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Satisfied Homeowners, Sustainable Planet - Energy Audits, Appliances, Lighting, Advanced Controls

May 16, 2017, 7:15am - 4:15pm
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

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(register for EPN breakfast/keynote, Green Home Tech Center workshop, or both)

  To help Ohioans make informed decisions for adoption of green home designs and technologies, the OSU Environmental Professionals Network and Green Home Technology Center are planning this breakfast and workshop with support of an OSU Engagement and Impact Grant Establishing a Green Home Technology Center: An OSU and Community Partnership. Goals are to help Ohio homeowners reduce home energy consumption and costs, improve indoor air quality, and achieve a healthy and sustainable home and environment.

Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast and Program

Technologies and Strategies for Home Energy Efficiencies-
Satisfied Homeowners, Sustainable Planet

 Erik Daugherty, Founder and Owner E3 INNOVATE   E3 INNOVATE is an integrated home-performance company founded in 2008 by Erik Daugherty, Middle Tennessee's first LEED-AP Homes certified professional. The company works with homeowners, architects, builders, and developers to create healthy, comfortable, efficient, and sustainable residential structures. It consists of the highest educated and trained home-performance team in the Mid-South. Employees include building scientists, climate scientists, architects, LEED AP/GA professionals, HERS raters, and BPI analysts, and they hold multiple masters' degrees in sustainability from some of the world's most renowned institutions. They also hold certifications and training in ENERGY STAR, EPA Indoor Air PLUS, NAHB and Southface Earthcraft Light Commercial.

E3 INNOVATE has proudly donated over 10% of net profits in services and materials for low-income residential renovation and other non-profit projects in the Greater Nashville Area, as well as international projects such as Cap Haitien Children's Home. It is heavily involved in various community groups, including Tennessee Alliance for Peace, HBAMT, NAHB, Efficiency First, the Mayor's Task Force on Energy Efficiency as well as THDA, Trust for the Future, MDHA, the East Nashville Merchants Association, and USGBC, where staff hold board or chair positions. Other partnerships are with non-profit groups such as the Cumberland River Compact, Habitat for Humanity, and ULI.


7:15    Coffee, tea, warm buffet breakfast (assorted quiches, fruit tray and breakfast breads), and networking
8:10     Welcome by SENR Director Jeff Sharp, 
8:20    Technologies and Strategies for Home Energy Efficiencies – Satisfied Homeowners, Sustainable Planet, Erik Daugherty, E3INNOVATE
9:00     Q&A and discussion
9:15     Break

2017 OSU Green Home Workshop

 Building Envelope, Appliances, Lighting, and Advanced Control of Homes


9:30     Introduction of 2017 OSU Green Home Workshop, Lingying Zhao, Professor, CFAES, AEDE

9:35    Best Practices for the Design and Construction of the Building Envelope, Merle F. McBride, Ph.D., P.E., Research Fellow, Center of Science and Technology of Owens Corning.

10:30    Weatherization at low income homes.  Kevin McCoy, Training and Technical Manger, Ohio Weatherization Training Center    

11:00   The Most Sustainable Ways to Heat and Cool Your Home, Nate Adams, Energy Smart Home Performance

11:40    Energy Efficient Appliances and Plug-in Loads. Qian (Victoria) Chen, Associate Professor, and Chris Gecik, The Ohio State University

Noon    Q&A and panel discussion

12:15   Lunch, Industry expo and enCORE tour

1:15    Residential Lighting: How to Determine the Most Energy Efficient Technology for Your Needs, Natalie Kersker, Lighting Sales Representative, Current, powered by GE 

1:30    Smart Meter and You,  M. Allen Casto, Information Technology Specialist, Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.

2:00    Today’s Smart Home: The Power of Lighting Control and Automated Shading, Bryan Biga, Residential Sales Director – Mid Atlantic, Lutron Electronics

3:45    Summary and Q&A—Andrew Cruse, AIA, Asst. Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture 

3:15    Demonstration of advanced lighting and smart home control at enCORE

4:15     Adjourn 



Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Map and Directions


 Parking is free but you must have a pass which you can download here and place on your dashboard, whether parking across the street or behind the 4-H Center.


Office of Outreach and Engagement  

OSU Office of Energy and Environment


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  •  EPN Breakfast/Keynote Only-$10
  •  Green Home Technology Center Workshop Only w/lunch- $20
  •  EPN Breakfast/Keynote AND Green Home Technology Center Workshop w/lunch- $30
  •  Student EPN Breakfast/Keynote Only-$0 (limited to OSU undergraduate and graduate students)
  •  Student Green Home Technology Center Workshop Only w/lunch-$10
  •  Student EPN Breakfast/Keynote AND Green Home Technology Center Workshop w/lunch-$10


For further information about these 2nd Tuesdays Breakfasts or the EPN, please contact David Hanselmann at or 614-247-1908.

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EPN Breakfast Series

The Environmental Professionals Network hosts a monthly breakfast series with compelling speakers on important innovative topics at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus - open to all!