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  • Humidity in New Homes- Understanding & Controlling It

  • calWednesday, October 30, 2019
  • clocck 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • location BILD Offices, 20 Upjohn Road, Unit 100, North York

 

Description:

With Instructor Andy Oding of Building Knowledge Canada.

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2019 Location: BILD Offices

Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM 20 Upjohn Rd, Toronto

$259 + HST HBA member $309 + HST non-member Group rates available. Early bird pricing ends October 15, 2019

Registration: www.enerquality.ca/training

Today’s energy-efficient homes are built tightly to seal out cold in Winter and keep in the cool in Summer. Even code-built homes are tighter than they have been historically. That means most builders have likely received one of those dreaded calls: “Why do my windows have water and mold on them?” or, “My hardwoods are cracking and I don’t know why!” or even the panicked “My basement is leaking!” Humidity control is a significant issue in new homes, especially as we push the energy performance of homes. From swelling of engineered hardwood, musty smelling basements and window condensation to short cycling air conditioning units; understanding humidity and specifically relative humidity is important to all homebuilders, their HVAC partners and happy homeowners. Some questions the class will address are:  What is causing the humidity problems in the first place?  What are the acceptable or ideal levels of humidity?  What options are available to builders to control construction moisture?  What mechanical design and equipment selection options are available for HVAC designers?  What are best practices for homeowners in the 1st and 2nd year of operating their new homes, and how do we successfully communicate these practices to them?
Who should attend: Builders • HVAC Contractors • Warranty and service representatives • Site supervisors • Foremen • Customer Service • Site service • Architects and designers (BCIN designates) • Contracts/Purchasing • Building Officials
This workshop satisfies OAA, PEO, AEE, OBOA and other Continuing Education Credits

Questions? Please call 416-447-0077 or email Jessika@EnerQuality.ca.