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    Air Conditioner Right-Sizing

    We have air conditioners to provide comfort.  In many cases they don't because they are too big.  Like the story of Goldilocks, air conditioners have to be just right, not too big, not too small.  Many times the thought is, "bigger is better".  Because of this most air conditioners are too big, or over-sized.  Over-sized air conditioners result in less comfort and higher bills.  The following resources will help to right-size the air conditioner and save money with more comfort.

    Seminars and Presentations

    Pima County provides training to interested professional groups and the public on Green Buildings. 

    Course Title
    Description
    Presentation Length AIA CEUs GBCI CEUs
    Net-Zero Energy Building Standard
    Introduction to the Net-Zero code developed through a joint project of the City of Tucson and Pima County
     60 minutes  1*  
    Green Homes 101
    Basic introductory course for homeowners
     30 minutes    
    Green Homes 201
    Introductory course for homeowners with more details on green measures that can be incorporated in the home
     60 to 90 minutes    
    Introduction to Sustainability
    Introduction for people familiar with the building industry, construction terms and construction process.
     60 to 90 minutes    
    LEED for Homes
    Introduction for people familiar with the building industry
     90 minutes  1 HSW  1.5
    LEED for Homes Mid-Rise
    Introduction for people familiar with the building industry. Discusses the differences between LEED for Homes, LEED and NC and the Mid Rise rating system
     90 minutes  1 HSW  1
    Dive into the Details of Residential Green Building
    An intensive course covering the details of green building and rating systems for people familiar with the building industry
     3-3 hour sessions  8*  
     *Check with your local AIA office if this credit is available      

     

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