This presentation will review the state of the art in multifamily retrofits. The goal is to eliminate emissions, thereby eliminating climate policy risk. What if natural gas became 10 times more expensive? What if gas stoves no longer complied with the state sanitary code? Better to address these issues preemptively. We will share our best knowledge of:
- Insulation and air sealing.
- Windows and doors.
- Heat pump water heaters.
- Minisplit pros and cons (air source heat pumps).
- Ground source heat pumps.
- The difficulty with ducts.
- The difficulty with drop-in boiler replacement, and
- The magnetic appeal of induction cooking.
Attendees will leave knowing why retrofits are harder than new construction, but also what to do about it.
This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,500 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"Doug's presentation was excellent. He was very clear and provided a detailed explanations." -Larry
"Doug always holds very informative classes full of substance and Very organized!" -Thomas
"Thanks to you Doug, and all who worked on this presentation, as it is obvious that a lot went into it, as you said. It was much to digest, but your presentation of the information, and especially your opinions throughout, aided the translation. Also, your answers to member's questions afterward, regarding recommendations, were most helpful. Always a pleasure." -Liz
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Friday, April 22nd Earth Day
- 12:00pm Webinar Begins
- 1:00pm Webinar Ends
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When: Apr 22, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Webinar April 22, 2022 Zero Emissions Retrofit Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85203799647 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 852 0379 9647 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcnoQp4JOK
Open to the public. Membership is not required!
- Public: $9
- Members: $3
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