Residential Ventilation Handbook

Residential Ventilation Handbook

Published by: McGraw-Hill in 2010


A comprehensive guide to residential ventilation systems

Ventilation is a critical component for building durability and occupant health. Residential Ventilation Handbook gives you the information you need to select and install the appropriate ventilation system for any home. This practical resource covers the latest codes and standards, including the International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Residential Code (IRC), and ASHRAE-62-2 ("Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings") requirements, as well as green building guidelines. Ideal as an on-the-job reference and troubleshooting manual, this is an essential guide for novices and experienced contractors alike.

Update: May, 2017

Updated version making good progress!  Working on the code updates.  I don't know why they have to keep fiddling with these things, but there are a lot a changes - some subtle, some not so much.  Going to add a chapter on convincing occupants to use their systems.  And, perhaps most exciting, Rick Karg will add a preface.


There is a world of useful references for residential ventilation.   Click here for a few of them.


Recalculating Truth

Published in 2014 by Salty Air Publishing


A novel about finding the truth among the lies

Can the truth be found through physical torture or are there more humane, technological approaches?  Returning from the heat and sweat of Guantanamo, Gus Sainte pulls together a team of scientists to create a device that will read and combine human body tells - in their voice, in their expressions, in their non-verbal communications, and in their statements - to reveal the truth.  As his system, his company, and his life develop, he doesn't always find what he expects particularly in the person of a beautiful former exchange student from Kuwait who mysteriously returns to his life. 


During the development of this story, I came across a variety of interesting resources about truth and lies.

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Residential QCI Handbook

Published July, 2015

A Guide to the BPI/NREL Job Task Analysis

The BPI/NREL QCI exam is tough to pass, but every house worked on by a DOE grant supported weatherization agency needs to be inspected by a quality control inspector.  This book goes through all the elements and Domains in the QCI Job Task Analysis and includes sections on taking multiple choice tests and accurately performing ventilation system testing.  It's a great resource.