With the recent increase in weatherization program funding, Panasonic is proud to provide a guideline on selecting the proper ventilation for optimal energy efficiency.
Panasonic, the Ideal Vent Fan for Weatherization
KING TV reports on the weatherization projects started by the King County Housing Authority. Thousands of units have already been weatherized in Washington and California.
Home Ventilating Institute (HVI)
HVI represents a wide range of residential ventilation products sold in North America. Their Certified Rating Program, conducted by independent laboratories, tests and verifies ventilation performance. Updated monthly, HVI maintains an online directory of about 3,000 certified products and performance data.
HVI General Website
HVI Certified Product Directory
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE is an international organization that believes in advancing HVACR through research and continuing education. They are responsible for creating mechanical ventilation guidelines such as ASHRAE Standard 62.2, the ventilation platform adopted by LEED, ENERGY STAR IAP, and other green building programs.
ASHRAE General Website
ASHRAE 62.2 Standard
Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)
EEBA is dedicated to providing education and resources on energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and communities. EEBA offers a wide variety of “Houses That Work” courses given throughout the US.
EEBA General Website
EEBA Houses That Work Schedule
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
RESNET is an association that develops and maintains rating systems for energy efficiency of new houses. They also provide accreditation training on becoming a certified RESNET rater.
RESNET General Website
Building Performance Institute (BPI)
BPI provides nationwide training, certification, accreditation, and quality assurance services on energy efficiency audits and assessments.
BPI General Website
BPI Training and Exams
Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
HRAI, a Canadian trade association that represents HVACR manufacturers provides two and three-day classes across Canada and the US. Their SkillTech Academy course on Mechanical Ventilation Installation covers the fundamentals of air quality assessment, system requirements, design and installation and is recognized by BPI.
HRAI General Website
HRAI SkillTech Course Info