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Introduction to Energy Star For Homes – HVAC Credentialing

GBCI: 0920013580

Join us as we discuss HVAC-related requirements of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program and how they add value; explain who is responsible for completing each component; and discuss why the program requires HVAC contractors to be credentialed by an HVAC oversight organization prior to working on ENERGY STAR homes. This course is PHIUS approved.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: June 30, 2017

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)
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About

The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program greatly expanded its HVAC requirements in the latest version of its program, released in 2012. The main elements of HVAC – the “H”, the “V”, and the “AC” – are all critical to delivering efficient, comfortable, and durable homes. Evidence suggests that systems are not properly designed and installed by default and there is a lot of opportunity for HVAC to become high performance. Join us as we discuss HVAC-related requirements of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program and how they add value; explain who is responsible for completing each component; and discuss why the program requires HVAC contractors to be credentialed by an HVAC oversight organization prior to working on ENERGY STAR homes. Chris Reynolds of Advanced Energy and Wes Davis of ACCA will speak on behalf of the two national HVAC oversight organizations, briefly explaining the structure of their credential program and what they offer to contractors and partners. BONUS: Learn how these programs can help you achieve LEED for Homes V4, EPA Indoor Air Plus, Passive House & Enterprise Green Communities

This course is PHIUS approved.

Objectives

  1. How to prepare for HVAC-related requirements of the ENERGY STAR program and how these can benefit any project
  2. Learn how ENERGY STAR v3 is required for LEED for Homes v4 Minimum Energy Performance
  3. Understand why ENERGY STAR requires the use of a credentialed HVAC contractor, how to find one and to pursue the LEED for Homes V4 EA Credential start up
  4. Articulate how ENERGY STAR V3 HVAC is a baseline to multiple LEED v4 EQ credits under the Indoor airPLUS program
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Intermediate

Created by

GreenHome Institute
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

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    Dean Gamble made 1 contribution in the last 6 months

Dean Gamble

Technical Manager, ENERGY STAR Homes

Chris Reynolds

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