The Energy and Sustainability Division is part of the General Services Department of the County of Sonoma. This division is responsible for planning, evaluating and administering the County-wide Energy Management and Sustainability Program.
In this hands-on class participants will learn about building energy science and pressure diagnostics, manometer usage and participate in a Blower Door and Duct Testing session that includes both pressurization and depressurization techniques and duct testing including total leakage and leakage to the outside.
In this hands-on class participants will review basic building energy science theory focusing on air flow diagnostics and building pressures including HVAC static pressure and airflow, air flow measurement techniques and devices currently allowed within Title 24 Energy Code. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in practical usage exercises with flow hood air flow management, grid airflow and static pressure measurements along with duct diagnostics using California Energy Commission (CEC) approved equipment.
In this hands-on class participants will learn about Building Science focusing on moisture issues, refrigerant charge verification and equipment calibration. This class combines the air flow techniques and principles covered in class #2 with refrigerant charge verification as required by Title 24 Energy Code.
In this hands-on class participants will learn about building energy science focusing on building pressures and ventilation including house ventilation requirements (ASHRAE 62-2 and Title 24) and issues, measuring ventilation flows and fan effects on building and room pressures. Attendees will practice measuring air flows and ventilation, duct leakage diagnostics, and room to room pressure diagnostics.
Provided by PG&E in collaboration with the County's General Services Energy and Sustainability Division, the MI-BEST is a series of five consecutive days of training designed to be taken in sequence. MI-BEST joins the art of construction to the science of energy and moisture management. It provides building professionals an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that might otherwise take many residential projects to experience and troubleshoot. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire series but individual sign-ups by day and topic are allowed. Visit www.pge.com/energyclasses for more information.
Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a free workshop on Rebuilding for Efficiency. You'll learn about the options, benefits, rebates and incentives and considerations for your design team,
Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a Home Energy Workshop to learn how you can start saving money and live more comfortably now.
Energy and Sustainability Division
General Services Department