Southeast HVAC News
Common Sense Solutions in Building
Have you ever gone to a meeting or training session, come out
with lots of valuable information, but then have no idea how to
use it in your project? Or the information is great but it
doesn’t solve the problem you have with your system design. Not
Training for the Trades is hosting a three-day conference on
Common Sense Solutions in Building Science, March 14 – 16, 2018
in New Orleans.
“Many contractors have been building the same way for 60 years.
But we are now seeing more buildings being built within the 2015
codes,” states conference leader, Glenn Hooper. “Change without
knowledge is scary. This conference has been created to give
HVAC contractors some of the knowledge they need to address the
new construction methods.”
Discussions will focus on the design challenges the HVAC
industry faces. Some of these issues include how the Air Changes
per hour affect heating and cooling and the consequences of
reducing Air Changes per hour. Handling ventilation in tight
homes. 2015 Codes for ventilation, exhaust and duct. How duct
leakage, home design and duct layout have everything to do with
“The HVAC industry should view the home as a system and our
understanding of Building Science is imperative to the success
of our industry,” says Tim Pierre, another conference leader.
“We will take the best of the HVAC Industry, marry it with good
Building Science to give birth to a high-quality product.”
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The conference is an open forum format. “Bring your HVAC design
problems to New Orleans,” encourages Training for the Trades owner
John Walsh. “This isn’t going to be a bunch of talking heads. Your
fellow contractors and our HVAC experts are going to the tackle
issues you actually deal with. And perhaps you’ll learn about things
you will face later.”
Glenn Hooper and Tim Pierre are the main leaders of the conference.
Glenn Hooper is owner of Long Island based Residential Energy
Conservation. He is a RESNET HERS Rater and a BPI Building Analyst.
He is also a Passive House Rater, DOE Qualified Home Assessor and
ANSI Level 1 Thermographer.
Tim Pierre brings 33 years’ experience in system installation and
design. In addition to his hands-on experience, he spent 8 years as
a certified inspector in building, mechanical, gas, electrical and
plumbing in Louisiana. Tim has served as a member of the
International Code Council Member of Building Officials of Louisiana
(BOAL) and the Louisiana Mechanical Code Review Board.
Both Time and Glenn are certified trainers for Training for the
Other conference leaders include Phil Granier, owner of Metro Air
and Heat in New Orleans, Josh Deleon, owner of Delo Corp in
Riverside California and John Walsh, owner of Training for the
The Common Sense Solutions conference is scheduled for Mar. 14 – 16,
2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Convention Center in New Orleans.
Registration before Dec. 20, 2017 is $1850 and $2150 after Dec. 20.
Group rates and rates for those who choose not to stay at the Hilton
Garden Inn are available.
Registration includes three nights stay at the Hilton Garden Inn,
breakfasts and lunch for the three days and all the training
“Everyone wants to enjoy the sites of New Orleans and French
Quarter,” says Jobie DeVinney-Walsh, conference coordinator. “So, we
are leaving the evenings free for sightseeing and just enjoying all
New Orleans has to offer.”
For further information contact Jobie DeVinney-Walsh or John Walsh
at 859-468-6000 or email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on the Symposium are posted on the
TFTT web site