This course is part of the Illinois Home Performance 2013 Building Science Training Series.
Next session: Friday, April 26, 2013. You may register at IHP Training
IECC 2012, Energy Star for New Homes, Home Performance with Energy Star for Existing Homes, LEED, NAHB, BPI, RESNET and other certifications/certification bodies require a general knowledge of ventilation systems, both from a sizing and installation perspective. However, auditors, raters, building code officials, HVAC contractors and many others are left to figure out how to size and prescribe ventilation systems on their own.
Additionally, BPI will finally make the switch from ASHRAE 62.1989 to 62.2 at the end of 2012. BPI professionals will need to know how to prescribe ventilation requirements based on this new standard.
This course will walk the participants through:
· The 4 steps to maximize indoor air quality
· Different methods for calculating required ventilation for a home (focusing on ASHRAE 62.2-2010 and how it relates to IECC 2012, Energy Star, BPI, etc…
· An overview of the different methods of ventilation (exhaust only, supply only, and Balanced) and how to decide which is the right approach for each home
· Different products/methods to meet exhaust and supply only
· Balanced Ventilation – how to choose between a non recovery based system, ERV and an HRV
· Sizing and Installation Considerations for an HRV/ERV