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Common Sense Solutions in Building Science Conference.

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 this time.

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 each other.

“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 Trades.

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 Trades.

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 material

“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 More details on the Symposium are posted on the TFTT web site




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