Hydronic HVAC 101

Heat Pumps have been identified as the most readily deployable solution for both hot water, heating, and cooling applications. One particular heat pump technology, Air to Water, paired with modern hydronic distribution offers many advantages over standard Air to Air and Air to Refrigerant HP systems: including load shifting, efficiency scheduling, quiet operations, and micro-zoning. […]

Smart duct strategies for HVAC design

Duct design is often a challenge for many builders and HVAC contractors. In this session we will look at best practices for duct design in residential new construction projects. Good HVAC ductwork is important for comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.

Bridging the Gap: Practical ERV & HRV Applications for Contractors

This session is designed to empower contractors with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently integrate Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) into their projects. Aimed at both newcomers to ERV and HRV systems and those seeking to refine their design, installation, and commissioning processes.

Collaborate to Optimize HVAC Design, Installation and Performance

Designing and installing HVAC systems to match the characteristics of a home is a much-neglected requirement of building codes and above-code programs. Ideally the heating and cooling load calculation is complete before construction begins. System selection should consider both first-cost concerns and long-term operational costs. Once the design is complete and the system selected, it […]

Ventilation and IAQ in New US Homes: Results from the Building America Field Study

“Build tight, ventilate right” is a building science rubric that describes the approach of combining airtight envelopes, whole-house mechanical ventilation (WHMV), and effective and quiet kitchen and bathroom exhaust to achieve energy efficiency while promoting good indoor air quality (IAQ). This session will present findings from the U.S. Department of Energy Building America research study […]