Overview Image AABC invites you to attend “Optimizing HVAC System Performance,” a one-day regional seminar on Friday, October 5, in Nashville, Tennessee. As the leading association of independent test & balance agencies, AABC’s goal in providing this Seminar is to help owners and engineers develop a better understanding of the test and balance process and how it contributes to the overall success of your projects. With the understanding that you have a limited amount of time to spend away from your business, AABC has developed this regional program to minimize travel and ensure accessibility. Attending this Seminar will give you the chance to meet with AABC members to ask questions and discuss how we can work together to optimize HVAC system performance.

Who should attend?

Design engineers, building owners, commissioning providers, and others involved with building diagnostics are invited to attend!

Contiuning Education:

This Seminar is AIA-approved for (4) hours of continuing education learning units (HSW/LU). All participants will receive a certificate of completion following the Seminar.

Registration Fee: $75 per person

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    A variety of refreshments and pastries will be available for attendees as you arrive.

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Welcome and Introductions

    Ken Sufka | AABC Executive Director

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Duct Design and LEED®

    Gerard L. Iacouzze | McGill Airflow LLC
    “Duct Design & LEED®” will cover the basic fundamentals of duct design and performance that affect duct leakage,energy savings, productivity, andoccupancy health and comfort in new andexisting buildings.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Commissioning HVAC Controls

    James I. Magee, CxA, LEED AP, EMP | Facility Commissioning Group
    This presentation will highlight the variety of considerations and tools needed to
    commission complex and simple HVAC systems, as well as the importance
    of specifying independent third party commissioning for HVAC controls systems.
    Additionally, examples of sequence of operations and tests will be provided and
    analyzed, along with a practical methodology for creating and implementing HVAC
    functional performance tests.

  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


    A hearty lunch buffet will be provided to attendees and weather permitting, will be served outside in the hotel’s courtyard.

  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Essential TAB Considerations for Successful Projects:

    An AABC Member Panel Presentation

    Benjamin J. Link, TBE | United Testing & Balancing, Inc.
    Kevin Treadway, TBE | Thermal Balance, Inc.
    Josh Green, TBE | Environmental Test & Balance, Inc.
    This panel presentation will cover system readiness, existing system testing, and the proper use of testing & balancing instruments to help the design professional provide the essential resources to produce successful projects.

  • 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

    Walter McCauley, TBE, Program Chair | United Testing & Balancing, Inc.