Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Idaho Falls
May
22
8:30 AM08:30

Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Idaho Falls

Balancing the airflow in residential HVAC systems, as required in ACCA Manual D, is “the proof of the pudding” to ensure comfort and efficiency. Many local jurisdictions are requiring balance reports by certified air-balance technicians on new HVAC systems. Additionally, contractors who design their systems according to ACCA Manuals J, S, and D realize that balancing the installed system is the only way to ensure a system performs in accordance with the design, whether or not balancing is required by the local jurisdiction.

The Idaho Association of Building Officials (IDABO) has made available its certification program in Residential Air Balancing for those local jurisdictions that chose to recognize it as a means to complying with balancing requirements. Even if you were certified under a different program, such as NCI (National Comfort Institute), you can re-certify under IDABO’s program and be certain that it will be recognized in Idaho, but at only a fraction of the cost.

Cost: $100 per person

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Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Post Falls
Apr
25
8:30 AM08:30

Residential Air Balancing Certification Opportunity - Post Falls

CERTIFICATION TRAINING CLASS
Air balancing is a useful process for measuring the performance of a simple or complex HVAC system, and for providing occupants with a comfortable conditioned space. This residential air-balancing class is being provided to the North Idaho Region to inform and certify contractors and inspectors. Certification will be a requirement for those performing air-balancing. Air-balancing is an existing code; however, beginning October 1, 2017 it will be a requirement for final inspections.

Cost: $100 per person

For more information and to register, visit the event on IDABO's website. 

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Dec
12
8:15 AM08:15

Residential Attic Ventilation

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) addresses “attic ventilation” and the significant effect proper ventilation has on energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. Using multiple case studies as a backdrop, the presenter explains that the same issues that create ice dams in winter also have an effect on air conditioning demands and premature roof failure. The class covers codes, proper calculations, material specifications, and best practices for reviewing, inspecting, and installing ventilation in a common sense, cost effective manner. Register here. 

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Dec
12
7:00 AM07:00

Conditioned Crawlspaces

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) explains the difference between conditioned and unconditioned crawlspaces on a code level, what purpose the conditioned crawlspace serves, which environment is most conducive to the conditioned crawl’s benefits, and best practices for installation. Register here. 

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Dec
5
8:15 AM08:15

Duct and Envelope Testing

David Freelove (Idaho Energy Code Circuit Rider) answers questions about specific energy efficient measures and their effectiveness. Topics include infiltration, conditioned attics and crawlspaces, and an overview of the DET (Duct and Envelope Tightness) training that is now available through IDABO and the Idaho Energy Code Circuit Rider. Register here. 

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Dec
5
7:00 AM07:00

Effective Air Sealing

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) will provide a short history of air sealing in the codes and unravels some of the mystery of why one of the most important parts of building an energy efficient home is often overlooked. Using years of field work and multiple Treasure Valley homes as case studies, the presenter provides an overview of materials, costs, and best practices for building a business case on why air sealing deserves more focus. Register here. 

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Nov
28
8:15 AM08:15

Managing Moisture in Residential Construction

Ken Nelson (Dupont) will discuss the challenges in moisture management and durability posed by energy efficient wall systems. A significant amount of research has been conducted on traditional wall systems, leading to water-resistive barrier, drainage, window installation, and flashing recommendations. This presentation will review water management code requirements and discuss how these established water management recommendations and code requirements relate to highly insulated and airtight wall assemblies. The implications of air barriers and vapor retarders on wall system moisture management and building durability will also be discussed. Register here. 

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Nov
28
7:00 AM07:00

Residential Attic Ventilation

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) addresses “attic ventilation” and the significant effect proper ventilation has on energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. Using multiple case studies as a backdrop, the presenter explains that the same issues that create ice dams in winter also have an effect on air conditioning demands and premature roof failure. The class covers codes, proper calculations, material specifications, and best practices for reviewing, inspecting, and installing ventilation in a common sense, cost effective manner. Register here. 

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Nov
14
7:00 AM07:00

Air Leakage Control in Commercial Building Enclosures

Ken Nelson (Dupont) explains that air leakage is important because it can transport heat, moisture, and contaminants through the building enclosure and can impact building energy performance, envelope durability, and occupants’ comfort. A continuous air barrier is critical for air leakage control. Air barrier performance requirements, which include air infiltration resistance, continuity, structural integrity, and durability, will be reviewed. Energy codes which regulate air barrier requirements will be highlighted along with the three compliance options: air barrier materials, assemblies, and whole building airtightness. Register here. 

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Nov
7
8:15 AM08:15

Effective Air Sealing

Jerry Peterson (Idaho Division of Building Safety) will provide a short history of air sealing in the codes and unravels some of the mystery of why one of the most important parts of building an energy efficient home is often overlooked. Using years of field work and multiple Treasure Valley homes as case studies, the presenter provides an overview of materials, costs, and best practices for building a business case on why air sealing deserves more focus.

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Nov
7
7:00 AM07:00

Commercial Continuous Insulation

Gunnar Gladics (Pilot North Design) reviews the challenges and requirements of building wall systems with continuous insulation in non-combustible walls. The course will provide a refresher of basic building science principals and current code requirements.  Following a review of the requirements, we will look at several case studies showing applications of continuous insulation in both steel framed and mass wall (CMU or Conc.) construction.

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Oct
31
8:15 AM08:15

Complying with the 2012 and 2015 Commercial IECC: Identifying Current and Potential Issues and Resources Needed

This interactive course will highlight and provide discussion of the significant changes of the 2012 and 2015 IECC (where appropriate). Course material will focus on discussing current and potential compliance issues experienced by the design community, as well as identifying potential resources to remedy compliance issues. Key topic areas include changes to building envelope requirements and lighting systems provisions, as well as an overview of the newest additional efficiency package options.

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Oct
24
8:15 AM08:15

Commercial Continuous Insulation

Gunnar Gladics (Pilot North Design) reviews the challenges and requirements of building wall systems with continuous insulation in non-combustible walls. The course will provide a refresher of basic building science principals and current code requirements.  Following a review of the requirements we will look at several case studies showing applications of continuous insulation in both steel framed and mass wall (CMU or Conc.) construction.

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Oct
24
7:00 AM07:00

Complying with the 2012 and 2015 Commercial IECC: Identifying Current and Potential Issues and Resources Needed

This interactive course will highlight and provide discussion of the significant changes of the 2012 and 2015 IECC (where appropriate). Course material will focus on discussing current and potential compliance issues experienced by the design community, as well as identifying potential resources to remedy compliance issues. Key topic areas include changes to building envelope requirements and lighting systems provisions, as well as an overview of the newest additional efficiency package options.

Register now! www.idahocities.org/2017codetrainings

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