Free Webinar: Balanced Ventilation for Health, Comfort, and Energy Efficiency: Systems, Install Strategies, Duct Design, May 30, 9 am-1 pm PT

  • 30 May 2024
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Free Webinar: Balanced Ventilation for Better Health, Comfort, and Energy Efficiency: System Types, Install Strategies, Duct Design and Critical Details
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.

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

  • Give examples of when an ERV or an HRV are the appropriate choice for a project
  • Describe a basic duct layout for a balanced ventilation system
  • Detail the major efficiency differences between balanced ventilation equipment
  • Summarize the top three duct system characteristics that waste energy and how to minimize them
  • Name the three places it is important to have effective filters in ventilation and air quality equipment
  • Identify the ideal Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating for all three of those filters
  • Explain the most effective and readily available residential filtration system
  • List key installation details necessary to make that filtration system perform effectively
  • Recognize the importance of commissioning forced air systems

Image credit: UltraTech Cement Ltd

  • 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.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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