About the Instructor
Michael Turner has 30 years of construction industry experience. He holds active state licenses in Electrical and Mechanical and Commercial building licenses. We have owned our own Electrical and A/C business where he performed rough-in’s and final’s for general contractors before opening our own residential building company in 2002. We have built and renovated hundreds of homes in the Greater New Orleans Area. After the real estate downfall in 2008 we continued renovating until becoming a licensed home inspector in 2011. He is an approved instructor to teach the 90 Hour Home Inspection course at Donaldson Education and does post training of 30 hours platform and 10 live inspections to those finishing up the course. He is licensed to perform termite inspections and is certified to do mold testing.
Slide 1: Building Science – House as a System
Slide 2: Learning Objective:
Slide 3: House as a System
Slide 4: House as a System
Slide 5: Examples – House as a System
Slide 6: Examples – House as a System
Slide 7: Examples – House as a System
Slide 8: Ventilation & Air Change
Slide 9: In the Attic…
Slide 10: Openings – Bypasses Wires/Pipes
Slide 11: Chimney Chases
Slide 12: Treating the Chimney Chase
Slide 13: Sealed Chimney Bypass
Slide 14: An Alternative Method
Slide 15: In the Basement or Crawl-space
Slide 16: Plumbing and Wire Opening
Slide 17: Under the Tub
Slide 18: Another Tub
Slide 19: More in the Basement (air duct leakage)
Slide 20: More in the Basement (dangerous CO poisoning)
Slide 21: In the Garage
Slide 22: In the Kitchen and Bathroom
Slide 23 & 24: Dropped Soffits
Slide 25: In the Living Room
Slide 26: Unvented Space Heaters
Slide 27: Outside
Slide 28: Mechanical Ventilation
Slide 29: Occupant Behavior
Slide 30: What’s Going On? Refer to slide photo
Slide 31: Something to Think About
Slide 32: Today’s Houses Are Tighter
Slide 33: Today’s Houses Have More Exhaust and Bigger Fans
Slide 34: Today’s Houses Have Weaker Draft Appliances
Slide 35: Today’s Houses Have Less Drying Potential
Slide 36: Lifestyle Changes
Slide 37: Summary
Slide 38: Energy Movement
Slide 39: Learning Objectives
Slide 40: What is energy? What controls it?
Slide 41: How Does Energy Move?
Slide 42: Where Does Our Energy Come From?
Slide 43: Heat Transfer
Slide 44: Radiation
Slide 45: Everything Radiates and Absorbs Energy
Slide 46: Conduction
Slide 47: Convection
Slide 48: Heat Transfer Mechanisms
Slide 49: Comfort, Safety, and Efficiency
Slide 50: Thermal Boundary
Slide 51: Thermal Boundary
Slide 52: Air Barrier
Slide: 53 Moisture
Slide 54: Driving Forces of Air Movement
This course covers the potential for interaction among building components and mechanical systems.
Understanding how air sealing a home can negatively affect indoor air quality. Recognizing typical air leakage sites and know how to deal with them.
By attending this session, participants will:
- Become aware of the potential for interaction among building components and mechanical systems.
- Understand how air sealing a home can negatively affect indoor air quality.
- Be able to recognize typical air leakage sites and know how to deal with them.
All materials needed for this course are included in this manual. Links to additional materials are included in the Sources section at the end of this manual.
If this course if given in a live format, then you must be present for the full four hours of the course to receive credit for attending.
Vendor or School Policies
There are no educational pre-requisites for this course.
Registration for this course may be completed by phone, fax or email. Payment is due on or before the start of class. Any attempt to take this course under an assumed identity will forfeit your right to a certificate of completion and may result in sanctions by the Louisiana State Real Estate Commission.
You must be present for the entire four-hour session to receive credit for attendance. Partial credit is not given for partial attendance.
Instructors may not, in any venue, answer questions of a personal or legal nature, and students should not interpret any information received from instructors or course content as being legal advice.
Please turn off all cell phones prior to the start of class.
You must be present for the full four hours of the course to receive credit for attending. You must submit your Louisiana State real estate license number so that we can report your hours to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.