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HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials

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Course Length: 18 Hours

The greatest challenge facing engineering firms and building owners is maintaining a work force that understands the fundamentals of HVAC design and that is current with the application of new technologies. To address this need, ASHRAE developed the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training. The course speeds the transition of recent university graduates to effective practitioners that are able to meet real-world design challenges and acquaints experienced engineers with technologies to minimize energy consumption, meet current standards, and improve building occupant comfort.


Course Topics Include:

  • Load Calculations
  • Psychrometrics
  • HVAC Systems, Equipment, and Components
  • Design Process System Selection
  • Basic Design of Air Systems
  • Codes and Standards
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management

Course Objectives:

  • Discover how to calculate heating and cooling loads
  • Learn the basics of psychrometrics
  • Evaluate building automation systems and controls
  • Understand hydronic system design and air system design
  • Select HVAC equipment and systems that meet needs of specific systems
  • Describe standard practices and design processes used by HVAC industry
  • Explain the differences and advantages of certain HVAC systems for specific applications

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take an online short quiz on the content presented in the course.  Answering 75% or more of the questions correctly will earn the attendee a Certificate of Successful Completion:  HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials. HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials is an excellent preparatory resource to earn one of ASHRAE’s seven professional certifications, the Society’s highest recognition of professional development achievement. Information at www.ashrae.org/certification.


Course Instructors

George Pantelidis, MSc, EUREM, Member ASHRAE

Triantafyllos Triantafyllopoulos, Member ASHRAE

Charlie Henck, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP


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