Mechanical Rooms: Strategies for Electrification Retrofits in Homes, A Free Webinar, September 28, 9am - 12pm PT

  • 28 September 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Mechanical Rooms: Strategies for Electrification
Event Description

For as long as people have been buildng homes, homes, we’ve been using some kind combustion appliance system to heat them. As a result, buildings are designed and constructed to safely manage the operation of gas appliances.

In this webinar, Dan Perunko will look at mechanical rooms as we transition from gas appliances to electric appliances. There is an opportunity for contractors and designers to offer their clients additional efficiencies beyond those offered by the change to electric appliances. Don will identify easily overlooked building enclosure and mechanical changes that can be incorporated into an electrification retrofit project. This three-hour webinar is based on completed projects and will have images of floor plans that illustrate the complexities of combustion appliance mechanical spaces and the opportunities available when they are electrified.

Image: Behance

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

      -Describe the functions of a combustion appliance mechanical space

      -Identify at least three parts of the gas fired mechanical room structure that are no longer necessary

      -List the critical building enclosure retrofits that should be included in an electrification workscope

      -State at least two plumbing efficiency improvements that can be gained by repositioning equipment

      -Discuss at least two ducting efficiency improvements that can be gained by repositioning equipment

      -Summarize the benefits of repurposing a mechanical room by moving electrical appliances elsewhere in the house
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • 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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