Determine which building practices raise performance while reducing the cost of maintenance and operation.
Outline the pros and cons of going beyond Wisconsin's minimum code requirements.
Discuss the role building codes should play in terms of reducing energy use in homes.
Prioritize construction practices that go above code in terms of value to the homeowner.
Who should attend?
Residential builders and remodelers, building performance consultants, code officials, architects, home buyers, students and apprentices in home construction trades, and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in evolving Wisconsin’s construction practices.
Join a builder/remodeler, building performance consultant and Wisconsin code expert to discuss the evolution of Wisconsin’s residential construction practices. Throughout the United States energy codes are moving towards higher standards, should Wisconsin follow? With or without code, most agree that high performance homes reduce the operation and maintenance costs for homeowners and building them is good for business. Yet, the question remains, how do we build more of them? Now’s your chance to hear differences in opinion and share yours. From your perspective: What is the role of energy codes? How do we lower the cost of homeownership while improving minimum standards? How do we get more residential contractors to build better? Join us live online to weigh in.
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President and Owner
Degnan Design Builders, Inc.
Abe is a designer and also manages day-to-day business operations. He earned his bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a National Association of Home Builders Certified Graduate Remodeler, Builder and Aging-in-Place Specialist. He was elected president of the Madison Area Builders Association in 2010 and 2013 and has served as the Wisconsin Builders Association State Director, Remodelers Council Chair and Local Officers Council Chair. Abe has volunteered for 3 years as the project manager of the MABA Green Built Home Makeover and is an appointee to the green built home steering committee.
eFree Advisors, LLC
Steve has 30 years of business experience at both large and small companies and has been awarded 14 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. Steve’s strong focus on driving growth through the innovative use of technology and marketing combined with his experience in both building sciences and financial analysis allow him and his team at eFree Advisors, LLC to create some industry-leading evaluation methods.
Architecture Plus, LLC
Leroy is an architectural engineer and registered Wisconsin architect. He has more than 40 years of building construction knowledge and supervisory experience on all building types. Leroy has designed buildings and has overseen construction on buildings ranging from single family homes to 80 story high rise buildings. He also has 15 years of experience as a uniform dwelling engineer consultant for the state of Wisconsin. In his current role, he works on a variety of building projects and serves as an energy design consultant.
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