Building pressure control is often overlooked, but it can have a significant impact on building operation. Poor building pressure control can result in damage to the building envelope, poor indoor air quality, or an increase in HVAC energy use.
In this program, Trane applications engineers will review the factors that influence building pressure and explain how HVAC system operation can impact ventilation airflow rates, exhaust rates, and the resulting building pressure. They’ll demonstrate and discuss several common building pressure control strategies using a model building. And finally, they will review several industry requirements related to building pressure control.
Presenters: Chris Hsieh, Eric Sturm and John Murphy
After viewing attendees will be able to:
- Recognize that multiple factors, such as HVAC, weather, and wind impact building pressure.
- Understand that airside economizing alters the amount of outdoor air entering the building and the exhaust system must also adjust its airflow rate to maintain building pressurization.
- Understand the drawbacks of using barometric relief dampers in systems equipped with airside economizers.
- Explain the benefits of direct measurement and control of building pressure.
- Understand the differences between a return fan and a relief fan.
Location: Virtual - GoToWebinar
Fees: No Cost
Earn: 1.0 PDH to fulfill GBCI, Professional Engineer (PE)*, or AIA credential requirements.
*This presentation is not registered with any state. Check state continuing education requirements if credit can be applied.