the hole, use the pliers to wiggle and pull the plug out