International Builders' Show
February 19 - 21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
FEB 19-21

Ventilation: Does Your Building 'Suck'?

Thursday, January 11 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Location: OCCC - West Concourse, Level 3, Room W 308 C

Format: Building Knowledge SessionMore Info

Level of Content: AdvancedMore Info

Who Should Attend: Single Family - Production, Designers, Architects, Engineers and Planners, Single Family - Custom

Track: Home Technology & Performance

Speaker Handouts and Other Documents

What It's About:

Ventilation is changing, and buildings are getting tighter with every code revision. This advanced session will explore ventilation options and offer practical advice as to what works and how to inexpensively produce better ventilation. Take a closer look at exhaust-only ventilation and discover what causes these buildings to 'suck'. Additionally, about one-third of U.S. buildings are in areas likely to exceed EPA’s radon action level. Through design and planning, learn how to keep soil gases and radon out and how to balance ventilation.

What You'll Learn:

  • Analyze the design of inexpensive, but effective ventilation systems for newer more airtight homes.
  • Demonstrate how effective ventilation promotes energy efficiency.
  • Showcase how homes “suck” in soil gases and radon lower indoor air quality.
  • Review how to limit builder liability and improve indoor air quality using an inexpensive radon test kit.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Continuing Education:

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.0 LU|HSW Hour(s)

AIA CES Credit Eligible  AIA CES Credit Eligible:

NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

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