Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation Course – Level 1

Posted 2015-04-28
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The Arctic Energy Alliance had the pleasure of sponsoring and hosting the Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation Level 1 training course which was delivered by the HRAI SkillTech Academy.

The three day course was held in both Yellowknife and Hay River with a total of 22 participants, 8 attended in Yellowknife and 14 in Hay River, most of which were mechanical tradespeople. Tradespeople from the communities of Fort Smith and Fort Simpson also attended.

The Instructor, Mr. John Hockman, RASDT, has both a Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies and a Pre-Masters in Architecture with over 40 years of consulting and designing of energy efficient housing. Along with being an Instructor with SkillTech since 1989, John also won Canada’s Energy Efficiency Award in 2000 for his design of a super energy efficient “green” home.

The course covered the areas pertaining to Residential Mechanical Ventilation based on the National Building Code and the CSA F-326 Standard “Residential Mechanical Ventilation Requirements.”

This course is very important because Northern housing is going through significant changes in construction standards to improve energy efficiency. One of the most significant improvements is in limiting natural air infiltration. When this is done effectively, it becomes imperative to install properly designed and controlled mechanical ventilation. Properly designed, installed, maintained and operated systems keep building and occupants healthy. For a list of certified installers go to this website.

The Graduates of the course received certification and are also eligible to advance and complete the Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design Course - Level II.

The picture shows the class in Hay River.