We are pleased to announce the winners in the TruTech Tools 10th Anniversary drawing!
DETAILS FOR THE TRUTECH TRAINING WEBINAR:
Using Zone Pressure Diagnostics for House Leakage Analysis
How much leakage is through the attic, the basement, the attached garage? The only method for answering these questions This webinar addresses the ZPD basics to the advanced features. Learn about non-modifiable and modifiable zone analysis, the use of your digital manometer for ZPD testing, and the meaning of your results. The accurate and cutting-edge free Residential Energy Dynamics (RED) ZPD tool will be used for examples.
In this session we will:
* List the tools needed to perform ZPD
* Explain how to conduct a modifiable ZPD test to an attic, attached garage, or basement
* Discuss the results of modifiable zone analysis, including flow at CFM50 and area of leakage in each pressure boundary
Taught by Rick Karg
Rick Karg is President at Residential Energy Dynamics (or RED) He received his M.A. in economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1972. He taught economics at New Hampshire College and spent ten years as a building contractor before beginning his long career in the residential energy field.
He has worked with the DOE low-income weatherization program on national and state levels, is a frequent presenter at national energy conferences, has worked with gas and electric utilities, writes curricula, standards, and codes. Rick has been on the ASHRAE 62.2 committee since 2007, and serves as an editorial adviser for Home Energy magazine. He has been developing and marketing software for residential energy analysts since 1995.
He received the 2015 Phillip C. Hastings award from Efficiency Maine for “his outstanding leadership in the field of building science and energy efficiency”. In 2016 he was inducted into the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Hall of Fame.
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Simply fill in the form at the link with three (3) phrases that come to mind when you think of TruTech Tools.
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Contest closes on April 21, 2017 at 11:590PM Eastern. Winners will be announced on April 28, 2017 via social media and our website. Contest open to US residents only that are over 18 years of age.
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Below are links to the slides and a recording of a webinar presented in March 2017 by a member of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee. Viewers will understand how to use the new ASHRAE 62.2-2016 Standard, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings. The presenter, Rick Karg, focuses on existing dwellings and covers the details of the new ventilation Standard. The steps of sizing ventilation, both local and whole-building, are addressed in detail using the free web application by www.ResidentialEnergyDynamics.com (RED). [Note: Karg is the president of RED.]
New features of the 2016 Standard are made clear, including expanded scope, horizontally-attached dwelling considerations, de minimis for existing dwelling whole-building ventilation rate, updated provisions for new kitchen exhaust fans, and clarification of the alternative compliance path. With the help of the free, online RED ASHRAE 62.2-2016 tool, viewers will be able to accurately calculate ventilation needs for any existing or new dwelling.
Intended viewers: building performance and HVAC contractors, low-income weatherization analysts, code enforcement officers, or anyone interested in learning more about ASHRAE 62.2-2016.
Video Recording of Webinar: LINK
Need tools for ventilation testing?: www.TruTechTools.com/
Need advice on how to test? Call 1-888-224-3437
HERS Raters are qualified to: perform duct tightness and blower door testing for home builders, certify projects for the ENERGY STAR program, rate new homes in all states (except CA), and assist homeowners with problems such as ice dams, moisture, and mold.
Become a HERS Rater with the NEHERS Alliance!
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May 1st-May 12th, 2017 – Weekdays 9am-12pm
5-Day Classroom/Field Component:
May 15th-19th, 2017 – Weekdays 8:30am-5pm – Fitchburg, MA
Training Fee is $2495 (Get $200 off if you register by April 11th!) and includes $1895 for the combined online and classroom components and all four RESNET exam fees, a $600 value.
The training includes: a brand new module to prepare students to take the Practical Simulation Exam; all four RESNET Exam Fees- including the new Practical Simulation Exam ($600 total value); the Northeast HERS Training and Reference Manual ($100 value); a one-year Associate Membership in the Alliance ($50 value); 30 hours of online study; 5 days of classroom/field study; a thorough review of basic energy concepts; field experience with blower door testing and duct blasting; two of the five supervised ratings required by RESNET; and training on the latest version of rating software. Both online and classroom components are required for rater certification. Final registration deadline is April 18, 2017. For more information contact Betsy Ames at email@example.com or call/text 978-633-3013 or register online at http://www.nehers.org/event?EventID=1555. Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Linked In!
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Free online event, too
Personal Environmental Exposure Measurements: Making Sense and Making Use of Emerging Capabilities
November 16-17, 2016
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Center, Room 100, 500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://nas-sites.org/emergin…/personal-exposure-measurement/WEBCAST will be available.
“…This workshop will explore the nuanced implications of citizen access to individual-level environmental exposure data. The workshop will bring together environmental health researchers, social scientists, business and consumer representatives, science policy experts, and other professionals at the forefront of emerging technologies, ethics, science communication, and public engagement. Workshop participants will provide an overview of the trends, tests, technologies, and other emerging capabilities that enable access to individual-level environmental exposure data, and discuss their implications for risk communication, public engagement, decision making, among other key considerations for both scientists and citizens.