2013 Energy Efficiency & IAQ Seminar
Friday, February 8, 2013
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
Sign up now for Max Sherman's Presentation via Webinar!
Because of the snow storm that hit Maine on the day of the seminar, Max Sherman had to leave Augusta before giving his presentation on Improving Strategies for Residential Ventilation. This session will be presented via live webinar on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Click here for more details and to register.
Mark Your Calendars! Joe Lstiburek will be coming to Maine on Monday, May 20th! Details on Joe's presentation will be posted at a later date.
Program Overview: Each year, the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council hosts a full day seminar exploring the critical balance between energy efficiency measures in all types of buildings and healthy indoor air quality. We have a fantastic program in place for 2013. Three different sessions will each explore, in various ways, the varying impact "air tight" can have on building performance and human health. While the sessions will be primarily focused on residential properties, the program is of value generally to anyone designing, constructing, renovating, operating or maintaining all types of building spaces.
Joseph Lstiburek of the Building Science Corporation will start off the day with an a session on the role of blower door tests in the calculation of adequate ventilation rates during the energy upgrade of a building.
A panel discussion on the Economics of "Air Tight:. Features both Joseph Lstiburek and Max Sherman, a senior scientist a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in Berkeley, CA. This session will explore the costs and benefits of increasing air tightness values in any type of building, with lots of opportunity for panel discussion and Q & A with the program audience. Bring your air tightness questions with you to the program!
Max Sherman, will provide some response and wrap up to issues raised during the morning sessions, plus discuss how the latest version of the ASHRAE 62.2 standard provides improved ventilation calculations, as well as the standard's specific role in exhausting contaminants at various levels.
$110 - Members of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council
$135 - Nonmembers
$60 - MIAQC dues through 6/30/2013 (join the Council now and get the member rate to attend the program.)
8:00 a.m Registration Opens
8:30 a.m Welcome and Overview
8:40 a.m. Session One
Just Right & Air Tight - Presenter: Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA
Session Description: Homes are being built and renovated today to be "air tight." Blower doors are used to help measure leakage in a building, to measure how "air tight" the building is, or isn't. Can a blower door be used as a measuring tool for how air will leak across the building during service? Can a blower door provide sufficient measurement to determine the need, or lack thereof, for mechanical ventilation? These and other questions will be explored in this engaging and lively presentation.
10:10 a.m Break
10:20 a.m. Session Two
Panel Discussion: The Economics of Air Tight Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA; Max Sherman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, CA; Curry Caputo, Sustainable Structures, Whitefield, ME; Rick Karg (Moderator); RJ Karg & Associates; Bethel, ME.
Session Description: Is it a good idea to have a very tight building? What are the actual savings the tighter you make the building? What are the risks or a very tight envelope and what are the benefits? At what point does air tight become too tight, and how do you know? These questions and more will be raised and explored between the guest faculty, and the program audience. Feel free to bring your own questions to ask Max and Joe.
11:50 a.m. Lunch (included in registration fee)
12:50 p.m. Session Three
Improving Strategies for Residential Ventilation - Presenter: Max Sherman, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, CA
Session Description: Max Sherman will assist the audience in understanding "ventilation equivalence" - a critical principle used to develop the intermittent ventilation tables in ASHRAE 62.2 and the principle used to determine the impact of air infiltration on indoor air quality. Understanding ventilation equivalence will assist Maine professionals in providing more accurate calculations when considering the need for additional ventilation in air tight buildings. Max will identify the most common contaminants in found in homes, and what research tells us regarding the roles of both source control and air cleaning. Max will highlight some of the changes present in the latest version of the ASHRAE 62.2 standard (2013).
2:30 p.m. Adjourn
Continuing Education Credits
A broad variety of continuing education credits will be available for attendees of this seminar. Please contact the office of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council if you would like advance approval of credits for a specific profession or certification.
To date the program has been approved for:
Architects - This program has been approved for 5.0 credit hours for AIA professionals.
ASHI - Approved for 5.0 ASHI c.e. hours by the American Society of Home Inspectors
BPI - Approved for 5.5 continuing education units for BPI Certified Professionals. Program # 14180.
CEUs - Approved for .5 C.E. Units by the University of Maine System.
Engineers - This program qualifies for 5.0 hours of continuing education for licensed Professional Engineers.
Radon Professionals - Approved for 3.5 radon CEUs by the State Radon Section for all registered radon professionals.
Realtors - Approved for 5 hours of continuing education credit for licensed real estate professionals. Program Number MS276C018LE.