High Performance HVAC Courses

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Below is a sample of High Performance HVAC courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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Ventilation and Air Sealing's Impact on Indoor Air Quality

Through the DOE Building America program, GTI, the University of Illinois, and MEEA are studying the impact that strategic air sealing and the introduction of supply and exhaust ventilation has on energy consumption and indoor air quality.

Instructor: Jason LaFleur, Paul Francisco
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL

Heat Pump Water Heaters in the All-Electric Home - Builders share their experience

  • Installing HPWHs in new, all-electric homes.
  • Why builders are installing and love HPWH.
  • What are the benefits and challenges of installing HPWH in new homes? 
  • Are builders modifying their home designs to fit and take advantage of HPWH?
  • What are homeowners saying when they buy homes with HPWHs? 
  • Any lessons that can be applied to installing HPWHs in existing homes?
Instructor: Juan Fernandez, Leigha Dickens, Geoff Wickes

Infiltration vs. Ventilation vs. Manual J

This session points out how infiltration and ventilation are not the same, and among other things can be used to grossly oversize HVAC systems if we are not on the same page as our trade partners.

Instructor: Robby Schwarz
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL

Whole House Mechanical Ventilation Design and Installation as Though Health Matters

This presentation will cover problems and solutions for residential whole-house mechanical ventilation systems (WHMV). Research has shown that homes intended to have WHMV are often under-ventilated. There will be a focus on design, measurement and verification.

Instructor: Chuck Withers
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