RESNET Video Competition

Categories for the videos are below, please read each topic thoroughly by click the “+” before creating your video.

CLICK HERE for video submission guidelines, rules, and regulations. Video Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2019.

 

VIDEO TOPICS

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly prepare a single family Dwelling Unit for Airtightness Testing under different circumstances called out in the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Section 4.2

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • The steps required to correctly and fully prepare a single family Dwelling Unit’s Infiltration Volume for testing.
  • Explain the various exceptions and different circumstances called out specifically in the standards (including informative notes) that would alter the standard preparation procedure.

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on the preparation for testing procedures for a single family Dwelling Unit’s Infiltration Volume only.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the preparation for testing procedures for multi-family Dwelling Units or to the installation of the testing apparatus for single family Dwelling Units, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly prepare a multi-family Dwelling Unit for Airtightness Testing under different circumstances called out in the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Section 4.2 & 4.3.2

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • The steps required to correctly and fully prepare a multi-family Dwelling Unit’s Infiltration Volume for testing.
  • Explain the various exceptions and different circumstances called out specifically in the standards (including informative notes) that would alter the standard preparation procedure.

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on the preparation for testing procedures for a multi-family Dwelling Unit’s Infiltration Volume only.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the preparation for testing procedures for single family Dwelling Units or to the installation of the testing apparatus for multi-family Dwelling Units, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly complete a One-Point Airtightness Test of a detached and attached Dwelling Unit per the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Sections 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.1 & 4.5

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • How to correctly set up per the standards (including informative notes) the following equipment for a One-Point Airtightness Test for both detached & attached Dwelling Units (4.3.1 & 4.3.2)
    1. Blower Door
    2. Reference Tubes
  • How to correctly conduct a One-Point Airtightness Test detailing the correct set up of the following equipment and procedures to follow for both Depressurization and Pressurization method (4.4.1)
    1. Air Moving Fan
    2. Manometer
  • How to correctly react per the standards (including informative notes) if a 50 Pa (0.2 in. H2O) induced enclosure pressure difference is not achieved (4.4.1)
  • How to correctly apply the results per the standards (including informative notes) from a One-Point Airtightness Test (4.5)

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on the installation of the testing apparatus for single family AND multi-family Dwelling Units, the procedure to conduct a one-point airtightness test, and the procedure to apply the results of a one-point airtightness test.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the preparation for testing procedures for single family AND multi-family Dwelling Units, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Additionally, this video’s focus should be on standard language for this procedure, not necessarily equipment or brand specific troubleshooting issues.

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly complete a Multi-Point Airtightness Test of a detached and attached Dwelling Unit per the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Sections 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.2 & 4.5

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • How to correctly set up per the standards (including informative notes) the following equipment for a Multi-Point Airtightness Test for both detached & attached Dwelling Units (4.3.1 & 4.3.2)
    1. Blower Door
    2. Tubes
  • How to correctly conduct a Multi-Point Airtightness Test per the standards (including informative notes) detailing the correct set up of the following equipment and procedures to follow for both Depressurization and Pressurization method (4.4.2)
    1. Air Moving Fan
    2. Manometer
  • How to correctly react per the standards (including informative notes) if a 25 Pa (0.1 in. H2O) highest induced enclosure pressure difference is not achieved (4.4.2)
  • How to correctly apply the results per the standards (including informative notes) from a Multi-Point Airtightness Test and one example of a typical software or manual calculation to calculate the corrected airflow (Q) from the Multi-Point Airtightness Test (4.5 & 4.4.2)

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on the installation of the testing apparatus for single family AND multi-family Dwelling Units, the procedure to conduct a multi-point airtightness test, and the procedure to apply the results of a multi-point airtightness test.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the preparation for testing procedures for single family AND multi-family Dwelling Units, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Additionally, this video’s focus should be on standard language for this procedure, not necessarily equipment or brand specific troubleshooting issues.

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly prepare a Dwelling Unit for Duct Leakage Testing under different circumstances called out in the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Section 5.2, 5.4.1.1 & 5.4.2.1

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • The steps required to correctly and fully prepare a Dwelling Unit’s Duct System for testing.
  • Explain the various exceptions and different circumstances called out specifically in the standards (including informative notes) that would alter the standard preparation procedure.

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on the preparation for testing procedures for a Dwelling Unit’s Duct System only.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the installation of the testing apparatus or the testing procedures for a Dwelling Unit’s Duct System, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly conduct a Total Duct Leakage Test and Duct Leakage to Outside Test per the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Sections 5.3, 5.4 & 5.5

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • How to correctly set up per the standards (including informative notes) the following equipment for a Duct Leakage Test, showing both Installation Methods 1 & 2 (5.3)
    1. Duct Leakage Tester
    2. Blower Door
    3. Static Pressure Probes
    4. Manometer
    5. Tubes
  • How to correctly conduct the below Duct Leakage Tests using a Depressurization and Pressurization method (5.4)
    1. Total Duct Leakage Test (5.4.1)
    2. Duct Leakage to Outside Test (5.4.2)
  • How to correctly react if an induced duct system pressure difference (Total) or an induced enclosure pressure difference (Outside) of 25 Pa (0.1 in. H2O) is not achieved (5.4)
  • How to correctly apply the results per the standards (including informative notes) from the Duct Leakage Tests (5.5)

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on the installation of the testing apparatus for Duct Leakage Tests, the procedure to conduct Duct Leakage Tests, and the procedure to apply the results of Duct Leakage Tests.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the preparation for testing procedures for Duct Leakage, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Additionally, this video’s focus should be on standard language for this procedure, not necessarily equipment or brand specific troubleshooting issues.

