by R. Karg
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.
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
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.
Energy Decisions (635 KB PDF)
Affordable Comfort Conference, May 22 - 26, 2006, Austin, Texas.
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.
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.
While in the House (284 KB PDF)
Practices for Weatherization (360 KB PDF)
Ventilation Strategies, Including ASHRAE 62.2 (260 KB PDF)
Pack Cellulose Insulation: Methods and Verification of Density (1.1
National Weatherization Conference, December 11 - 13, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia.
Sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
of Heat Loss and Heat Gain (400 KB PDF)
Approach to Carbon Monoxide, with Dr. Thomas Greiner (808 KB PDF)
Affordable Comfort Conference, May 16 - 21, 2005, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Pressure Diagnostics (852 KB PDF)
For National Weatherization Conference, December 2009, Indianapolis, IN.
Wall Insulation Blowing Tests (2.3 MB PDF)
Sponsored by Maine State Housing Authority and the US Department
of Energy, October 2003.
House Diagnostics for Combustion Safety (264 KB PDF)
Existing Ducted Systems (642 KB PDF)
GasNetWorks HVAC Heating Professionals Fall Conference, September 2003,
Needs Assessment with Cal Steiner (379 KB PDF)
National Weatherization Conference, August 2003, Phoenix, Arizona. Sponsored
by the US Department of Energy.
Diagnostics: What's Wrong with this System? (624 KB PDF)
Smarter Buildings, Smarter Business Conference, February 18, 2003, Wisconsin.
Monoxide Repairs (1.6 MB PDF)
Affordable Comfort Conference, April 15 - 20, 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gas Ranges: Types, Combustion Basics, and Operation (1 MB PDF)
National Weatherization Conference, November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored
by the US Department of Energy.
Field Protocol for Gas Range Carbon Monoxide Emissions Testing (635
Research and protocol by R. Karg for the Chicago Regional Diagnostics
Working Group and the US Department of Energy, Tim Lenahan, Project Manager,