Southface Institute experts present a sequel to Applied Building Science 01: Ventilation Concepts and Calculations. This course focuses on the application of concepts covered in the prior course, as well as differences in strategies and needs within various climate zones. Hains also presents findings from a Department of Energy (DOE) and Southface research project, which leads to a discussion on how to build the perfect residential ventilation system.

This course consists of a video training, a slide deck and an exam.


  • Apply concepts and calculations learned in previous module
  • Compare and contrast ventilation methods for different climate zones
  • Assess which ventilation strategies are appropriate for Hot/Mixed Humid climates
  • Predict how ventilation affects occupant comfort
  • Interpret results from a DOE/Southface research project
  • Identify best practices for building the “perfect” ventilation system


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate of completion for CEUs from ICC, AIA, BPI, and RESNET and will attain the certificate Southface Certificate of Completion B.


Mike Barcik | Technical Principal

Mike Barcik is a Technical Principal at Southface and has been with the organization since 1995. With B.S and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Mike is the author of numerous technical resources and has developed and led thousands of trainings for RESNET, BPI, LEED, DOE, EPA and other programs. He’s active in energy code development and often leads workshops on the latest code changes. Since 1999, Mike has trained over 1,500 individuals in RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program, and in 2010 he helped create the Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier program to certify over a thousand individuals for blower door and duct leakage testing, as required by the 2009 and later energy codes. Mike served as LEED Faculty for BD+C, EB O&M and Homes, as well as helped develop and teach the EarthCraft family of sustainable programs. Mike co-authored Decatur Georgia’s High Performance Building Ordinance which requires third-party certification for new and substantially renovated single-family, multi-family and commercial projects.

Bryant Hains | Senior Technical Project Manager

Bryant Hains is a Senior Technical Project Manager at Southface Institute. He received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University. He is currently the Principal Investigator for two Building America projects, investigating new technology in HVAC performance, ventilation and indoor air quality. He also performs both residential and commercial resource-efficiency audits as part of the GoodUse program at Southface.




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