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Architect
5

Thank you. Excellent explanation of the issues, now we need to work on some more of the solutions.

Project Architect, AECOM
5

Excellent.

Associate, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
5

Great set of recordings.

VP Design Director, ARCADIS
3

long but informative

B.Tech., M.S (Structural Engineering)., ITS., CCP., LEED AP BD+C, Technical Specialist V, Michael Baker International
Pro Reviewer
5

This course has a greater insight of advanced technologies in achieving the zero energy. It has good content, structure and helps the designers, architects, contractors and owners. The topic covered in this course are ventilation strategies, explains how the gas appliances operate under depressurization and combustion safety. U.S. Department of Energy and ASHRAE are doing a wonderful job in presenting the latest developments and technologies to the industry people and also to the end users. More courses should be welcome in this series.
I strongly recommend this course to the designers, engineers and not but not the least, the owners.

Owner, Hyland Fisher - Architect
3

Second and third parts of presentation were very good.

Architect, Mike Binder - Architect
4

Would like to hear more about balanced ventilation systems that DON'T have heat recovery (costly).

Hamilton Partners, Inc.
4

interesting ideas

student , collin college
4

interesting and helpful.

Communications Project Engineer, HNTB Corporation
3

Difficult to navigate between presentations.

Field Service Supervisor, Honeywell
3

Good

Owner, ClearPoint Builders
3

The speakers made it difficult to follow, especially the first speaker, he just glazed over points, cocky about the subject.

Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
3

Series of presentations.

Managing Partner, Ecoimpact Consulting, LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

This is a recording of a live audience seminar that took place in January 2016. This 3 part presentation is an ASHRAE Continuing Education Unit and includes audience participation within the recording. There are three expert speakers; the Building America Program Director for the US Department of Energy, the Research and Development Director for the Gas Technology Institute and a Building Scientist from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Each speaker presents 20 minute segments on his field of expertise within the context of High Performance Residential Buildings. The presentation starts off with context including where the industry has been with high performance homes in the past and where the industry is going. Then there is a discussion of natural gas appliances, ventilation, efficiency and IAQ in homes. Key topics include: Energy Star Homes, HERS rating system, HVAC system design and performance in homes, and common issues preventing maximum efficiency. I would recommend this presentation to ASHRAE members, design engineers, and residential design and construction professionals. I feel that some of the components of the live seminar could be edited for the Education @ USGBC audience including the lengthy housekeeping announcements at the beginning of the presentation and the questions by audience members at the end of each presentation.

INTERN ARCHITECT, HKS, Inc.
5

good

WSP USA
5

good to learn

Project Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, TDX Construction Corporation
4

Good information.

Project Manager Assistance, Twin Cities CDC
4

good webinar

Chief Engineer, JLL
5

Awesome

Designer, ARCADIS
3

The presenters are kind of boring, I mean, their voice.

JLL
3

good info

Project Manager, JLL
5

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CEO, BuildingWise, LLC
Pro Reviewer
5

Although focused primarily on ventilation problems and solutions in high performance homes these three ASHRAE modules bring the usual intelligent speakers with their data to educate us all. Some basic understanding of ASHRAE 62.2, general code/standard ventilation requirements in homes and design and construction restraints would help the participants get up to speed with the data presented. Interesting that passive house is noted as being 'almost so low on the scale' as to be stand out. The depressurization of a high performance home is noted as perhaps a bigger problem than air leakage and that we should perhaps allow a little air leakage to counteract the effects of a fully sealed home not being able to to supply fresh air should the heat recovery ventilation systems break. Worse yet is the focus by the final speaker that lack of maintenance on HRV's can be a serious problem waiting for the unsuspecting home owner. All round, excellent presentations, good sound and visuals, but I do feel that the questions at the end of each presntations could have been edited....they detracted from the speakers dynamics.

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