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LEEP Agenda

LEEP ASHP Workshop (Optional)


MONDAY, June 10, 2024


Approved for 6.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Welcome and overview of what LEEP offers the building industry. Where is the market moving? Intro to best practices for builders across the country for mechanical design considerations. 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Panel and activity on builder challenges related to heat pumps and mechanicals in general.This panel session will solicit feedback from builders on barriers to higher performance mechanical systems design. Topics will include accurate heating & cooling loads, ductwork design decisions, heat pumps vs. traditional heating systems, and coordination & collaboration with trades.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
NRCan's ASHP sizing and selection tool. Learn easier ways to work with trades, designers, and homeowners – to facilitate discussions and identify solutions that meet the builders needs. In-depth, hands-on preview of NRCan's new tool - the Master Planning & Decision app and the ASHP Sizing & Selection Tool. 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Ductwork best practices and solutions. Ductwork & distribution systems haven't kept up with changes to housing design. Learn and apply best practices and how you can make incremental changes to improve overall performance of mechanical systems. 

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Panel and facilitated activity related to ductwork. This panel session will solicit builder feedback on common issues with distribution system design, and will facilitate a discussion on alternatives and best practices using NRCan's app. 

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Sizing heat pump systems, matching loads with heat pump selection, and determining loads with optimization. Housing is changing. Builders need to have the tools and knowledge to be empowered to effectively collaborate with HVAC contractors and designers to select systems that optimize heating and cooling needs. Learn about changes to the CSA-F280-12 standard and how to ensure that your contractors are using F280-compliant software. Gain access to a new tool to visualize your heat pump options using your home's heating and cooling loads. Builders will review new dashboards and tools to evaluate envelope options, based on targeted heating and cooling loads.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch Buffet

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Manufacturer presentations: Three manufacturers will present full heat pump solutions for case study homes. 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Best practices in heat pump system controls & operation. Builders invest up front in high performance mechanical equipment. But how will the system perform for your homebuyer? Learn about control strategies to optimize performance, comfort, and utility costs by adjusting set points, switchover temperatures and other parameters for a hybrid heating set up.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
Panel and facilitated activity for hybrid heat pump controls. This panel session will solicit builder feedback on common issues with installing and configuring controls settings, barriers and challenges working with trades to optimize performance, and data driven comparisons of different control approaches using NRCan's ASHP Sizing & Selection app. 

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
System selection recap: best practice solutions. Let's recap the day - builder challenges, barriers, and best practices, as well as data driven solutions to each challenge identified through the day to answer the final question: What system would be the best fit for this case study home, and how can builders best collaborate with their trades/contractors to achieve it?

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Next steps and closing remarks. LEEP works with builders to move the industry towards higher performance. Today's session offered some tools, resources, and training to help builders and trades/contractors collaborate toward higher performance mechanicals. What's next? Help us help you; are there additional tools that can support the homebuilding industry in sizing, selecting, and installing best-fit heat pump solutions?


LEEP Panelists

   MAIN EVENT: Monday June 10 Regi-ception + Tuesday & Wednesday Summit 

   OPTIONAL: LEEP ASHP Workshop on June 10 

   OPTIONAL: Tours on June 13 

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