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HVAC Level II Training Held in Lisbon

HVAC Level II Training Held in Lisbon

 From European Update, Winter 2020

ASHRAE members seeking more advanced HVAC design training attended ASHRAE’s Level II Applications training in Lisbon, hosted by the Portugal Chapter in November and sponsored by Carrier Portugal. The chapter hosted Level I in spring 2019.

Class size is limited to allow for effective interaction with the ASHRAE instructors. Two experienced engineers are assigned to teach each ASHRAE design course.

HVAC Design Level II goes into great design depth, applying solutions that draw on guidance from ASHRAE standards and guidelines. The training is tailored for engineers with advanced experience in the HVAC design field, or those who have completed HVAC Design Level I on the Essentials.

The training provides advanced information that lets practicing engineers and designers expand their exposure to HVAC system design procedures, resulting in a better understanding of system options for energy savings.

The course addresses the following topics: Designing, Installing and Maintaining HVAC Systems; Applying ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy; Using ASHRAE’s Advanced Energy Design Guides; Increasing Energy Savings while Improving Indoor Environmental Quality; and applying ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality and ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Expert Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

ASHRAE Standard 55 mirrors regulation referenced in the EU. While Standards 90.1 and 62.1 are not the basis of European regulations as they are in the U.S., they still offer design approaches that European engineers are finding valuable.

Charles Henck from the U.S. taught Design Level II in Lisbon with Jose Luis Alexandre from Portugal.

Said one of the attendees from Spain, “HVAC Design Level II gives you access to experienced and talented professionals’ point of view. It may also help you take into account key parameters to better HVAC solutions and analysis in terms of energy, efficiency, and effectiveness.” An engineer from Portugal said, “This training was essential for my understanding of what needs to be considered for life-cycle cost of HVAC solutions. As a contractor, it is important to know our limitations as well as how to identify better solutions to improve a bad design.”

For information about scheduling HVAC Design Level II for a company or ASHRAE chapter, or to be added to the upcoming event mailing list, contact