Building Sciences Center of Center of Excellence Classes
Builders: Building an ENERGY STAR®v.3 Qualified home
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Classroom instruction plus the online ENERGY STAR® v.3 Orientation Training required for homes completed after January 1, 2012 to be qualified ENERGY STAR® v.3. $25.
8:30 a.m. -2 p.m.
HVAC: HVAC Requirements for an ENERGY STAR®v.3 Qualified Home
3303 E. Roosevelt Road, Room #203
Includes proper equipment sizing and component matching, correct refrigerant charge, proper airflow to match refrigerant capacity; and sealing ducts to minimize leaks plus basic heat flow, EPA-required video, forms, and assistance setting up EPA account to take required exam. $40 (includes lunch).
8:30 a.m. - noon
Architects: Designing an ENERGY STAR® Qualified Home
Building science fundamentals and the requirements of EPA's ENERGY STAR® Home v.3 program. What to include in the plans to best ensure the home will qualify. $25.
The above classes are taught by Ron Hughes, Coordinator of PTC Sustainability and Energy Sector Programs. Ron is a certified HERS Energy Rater, BPI Building Analyst and owner of HERS, Inc.
Sept. 20 -21
Residential Manual JAE Load Calculations Manual D Duct System Design Training
This training is designed to encourage improved installation practices for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, including measures designed to reduce leakage in air ducts. This workshop will teach participants how to design a residential heating and air conditioning system from the ground up using Wrightsoft's Right Suite™ Residential software. Participants will learn how to more accurately calculate heating and cooling loads for proper sizing of equipment, select the right equipment for the loads and correctly design and size a ducting system.
Who Should Attend?
Arkansas' licensed Class A and B HVAC professionals, as well as architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, wholesalers or anyone involved with residential HVAC design. As a prerequisite, attendees will be expected to understand the basics of Microsoft® Windows.
This course is being offered through the Pulaski Technical College Building Science Center of Excellence. The Building Trades Centers of Excellence Program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission – Energy Office under award number AEO-ARRA-09-010. This partnership allows for a $300 scholarship to Arkansas citizens who wish to attend this class.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
Manual JAE - Residential Load
- Limitations, guidelines and definitions
- How heat moves, human comfort and fenestration
- Opaque panels and internal loads
- Infiltration and duct system loads
- Ventilation and blower heat
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
Manual D - Residential Duct System Design
- Duct classifications, function and geometry
- Duct system performance, fan curves and system pressure changes
- Air side devices
- Infiltration and duct system loads
- Duct sizing method
Thursday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
- HVAC Quality Installation Specification (HVAC Installation comparisons)
- Establishing templates
- Use in load calculation and air distribution
Instructor Jack Rise
Instructor Jack Rise, CMS, is a Certificate Member Specialist of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society. He has extensive industry experience having worked as a contractor for 18 years, as distributor of HYAC products for 13 years and for a major HVAC manufacturer for 5 years. In 2004 Jack formed his own company, Jack Rise HVAC Technical Training, and works out of his office in Tampa, Florida.
Jack is an ACCA/EPIC certified instructor for all of the ACCA residential and commercial design manuals. Jack travels extensively around the country conducting seminars on residential and commercial load calculations, system design and on the use of HVAC computer based software.
He was an RSES instructor for 10 years, currently runs training sessions for NATE and EPA/CFC Section 608 Certifications and ACCA Standard 5 (HVAC Quality Installation Standard).
Jack is the author and presenter of the ACCA HVAC Essentials series and the NATE Essentials series of training CDs: He is a 30+ year member of RSES, a Life Member of the North Jersey Chapter of ACCA, an associate member of ACCA-Florida and a Life Member of the NATE Technical Committee.
The following materials are provided for each attendee:
- Manual JAE 8th Edition - Residential Load Calculations
- Manual D – Residential Low Pressure, Low Velocity Duct System Design
- Manual S – Residential Applications, Systems and Equipment
- ACCA Duct Slide Rule Calculator
- Wrightsoft Universal demo-software
- ACCA Standard 5 – HVAC Quality Installation Standard
Materials to Bring
Attendees must bring the following to class:
- A laptop computer with Microsoft Windows 2000, XP or Vista operating system
- Laptop must have CD drive to load demo software
- Network password-protected computers must be unlocked to accept demo software
- A comfortable, user-friendly computer mouse
- Four-function calculator
Pre-registration is required for this course. Space is limited to 25 attendees and openings are on a first come, first serve basis. To register, contact: Pulaski Technical College Business & Industry Center at 501-907-6670.
Pulaski Technical College
Business & Industry Center
3303 East Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206