ACCA’s Residential Design Quality Installation (3-day)

Registration is at an external URL for this event.

  • October 22, 2024 - October 24, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who is it for

Contractors, technicians, design and utility personnel, wholesalers, energy commission officials, licensing and code officials, and others interested in learning the importance, including the economic and environmental benefits, of accurate residential load calculation procedures for system design.

Day 1: ACCA Manual J 8th Edition – Residential Load Calculations

Receive complete instructions for estimating heat loss and heat gain for residential structures. Using MJ8ae we will cover the process that produces equipment sizing loads for single-family-detached homes, small multi-unit structures, condominiums, townhouses, and manufactured homes. It provides quick supplemental details and advanced topics as well as supporting reference tables and appendices.

Day 2: Manual S 2nd Edition
The focus here is how to properly select equipment for a dwelling using a detailed heating & cooling load calculation and actual OEM performance data from different manufacturers (Air Conditioning/ Heat Pumps/ Gas Furnaces). The duct design portion may begin at some point during this 2nd day.

Day 3: Manual D 3rd Edition – Residential Duct Systems
Designing a residential duct system as per ACCA Manual D will be the focus. You can apply this procedure to constant volume systems and zoned, variable air volume systems, over the full range of duct construction materials. Manual D also includes the most comprehensive equivalent length data ever published. Day 3 is finished up with instruction on following the guidance in Manual T.

What’s included

Registration for an ACCA in-person RDQI class always includes the following required materials: Manual J 8th Edition, ACCA Duct Slide Rule, Manual D, and ACCA/ANSI Standard 5. Plus, you will also receive: Manual S, Manual T.

Registration fees includes: Catered lunch

Instructor: Matt Akins is the Manager of HVACR Education with ACCA. His responsibilities include teaching ACCA classes nationwide, developing technical education materials, working with ACCA-certified educators, and providing technical support to members. Matt attended Athens Technical College and Ashworth Technical College, earning two career diplomas with honors. Matt has 20 years in the HVACR industry as a service technician, installer, field supervisor, and operations manager and has spent the last eight years as a technical HVAC trainer.  Matt is a NATE-certified technician with a State of Georgia Conditioned Air License.


Venue Phone: (717) 939-1781

Venue Website:

PPA Training Center, 911B South Eisenhower Boulevard, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 17057, United States


911B South Eisenhower Blvd
Middletown, PA  17057