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Air Conditioning Testing for Energy Auditors – 6/5/15 Pittsburgh class

testing airflow with a testo 416

Date and time: Friday, June 5th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

CCI Center
64 South 14th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Instructors: Bill Spohn & Rhett Major

more info contact: info@deawp.org

4 BPI CEU’s have been approved for this course.

The course will cover methods to test residential AC systems for their relative efficiency (both unit and total system efficiency) with out the need to attach pressure gauges to the refrigerant lines.

Using simple techniques, and some more complex, with a variety of tools, we will explore the options of testing system airflow, total external static pressure, and dry bulb and wet bulb temperature changes to determine if air conditioners are operating within normal parameters, or should be referred for service.

The course will include both classroom training on the basics of the refrigeration cycle, airflow testing methods, and Enthalpy change, and will include hands on testing of an air conditioning system to measure airflow, and both sensible and latent heat change.

Written Handouts from Tru Tech Tools(AC Performance worksheet, Enthalpy Tables, etc.), will help provide the basis for our testing.

FEES: DEAWP current members:$195.00,   Non-member:$245.00 (Ask about membership options)
Course price includes lunch!

Contact – Rhett Major to register – theenergydoctor@comcast.net  or 724-863-5986!

Or mail your contact info and check to:

The Energy Doctor
1739 Guffey Rd.
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

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ACI/National Home Performance Conference 2105 App

Stay up to date at the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference with our app, sponsored byConservation Services Group. Get the latest information on sessions, presenters, and more by downloading the app to your smartphone. Visit the App Store or Google Play to begin and follow the steps provided here!

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See you in New Orleans!

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Mechanical Ventilation and ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Webinar (slides, recording and more)

GET THE SLIDES HERE–> Trutech Ventilation Webinar 1013

PRESENTED LIVE on 9-17-13 and 10-8-13

VIDEO RECORDING OF SESSION: HERE

Paul’s  quick guide to testing Range hood air flow:Range hood testing using a duct tester

As homes become increasingly tight, mechanical ventilation increases in importance. National building codes, standards and programs are requiring the design, installation, testing, and documentation of ventilation systems. Participants in this course will come away with a better understanding of the science behind and mechanical ventilation technologies. Topics will include using the latest ASHRAE 62.2 Standard for sizing the systems for the right airflow for whole house and local ventilation, use of the infiltration credit, selecting the system, differences between ERVs and HRVs, use of controls, and installed system testing and documentation.

Intended Participants: building performance & HVAC contractors, and those interested in building science or becoming better building performance contractors

Trainer’s Biography:
Paul H. Raymer
Author of the Residential Ventilation Handbook
Member of the ASHRAE 62.2 SSPC since 2002
Chief Investigator, Heyoka Solutions, LLC
Falmouth, MA

Paul H. Raymer has been working with building science for more than thirty years. He is the author of the Residential Ventilation Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and writes a regular tool column in “Home Energy Magazine”. Formerly the IAQ liaison for the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), he has developed more than twenty ventilation related product lines and served as a consultant for a wide array of ventilation product manufacturers including Broan-NuTone, Air King, Panasonic, APV Vent Axia, Greenwood Airvac, and Fantech. He has designed ventilation systems for home builders including Acorn Homes, Deck House, Continental Homes, Ryan Homes, K Hovnanian, and Beazer Homes. He has taught ventilation courses across the country at weatherization programs and conferences, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He is BPI Envelope, Building Analyst, Heating Professional and AC/Heat Pump certified, a BPI Super Proctor, and a certified HERS Rater, and a member of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE). He is also a Certified IREC/ANSI Assessor.

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If You Missed Us in June “Building Multifamily the Right Way: A Case Study”

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For Immediate Release

If you missed this FREE Webinar in June, now is chance:

Building Multifamily the Right Way: A Case Study
Tuesday, August 13 @ 11:00AM EDT
Earn up to 1 BPI CEU
      
A multifamily building project costs tens of millions of dollars and dozens of professionals- and it can still be a very messy process!  Learn about the typical mistakes in large residential buildings, and how they are solved, through a case study of an 80-unit building project in Illinois- the first in the state to go through ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise Certification!
  • Take a tour of the building of an ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise, from beginning to end.
  • Learn to avoid the pitfalls of a huge, expensive, richly staffed project.
  • Understand the ESTAR process and its impact to comfort, air quality, durability, and energy efficiency.

Presenter: Corbett Lunsford, Executive Director, Green Dream Group, LLC

Corbett founded the Green Dream Group’s Building Performance Workshop (a BPI Testing Center) and hosts the Building Performance Podcast. He authored Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing, developed the curriculum for the Chicago Southland EPA Brownfields Job Training Program and performed hundreds of comprehensive home performance analyses. Corbett is Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Energy Raters and Home Performance Professionals.

 

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BPI is forwarding the information above as a courtesy to industry contacts who may find the event to be of interest.

