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04 December, 2020

Online Training: Building with Ducts in Conditioned Spaces

Ducts Inside FINAL

Join BetterBuiltNW and Earth Advantage for this 2-hour self-paced online training designed to help builders, architects, designers and HVAC contractors in the Northwest learn how to design and build with ducts located inside a home's conditioned envelope.

Designing and building homes where HVAC ducts and air handlers are located inside conditioned spaces can reduce energy use by 15 to 20%, compared to typical HVAC installations. Building with ducts inside also improves occupant comfort and can reduce construction costs when skillfully implemented.

Participants of this online training will analyze and be able to apply six different strategies for building with ducts inside:

  • Open web floor trusses
  • Insulated attic trusses
  • Conditioned attics
  • Inverted soffits
  • Dropped soffits
  • Conditioned basements

The training provides the opportunity to earn 2 CEs and hear from builders about their specific strategies and approaches to bringing ducts inside, and includes access to resources such as CAD drawings, case studies, trade guidelines, implementation strategies, training manual, and more.


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