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Houses That Work & High Performance Mechanicals

July 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT and July 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

July 12th:

Houses That Work Education is a valuable educational experience geared towards educating building professionals on building science principles and practices to cost-effectively solve key construction problems that most affect building performance. Participants will learn how climate, wall/attic/floor assemblies and building systems affect energy performance, indoor air quality and cost effectiveness.  Builders, Contractors, Engineers, Framing, Plumbing, and HVAC contractors, Electricians and Energy Raters learn the impact their profession has on other trades, and how to efficiently build a house that operates as a system.  Designers and architects learn the specifications and details required to achieve a truly energy and resource-efficient home.

July 13th:

High Performance Mechanical Systems for Houses That Work is a mid-level, full day seminar geared towards Builders, Designers, Code Officials, and Trade Allies that focuses on HVAC, Ventilation, Hot Water, Indoor Air Quality and Electronic Home Controls in high performance housing.  In the past several years, residential mechanical systems have grown in complexity and scope as energy codes have mandated higher insulation levels, better windows and tighter construction. There is now a great opportunity to rethink and redesign HVAC, hot water heating and electronic home control systems as they are major contributors to energy efficiency goals. This course will first review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built and identify the relevant changes to mechanical systems. The remainder of the course will focus on the proper sizing and selection of appropriate mechanical equipment for high performance ever lower load homes. Compelling opportunities to simultaneously optimize comfort, durability, safety and health, efficiency and cost will be identified.  Instructor will use lectures, case studies and group exercises to convey the information to attendees.

Contact: Nancy Bakeman at 952.881.1098

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