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Residential Building Duct Testing

Code: ResDuctTest
Price: $199.00
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CILB CEUs: 8 credits; CILB# 0613677; Provider# 0000859

This half-day instructor-led course uses lecture, demonstration and hands-on student participation to train building contractors, code inspectors, and other building professionals how to perform residential duct air leakage tests in compliance with Florida Residential Energy Conservation Code and RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS) requirements. Course topics include an overview of duct air leakage testing requirements, duct tester set-up and operation, calculations, and reporting.

Note: A certificate of completion will be awarded to each student who successfully completes this course. This certificate is not an Energy Rater certification and does not qualify a student to provide duct air leakage testing for Energy Ratings. Tester qualifications for Florida Code duct air leakage testing are provided in Florida Energy Conservation Code (FECC) Section R403.3.2; anyone can take this course to learn about Florida Code duct testing, but you must be explicitly qualified per FECC R403.3.2 to provide duct testing for Florida Code compliance purposes.

Course Outline

8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:40 a.m.   Florida Residential Energy Conservation Code and RESNET Energy Rating Requirements

        Florida Energy Conservation Code language and definitions
        RESNET Energy Rating language and definitions
        Common duct air leakage sites
        Code compliance and Energy Rating parameters

9:30 a.m.   Set-Up and Calculations
        Proper duct tester setup
        Duct tester calculations Part 1
        Duct tester calculations Part 2
        Calculation Exercises
        Duct tester simulation exercise

10:45 a.m.   Duct Testing Lab - Hands On
        Duct tester assembly - demo
        Measure test unit duct leakage, Lab #1
        Measure test unit duct leakage, Lab #2
        Interpret and report results


11:45 a.m.   Wrap up, Review and Closing Discussion
12:00 p.m.   Testing (Written and Practical)
1:00 p.m.     Complete Course Evaluations

Instructor Information
Primary instructor Dave Chasar; alternate instructors Tei Kucharski, Chuck Withers and Jeff Sonne

Event Location

Cocoa location:
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa FL 32922

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All payments are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 7 business days before the class begins. FSEC reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient pre-registration. In that event, all payments are fully refundable.

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