High Performance HVAC Courses

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Below is a sample of High Performance HVAC courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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The Dripping Point: High Performance Homes + Energy Efficient HVAC Systems = Increased Risk of Moist

Tightly air-sealed, well-insulated buildings combined with energy efficient HVAC systems and increased ventilation rates are key components of a comfortable and healthy high performance home. But, unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished. We will discuss the building science perspective on the "new normal" and the challenges that architects and builders now must face in order to deal with these effectively.

A Whole New World – ENERGY STAR + HVAC Grading

Ever since the launch of Version 3 in 2010, the HVAC design and commissioning requirements have been the biggest hurdle between a standard HERS rating and an ENERGY STAR certified home. Taking all the lessons learned, EPA, RESNET, and ACCA have recently completed a new HVAC grading standard that will integrate many of these requirements into the HERS rating process. 

Instructor: Dean Gamble
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL

140% AFUE is Coming – Introducing Thermal Heat Pumps

New Thermally-driven Heat Pumps (THPs) have been developed as a packaged solution to provide both space heating and domestic hot water, achieving an equivalent of 140% AFUE in both lab and field environments and represent a new product category for residential space heat, being built by multiple manufacturers.

Instructor: Jason LaFleur
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL

Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Strategies

You've heard about cold climate air source heat pumps (ccASHP). Maybe you've seen a few installed. Let's look at some pros and cons of using this technology in challenging climate conditions. From a new construction perspective, we will discuss strategies for system design, installation, and operation.

Instructor: Shawn LeMons
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