Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements

Event Details

Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements

Time: September 24, 2014 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Location: Virtual
Event Type: training, webinar
Organized By: Building America Meetings
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2014

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

The Building America Program is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements. The webinar will focus on key challenges in multifamily ventilation and strategies to address these challenges. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar will be:

  • Sean Maxwell, CARB, presenting Make-Up Air Strategies in New Construction Multifamily Buildings.  In new construction multifamily buildings, exhaust only ventilation strategies are still common, particularly in the Northeast, as a means of meeting both local exhaust and whole-unit ventilation rates required by ASHRAE 62.2-2010. Although the exhaust flows can be easily measured to show compliance, the source and adequacy of the make-up air is unknown. In attached multifamily housing, with focus on air-sealing the exterior walls to reduce infiltration, “make-up” air could be from adjacent apartments rather than the outdoors. Some building designers and high-performance building program administrators are therefore moving toward strategies that intentionally provide outdoor air. In exhaust only strategies, passive vents are a make-up air strategy with lower operating costs and lower first costs than mechanical supply ventilation systems. The presentation will discuss the evaluation of the performance of this strategy in 3 buildings and based on those results, has developed design guidance to improve the performance of this strategy.

     

  • Joe Lstiburek, BSC, presenting Multifamily Ventilation strategies. Joe will discuss the impossibility of meeting ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013 ventilation requirements in multifamily buildings that are also constructed to LEED compartmentalization requirements or the currently proposed ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2014 (out for public review) compartmentalization requirements unless balanced ventilation approaches are used.  Various balanced ventilation options will be presented that meet the ventilation requirements and various air sealing compartmentalization options will be presented that meet the current and proposed compartmentalization requirements.

     

The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A session where participants will have a chance to submit questions via the webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact: Heather Stafford (heather@confluencec.com).

 

Reserve your seat now!

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Attending (1)

Forum Discussions

Origin of guarded blower door testing

Started by Kim Tanner in General Forum. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus on Thursday. 9 Replies

Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)

Started by Barry L NewDelman in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Cullen Aug 10. 5 Replies

When is it too windy to use blower door?

Started by Brandon Walton in General Forum. Last reply by Iain Walker Aug 10. 17 Replies

Latest Activity

Mark Bloomfield added a discussion to the group Job Board
Thumbnail

HVAC Designer with Manual J and D Experience

Job Description:Sustainably Built (SB) of Boulder, Colorado is dedicated to helping architects,…See More
17 hours ago
Mark Bloomfield joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
17 hours ago
Profile IconLouis M Fineberg, Stacey Watkins, Keith Rossignol and 6 more joined Home Energy Pros
19 hours ago
Home Energy Magazine's blog post was featured

If You Sell Electricity, You Should Be Worried

Any way you look at it, residential electricity use in America is falling. Recent data from the…See More
22 hours ago

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service