Craftsmen of Homes


Roanoke & Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Summer 2013, Date TBA: Mechanical hVac Workshop

This workshop will draw upon an expert panel of presenters, members of the Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association, to explore the following topics  (preliminary list - subject to change):

  • Recommended hVac options & strategies for new construction
  • Recommend hVac options & strategies for renovations / deep energy retrofits (DER's)
  • Defining Loads:  'Manual J' and beyond
  • Selecting Equipment:  'Manual S' and beyond
  • Intelligent Duct Design:  'Manual D' and beyond
  • Thoughts on Terminations:  'Manual T' - planning the "throw" of duct terminations
  • Location, Location, Location:  "You put the mechanical equipment where ?!"
  • Cost Benefit Analysis:  cost effective mechanical solutions
  • 2009 & 2012 Energy Code:  requirements - current, and anticipated
  • Low-Load hVac:  the brave new world of Ventilation
  • ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation Requirements:  Review + Planning For
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Air Cyclers, HRVs & ERVs:  Approaches to Ventilating 'tight' buildings
  • Best Practices to ensure successful projects:  Installers
  • Best Practices for designers, builders & remodelers: how they support successful installs
  • Worst Practices for designers, builders & remodelers: top things NOT to do
  • Quality Assurance for Installs:  Recommended Policies & Procedures
  • Quality Control for Installs:  site control work by installers, and by builders