How To Become a Building Enclosure Control Freak and Do Residential Ventilation Right - Self Study

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Length: 1 module

Author: Allison Bailes III, PhD

Subjects: Green Building: Building Science

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Description

Learn from industry expert Allison Bailes PhD in this free course on building enclosures and controls, as well as residential ventilation considerations. This lecture is designed for engineers, architects, builders, trade contractors, and energy raters.

Allison will review:
-The basics: buildings as systems, enclosures, controlling air, thermodynamics, wall assembly materials, etc.
-Controlling moisture flow: liquid and vapor, laws of water gravity, rain, drainage, diffusion vs. infiltration, permeance and vapor retarders, etc.
-Doing Residential Ventilation Right: why we need ventilation, how to choose a ventilation method, how to choose a ventilation rate, commissioning and maintaining the system.
...and more!

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Author

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Allison Bailes III, PhD

President, Energy Vanguard

Allison A. Bailes III, PhD, is founder and owner of Energy Vanguard in Decatur, Georgia. Like many in the field of building science and green building, he is multi-faceted: His academic credentials in physics (BS, MS, MST, and PhD all in that field) give him a solid foundation in the science that underlies buildings. Having taught physics at the high school and college...[more]

Course Outline

Building Science with Dr. Allison Bailes

In this section, you will learn 1) how to distinguish between air barriers, vapor retarders, and drainage plans 2) explain the role of vapor permeance in labels such as vapor barrier and vapor retarders 3) describe several different materials that can be used as drainage planes. Second part, you'll learn. After this section, you will be able to: 1) Calculate the necessary amount of ventilation air, 2) Explain the pros and cons of balanced, exhaust-only, and supply ventilation, and 3) Describe various types of ventilation equipment.

  • Presentation Slides: How to Become a Building Control Freak (Download .pdf)
  • "How To Become a Building Enclosure Control Freak" (60 minutes) (Video)
  • "3 Steps to Doing Residential Ventilation Right" (60 minutes) (Video)

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