AERC Virtual Fall Meeting

November 10, 2021

Welcome & Program Updates | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

This session will provide an update on AERC activities including the ‎ratings and certification program, the ‎organization’s strategic objectives ‎and more. In addition, we will review AERC’s efforts in exploring ‎‎opportunities for window attachments to be included in the Federal ‎Energy Tax Credit Program.‎

  • Nicole Blackshear, AERC
  • Lucy Albin, AERC
  • Ralph Vasami, AERC

AERC Marketing Update | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM EST

This session will give an update on key AERC marketing communications ‎activities including residential label updates and planning for the ‎automation label, website updates, highlights from the Integrated Home ‎Competition, and ‎media outreach. This session will finish with a discussion of future ‎needs and ideas.  ‎

  • Nicole Blackshear, AERC
  • Danielle Meyer, AERC
  • Kim Katz, CEE
  • Alice Rosenberg, CEE

TRM Workpapers and Modeling | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

This session will focus on the Technical Reference Manual (TRM) work that AERC has done to date this year. AERC staff will give an overview of the ‎status of each of the target TRM states and PNNL will provide insight on the modeling conducted for each measure. The target states for this year ‎were Arkansas, Texas, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey and New Mexico.‎

  • Saniya Syed, AERC
  • Christian Valoria, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Allegra Steenson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

An Investigation of ‎Strategies for ‎Sensing Window ‎Attachment ‎Position: Survey of ‎Candidate ‎Technologies, ‎Evaluation, and ‎Deployment ‎Recommendations | 2:40 PM – 3:00 PM EST

While window coverings provide the potential for energy savings, there ‎is little consensus regarding how occupants operate their window ‎attachments, which sometimes puts into question how much energy ‎they save in an occupied home. Windows function to provide views, ‎daylight, and occasionally ventilation, to occupied spaces, therefore ‎adding uncertainty in the usage of window attachments. Because of ‎uncertainty in window shade operation during field studies, it may be ‎difficult to quantify the energy impact of operable window attachments ‎as an energy efficiency measure. To address this uncertainty, DOE ‎sponsored a study to identify easily deployable sensors that are capable ‎of measuring shade position. This sensor is intended to be deployed in ‎field studies and broad enough to be applied to shades of many ‎different types to sense their vertical position. This study and its results ‎set a foundation for future field studies in the window attachments ‎space, motivating the usage of ultrasonic, infrared, and Hall effect ‎sensors to quantify the usage of shades in utility, manufacturer, or R&D ‎studies.  ‎

  • Tyler Pilet, Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

AERC Certification Webinar | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

This session will provide a high-level overview of what you need to ‎know when planning for the AERC window attachment certification ‎process. Recent and upcoming changes to the certification program will ‎be discussed, as well as insights from companies with AERC certified ‎products. Intertek and AERC simulators will share lessons learned and ‎tips for certifying products.‎

  • Lucy Albin, AERC
AERC Office Hours

AERC and Intertek (Program Administrator) staff will be available to ‎discuss company-specific topics and needs, including certification ‎planning, budgeting, marketing plans, and outreach to customers or ‎suppliers. Contact Lucy Albin to reserve a time slot.‎

For more information, contact Nicole Blackshear at [email protected]