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Make Up Air & Tight Houses

Make Up Air & Tight Houses

Course Description: This session will cover potential issues with and solutions for combustion air requirements for gas appliances, operation of open hearth fireplaces, exhaust ventilation for dryers, kitchens and baths, and more. Learn how the new air tightness standard is intertwined with these issues.

Learning Objectives:

    List two changes in the 2012 International Residential Code.
    Explain combustion air requirements for gas appliances.
    Understand how envelope tightness affects the operation of open hearth fireplaces, exhaust ventilation for dryers, kitchens and baths.
    List the new air tightness requirements for your location.

Credit: 1.5 AIA HSW