Presentation on theme: "PORTLAND ENERGY CONSERVATION, INC. HVAC Acceptance Testing Improving Quality through Contractor Tracking Reid Hart, PE."— Presentation transcript:
PORTLAND ENERGY CONSERVATION, INC. HVAC Acceptance Testing Improving Quality through Contractor Tracking Reid Hart, PE
California PIER Research Interested in improving new construction HVAC quality Acceptance testing guidelines established applicable to new construction installations Desire to improve acceptance testing through a quality assurance process Proposals due end of July Work Starts in Feb 2009
PTCS Performance Tested Comfort System Primarily Residential Applicable to small commercial as a process Questions: –Is contractor tracking an effective method to improve compliance? –Is training process effective to improve procedure compliance? –Are unit installations superior to non PTCS systems?
Opportunity An evaluation of the PTCS work would help to answer some of the listed questions This evaluation would help inform development of a similar program for California installations Opportunity for match with CEC PIER funds to complete such an evaluation... Proposals due end of July A project developing better commercial acceptance testing could benefit northwest new construction efforts So the question is... Who is interested in helping fund an evaluation of PTCS in the Pacific Northwest? Contact: Reid Hart