This course explores the design of HVAC systems that deliver comfort, energy efficiency and economic value. It starts with a brief review of heat transfer, refrigeration, and basic concepts of heating, cooling, and dehumidification. These concepts are extended to a variety of design methods and tools. Topics include HVAC equipment selection and specification, comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ), heat transfer in building assemblies, cooling load and heat loss calculations, air distribution system design, water distribution system design, design for energy efficiency, applicable industry standards, and economic evaluation Several complementary spreadsheet programs, which incorporate design and computation procedures are used during session workshops and are be available to participants.
In addition to access to the computer programs, each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the textbook, HVAC Simplified, by Steve Kavanaugh.
Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer to each session.
You Will Learn To:
- Explain how to determine calculate and analyze cooling and heating loads
- Select a variety of heating and cooling equipment to provide comfort and IAQ
- Design HVAC ductwork and piping systems including fan and pump selection
- Evaluate the system efficiency and economic value
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Who Should Attend
Designers, contractors, manufacturers, architects, and engineers who wish to enhance their knowledge of the fundamentals of equipment sizing and energy estimating for heating and air-conditioning systems.
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