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HVAC Design Level I Training Offered in Dublin, London

HVAC Design Level I Training Offered in Dublin, London

 From European Newsletter, Winter 2020

This past November, ASHRAE’s Ireland and London/Southeast Chapters presented the Society’s three-day HVAC Design Level I training in Dublin and at the University of Hertfordshire outside of London.

Alkis Triantafyllopoulos, an instructor from Greece, kicks off training in Dublin.

This “Essentials” training accelerates the transformation of engineers that are new to the field into effective members of a design, construction or facilities maintenance team. The course has been developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, providing attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design. Attendees gain practical skills and knowledge to design and maintain HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use.

Charles Henck, an instructor from the U.S., teaches in London.

In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding, instructors present real-world examples of HVAC systems. The training also teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that optimally meets the client’s expectations.

While initially developed for engineers new to the HVAC industry, including recent engineering graduates lacking practical experience, seasoned engineers also consider the course a valuable refresher with review of new technology applications.

The course covers:

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Load Calculations
  3. Psychrometrics
  4. System Selection
  5. Design Process
  6. Air Systems
  7. Hydronic Systems
  8. HVAC Equipment
  9. HVAC Systems
  10. Codes
  11. BAS Controls
  12. Commissioning
  13. Technical Sales
  14. Project Management

An engineering manager who attended the London course said, “It has given me a better understanding of the design and application of various HVAC equipment and has given me an idea of how we can incorporate different systems into design that might result in bigger energy savings.” A consultant from the Isle of Man said, “An excellent broad-scope training course equally applicable to new-start HVAC students and as a refresher for HVAC veterans!”

Attendees of Level I training in Dublin

Dublin attendees were also enthusiastic. An Irish energy engineer said, “Overall, the training was a great opportunity to refresh concepts and methods. Presenters have great experience and are able to transfer knowledge properly.” A facilities technician reported that the course was “In-depth. Interesting. Lot of equipment and processes covered in detail.” An Irish sales engineer described the course as a “Very beneficial oversight of the building as a whole, looking at all the different available technologies and what is possible to use.”

The ASHRAE Ireland Chapter has detailed the course and shared information about joining the waitlist for the next training here.

The Dublin course was sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Forest Rock Systems Ltd. The London course was sponsored by Forest Rock.

Design engineer George Pantelidis explains the psychrometric chart at the London training.

To schedule Level I training for your company or ASHRAE chapter, or to be added to a mailing list to receive notification about upcoming dates, contact