High Performance HVAC Courses

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Below is a sample of High Performance HVAC courses available on the EEBA Academy:
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Adding Automated Shading to the High Performance Toolkit: HVAC, Health & Wellness, and High Tech

Most builders think of window attachments like shades and blinds as nothing more than decorative features that the homeowner will add when they move in. Think again. New research from the U.S. Department of Energy shows that insulated shades can cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 10% to 25%, respectively, especially if they are raised and lowered at the right times of the day and season. In addition to lowering utility bills, window attachments can also cut glare, improve indoor comfort, and occupant well-being.

Instructor: Katie Cort and Shannon Christie
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL

Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Strategies

You've heard about cold climate air source heat pumps (ccASHP). Maybe you've seen a few installed. Let's look at some pros and cons of using this technology in challenging climate conditions. From a new construction perspective, we will discuss strategies for system design, installation, and operation.

Instructor: Shawn LeMons

Cold-Climate ASHPs - Real World Performance Data and Case Studies

This presentation first discusses the ASHP research, including performance and capacity results, lessons learned, and experiences from over five years of detailed data monitoring from ASHP field installs.

Instructor: Isaac Smith & Phil Anderson
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL

A Whole New World – ENERGY STAR + HVAC Grading

Ever since the launch of Version 3 in 2010, the HVAC design and commissioning requirements have been the biggest hurdle between a standard HERS rating and an ENERGY STAR certified home. Taking all the lessons learned, EPA, RESNET, and ACCA have recently completed a new HVAC grading standard that will integrate many of these requirements into the HERS rating process. 

Instructor: Dean Gamble
CEUs: 1 AIA, 1 BPI, 1 NAHB, 1 NARI, 1 RESNET, and 1 GENERAL
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