ACCA Sizing and Design Series
Introduction to Building Energy Science
Introduction to Building Energy Science-Part 1—Full day—An overview of the physics involving moisture and energy. The training deals with the principles affecting the durability and efficiency of homes newly constructed and existing.
Introduction to Building Pressure Diagnostics-Part 2 —6 hour session— Before buildings are air sealed it is important that the pressure boundaries and pressure imbalances are identified so they can be corrected.
Introduction to Residential Air Sealing
Introduction to Residential Air Sealing-Part 3— Half a day session—This is a very basic presentation of the issues and simple methods that can be employed to air seal a simple home.
Residential Ventilation—ASHRAE 62.2 and Title 24-Part 4— Half a day session—A discussion of the ventilation code and the opportunities to meet the ventilation code.
Quality Insulation Installation and Thermal Bypass
HVAC Air Flow Measurements
Refrigerant Charge and Air Flow
HVAC Air Flow Measurements-Part 6— Half a day session—Discussion and a hands-on demonstration of California Approved Air Flow Measurement Techniques, Flow Hood, Flow Grid and Plenum Pressure Matching Method.
Refrigerant Charge and Airflow-Part 7— Half a day session—Discussion and hands-on demonstration of the Title 24 RCA Verification procedures.
Static Pressure and Air Flow
Static Pressure and Airflow-Part 8—½day session—This session covers the science and application of airflow principles to the efficient operation of HVAC equipment. Many of the residential systems in California suffer from the inefficiencies caused by high static pressure. Included in this training is a hands-on portion designed to compare various filters, fittings and layout issues that cause high static pressures.
California Energy Code
Overview of the 2013 Title 24 Residential Standards-Part 1—Full Day—Overview of 2013 Energy code and how it will affect raters, no discussion on proprietary programs or software from Cal-Certs or Cheers. As the code implementation date gets nearer there may be some adjustments in this course.
California Duct Test and Seal-Part 2—6 hours—Review of the HERs Verification and Field Diagnostic testing procedures along with duct leakage diagnostic methods. Included in this training is a hands-on portion designed to assist raters to more easily accomplish their assignments.
California Building Green Series
Shades of Green, Green Program-Part 1—Full Day—Overview of several the more prominent green and energy efficient programs in California, Energy Star, Build it Green and LEED.
Overview of Residential Cal Green Code-Part 2—Full Day—A review of the requirements within Cal Green for newly constructed residential buildings.
Overview of Commercial Cal Green Code-Part 3—Full Day—A review of the requirements within Cal Green for newly constructed commercial buildings.