YPN Tips and Tricks Contest Now Open!

YPN Contest Guidelines and Application


  • Meet eligibility and deadline requirements
  • Conform to defined submission requirements
  • Conform to all copyright laws
  • Be submitted digitally (via email)


  1. The YPN 2-Minute Tips & Tricks Video Contest is open to anyone who is a NEBB CT or CP, or affliated with a NEBB Firm, between the ages of 18 – 39 and whose message is directed at, geared toward or meant for professionals in any of the NEBB disciplines. 
  2. NEBB is international, so let’s hear from all over the world!


  1.  Complete the entry form and send your Entry Form and Video and send the submission to ypn@nebb.org.
  2. All submissions must be original work by person or team responsible for creating the video.
  3. You can enter the contest as an individual or as a team of up to three (3) members.


All videos must:

  1. Be a maximum of 2 minutes in length (not exceed two (2) minutes in play time).
  2. Be original content.
  3. Video language and execution should be clear and to the point.
  4. Be submitted in one the formats that YouTube accepts. Any other formats submitted and/or exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.
  5. Types of Videos we are looking for: Check out the Idea List below!
  6. All submitted videos are subject to approval and may not be accepted if they are found to be offensive or in violation of copyright.
  7. Include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to music, films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property.
  8.  If music is used, all music featured in any video must be available to publicize and broadcast on a license-free, no compensation basis.
  9.  NEBB reserves the right to use submitted videos on the NEBB website and in other promotions


  1. Videos will be judged on the following criteria:
  2. Creativity
  3. Message clarity and relevance
  4. Usefulness to discipline or overall industry
  5. Overall impact
  6. Video does not need to be professionally produced. In fact, we prefer a more down-to-earth style video production; however, we have a sample video for you to watch that includes all the elements necessary for an entry.
  7. Can be produced by your computer, webcam, cell phone, or other video tool necessary to get your message across.
  8. All videos will go through a review process. Judges will select one entry per quarter. Upon receipt of the submission form, Winners will be notified by email that your entry was received.


  2. Winning entry will receive a $250 gift card
  3. Will be featured in the NEBB Professional Magazine
  4. Video posted on the YPN LinkedIn page and NEBB website.

YPN Tips & Tricks Video Contest Ideas (to get you started!) 😊😊(By Discipline)


  • Proper Duct Traverse Technique
  • Round Duct Traverse
  • Rectangle Duct Traverse
  • Oval Duct Traverse
  • Equal Area Method versus Log-Tchebycheff Method
  • Setting Up a TAB Cart
  • Managing Emails and good organization tips
  • Instrument Management and Storage/Travel (Pelican Case Preview)
  •  Math Hacks for TAB Field Work
  • Once it’s ready – NEBB APP
  • Pre-Field Engineering Tips
    • Using Excel – About 30 tips can be done here
    • Coloring Drawings
    • Labeling Drawings
    • Using PDF to your advantage
  • Daily Reports
    • Video/Photos
    • What to document
    • TAB Issues Log management
  • Using a Hood Stand and Remote/Wireless device
  • Counting and calculating RPM when no power is available
  • Control Programs
    • Tips for certain ones
    • Glitches and how to bypass/fix
  • Meter Tips
    • Shortridge – Zeroing water gauge
    •  Dwyer – Zeroing and getting stable readings
    • Dwyer Wireless – Walkthrough of setup and pairing
    • Testo RVA – Setup and getting factors
  • Airflow Readings
    • Proper use of Velgrid (spacing, distance from grill, Ak, etc.)
    •  Proper use of RVA and Cone (spacing, distance from grill, Ak, etc.)
    • Hood Factors
  • Water Flow Readings
    • Fixed orifice readings versus variable orifice readings and calculations
    • Auto-Flow Readings and what they mean. What to do when over/under range.
    • PICV valves. Verification with NO ports installed, versus having ports available. What ports?
    • Ultrasonic Flow Readings. Possible issues. Accuracy. Location. Setup.
    •  Pump Setup! Block-Off. Charting Pump Curves.
  • Electrical Readings
    • Show proper techniques
  • Report Review
    • Common mistakes
    • Report Review (from a CP or Engineer Perspective)
    • Good practices (PDF, Bookmarks, Formatting, General Comments)
    • Layout
    • Check list for compliance!!
  • TAB Management
    • How to START a job
    • How to maintain productivity
    • How to COMPLETE a job
    • Did you cover all PS requirements?
    • TAB Issues Log and managing lost time


  •  Fan types and application
  • Pump types and application
  • Motor types and frame designations
  • Fan Laws and their application
  • Fan test procedures
  • Pump Laws and their application
  • Air Change Rate calculation
  • Room Differential Pressure vs Absolute Pressure
  • HEPA Filter Ak Calculation
  • HEPA filter velocity measurement
  • Cleanroom instrumentation for NVPM
  • Cleanroom instrumentation and use for Viable Counting
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  • Established in 1971, NEBB is the premier
    international certification association for firms
    that deliver high performance building systems.

  • 8575 Grovemont Circle, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    P: 301.977.3698 | F: 301.977.9589