Selected Presentations by R. Karg

Indoor Air Quality 101 (2,191 KB)
Presented at the ACI Home Performance Conference in New Orleans in 2015, this session is an introduction to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in residential buildings. Topics include contaminants of concern, moisture problems, source control, ventilation (ASHRAE 62.2), and filtration.

Strategies for Implementing ASHRAE 62.2 in Weatherization (1,457 KB)
This session, presented with Paul Francisco at ACI 2015 in New Orleans, addressed the the best soluions for implementing ASHRAE 62.2 in the field for low-income weatherization programs. Karg and Francisco conducted a survey to find what creative program personnel were doing in the field. Topics addressed include ventilation calculation methods, favorite fans and controls (and why), ductwork, terminations, client education, and more.

Single Family Retrofit and Remodeling Strategies, June 14, 2007, the third part of the four-part HUD Energy and Environment series. This three-hour live broadcast from the HUD studio in Washington, DC included included Rick Karg, Howard Katzman, Bill Asdal, and Chandler von Schrader (moderator). View slides and recording of the live broadcast.

Making Energy Decisions (635 KB PDF)
Affordable Comfort Conference, May 22 - 26, 2006, Austin, Texas.

Heat Loss, Heat Gain, and Equipment Sizing (483 KB PDF)
Better Buildings by Design Conference, February 8 and 9, 2006, Burlington, Vermont. Sponsored by Efficiency Vermont.

Getting the Most from Your Blower Door (600 KB PDF)
Solutions for Success Conference, February 1 and 2, 2006, Syracuse, New York. Sponsored by NYSERDA and Affordable Comfort, Inc.

Ethics While in the House (284 KB PDF)
Best Practices for Weatherization (360 KB PDF)
Dwelling Ventilation Strategies, Including ASHRAE 62.2 (260 KB PDF)
Dense Pack Cellulose Insulation: Methods and Verification of Density (1.1 MB PDF)
National Weatherization Conference, December 11 - 13, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by the US Department of Energy.

Principles of Heat Loss and Heat Gain (400 KB PDF)
Wholistic Approach to Carbon Monoxide, with Dr. Thomas Greiner (808 KB PDF)
Affordable Comfort Conference, May 16 - 21, 2005, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Zone Pressure Diagnostics (852 KB PDF)
For National Weatherization Conference, December 2009, Indianapolis, IN.

Cellulose Wall Insulation Blowing Tests (2.3 MB PDF)
Sponsored  by Maine State Housing Authority and the US Department of Energy, October 2003.

Whole House Diagnostics for Combustion Safety (264 KB PDF)
Retrofitting Existing Ducted Systems (642 KB PDF)
GasNetWorks HVAC Heating Professionals Fall Conference, September 2003, Massachusetts.

Effective Needs Assessment with Cal Steiner (379 KB PDF)
National Weatherization Conference, August 2003, Phoenix, Arizona. Sponsored by the US Department of Energy.

Duct Diagnostics: What's Wrong with this System? (624 KB PDF)
Smarter Buildings, Smarter Business Conference, February 18, 2003, Wisconsin.

Carbon Monoxide Repairs (1.6 MB PDF)
Affordable Comfort Conference, April 15 - 20, 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Residential Gas Ranges: Types, Combustion Basics, and Operation (1 MB PDF)
National Weatherization Conference, November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by the US Department of Energy.

Proposed Field Protocol for Gas Range Carbon Monoxide Emissions Testing (635 KB PDF)
Research and protocol by R. Karg for the Chicago Regional Diagnostics Working Group and the US Department of Energy, Tim Lenahan, Project Manager, July 2001.


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