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Strategies for Managing Summer Attic Heat - Air Sealing and Insulation

HVAC,air sealing,Heating,Cooling,heat,Attics,Energy Load,Convection,Stack Effect,Insultation

by Rate It Green Team

Join Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. and Amelia Godfrey, EarthCraft Program Manager for a conversation about attic heat, including why our attics get hot, why this matters, and strategies for managing air and energy leakage to k… more...

  Filed under: Other

0 replies | 531 views | Posted on: 08/28/2023 | Last updated: 08/29/2023

HVAC Efficiency and Commissioning (a scary story)

by Roy R Engineer working on living a sustainable life

As part of a major renovation of a 100 year old building that houses 46 students we added per circuit electricity consumption monitoring.  A month after the building was re-occupied we noticed that the kitchen panel was consu… more...

2 replies | 3937 views | Posted on: 10/28/2021 | Last updated: 04/03/2023

Webinar: Basic Building Science 01: Understanding Heat Transfer (Recorded: Content Available 24/7)

by Richard Minasian Student

Recorded Webinar: Basic Building Science 01: Understanding Heat Transfer Recorded: May 1, 2020 Speakers: Mike Barcik, Joey Starr & Mike Ford  Cost: $15 Southface experts Mike Barcik and Joey Starr present basic prin… more...

0 replies | 1086 views | Posted on: 12/18/2020 | Last updated: 01/19/2023

Webinar: Applied Building Science 01 - Ventilation Concepts and Calculations (Recorded: Content Available 24/7)

by Richard Minasian Student

Recorded Webinar: Applied Building Science 01: Ventilation Concepts and Calculations Recorded: May 1, 2020 Speakers: Mike Barcik, Joey Starr & Mike Ford Cost: $15 Southface experts Mike Barcik and Joey Starr present key … more...

0 replies | 1505 views | Posted on: 12/18/2020 | Last updated: 01/19/2023

Announcing Sanitization - Concrobium Disinfectant II Treatment for Air Duct Systems

Duct work,Ductwork

by Aeroseal Southeast - MediClean Air Pros

MediClean - Aeroseal Southeast is now offering a Concrobium treatment along with our other HVAC cleaning and sealing services. Concrobium is an EPA-registered, hospital-grade virucide, bactericide, tuberculocide, and fungicide. It is b… more...

  Filed under: Ductwork

0 replies | 860 views | Posted on: 01/28/2021 | Last updated: 01/11/2023

Free CE Webinar: Heatpumps & Gas: Cold Climate Hybrid Systems are here! April 20, 12 pm EDT

Heat Pumps,Gas equipment

by samanthaklein Intern

This course discusses the market launch of Hybrid Heat Pump Systems which introduces the combination of a gas furnace with a Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump. It reviews the components of a Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump and how the int… more...

0 replies | 1107 views | Posted on: 03/22/2022 | Last updated: 03/22/2022

Webinar: Large Central Plant Heat Pumps, March 30, 2 pm EDT

Energy,Heating and cooling systems,Heat Pumps

by samanthaklein Intern

  This presentation will provide an overview of existing large scale heat pumps functioning as central plants for district heating and /or cooling systems. Examples will be drawn from systems in operation in various parts of the wor… more...

0 replies | 807 views | Posted on: 03/15/2022 | Last updated: 03/15/2022

Humidity, Hardwood and Homes: Protect the Air you Breathe and the Floor under your Feet, August 26, 12-1 pm EDT

HVAC,Flooring,Health,Indoor Air Quality,hardwood,Humidity,Humidity Control,hardwoods,hardwood flloors

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Builders, flooring professionals and HVAC contractors: sign up to learn about how healthy air and humidity control are essential to protecting your work. Matt Hoots, President of SawHorse Builders in Atlanta, GA will discuss moisture and… more...

0 replies | 1400 views | Posted on: 07/28/2021 | Last updated: 08/19/2021

Free Webinar: Your Guide to Heat Pumps For Your Home, July 27, 1 pm BST / 6 pm EDT

HVAC,UK,Electric,Heat Pump

by samanthaklein Intern

Is your furnace or boiler on its last leg? Consider switching to a residential air source heat pump! An air-source heat pump uses electricity to heat and cool your home. It’s a high efficiency air conditioner in the summer and a he… more...

0 replies | 807 views | Posted on: 07/01/2021 | Last updated: 07/01/2021

Free Webinar: Heat Pump Palooza: A Deep Dive into Technologies & Applications, July 15, 3 pm CST

Energy,Technology,Illinois,Heat Pump

by samanthaklein Intern

Join the Illinois Green Alliance for a stimulating discussion on heat pumps.  There are several types of heat pumps currently on the market and it is important to know how they are both similar and how they differ.  T… more...

0 replies | 991 views | Posted on: 07/01/2021 | Last updated: 07/01/2021

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