Using Zone Pressure Diagnostics for House Leakage Analysis
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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.
In today’s data-driven world of satellite uplinks, wireless networks, and the Internet, it is common to hear the terms “data logging” and “data loggers” and not really have a firm grasp of what they are.
Most people have a vague idea that data logging involves electronically collecting information about the status of something in the environment, such as temperature, relative humidity, or energy use.
They’re right, but that’s just a small view of what data logging is. In the fields of building performance and environmental research, everyone seems to be using data loggers. But what are they, and why are they useful?
Onset/Hobo the world’s leading manufacturer of dataloggers, has prepared this primer to the world of dataloggers, giving you a straight forward overview of this fascinating area of measurement science!
BPI’s NEW Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification
SEE the video recording of the November 6, 2014 webinar HERE. (the video may have some synching issues that we are working on)
Deliver the tests that builders need to meet IECC codes for air infiltration and duct leakage.
Earning the IDL certification is a simple, comprehensive and affordable way for technicians of builders, remodelers, HVAC and insulation contractors to gain skills needed to offer duct leakage and blower door tests, in compliance with IECC codes for new home construction or existing home remodels.
Passing the exam (field exam only) verifies you can conduct duct leakage and blower door tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard. Begin with this affordable, single measure credential and work your way up to BPI’s “house-as-a-system” certifications using real-time field experience.
Contact any BPI Test Center for the hands-on training you may need to prepare for BPI’s IDL field exam.
Indoor air quality remains a major opportunity for companies doing whole house auditing and retrofit work. Yet despite growing health concerns amongst consumers, and increasing incidences of asthma, the challenges of capturing IAQ leads, testing homes affordably and converting to comprehensive solutions are as vexing as ever. In this webinar, industry veteran and tools expert Bill Spohn discussed his vast experience in the field, including how to affordably test homes, what homeowners are looking for and how to develop retrofits that solve air quality issues.
1. Understand the key parameters of IAQ measurement;
2. Learn about cost effective tools and approaches to test indoor air quality affordably;
3. Learn about mitigation measures that address specific indoor air quality problems.
The Defender LL6070 CO Monitor is Designed for Early Detection Because Prevention is the Only Guaranteed Protection
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In my career history, I have assisted skilled workers find temp-to-hire jobs, advised young adults on how to pursue employment, and most recently, aided college students in determining a direction for their academic major. In each of these roles, I have noticed a disappointing trend.
We keep pushing young adults to get an education and earn a degree, but we do not offer a great deal of help beyond that. “What should I do with this degree?” is a question, that often gets left unanswered.
While working for the university, I ran into several of my graduated students in restaraunts, retail shops, and fast food chains. These students are told there are no jobs and they are unsure if or how they are going to use their education.
At TruTech Tools, our own Bill Spohn shares a concern with me, a concern that these young adults are not fully aware of the career opportunies and earning potential that exists in skilled trades.
Bill Spohn, PE & CEO/Co-Owner of TruTech Tools (TM), LTD is cited in BEC- The hidden talent pool for the skilled trades-1-1, a recent article from Business and Education Connected (BE Connected). In this article, Bill Spohn expresses his concern that too few students are interested in pursuing careers in the trades sector.
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