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Designing for IAQ: Complying with the Requirements of Standard 62.1 (MENA)

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Designing for IAQ: Complying with the Requirements of Standard 62.1 (MENA)

  • 18 Nov 2019
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Course Description

Kuwait City | 18 November, 2019

This seminar focuses on the basic requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. The newest version of the standard includes a major change to the scope of the standard by which residential occupancies are moved from ASHRAE Standard 62.1 to 62.2. This course provides an overview of the requirements of the new standard with emphasis on changes from the previous version and practical application of the standard to modern VAV systems. New requirements to the indoor air quality procedure for determining minimum ventilation rates are discussed. In the 2016 version, changes were made in determining air class for laboratory exhaust systems and the use of sensors for demand control ventilation, and these changes are discussed as well. The course presents sample calculations for code review and for physical operation. This course has been customized for the Middle East by instructors well versed in the concerns for professionals in the region.


Recommended References

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
Standard 62.1-2016 User’s Manual


Course Instructors:

Samir Traboulsi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, is currently a senior lecturer at the American University of Beirut and has taught a variety of subjects including building services technical courses, MEP design of green buildings, HVAC design courses, thermodynamics, operations research, the engineering economy, and engineering ethics. Dr. Traboulsi is the founder and was the president of the Lebanese chapter of ASHRAE, as well as director regional chair and director at large for ASHRAE. He also served as co-founder and former president of the Lebanon Green Building Council. He has worked extensively with UN agencies as a consultant and has presented lectures worldwide. Dr. Traboulsi is the author of numerous publications and is the recipient of both the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award.


Hassan Younes, Member ASHRAE, BEAP, BEMP, HBDP, CPMP, HFDP, OPMP is a technical director and partner at Griffin Consultants. He has extensive experience in the fields of design, sustainability, commissioning, project execution and management, energy efficiency, and value engineering. He holds all ASHRAE certifications and is a certified energy manager, a certified measurement and verification professional, and a LEED-accredited professional. Hassan is a Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC) member in the ASHRAE Region-at-Large, as well as a GGAC chair in the UAE local chapter. He was awarded the Middle East Energy Professional of the Year award in 2015 by AEE, Middle East Young Engineer of the Year 2010, and was part of the Griffin Consultant's team awarded the Energy Consultant of the Year 2017 award by Retrofit Tech and the Middle East Boutique Consultancy of the Year 2014 award.

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