WEBINAR: Ventilation: Code Requirements & Compliance Strategies
Thu March 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 LU | HSW
Presented by CLEAResult
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Course description: Gases from combustion appliances, like stoves and fireplaces, can accumulate in a poorly ventilated home and threaten health and safety. Excessive moisture in a home can also threaten your health, and can lead to mold growth, ruin insulation, and even cause structural damage. We will inform design professionals of what they need to know about HVAC and the energy code. We will delve deeply into the issue of ventilation, system sizing, ductwork, and quality installation, with a particular emphasis on health, safety, and energy savings.
- Participants will learn that half of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling and that making smart decisions about home heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on health, comfort, and utility bills.
- The house working as a system and what to be aware of for healthy living. Identifying: natural, spot, and whole-house ventilation, combustion appliances, indoor moisture and moisture control, structural air leakage.
- RI New Construction requirements: The 2019 State of Rhode Island Energy Conservation Code (RISBC-8), based on the 2015 IECC, requires the air tightness of the building to be measured using a blower door at a test pressure of 50 Pa difference between the interior and exterior of the home, and reported in writing to the appropriate building official having jurisdiction.
- Elevated levels of humidity can make cooling equipment work harder, leading to more costly energy bills.