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

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  • October 24, 2023 - October 26, 2023
    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 developing technical education materials, working with ACCA certified educators on outreach and scheduling, and providing technical support to members. Matt has 19 years in the HVACR industry and has spent the last seven years as a technical trainer. Matt also has an extensive law enforcement background and ran his law enforcement career alongside his HVACR career. Matt is NATE certified and holds 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