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Electrification Training Series

NYSERDA LogoNew York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering free online Building Electrification Training to all NYSERDA program participants. This live training will consist of seven modules on topics related to the electrification of buildings in the residential and commercial settings.

To maximize audience engagement, webinars will feature smaller class sizes, but multiple sessions will be offered of each module. Be sure to register early before sessions fill up!

*Important Notes:

  1. You must be a NYSERDA program participant or utility partner to register. Click here to see if your company is listed as a NYSERDA participant/partner.
  2. You must complete at least one pre- and one post-training survey. You do not need to complete them more than once each.
  3. When registering, please be sure to confirm the date in which you plan to attend at the drop down list at the top of the registration page.

Key:
“RT” denotes Residential Track
“CT” denotes Commercial Track

*There are no trainings scheduled at this time. Please sign up below to recieve an email notification when new training dates are released.* 

Beyond HFCs: Refrigerant Management in Design, Construction, and Operations - CT

Commercial Track

2 hours
AIA/BPI/NATE CEUs available

Description:
Significant greenhouse gasses are commonly used as refrigerants in most heat pump technologies, thus contributing to global warming when leaked into the atmosphere. Management of these gases are therefore crucial when designing and operating a net zero building. This module focuses on refrigerant management and the considerations that need to be made during design, commissioning, and daily operation. Topics Include:

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this module attendees will be able to understand:

  • The history and impact of refrigerants, including the GWP of commonly used ones
  • Refrigerant based high-performance systems (both packaged and field-piped)
  • Refrigerant management considerations in design, installation, commissioning, and operations
  • The advantages and disadvantages of refrigerants on the horizon
  • Understand the importance of future proofing in accordance with regulations to reduce environmental impact

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    Net-Zero HVAC Strategies - CT

    Commercial Track

    2 hours
    AIA/BPI/NATE CEUs available

    Description:
    This module will take an in-depth look into the mechanical systems typically employed in high performance, net zero buildings including heating, cooling, domestic hot water, and ventilation. Reasons for, and issues with full electrification will be discussed as will central-plant considerations. Instructors will also outline control strategies.

    Learning Objectives:
    By the end of this module attendees will be able to:

    • Understand where and when electrification is recommended
    • Identify the factors that are crucial to heat pump performance
    • Explain the importance of pump sizing
    • Understand why low-temperature hydronic systems make good candidates for electrification
    • List the major steps involved with sealing and balancing a ventilation system

    Available Dates and Times

      Heat Pump Retrofit Primer for Multifamily Buildings - CT

      Commercial Track

      2 hours
      AIA/BPI/NATE CEUs available

      Description:
      Heat pump conversions of existing multifamily buildings are an important part of many climate action plans for metropolitan areas around the United States. Retrofitting mechanical systems in multifamily buildings can be complex, and while multiple effective solutions are commercially available, the integration considerations are not widely understood across the market. This module will provide an overview of the technology options currently available and discuss retrofit strategies for a variety of multifamily building typologies.

      Learning Objectives:
      By the end of this module attendees will be able to:

      • List applicable heat pump technologies for major multifamily retrofit applications.
      • Identify the factors that determine if a heat pump can be installed as a central system or as a unitized alternative.
      • Describe opportunities to implement a heat pump retrofit in phases
      • Summarize the major considerations and barriers to consider when converting multifamily buildings.

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        Common Commissioning Issues in High Performance Buildings - CT

        Commercial Track

        4 hours
        AIA/BPI/NATE CEUs available

        Description:

        High performance buildings are complex, they include systems and components that require a greater attention to detail in order to ensure that they are designed and functioning in accordance with the operational requirements of the building. This module will provide an overview of the commissioning requirements for common HVAC systems found it high performance buildings, and explore the steps and considerations crucial to avoiding common issues with system performance.

        Learning Objectives:

        By the end of this module attendees will be able to:

        • Discuss the role and importance of clean energy technologies in a low carbon future.
        • Describe the commissioning tasks required by the NYS Energy Code for a variety of mechanical systems.
        • Prevent or minimize problems through a proactive commissioning process.
        • Verify systems are installed and working properly and benchmark initial operational performance.
        • Position commissioning as an integral function of high performance building construction.

        Available Dates and Times

        Electrifying Residential Homes - RT
        Residential Track

        4 hours
        AIA/BPI/NATE CEUs available

        Description:

        Residential electrification is a crucial step in the pathway towards widespread decarbonization, and with the recent advancement and increased availability of electric appliances now may be the best time to ditch the gas meter. In this module we will explore the benefits of electrification, provide an overview of the considerations when going all-electric, discuss a variety of technology options and best practices for incorporating heat pumps for both domestic hot water and space heating.

        Learning Objectives:

        By the end of this module attendees will be able to:

        • Summarize the benefits of building electrification.
        • Discuss the major considerations when electrifying residential homes.
        • Understand how heat pump systems operate and where they can be applied.
        • Describe the various options available for non-fossil fuel water heating.
        • List the options for electrifying a variety of residential end-uses.

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          Heat Pump Design and Installation Best Practices - RT

          Residential Track

          2 hours
          AIA/BPI/NATE CEUs available

          Description:
          Air source heat pump (ASHP) design and installation practices have a major impact on system efficiency and performance – and can affect customer comfort and satisfaction. This module provides and overview of the design and installation considerations as well as homeowner education to help ensure efficient air-source heat pumps and happy customers in cold climates.

          Learning Objectives:
          By the end of this module attendees will be able to:

          • Understand heat pump technology and applications
          • Determine the most appropriate system size and configuration
          • Recognize the signs of a quality installation
          • Properly commission new installations

          Available Dates and Times


            High Performance Ventilation for Residential Homes: HRV/ERV - RT

            Residential Track

            2 hours
            AIA/BPI/NATE CEUs available

            Description:
            As new home envelopes have become more and more airtight, most in the homebuilding industry have come to understand that proper ventilation is critical. But, how much air do we need, and what systems should we install? This module will discuss the health impacts of ventilation, different ventilation rates, and explore various ventilation systems: pros and cons, costs and benefits, and tips for installing the best systems for your project.

            Learning Objectives:
            By the end of this module attendees will be able to:

            • Understand the principles of air movement and ventilation
            • List the ventilation code and standard requirements
            • Identify various types of heat recovery ventilation equipment
            • Recognize the occupant and building issues resulting from inadequate ventilation
            • Develop a successful ventilation system upgrade/integration plan

            Available Dates and Times

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