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Learn how the Zero Energy Retrofits Manager offers shelf strategies to reach net zero energy cost effectively.

Learn how the Zero Energy Retrofits Manager at Birdsmouth Design-Build retrofitted his own 1907 Portland home with off the shelf strategies to reach net zero energy cost effectively. Ryan covers what things some people might feel comfortable taking on themselves, when to call in the pros, how to measure success, and other lessons learned. Ryan also shares tips and tricks for financial resources and offers live Q&A.

What can participants expect to take away from this workshop and apply to their business?

  • Why the future of building and retrofits is efficient, electric, and renewably powered.
  • Common challenges to energy efficiency in retrofits and what solutions exist.
  • The overlap between air sealing and energy efficiency with indoor air quality.

Presenter Bio:

Ryan is the Zero Energy Retrofits Manager for Birdsmouth Design-Build and the host of The Retrofit Podcast powered by Green Building Advisor. He is a passionate advocate for energy efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and low carbon lifestyles. Before Birdsmouth, Ryan worked in the new construction field for 13 years as a Green Building Consultant for Earth Advantage. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant, and was the PHIUS+ Rater for many Passive House firsts in Oregon. Ryan holds a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College.