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Optimizing Residential HVAC System Performance

November 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This class focuses on optimizing the actual performance of central forced-air heating and cooling systems in existing single-family residential buildings. While intended primarily for mechanical and home performance contractors responsible for installing and maintaining these systems, it is also highly recommended for any local government, utility, or building professional involved in planning or implementing residential energy upgrade programs.

Participants in this event will be:

  • Introduced to examples of completed projects where the annual space conditioning cost can be guaranteed at 5 to 25 cents per square foot of conditioned floor area.  (The variables that create the range of costs are climate zone and utility pricing structure)
  • Introduced to the comfort guarantees that can be offered with optimized HVAC design and installation.
  • Presented with the six Performance Factors, as well as the relevant design and installation details for each factor.
  • Introduced to the resources necessary for optimized design.  They will also practice applying these resources to several design problems during class.
  • Introduced to two ventilation strategies that are effective for pollutant removal and fresh air delivery in an efficient home.


  • Building Operator
  • Building Owner
  • Contractor – General
  • Contractor – HVAC
  • Contractor – Mechanical
  • Distributor/Supplier
  • Energy Consultant
  • Engineer – HVAC
  • Engineer – Mechanical

This course is eligible for BPI CEUs.


November 7, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)


PG&E Energy Training Center
3136 Boeing Way
Stockton, CA 95206 United States
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