Designing High-Performance Healthcare HVAC Systems
Course Length: 3 hours
This advanced course discusses the nuances of HVAC system design for healthcare facilities. The course details the relationship of infection control and HVAC design including application of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The course will discuss in detail the interactions of the key elements of high performance in healthcare, infection control, comfort, reliability, safety, maintenance, energy and sustainability. Numerous energy conservation strategies will be discussed in the context of achieving all the goals of a high performing hospital. For example, the hardware and controls for setback of temperature and air flow, and relationship to temperature, relative humidity, air exchange, filtration and pressurization requirements.