Looking for a job in the home performance industry?
Visit BPI’s Green Jobs Connection Page!
See green collar job opportunities available with:

– Jobs with Accredited Contracting Companies

– Jobs with Industry Partners

– Companies Seeking Certified Professionals

– Jobs with BPI
Looking for qualified workers?
Check out our list of BPI certified professionals seeking employment.
__________________________________________________________________________

For more information on BPI, visit www.bpi.org.
Building Performance Institute, Inc.
107 Hermes Road, Suite 110
Malta, NY 12020
Phone: (877) 274-1274
Fax: (866) 777-1274
info@bpi.org

www.bpi.org

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FREE BPI CEU WEBINAR: Building Multifamily the Right Way: A Case Study

20th Anniversary Banner

For Immediate Release

Building Multifamily the Right Way: A Case Study
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 11:00AM EDT
Earn up to 1 BPI CEU
      
A multifamily building project costs tens of millions of dollars and dozens of professionals- and it can still be a very messy process!  Learn about the typical mistakes in large residential buildings, and how they are solved, through a case study of an 80-unit building project in Illinois- the first in the state to go through ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise Certification!
  • Take a tour of the building of an ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise, from beginning to end.
  • Learn to avoid the pitfalls of a huge, expensive, richly staffed project.
  • Understand the ESTAR process and its impact to comfort, air quality, durability, and energy efficiency.

Presenter: Corbett Lunsford, Executive Director, Green Dream Group, LLC

Corbett founded the Green Dream Group’s Building Performance Workshop (a BPI Testing Center) and hosts the Building Performance Podcast. He authored Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing, developed the curriculum for the Chicago Southland EPA Brownfields Job Training Program and performed hundreds of comprehensive home performance analyses. Corbett is Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Energy Raters and Home Performance Professionals.

 

________________________________________________________________

BPI is forwarding the information above as a courtesy to industry contacts who may find the event to be of interest.

Looking for a job in the home performance industry?
Visit BPI’s Green Jobs Connection Page!
See green collar job opportunities available with:

– Jobs with Accredited Contracting Companies

– Jobs with Industry Partners

– Companies Seeking Certified Professionals

– Jobs with BPI
Looking for qualified workers?
Check out our list of BPI certified professionals seeking employment.
__________________________________________________________________________

For more information on BPI, visit www.bpi.org.
Building Performance Institute, Inc.
107 Hermes Road, Suite 110
Malta, NY 12020
Phone: (877) 274-1274
Fax: (866) 777-1274
info@bpi.org

www.bpi.org

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2 Day Thermography course in the Pittsburgh Area

INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY TRAINING with Monroe Infrared Technology 

2 DAY BASICS WORKSHOP
Earn 7.5 BPI Continuing Education Units (CEU) in this 2 day hands-on course, which emphasizes practical knowledge learning, field training and includes a course  exam.

Infrared Thermography <–Flier

Learn how to successfully operate the handheld infrared camera and efficiently incorporate it in businesses. The course gives new and experienced thermographers a solid understanding of infrared energy audit practices. Because the course is occurring at the Pittsburgh Green House, a typical 110-year old home and weatherization training center, the training will be mostly hands-on in real  scenarios.

NOTE: This workshop is limited to 16 participants. Please register to reserve your spot.
COST: $550/person, $1000/group of 2
May 14 + 15, 2013 — 8:30AM to 4:00PM

LOCATED AT:
Pittsburgh Green House — 308 North Sheridan Avenue — Pittsburgh, PA 15206
REGISTER ONLINE AT http://www.PITTSBURGHGREENHOUSE.ORG
OR CALL (412) 362-4744

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Get FREE OnLine Training from RETROTEC-$300 value – Limited time offer – BPI CEUs

That’s right, RETROTEC is offering a special promotion that nets you FREE OnLINE Blower Door and DucTester training worth $300! Also earn BPI CEUs!

This offer is only good for qualifying purchases* from TruTech Tools made by December 31, 21012.

See course descriptions, below.

* A qualifying purchase includes a COMPLETE RETROTEC blower door or COMPLETE DucTester system. (Systems sold without digital manometers do not qualify.)

COMPLETE SYSTEMS INCLUDE:

BLOWER DOOR MODELS: US-1000, Q4E QMG

DUCTESTERS: DU-200

Level 1 – The Science of Air Leakage in BuildingsBPI Recognized for 3.5 CEU Credits
Acquire a solid understanding of the role that air leakage plays in buildings. The principles we will discuss apply to residential houses, the duct systems in those houses, apartment buildings, office buildings, commercial buildings, industrial buildings, and other large buildings and/or structures covering a multiplicity of uses.Since air leakage simultaneously affects energy conservation, air quality, building integrity and even safety, it is the goal of this Level 1 training to provide a basic understanding of the building science that affects that interplay, what measurements can be made, and how the results are of value.Level 2 goes on to teach how to make measurements on residential houses while Level 3 does the same for large buildings.

Level 2 Using Residential Air Leakage Measurement EquipmentBPI Recognized for 3.0 CEU Credits
Grasp the basic functionality of the DM-2 digital gauge, blower door system, and smoke puffer accessories. Learn and completely understand the sensitive differential pressure gauges used in measuring and diagnosing air leakage in residential buildings. Learn how door fans (blower doors) work and how to use them effectively. Quantify duct leakage and locate problems.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Purchase a qualifying product. (See above*)

2. Within 24 hours, TruTech will send you a link to the training site plus your username and password.

3. You will see Air Tightness Testing Level 1 and Level 2 as available courses.You can now begin the coursework. Take the quizzes when you are ready. An average grade of 85% is required to pass. Certificates will be issued upon course completion to students who received an average of 85% in both a Level 1 and a Level 2 course.

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