Free Webinar: Balanced Ventilation for Better Health, Comfort, and Energy Efficiency: IAQ, OAQ, Ventilation and Filtration, November 9, 9am-1pm

  • 9 November 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Free Webinar: Balanced Ventilation for Better Health, Comfort, and Energy Efficiency: IAQ, OAQ, Ventilation and Filtration, November 9
Event Description

More and more buildings are being constructed with high-performance building envelopes. For these buildings, a well-designed and installed ventilation system is a must. Dan Perunko of Balance Point Home Performance delves into why ventilation and filtration are so important. We will look at indoor and outdoor air quality and discuss the effectiveness of ventilation and filtration at managing various pollutants. In addition to the large body of evidence we already had supporting the need for ventilation and filtration in residential buildings, we will consider the current impacts of building electrification, the pandemic, and wildfires on our systems. 

This four-hour class is designed to help participants identify and understand critical issues relating to healthy buildings. The class will help participants improve their ability to discuss these issues with customers and will also lay the groundwork for the other course in the Balanced Ventilation series about the design and installation of balanced ventilation and filtration systems.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

- Summarize air quality conditions in typical California homes
- Describe the sources of pollutants effecting typical California homes
- Identify the characteristics of an effective ventilation and filtration system
- Discuss work scope details that are important for selling and installing an effective ventilation and filtration system
- Communicate the talking points for educating their customers about effective air quality systems

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message
      - Residential indoor air quality in existing California homes
      - Residential ventilation systems in existing California homes
      - Residential filtration systems in existing California homes
      - Building pressures and pollutant concentrations
      - Diagnostics: testing ventilation systems, building enclosure tightness and pollutant monitoring
      - Building loads and heat recovery
      - Evaluating filtration options: cost, energy consumption, system efficiency
      - Ideal work scopes -- Identify critical details to include so that our systems work together providing comfort and air quality
      - Talking to customers – identifying the things that will help them make or choose a healthier home
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dan Perunko

      Dan Perunko is cofounder of Balance Point Home Performance Company. In 2006, along with Gavin Healy, Dan started a successful company providing full service home performance analysis, retrofits, consultations, and trainings. Dan works on new and existing construction designs and hands on installations of enclosures, mechanical, plumbing, and indoor air quality components based on tested performance outcomes. Dan especially enjoys improving existing homes to provide homeowners with levels of comfort and energy consumption that they have not believed possible. Dan is a professional trainer who designs and delivers full and multi day courses for California’s Utility Companies (energy training centers) and ACI national and regional conferences.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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