Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM CDT
Friday May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Minneapolis, MN 
2801 21st Avenue S, Suite 160
Minneapolis, MN 55407

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The Energy Conservatory 
The Energy Conservatory 

Beyond Residential Testing

The Energy Conservatory (TEC) is hosting a Beyond Residential Testing event May 14 - May 16, 2014. The event is limited to 20 people so we ask that preferably only one or two people from a company attend.

The May 13 basic blower door training has been cancelled.

The Beyond Residential Training is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will be held at The Energy Conservatory. It will be eligible for CEU credits through BPI. More information on this will be available soon.

Included in the training you will receive a digital copy of our new Big Building Testing Manual which is co-authored by Terry Brennan and Mike Clarkin of Camroden Associates, and Gary Nelson, Collin Olson and Paul Morin of TEC. You will also receive a copy of TECLOG3, our latest airtightness testing software for big buildings. As we are going to provide you with several electronic documents, we ask that you bring along your laptop (must be able to run Windows).

Click here for a printable version of this information.

Discount on Purchases
Attendees who purchase any blower door system will receive a 10% discount. Purchases may be made during the event or the following week. This offer is only valid May 12 - May  23, 2014.

Cost and Payment
Beyond Residential training - $875

Someone from TEC will call you soon to collect your credit card number for payment over the phone. You can also call us at 612-827-1117. Your registration is NOT secure until the payment is made. Checks can also be mailed to the TEC office. If you are going to mail a check please tell us so we can send you an invoice via email. Please make checks payable to The Energy Conservatory and mail the check and invoice to:

The Energy Conservatory
Attn: Beyond Residential Training
2801 21st Ave S, Suite 160
Minneapolis, MN 55407 

At this time you can make your hotel reservation at the Hyatt Place. Our room block discount has expired however you can still make a reservation. Please stay at the Hyatt Place as we are providing transportation to and from the training location and will not be stopping at multiple hotels, only the Hyatt Place. You can make your reservation by calling at 952-854-0700.

Reservation dates for Beyond Residential Testing
May 13 - May 16, 2014

Breakfast and WiFi are included free of charge. The hotel offers free transportation to and from the airport, as well as The Mall of America. There are several restaurants located inside, and within walking distance, of the Mall of America.

The hotel will provide transportation to and from the airport. Please inquire about this when you make your reservation. The hotel is located on the light rail for easy transportation to different parts of Minneapolis. Transportation to and from the hotel to TEC's office will be provided by TEC.

TEC is hosting a reception on the evening of May 13 in The Meeting Place in the Hyatt Place Hotel for attendees of both the Beyond Residential Testing training. Food and beverages will be provided. The reception will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We would like you to arrive in time to join us at this reception.

Training Schedule

Tuesday Reception
Tuesday evening TEC will host a reception at the hotel in The Meeting Place room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We ask that you arrive in time to attend the reception.

We will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Wednesday will mostly be lectures with discussions on defining the test, who should do the test, who do you work with on the test, building evaluation, timing, building and envelope plans, plans for trades and prepping the building for test, tubes and cabling, lessons learned from past tests, etc. We will have a catered lunch break around noon.

We will start again at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. The day will be devoted to testing using TEC equipment. We will cover how to plan for fan placement and a control center, how to configure TECLOG3, running a test with multiple fans and gauges, etc. We will make sure that everyone has hands on time. We will also try to show multi-family testing using TECLOG3. We will have a catered lunch break around noon.

For the final day of training we will start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. This portion of the training will take place at the hotel, in The Meeting Place room. The first half of the morning will be an evaluation of the training, material and how we can work with trainers to make it happen in the future. The second half of the morning will be to talk about some of the product ideas TEC is working on and thinking about.