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High Performance Mechanical Systems for Building Officials

July 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

When: July 14th from 9:00 am – 10:30 am PST

Cost: BOABC members $ 95 + tax, Non-Members: 105 +tax

CPD Points:  1.5 Points

You can register via the link provide below or via the “Webinar Registration” link found on the home page of the website.

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This 1-1/2-hour workshop provides an overview of the building official’s role in evaluating or enforcing mechanical equipment or systems selection issues.

We will discuss:

  • Alternate mechanical systems for heating, ventilation, cooling and domestic hot water
  • Distribution for heating, ventilation, and cooling and requirements within building and plumbing code for air-sealing, sealing, insulation, etc.
  • The pros/cons and benefits/limitations for various mechanical systems and equipment
  • Heat recovery ventilation concepts along with differences between HRV and ERV equipment
  • Part 3 and Part 9 applications will be discussed, in respect to BC Energy Step Code metrics and requirements

Presenter’s Bio:

Michael Nemeth lives and works in Saskatoon with his wife Shannon Dyck. Designing heating, cooling and ventilation systems for all types of buildings, he’s been mechanical engineering consulting since 2006. In 2013, Michael started Bright Buildings to help others build to the Passive House standard, an international low energy building standard leading to 90% space heating energy savings.

Michael and Shannon are co-founders of Radiance Cohousing. The collaborative, 9-unit housing development is designed to meet the Passive House standard and features R60 wall insulation, airtight construction and excellent ventilation among other sustainability features such as permaculture landscaping and rainwater harvesting. The homes meet a high standard for occupant comfort and health with the energy efficiency measures providing a lower cost of ownership. Significant carbon emissions will be avoided as a result – a project goal being to achieve affordable, low carbon housing. Roof-top solar has been added, with the goal of making the development net-zero energy on an annual basis.

Michael delivers Passive House training to building professionals in western Canada as an instructor with Passive House Canada.

Michael is the vice-president of the SES Solar Co-operative, now having completed 6 cooperatively owned solar installations.