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Stylized Text: VIEO: Builder Workshops.

This site provides information on the Building Energy Efficiency Workshops that will be conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center and the U.S. Virgin Islands Energy Office.

1. Program Overview

The purpose of the builder workshops is to promote energy efficiency in institutional, governmental, and historic buildings.

2. Scope

FSEC and VIEO staff will develop a building efficiency curriculum and host workshops for developers, contractors, architects, and draftsmen in the U.S. Virgins Island Territory.

3. Target

The workshops will primarily target building, architectural, and construction industries professionals, but will also be open to any and all members of the community.

4. Tentative Agenda

June 21-22-23, 2001 St. Croix
June 28-29-30, 2001 St. Thomas

Day 1- Thursday Evening ----- Tropical Homes and Buildings

6:00 - 6:15 Introductions
6:15 - 7:15 Overview of Building Technology for Tropical Climates
7:15 - 7:30 Break
7:30 - 8:00 Hot & Humid climate design considerations
(DOE Manual)
8:00 - 8:30 Air conditioning vs. Natural Ventilation
8:30 - 9:00 Q & A

Day 2- Friday Evening ----- Renewable Energy in The Virgin Islands

6:00 - 6:15 Introductions
6:15 - 7:15 SDHW
7:15 - 7:30 Break
7:30 - 8:30 PV in homes and Buildings
8:30 - 8:45 Pool and Spa Heating
8:45 - 9:00 Q & A

Day 3 - Saturday ------ Buildings Energy Efficiency

09:00 -09:15 Introductions
09:15 -09:45 Low or No cost energy-efficiency measures
9:45 - 10:15 Radiant Barrier Systems for hot climates
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Technology to support Energy-Efficiency
And Renewable Energy
11:00 - 12:00 Resources -Websites-VIEO
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Selling - Cost benefits to Homebuilders and Clients
2:00 -3:00 Case Studies -VI - Lakeland -
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:00 Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
4:00 - 4:30 Discussions - Q&A

5. Information Resources

6. Contact Individuals for the Workshops

Ms. Patricia Lord
U.S. Virgin Island Energy Office
Old Customs House
200 Strand Street
Fredericksted, St. Croix
(340) 772-2616
Fax: (340) 772-0063
E-mail: seagrapes@exite.com

Mr. David Chasar
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Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 638-1453
Fax: (321) 638-1010