RBT 122, Residential Technology II Course Schedule, Spring 2009 Version 1.

2 (1/23/09) Date Topics Activities/Assignments/Document Titles Introductory Lesson

1/27/09 Class Orientation Review of 1st Semester Topics Windows
Welcome to YC / RBT 122

Roster – Student Enrollment Instructor and student introductions Syllabus review Logging into Blackboard for course lessons Overview of 1st Semester Topics - Learning Pyramid - Green Building and Building Science - Green Building Pyramid - Sustainable Design - Healthy Houses - House Design Strategies - Houses That Work – Mixed Dry Climate - Building Site and Inspection Practices/Permits - Building Enclosure: • Foundations • Wood Frame Construction • Exterior Wall Systems • Air, Moisture and Thermal Barriers • Windows and Doors Schedule version 1.2 Window Performance and Selection 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. North American Climate Zones Green Building Pyramid Window Technologies: Operating Types Choosing Energy Efficient Windows Insulating Glass Guide Selecting Energy Efficient Windows In Arizona (Fact Sheet, applicable to Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff) Selecting Energy Efficient Windows In New Mexico (Fact Sheet, applicable to Prescott) Window Technologies: Low Conductance Spacers Window Technologies: Low-E Coatings LoE Glazing (all categories) Guide to Understanding Condensation Window and Door Terminology Glossary Questions About Buying New Energy Efficient Windows Understanding Energy Efficient Windows Windows Lose Heat in Four Ways Egress Window Requirements Window photo gallery GBG = Green Building Guidelines

Overview of 1st Semester Topics

Spring Semester Preview Classroom presentation Blackboard documents

BG = Builder’s Guide

CBM = Canadian Builder’s Guide

2/03/09 Roofing
Text reading assignment (read prior to 2/03 class) Homework Assignment (Blackboard/Lessons and Docs/Lesson 1) Classroom Presentation

Lesson 1
Text reading assignment for this lesson: BG pg.151-168 Complete Assignment 1 on Blackboard and submit online by class time on 2/03 1. The Roof (Building Better Homes Video) 2. Review BBH Video Summary and Checklist 3. Roofing Discussion Topics: - types - installation - materials - gutters - downspouts - roof ventilation - sealed vs. vented attics 4. Review Digital Images 1. BBH Video Summary and Checklist 2. Proper Installation of APA Rated Sheathing for Roof Applications 3. Roofing Digital Images

Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 2/03 class)

2/10/09 HVAC and Ducts, Part I (Mechanical Systems)
Text reading assignment (read prior to 2/12 class) Homework assignment (Blackboard/Lessons and Docs/Lesson 2) Classroom presentation Blackboard video assignment (view these segments online) Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 2/12 class)

Lesson 2
BG p. 279 – 316 (HVAC) Complete Blackboard Assignment 2 and submit on-line by class time on 2/10 See Lesson 2 Outline on Blackboard BBH Video: Mechanical Systems Best Of Building Science Online Training Video Segment 2: Misconceptions about exhaust fans 1. BBH Video: Mechanical systems checklist 2. BBH Video: Summary Digital Images – HVAC and Duct Systems - Installed

2/17/09 HVAC and Ducts, Part II (Space Conditioning Principles)
QUIZ 1

Lesson 3
Take quiz in Blackboard, complete by class on 2/24 Covers Lessons 1, 2, and 3 CBM pg 265-275 (Principles of Space Conditioning) GBG pg 63-71 (Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment)

Text reading assignment (read prior to 2/19 class)

Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Blackboard video assignment (view these segments online)

Complete Blackboard Assignment 3 and submit on-line by class time on 2/17 See Lesson 3 Outline on Blackboard

RBT 122, Residential Technology II Course Schedule, Spring 2009 Version 1.2 (1/23/09)

Best Of Building Science Online Training Armin Rudd - Tips and Tricks for Forced Air Distribution Video Segment 2 - High performance systems, systems integration, code issues, improvements, pressurization, air handler leakage. 1. Designing and Testing Forced-Air Systems (JLC) 2. Geothermal Heat Pump Technology 3. Evaporative Coolers 4. Pressure Testing Ductwork

Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 2/17 class)

2/24/09

Ventilation Strategies and Indoor Environmental Quality
Text reading assignment (read prior to 2/24 class) Homework assignment Classroom presentation Blackboard video assignment

Lesson 4
GBG p. 97-108 CBM p. 49-60 Complete Blackboard Assignment 4 and submit on-line by class time on 2/24 See Lesson 4 Outline Best Of Building Science Online Training 1. Mac Pearce - Mold: Inevitable and Unacceptable Video Segments 1 and 2 2. Paul Raymer - Mechanical Ventilation: More Than Just a Bath Fan Video Segment 2 - Misconceptions about exhaust fans (how to tell if they are really working); Other ventilation strategies; How long should you run your bathroom fan; ASHRAE standards; Design considerations.

Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 2/24 class)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

“Clean Breathing in Production Homes” “Mold: Causes, Health Effects and Clean-Up” “What You Need to Know About Mold” “Read This Before You Move In” “Continuous Ventilation: The Heart of a Healthy House” 6. Energy Star Indoor Air Package Verification Checklist 7. HRV/ERV Handy Reference

3/03/09

Plumbing (Rough and Finish)
Text reading assignment (read prior to 3/03 class)

Lesson 5a
BG pg. 317-320 (Plumbing) GBG pg. 72-75 (Water Heating) GBG = Green Building Guidelines

BG = Builder’s Guide

CBM = Canadian Builder’s Guide

GBG pg. 29-32 (Solar Water Heating Systems) GBG pg. 85-96 (Efficient Water Use) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Complete Blackboard Assignment 5 and submit on-line by class time on 3/03 See Lesson 5 Outline BBH Video: Plumbing and Electrical Eljen Alternative Septic System Video Review Digital Images Mark Holmes, Water Resource Director, Town of Chino Valley; 1. BBH Video: Plumbing and Electrical checklist 2. BBH Video: Plumbing and Electrical summary 3. “The Yavapai County Homeowner's Guide to Drainage Around Your Home” 4. “Using Gray Water at Home” 5. Yavapai County Septic System Permit Application 6. Yavapai County Final Inspection Requirements For Conventional Septic Systems 7. Digital Images – Plumbing

Guest Speaker Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 3/03 class)

Electrical

Text reading assignment (read prior to 3/03 class) Classroom Presentation Blackboard Video Assignment

Lesson 5b

BG pg. 321-326 (Electrical) GBG pg. 76-78 (Lighting) See Lesson 5 Outline Best Of Building Science Online Training Larry Kinney - Everything you ever wanted to know about lighting (Video Segment 2) 1. “Creative Uses of Fluorescent Lighting” 2. “Energy Star Qualified Light Bulbs”

Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 3/03 class)

3/10/09

Insulation & Air Sealing
QUIZ 2 Text reading assignment (read prior to 3/10 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Blackboard video assignment (view these segments online) Blackboard documents (download for course notebook

Lesson 6
Take quiz in Blackboard, complete by class time on 3/24; Covers Lessons 4, 5, and 6 BG pg. 327-334 (Insulation) Complete Blackboard Assignment 6 and submit on-line by class time on 3/10 See Lesson 6 Outline Arizona Code College Online Training - Insulation (Cellulose and Spray Foam) 1. Insulating Materials R-Values 2. “Insulation: Thermal Performance Is Just the

and review for 3/10 class)

Beginning” 3. “Insulation and Weatherization” 4. “Wall R-Values that Tell It Like It Is” 5. “Creating Quality in New Construction: A Practitioner’s Perspective” 5. Energy Star Thermal Bypass Inspection Checklist 6. Digital Images - Insulation

RBT 122, Residential Technology II Course Schedule, Spring 2009 Version 1.2 (1/23/09)

3/17/09 3/24/09

No Class Drywall
Text reading assignment (read prior to 3/24 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 3/24 class)

Spring Break, 3/16 – 3/20/09 No Class Lesson 7a
BG pg. 335-344 (Drywall) Complete Blackboard Assignment 7 and submit on-line by class time on 3/24 See Lesson 7 Outline 1. DensArmor Plus® Residential Brochure (paperless drywall) Digital Images - drywall

Interior Finishes, Floor Finishes, Cabinet Types & Selection, Interior Trim & Doors
Text reading assignment (read prior to 3/24 class) Classroom Presentation Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 3/25 class)

Lesson 7b

BG pg. 345-354 (Painting) GBG pg. 80-84 (Appliances) See Lesson 7 Outline BBH Video: Finishes & Appliances 1. BBH Video Summary: Finishes & Appliances 2. BBH Video Checklist: Finishes & Appliances 3. “Paint the Room Green”

3/31/09

Exterior Finishes and Cladding
Text reading assignment (read prior to 3/31 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Blackboard documents (download for course notebook

Lesson 8
Review BG pg. 345-354 Complete Blackboard Assignment 8 and submit on-line by class time on 3/31 See Lesson 8 Outline BBH Video: Exterior Wall Systems 1. BBH Video Summary: Exterior Wall Systems 2. BBH Video Checklist: Exterior Wall Systems GBG = Green Building Guidelines

BG = Builder’s Guide

CBM = Canadian Builder’s Guide

and review for 4/01 class)

3. “Exterior Wall System” 4. Digital Images – Exterior Finishes

4/07/09

Decks and Porches
Text reading assignment (read prior to 4/07 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 4/07 class)

Lesson 9
No text reading assignment Complete Blackboard Assignment 9 and submit on-line by class time on 4/07 See Lesson 9 Outline including “Deck and Porch Construction” From Carpentry, by F. Vogt, Ch. 66 1. “Deck Framing Connection Guide” 2. “Synthetic Decking Takes Off” 3. “Better Ways to Frame a Deck” 4. Section 45.1 (Decks and Porches) from Carpentry & Building Construction 5. Digital Images – Decks

4/14/09

Concrete Flatwork
QUIZ 3 Text reading assignment (read prior to 4/14 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 4/14 class)

