Although industry dogma insists that your mechanical choices for low load, ZNE homes are limited to ductless mini splits or expensive energy recovery ventilation systems, we are here to explain otherwise- and using data! Who could blame you for this opinion- after all, with every green blogger endlessly insisting that mini splits are the ONLY solution? But those who prefer measuring over modeling have a different approach, and specifically one that optimizes indoor air quality in conjunction with careful control of interior conditions.
This session will identify the characteristics of high performance homes, establishing comparison metrics.
Examples will spotlight the following mechanical systems:
Heat pumps (Traditional Air Source, single and multi-speed; Variable Refrigerant Volume; Ducted and Ductless)
Water Heating (Types; Circulation methods; Distribution design)
Ventilation Systems (Heat Recovery; Kitchen exhaust and makeup air; Filtration Options)