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WEBINAR: Zero Energy Homes Designing HVAC for Large Spaces with Low Loads

Thu May 9 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1 LU | HSW

Presented by CLEAResult


Course description: Few building professionals seem not to fully grasp the relationship between health, ventilation, and humidity. When designing an HVAC system for high preforming tightly built homes, ventilation and humidity have a big impact on occupant wellbeing. A good system will more than pay for itself in reduced heating and cooling costs and designers have a responsibility to help ascertain healthy and safe environments.

This course focuses on the HVAC and ventilation provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) including correct sizing and design of HVAC systems, and ventilation strategies that ensure enhanced indoor air quality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the “house as a system approach” to achieve optimum design for a low load home along with the importance of equipment selection and design considerations.
  • We will go over proper sizing, system design, duct leakage testing and requirements.
  • Ventilation strategies such as Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) for optimal indoor air quality will be discussed.
  • Learn about the importance of contractor training and tenant/homeowner education for achieving a comfortable home that will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • A review of how Rhode Island Energy’s technical support, rebates, and energy incentives along with how they can assist with achieving improvements will be summarized.


Thu May 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


RI United States