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Manual Design help needed for Task Force

  • 1.  Manual Design help needed for Task Force

    Posted 04-06-2018 05:01 PM

    Call for Volunteers to Aid the Development of a New Design Manual for Low-Load Homes

    If you have ever wanted to be part of the solution and feel that you have knowledge that would be beneficial to to the HVAC community now is your chance to share your experience and help build the next manual and create a part of your legacy. What's really cool is that forever, your name will be associated with the manual development and maybe you'll be the next Stephen King or J.K Rowling....hey, you never know.

    ACCA Manual LLH will provide information to apply today's HVAC equipment solutions for residences that are characterized by low heating and cooling loads.  Additionally, the procedures will apply when smaller capacity equipment becomes more prevalent in the future.  Issues to be addressed include:

    • Defining low load homes characteristics (i.e., low infiltration, sealed combustion appliances, ducts in conditioned space, low CFM exhaust fans, etc.).
    • Resolving ventilation requirements (for occupant health and safety) while maintaining moisture control.
    • Addressing ancillary dehumidification equipment for humid locations.
    • Offering air distribution strategies for occupant comfort; especially problematic when a 2000 square foot home (and larger) may only need one-ton of air conditioning (hence, only 400 CFM of total airflow is available).

    Knowledgeable persons with expertise in energy efficient homes and equipment applications (e.g., zoning, novel air distribution and ventilation strategies, etc.) are sought for Task Force membership.

    If you want to make a difference and are willing to read content, write content and review what is being done please email me at eknaak@isaacheating.com  Please put "LLH" in the subject line

    The deadline to apply is April 20th



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    Eric Knaak
    Vice President & General Manager
    Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
    Rochester NY
    (585) 546-1400
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  • 2.  RE: Manual Design help needed for Task Force

    Posted 04-20-2018 04:05 PM
    This association and you folks rock!! We have had six people step forward and offer to assist with writing this standard and do you know why?

    Because it matters to them, it's something they are familiar with and most of all, they have a passion for the subject. Imagine what we could accomplish if each of us assisted with that one area we are passionate about, how much we could get done. The momentum is there and its up to us to keep it going.

    Thank you to Jay, David,  John, Stephen, Christopher and Dave for your contribution

    Eric

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    Eric Knaak
    Vice President & General Manager
    Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
    Rochester NY
    (585) 546-1400
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