PGE - Ventilate Right, Build Tight
|Also Offered||March 13 (Tuesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Santa Rosa--Builders Exchange|
|Description||California builders and home performance contractors are reluctant to tighten homes further because they dont know how to mechanically ventilate for moisture control and outdoor air supply. Building tightness and good mechanical ventilation are two sides of the same coin, and both are essential to building and retrofitting homes to near zero energy levels.
Starting with the basic concepts of residential ventilation, this class will explain everything residential architects, builders and mechanical contractors need to know to select, design and install affordable and effective ventilation systems for new homes - or for existing homes with indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Topics include:
Once we learn how to ventilate right, there is nothing to stop us from making homes as snug, comfortable, and energy efficient as possible. Judy's growing "fan club" will be available for exhibit and demonstration.
|Audience Level||This class covers the most basic to advanced concepts needed to understand what Title 24 ventilation requirements and how to evaluate the various options for meeting or exceeding code requirements. It is appropriate for those new to this topic as well as HVAC professionals. Basic familiarity with residential heating and cooling systems is assumed.|