EMPOWERED Training Solution 3: HVAC and Mechanical Code Training

3 modules


Mark Bachmann

26 Sep 2023



This training provides foundational information on high-performance technology topics to both homeowners and professionals. This will equip industry professionals, such as contractors and designers, with the knowledge base and expertise to reassure and push homeowners to fully realize the benefit of these technologies. The training will also reinforce proper installation and verification procedures, ensuring that contractors meet code requirements. 


  • Identify and describe key characteristics of different types of HVAC/Mechanical systems 

  • Explain how DERs interact with HVAC/Mechanical systems 

  • Identify code requirements regarding sizing, design, and selection of HVAC equipment and ducts 

  • Explain how the ACCA Manual J, S, and D load calculation standards are used to determine appropriate sizing and design of ducts and HVAC equipment  

  • Evaluate general installation rules, requirements, and regulations for HVAC/Mechanical systems 

  • Compare installed HVAC and duct systems to outputs of Manual J and S to verify proper sizing and design 

  • Demonstrate confidence in selecting and assessing installation of HVAC/Mechanical systems by properly completing a homeowner inspection checklist 

  • Work effectively with contractors and code to deliver high performance building systems that enable DER technologies and their benefits 

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