House as a System – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

$10.00

2 credit hours class.

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.

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House as a System – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Description

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.

Course Outline

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 

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Materials

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.

Course Requirements

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.

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Pre-requisites

There are no educational pre-requisites for this course.

Registration

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.

Attendance

You must be present for the entire four-hour session to receive credit for attendance. Partial credit is not given for partial attendance.

Course Participation

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.

Cell Phones

Please turn off all cell phones prior to the start of class.

Course Completion

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.