Resuscitate Leaky Ductwork for Big Healthcare Energy Savings & Regulatory Compliance

Leaking air ducts can more than double fan energy use, and increase heating and cooling costs significantly. According to ASHRAE, a 20% leakage in an exhaust system can increase fan energy use by 95%. Duct leakage problems are particularly acute in hospitals. The health care setting is one of the most challenging and high stakes environments for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The benefits of duct sealing in healthcare facilities is the topic of an upcoming free webinar.


Presenters: Rob Hallewick, Business Development, Nerva Energy; Amit Gupta, CEO Aeroseal; Rick Papetti, Product and Application Manager, Aeroseal


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand both the clear and the not-so-obvious ways in which duct leakage impacts overall energy usage.
  • Learn about current available duct sealing methods, including the pros and cons of each.
  • Discover how engineers at a Canada Health hospital facility implemented a new approach to duct sealing and solved a previously “unsolvable” HVAC issue, while realizing nearly $60,000 in annual energy savings.
  • Learn about other medical facilities that have realized big energy savings and regulatory compliance through effective duct sealing.


Continuing Education Credits: Course is approved for 1 AIA LU/HSW (Certificates will be provided to attendees).


Intelligent Use of Intelligent Building Solutions” presented by Ray Prosise, ONICON

Technology advances over the past decade have made learning environments more efficient, personalized and comfortable, but these advances come at a cost. And the costs are busting the budgets of school district and college and university operations, leaving them cash-strapped as they attempt to implement sustainability measures. Ironically, some of these measures are enabled by the same intelligent building technologies that strain budgets.

This webinar provides essential information to education-based administrators, architects and engineering staff, and energy services providers on developing a sustainability strategy and how and where to find resources to overcome these challenges. The webinar begins with a discussion of the scope of sustainability-related measures, examines the role of technologies such as the IoT and provides tips on how to find funding and resources.

Everyone agrees duct leakage in commercial buildings is a significant problem leading to wasted energy and increased operational costs. ASHRAE estimates that 75 percent of these buildings suffer 10-25 percent duct leakage. Unfortunately, quantifying the amount of waste and cost makes it difficult to include stopping leakage in a comprehensive energy retrofit plan. Addressing this issue is the topic of an upcoming free webinar, Sept. 7, 2017, 1:30 pm ET.


Recording of Webinar (Registration Required)