6.6202.1 Controls

Topic: 
Whole Building Ventilation
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Subtopic: 
Components
Desired Outcome: 
Fan controls support ventilation strategy
Note: 
The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
6.6202.1a
Primary ventilation fan (whole-house volume)

Controls will be used that can meet the following conditions:

  • Run fan continuously or intermittently depending upon the intended schedule of operation
  • Operate fan to produce the intended flow for each intended flow setting

Deliver intended air exchange

Ensure fan controls meet intended ventilation strategy

6.6202.1b
Local exhaust—local fan

Controls will be used that meet the following conditions:

  • Run fan continuously or intermittently depending on the intended schedule of operation
  • Run fan for intended time for timed operation
  • Operate fan to produce the intended flow for each intended flow setting

Deliver intended air exchange

Ensure fan controls meet intended ventilation strategy

6.6202.1c
Wiring

Wiring will be installed in accordance with original equipment manufacturer specifications, and local and national electrical and mechanical codes

Prevent an electrical hazard

Ensure fan controls meet intended ventilation strategy

6.6202.1d
Manual override

A labeled switch for manual override will be included for the ventilation system

Ensure fan controls meet intended ventilation strategy

6.6202.1e
Occupant education

A system operation guide designed for occupants (non-professionals) will be provided to explain how and why to operate system

A label indicating the presence and purpose of the ventilation system will be included or a copy of the system operation guide will be posted at the electrical panel

Educate occupants about system operation and importance

Deliver intended air exchange