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Events for August 19, 2020

Webinar: Newport Partners presents, Getting to Zero Energy Ready: Details and Incentives for Rhode Island Homes

Wednesday August 19, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Zoom Registration required

Course Description:  Rhode Island’s Stretch Codes are voluntary, but they bring a lot of important advantages to all homeowners. Homes built to the program use less energy, have less negative impact on the environment, and achieve higher levels of occupant health and comfort. The Residential Stretch Code is based heavily on the US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Homes program and the US Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program. The code also addresses indoor environmental quality, building systems, and appliance efficiency. Completed homes are ready for the installation of renewable energy systems and electric vehicle charging stations.

This presentation will cover the basics of Rhode Island's innovative approach.   It will focus on Zero Energy Ready Home design, but also give valuable information about how to maximize the many financial incentives available to builders and homeowners. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the business case for constructing zero energy ready homes. 
  • Recognize the home buyer and builder value propositions for purchasing zero net-energy homes in Rhode Island. 
  • Understand the DOE technical specifications associated with zero energy ready performance. 
  • Understand how to gain recognition for construction zero energy ready homes with the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program.

Webinar: AIA CT presents, Addressing Bias & Equity in the AEC Industry

Wednesday August 19, 2020

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at work can take many forms. However, those efforts are often undermined by bias, which may be unconscious. For any employer working toward a fair and inclusive workplace, having certain individuals unfairly excluded or limited at work is problematic. In the modern U.S. workplace, unconscious, or implicit, bias can affect our decisions and requires strategic thinking to ensure that employees and management are aware of it and committed to eradicating its influence. This webinar will discuss strategies to mitigate unconscious bias at work and how to influence that strategy from the top down. REGISTER 1.5 LU, Free

Hosted by AIA Connecticut’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and supported by the AIA CT Women in Architecture Committee and NOMA CT, the second of the 3-part series focuses on unconscious bias and equitable practices in the AEC Industry.

Emerging Professionals Committee Meeting

Wednesday August 19, 2020

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

The  Emerging Professionals Committee is holding its regular monthly meeting.  All are welcome, contact Nicole at nhetherington[] for zoom link.