Energy & IAQ Impacts of Duct Leakage in Commercial Buildings
As buildings begin reopening after a prolonged shutdown, IAQ has quickly become a critical priority. However, reducing energy consumption is still as important as ever. Leaky ductwork has a major impact on ventilation rates and indoor air quality, directly impacting the health and wellbeing of a building’s occupants. It also increases the energy required to maintain adequate ventilation, wasting energy and increasing the building’s carbon emissions. This course focuses on the impact of sealing different types of commercial duct systems, quantifying improvements in IAQ and energy efficiency.
Join Aeroseal’s Director of Commercial Application Engineering, John Harrington, PE, CEM, LEED AP, as he walks through this timely topic. Attendees will learn about:
• Proven energy savings gained from sealing ducts with aerosolized sealant
• How ASHRAE Standard 215 can be used to measure duct leakage in existing buildings
• Results from sealing existing ducts with aerosolized sealant particles in the field
• Case studies showing how costs were avoided using duct sealing
John Harrington, PE, CEM, LEED AP, is an industry veteran with over 20 years of HVAC Design, Controls, and Energy Project experience. His role at Aeroseal as the director of commercial application engineering has him working with energy service companies (ESCOs), engineering firms, architects, and contractors who are looking for turnkey airflow solutions that increase energy-saving efficiencies for their projects. Prior to Aeroseal, he held engineering roles at Sodexo, Pepco Energy Services, and Perfection Group. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati in Mechanical Engineering.