The Pinellas County Building Services Department is pleased to present this series of seminars, concentrating on Florida Energy Code compliance. The courses are offered at no cost to construction professionals in the state of Florida (building inspectors, plans examiners, building code officials, licensed contractors, architects, etc. (and their employees). The training is sponsored by the Florida DBPR and Florida Building Commission.

August 8

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Palm Beach County Building Department

2300 N Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
First floor, Room 58E


Course Name:  Deciphering Manual J and Manual S Calculations

CILB Course # 0612379, 2 CEUs of General Credit


Course Description
Section R403.6.1 of the Florida Energy Code requires that Residential HVAC systems are selected in accordance with ACCA Manual S, based on heating and cooling loads calculated according to Manual J. ACCA has approved seven software packages, each with different print out styles based on Manual J.  This course explains what is commonly found on these forms, the technical definitions for the loads calculated and what to look for to ensure that the submitted calculation actually matches the structure that it was submitted for.

Course Objectives

The participant will learn to:

•            Obtain resources for information on ACCA approved software engines

•            Confirm that the Manual S used HVAC loads calculated by Manual J  

•            List five important parameters to check on the forms