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly prepare a building/dwelling unit for mechanical ventilation testing under different circumstances called out in the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Section 6.1

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • The steps required to correctly and fully prepare a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System for testing, including how to prepare/set-up the following:
    1. Interior Doors
    2. Ventilation openings
    3. Supply registers & return grilles
    4. Balancing dampers
    5. Zone dampers
    6. Vented combustion appliances
    7. Forced air system components & blower fan (if utilized for mechanical ventilation)
    8. Local mechanical exhaust
    9. Other fans
  • Explain the various exceptions and different circumstances called out specifically in the standards (including informative notes) that would alter the standard preparation procedure.

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on the preparation for testing procedures for a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System only.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the types, positioning or installation of Mechanical Ventilation testing equipment or the various testing procedures for a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly test/measure a Mechanical Ventilation System at the Inlet Terminal per the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Section 6.2

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • The procedure per the standards (including informative notes) to correctly and accurately test/measure a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System; measuring airflow at the Inlet Terminal using the following equipment:
    1. Powered Flow Hood (6.2.1)
    2. Airflow Resistance Device (6.2.2)
    3. Passive Flow Hood (6.2.3)
  • Explain the various exceptions and different circumstances called out specifically in the standards (including informative notes) that would alter the standard testing procedure.

Additional Information: This video’s focus is on Mechanical Ventilation testing procedures at Inlet Terminals only.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the preparation for testing procedures for a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System, or any testing procedures at other locations of a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Additionally, this video’s focus should be on standard language for this procedure, not necessarily equipment or brand specific troubleshooting issues.

Refer to similar videos created by the EPA here: https://www.energystar.gov/partner_resources/residential_new/working/hvac/sup_guidance

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly test/measure a Mechanical Ventilation System at the Outlet Terminal per the standards.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 380-2019 Section 6.3

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • The procedure per the standards (including informative notes) to correctly and accurately test/measure a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System; measuring airflow at the Outlet Terminal using the following equipment:
    1. Powered Flow Hood (6.3.1 -> refer to 6.2.1)
    2. Bag Inflation Device (6.3.2)
  • Explain the various exceptions and different circumstances called out specifically in the standards (including informative notes) that would alter the standard testing procedure.

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is on Mechanical Ventilation testing procedures at Outlet Terminals only.

You should not include aspects of the standards that might apply to the preparation for testing procedures for a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System, or any testing procedures at other locations of a Dwelling Unit’s Mechanical Ventilation System, as they are covered in other Video Topics.

Additionally, this video’s focus should be on standard language for this procedure, not necessarily equipment or brand specific troubleshooting issues.

Refer to similar videos created by the EPA here: https://www.energystar.gov/partner_resources/residential_new/working/hvac/sup_guidance

Objective:  After watching your submitted video, the viewer will have a firm grasp of the Minimum General Installation, Minimum Specific Application, and Minimum Specific Material Requirements for Fibrous Batt materials, as well as all of the steps and tasks involved to correctly apply Insulation Grading to Fibrous Batt materials.

Standard(s) Referenced:  RESNET/ANSI 301-2019 Appendix A Sections A-1.1, A-1.2, A-1.3.2, A-2.1.1.1, A-2.1.2.1, A- 2.1.3 & ASTM C1320-10 (16)

Required Scope:  Your submitted video should clearly cover the following tasks:

  • The Minimum General Installation Requirements for all insulation types (using Fibrous Batt materials as your example) (A-1.1 and ASTM C1320-10 (16))
  • The Minimum Specific Application Requirements for all insulation types (using Fibrous Batt materials as your example) (A-1.2 and ASTM C1320-10 (16))
  • The Minimum Specific Material Requirements for Fibrous Batt materials (A-1.3.2 and ASTM C1320-10 (16))
  • The correct steps to assess and apply a Grade I to Fibrous Batt materials (A-2.1.1.1)
  • The correct steps to assess and apply a Grade II to Fibrous Batt materials (A-2.1.2.1)
  • The correct steps to assess and apply a Grade III to Fibrous Batt materials (A-2.1.3)
  • Material specific safety considerations to take into account when dealing with Fibrous Batt materials (ASTM C1320-10 (16))

Additional Information:  This video’s focus is how to inspect Fibrous Batt materials for the minimum requirements called out in the standards and correctly assign Insulation Grading to that material.

This video’s focus should be on standard language for these procedures, not necessarily brand specific issues.

BEST OF SHOW

The best video selected out of all topics will be recognized and awarded during the general sesssion at the 2020 Building Performance Conference. All topic winners will have an opportunity to show their video during a breakout session at the conference.