Smart Ventilation & Smart Air Distribution

July 10, 2019, 3:30 - 4:30 PM EST

Please Join us for our July webinar!

Course Description: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory states that homes without smart ventilation are dumb. Find out why in our Build Equinox webinar on smart ventilation and smart air distribution, two essential aspects for automatically maintaining excellent air quality in residences.
The webinar compares air quality and energy efficiency of a smart ventilation system (CERV2) to a high performance HRV (90%) system that follows ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation standards in a modern IRC (International Residential Code) home (ACH50=3) and a high performance home (ACH50=0.6). Smart ventilation saves energy while maintaining excellent air quality in challenging winter weather conditions.

Smart air distribution is ensures effective use of fresh air. Air quality in homes is dynamic, and changes rapidly within occupied regions of a home. Comparisons are made between “one-and-done” (HRV/ERV) ventilation systems and smart ventilation systems that utilize recirculation and zone control. Recirculation provides a means for filtering particulates, utilizing fresh air in unoccupied regions of a home, and unifying air quality and comfort. For larger and more complex homes, zone control with distributed sensors provide an additional level of air quality management.

After attending, you will wonder why anyone would use ASHRAE 62.2 one-size-fits-all, odor-based ventilation standards.

Learning Objectives: 

1) Learn why active air quality control (“Smart Ventilation”) is essential for maintaining excellent air quality in today’s energy efficient
2) Understand the concept of “ventilation” efficiency, the fraction of fresh air introduced to a building that benefits its occupants
3) Recognize the dynamic variation of ventilation requirements in residences due to occupancy, occupant activities, and climatic variations
4) Understand differences in energy usage during harsh winter conditions with Smart Ventilation (CERV2) and high efficiency HRV/ERV ventilation systems
5) Learn why air recirculation and zone air quality management are essential for achieving high ventilation efficiency in comparison to today’s popular “one-and-done” ventilation systems 

Bio: Ty is a co-owner and co-founder of Build Equinox, a company devoted to inventing technologies for healthy, comfortable and sustainable living. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007 as an Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering, having advised 70 masters and doctoral graduate students, and is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering. Ty's degrees are in mechanical engineering (BS,'74, University of Michigan and MS/PhD, '78/'80, University of Utah). He has lectured around the world on indoor air quality, comfort, solar energy, building energy efficiency, and resource conservation including keynote addresses at the Solar Energy Society of India's 25th Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad and at the TTMD Conference (Turkish ASHRAE) in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, an Ercotaf Scholar (European Union) at the EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland, a United Nations Workshop Leader in Beijing China, and an Academic Leader at the Tec de Monterrey Institute in Queretaro Mexico. Ty lives in a 100% solar powered home in Urbana Illinois that features automated fresh air control (CERV), two Electric Vehicles (Ford Focus EV and Ford C-Max Energi, also 100% solar energy powered), and is the first home within an Illinois municipality to be permitted for rainwater harvesting use. Build Equinox is located in a 4500sqft Morton building in Urbana IL that is also 100% solar powered.

Contact: Betsy Ames at 978.633.3013