What you will learn
Through this online course, participants are introduced to the basic principles of residential ventilation. We start by defining the concepts known as “House as a System”; the flow of air, heat and water and how these impact natural ventilation (aka air leakage). Then we move on to describing the theory of mechanical airflow including air pressure, duct resistance and fan ratings. A review of the impact on combustion appliances, humidity levels and indoor air quality is also provided.
There are lots of visuals and periodic quizzes to reinforce the learning objectives!
Understand the basic building science principals that are the foundation for ventilation design and commissioning.
For the student:
- Understand the principals of airflow as it impacts ventilation systems
- Explain humidity and indoor air quality issues to your customers
- Position yourself as an expert in ventilation
Note: Successful completion of this course (including a short exam), is a pre-requisite for the following HRAI in-person Residential Ventilation courses:
Residential Ventilation using Section 9.32 of the Building Code
Residential Ventilation using CSA F326
Depressurization Testing of Residential Systems
HRAI is an approved education provider with BC Housing – Licensing and Consumer Services.
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