Electrify Everything: Retrofitting Residential and Small Commercial Buildings
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Monday, January 29, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Presented by: Nate Adams
Start With Why – Understanding Client Motivations
- Client motivations, the needs of their home/building, and their budget largely determine the path of the project
- Case studies of home electrifications in Cleveland
How to Scale Electrification
- How to think like a mainstream market client
- Build it into your business
Sizing Electric Panels
- 100 amps can do it more than you think
- A simple method to get you in the ballpark and gain understanding
- A tool to help you do it with NEC
- EV chargers
- Changing the “easy stuff” appliances
- Water heaters
HVAC and Shell Retrofits
- Building shell basics
- Air sealing basics
- HVAC type basics
- Two key factors: dehumidification and cold temperature performance
- External static pressure aka duct pressure
- Resistance is not futile
- Case studies
Nearly Perfect HVAC
- A fairly simple system using one piece of equipment that can deliver excellent comfort and air quality
- Six Functions of HVAC
- Load matching
- Fresh air
How to Accurately Size HVAC & Wrap Up
- This makes or breaks client experience
- How to determine heating and cooling energy usage
- How to convert that to HVAC size
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 HSW LUs
International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Electrical)
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Nate AdamsN Plus R Insulation DBA Energy Smart Home Performance
Nate “The House Whisperer” Adams is the author of The Home Comfort book and the Air Sealing course. He’s helped numerous clients in Cleveland, Ohio, electrify while making their homes healthier and more comfortable since 2014. Now he is teaching HVAC contractors how to naturally sell heat pumps through the HVAC 2.0 Technical Sales Process.
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Course Title: Electrify Everything: Retrofitting Residential and Small Commercial Building
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This six-hour course explores the process of electrifying residential and small commercial buildings, focusing on various aspects such as electrical panel sizing based on heating, cooling and energy usage, HVAC and shell retrofits, electrified appliances, and HVAC sizing for occupant comfort.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the sizing of electrical panels to meet the needs of the building and its occupants, the capabilities of 100 amp panels, and design considerations for EV chargers.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and utilize electrified appliances such as stoves, dryers, water heaters and fireplaces.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explore HVAC and shell retrofits, focusing on building shell essentials, air sealing techniques, various HVAC types, and critical factors like dehumidification and cold temperature performance.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the six functions of HVAC (load matching, filtration, dehumidification, fresh air, mixing and humidification) and discuss the equipment that can be used to satisfy those six functions.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to determine heating and cooling energy usage of a building and discuss how to convert that to an accurately sized HVAC system.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with electrical principles
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 11/22/2026
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