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Ventilation for High Performance Commercial Buildings

December 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This session will explore the development of ventilation systems for high performance buildings, such as Passive House, NZE and other very energy efficient projects. With very tight and well insulated structures, the HVAC energy becomes an increasingly important element in both energy efficiency and Indoor Air Quality and health.

We will explore what makes an HRV or ERV efficient, and how efficiency matters. Its not just for Passive Houses, and there is very significant opportunity to save energy in both new buildings and retrofit projects by utilizing a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) and efficient heating and cooling equipment.

We will also discuss the impact that utilizing high efficiency DOAS systems can have on IAQ and health of building occupants. Current IAQ studies and impacts will be covered, as well as the direction that codes and standards are heading with regards to ventilation in residential and commercial buildings.

This course is approved by the Practicing Institute of Engineering (PIE) for 6 ADH Credits for engineers and architects.

Cost: $99

Participants will learn:

  • What are High Performance Buildings & High Performance Ventilation
  • Why Efficiency Matters: HRVs, ERVs, Cross-Flow, Counter Flow, Wheels
  • Best Practices for a Range of Building Types
  • Ventilation Standards; Where We Are, Where We Are Going
  • Duct Design and Control Options
  • Controls for CAV, DCV, VAV Flow Options, and Building Control Integration
  • Retrofit Opportunities Utilizing DOAS and High Performance H&C

Lunch will be served



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December 5, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mechanics Hall
519 Congress Street - 3rd Floor Ballroom
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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