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)

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Kelly replied to Colin Genge's discussion What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?
"Hi Colin, I like using the pressure pans at outlets to guide my inspections once I'm in the…"
16 hours ago
Leo Klisch commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive
"It seems a bit wasteful to use NG for such a low temperature application as space heat. If a heat…"
17 hours ago
HomeWiz posted photos
18 hours ago
Kobus Niemand commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line
"Thanks for the download! Great paper,  Homes receiving EE can experience increases in radon…"
18 hours ago
Jan Green replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Agreed Sandy on all counts!   HES and HERS will be confusing to everyone that doesn't…"
19 hours ago
Steven Lefler replied to David Eakin's discussion A Growing American Problem In Search Of Valid Answers
"Modular Lifestyles has developed proven Net Zero factory built as a modular or his HUD code…"
19 hours ago
Joshua Fletcher posted a blog post

Are low-E glass windows good to install on desert homes?

Energy Efficient Windows That Lower Energy BillsThe technology used in windows continues to deliver…See More
19 hours ago
tedkidd commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive
"We are taking people off of natural gas. It is making sense financially, and has unpriced health,…"
20 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service