Selecting Fresh Air Ventilation Systems to Meet Energy Codes

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117


New energy codes require homes that are far tighter than ever before. T-24 now requires fresh air ventilations system to maintain healthy indoor air quality. The challenge for builders is that there is a myriad of systems and choices.

Selecting ventilation systems can be complicated. In addition, when not designed and installed correctly they can create pressure imbalances that cause back drafting indoor air quality (IAQ) and moisture problems.

Steve Easley uses real world pictures and graphics to sort through the myriad of system choices to help you design and select the most cost-effective system to meet code and beyond. This class explains why properly ventilated, well-insulated, tighter, homes have fewer moisture problems, perform better, last longer and are healthier to live in than the typically insulated home.


Steve Easley is a construction consultant specializing in energy efficiency and solving building science related problems. He speaks internationally to educate building industry professionals and their trade partners. His work focuses on optimal uses of energy efficient technologies, increasing quality of construction, sustainability, performance, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs.

Steve’s mission is to help industry professionals understand and implement technologies that make homes and buildings more energy efficient, durable, healthy and comfortable to live and work in. He has more than 30 years of industry experience with energy efficient technologies and the building industry.

Additional Details


Check-in: 8:30 AM with breakfast and lunch provided

This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and 3 Building Performance Institute (BPI) CEUs.


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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.