Free Webinar: Balanced Ventilation for Better Health, Comfort, and Energy Efficiency, May 9, 9am-1pm PT

  • 9 May 2024
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Free Webinar: Balanced Ventilation for Better Health, Comfort, and Energy Efficiency
Event Description

More buildings are being constructed with high-performance building envelopes. For these buildings, a well-designed and installed air quality system is a must. In this class we will look at performance-based design and installation practices that lead to effective ventilation and filtration systems. Examples of completed, high-efficiency systems are presented to show how they were built and commissioned, with instructor Dan Perunko of Balance Point Home Performance sharing lessons learned so others can avoid repeating them. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • Introduction and safety message
      Equipment selection criteria: Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) or Heat Recover Ventilator (HRV)
      Heat recovery cores and their efficiencies
      Fan motor types
      Fan motor power and install issues that increase power consumption
      Integrated with HVAC vs stand alone systems
      Control strategies
      Locating the system to maximize performance
      Proper ducting for ventilation systems
      Duct materials – where to use metal
      How to size ducts for low static systems
      Duct layout options
      Outside Intake and exhaust grills
      Ember and smoke intrusion
      Room intake and exhaust grills
      Grill sizing and sound
      Filters, how many, how big and where do we need them
      Low energy, high efficacy, recirculating air filter
      Commissioning balanced ventilation systems
      Measuring system energy performance
      Measuring effective heat recovery
  • 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. Dan brings his experience from construction, design and building analysis, to make his class materials relevant, useful and understandable regardless of the attendees’ level of experience.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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