Lesson 10
Take quiz in Blackboard, complete by class time on 4/21; Covers Lessons 7, 8, 9, and 10 BG p. 213-218 (Concrete and Excavation) Complete Blackboard Assignment 10 and submit on-line by class time on 4/14 See Lesson 10 Outline 1. “Building Concrete Walks, Driveways, Patios, and Steps” 2. “Understanding Concrete, Ch. 1” and “The Concrete, Ch. 4” from Residential Concrete, by Harold W. Conner 3. Concrete in Practice Series (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26) 4. “Concrete Basics” 5. Digital Images – Concrete Flatwork

4/21/09

Landscaping and Exterior Water Use
Text reading assignment (read prior to 4/21 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation

Lesson 11
GBG pg. 90-96 (Outdoor Water Use) Complete Blackboard Assignment 11 and submit on-line by class time on 4/21 See Lesson 11 Outline

RBT 122, Residential Technology II Course Schedule, Spring 2009 Version 1.2 (1/23/09)
Guest Speaker Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 4/22 class) T. Barnabas Kane, Barnabas Kane & Associates Landscaping and Water Conservation 1. Photo Gallery – Landscaping and Rainwater Catchment 2. “Graywater Guidelines” 3. “Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use” 4. “Rainwater Harvesting” 5. Water Smart Planning Cards 6. “Low Water Use Drought Tolerant Plant List” “Residential Landscape Revitalization Workbook” 7. “Living with Wildfire - Homeowners' Firewise Guide for Arizona” 8. “Protecting Your Home from Wildfire” 9. “Living with Wildfire – Homeowner’s Firewise Guide for Arizona” “Prescott Fire Department Vegetation Management Plan Requirements for Compliance”

4/28/09

Commissioning, Testing, and Certification
QUIZ 4 Text reading assignment (read prior to 4/29 class) Homework assignment Field Trip with Guest Speaker – meet at designated house for performance test (details to be provided in class and on Blackboard) Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 4/28 class)

Lesson 12a
Take quiz in Blackboard, complete by class time on 5/05; Covers Lessons 11, 12 and 13 BG pg. 453-460 (Air Leakage Testing, Pressure Balancing and Combustion Safety) Complete Blackboard Assignment 12 and submit on-line by class time on 4/28 See Lesson 12 Outline Charlie Gohman, Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office; Blower door and duct blaster testing

1. “Blower Door Tests” 2. “Minneapolis Duct Blaster” brochure 3. Review Energy Star documents from Lesson 3: a. Energy Star Qualified Homes – National Performance Path Requirements b. Energy Star Thermal Bypass Inspection Checklist c. Energy Star Indoor Air Package Verification Checklist 4. Green Building Programs a. NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines b. LEED for Homes c. Environments for Living Certified Green d. Advanced New Home Construction e. Scottsdale Green Building GBG = Green Building Guidelines

BG = Builder’s Guide

CBM = Canadian Builder’s Guide

f.

EPA Energy Star / IAQ Package / Thermal Bypass Inspection Checklist g. DOE Builders Challenge

Operation and Maintenance
Text reading assignment (read prior to 4/29 class) Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 4/28 class)

Lesson 12b
GBG pg. 133-138 (Operation and Maintenance) TBD

5/05/09

Marketing the HighPerformance Home
Final Exam

Lesson 13a
Download and print from Blackboard Covers All Lessons Take Home – Due 5/12 No Text Reading Assignment Complete Blackboard Assignment 13 and submit on-line by class time on 5/05

Text reading assignment (read prior to 5/05 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation

See Lesson 13 Outline

BBH Video: Selling a Better Built Home Blackboard Video Assignment Best Of Building Science Online Training Jim LaRue - The Human Factor in High Performance Homes (watch segment 2B) 1. BBH Video Summary: Selling a Better Built Home 2. BBH Video Checklist: Selling a Better Built Home 3. “Green Home Buyer’s Guide” 4. “Marketing Energy Efficient Homes”

Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 5/05 class)

Home Performance Rating Guidelines
Text reading assignment (read prior to 5/05 class) Blackboard Video Assignment

Lesson 13b
GBG pg. 139-160 (Green Building Programs) Best Of Building Science Online Training Jim LaRue - The Human Factor in High Performance Homes (watch segment 1A) See Lesson 13 Outline TBD

Classroom Presentation Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 5/05 class)

RBT 122, Residential Technology II Course Schedule, Spring 2009 Version 1.2 (1/23/09) 5/12/09 Renewable Energy Systems
Text reading assignment (read prior to 5/12 class) Homework assignment Classroom Presentation Guest Speaker Blackboard Video Assignment

Lesson 14
No Text Reading Assignment Complete Blackboard Assignment 14 and submit on-line by class time on 5/12 See Lesson 14 Outline Terry Ford, Chief Building Official, Dewey-Humboldt; Renewable Energy Sources Arizona Department of Commerce – Code College Online Training Center - Renewables Photovoltaics (Residential PV and PV Installation) Wind Power 1. “Building America Best Practices Series – Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems” Digital Images – Renewable Energy Systems

Blackboard documents (download for course notebook and review for 5/12 class)

BG = Builder’s Guide

CBM = Canadian Builder’s Guide

GBG = Green Building Guidelines