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High Performance Healthcare Facilities Design: Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2017 (MENA)

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"The training has made me more knowledgeable and confident to make critical decisions in hospital projects design."

"The Covid-19 experience has made us understand the need to design high performance health facilities. This training in relation to ASHRAE standard 170-2017 will guide us in achieving this."

"It was very good course and covered all aspects of health care facilities design that are important to designers and consultants, and clients."

High Performance Healthcare Facilities Design: Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2017 (MENA)

  • 21 Jun 2021
  • Virtual
    Part l – Monday, 21 June 2021 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM GST
    Part ll – Tuesday, 22 June 2021 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM GST


Course Description

This Healthcare training will address the updates made to ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2021 and covers general and specific requirements of HVAC design of all hospital rooms including airborne infectious isolation rooms, protective isolation rooms, operating rooms, emergency departments, Intensive Care units, pharmacies, psychiatric and sterile processing departments, and infection control risk assessment are all covered, making this course essential training for anyone designing healthcare facilities.

This course addresses the role of HVAC systems in reducing Hospital Associated Infections (HAI), explaining airborne vs contact transmission. Through filtration, air patterns, air changes, dilution, temperature, humidity, UV, and pressurization the hospital HVAC can either help or hinder efforts to reduce HAI.

Best practices of HVAC design and the complexities of designing renovations in operating hospitals for concerns such as phasing, utility shutdowns, and infection control risk mitigation are introduced. As well as the why and how of each of the different processes from the perspective of particle physics, including hospital psychrometrics, air changes requirement, level filtration and more.

Latest available technology in the design, calculation, and practical applications of HVAC and controls are introduced. The training also defines the ventilation system design requirements as per Standard ANSI/ ASHRAE/ ASHE 170-2017 including the compliance requirements. Systems and equipment include outdoor ventilation, air distribution systems and energy recovery and all ancillary components of ducting, insulation will be described.

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  • Learning Objectives
    • Learn about the updates made to Standard 170-2021
    • Identify the key elements of a high-performing hospital and define Role of HVAC systems in high-performing hospitals.
    • Understand the importance of the HVAC system in infection control.
    • Detailed Engineering designs that can help or hurt achieving this high performance.
    • Design high-performing hospital in compliance with ASHRAE Std. 170-2017.
    • Know how to convert a hospital into a specialty hospital to treat COVID-19 patients.
    • Define the requirement HVAC system parameters such as temperature, air changes, humidity & filtration for specific hospital rooms.
    • Recognize factors related to enhancing the high performance, in particular to Operating rooms, Operating Rooms, Imaging Suites, laboratories, Pharmacies and Airborne Infectious Isolation.
    • Understand the impacts of high-performance design on the improved patient safety, Healthcare facility quality and improved outcome.
  • Agenda
    • What makes a High-Performing Hospital?
    • Safety
    • Reliability
    • Maintenance
    • Energy
    • Adaptability
    • Best Practices
    • High Performance Health Care Facilities (Design Check List)
    • Ventilation of H.C Facilities
    • Purpose
    • Scope
    • Definitions
    • Compliance
    • Planning
    • Systems & Equipment
    • Room Design
  • Course Instructor
  • Course Fees

    6-Hour / 1-Day Training:

    Includes course materials, Certificate of Attendance, and course recording.
       $284 ($218 ASHRAE Member)

    Company Discount Fee: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and save. Email Ayah Said at for group registration assistance.

Cancellation Policy

Course registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or before 12:00 noon, seven working days prior to the course date. Cancellations received between three and seven working days prior to the course date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend a course or cancel less than three working days prior to the course date are liable for the entire course registration fee. Registration fees can be transferred by contacting ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or

Interested in Preparing for the ASHRAE Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP) Certification Exam?!

Attending the High-Performance Healthcare training provides you with guidance for implementing healthcare design best practices, including guidance on a number of the job tasks tested on the HFDP certification exam. While the Healthcare course does not “teach to the exam,” it does help improve your understanding of the body of knowledge which the HFDP exam tests. It is important to be aware that attending the courses is not required to sit for the HFDP exam, nor does attendance guarantee a passing score.

  • See a complete list of HFDP exam task content areas that align with course content.
  • Course registrants will receive a 20% discount on HFDP certification application The discount may be realized in one of two ways:

1) Course registrants may pay the discounted HFDP certification application fee with their course registrations by clicking on the “Register Now” button.


2) Use a 20% discount code, which will be provided by email after attending the High-Performance Healthcare Design Training. The discount code will be valid for 12 weeks after the completion of Healthcare training.

- Discounted HFDP Application Fee: $476 ($316 ASHRAE Member)
- Standard HFDP Application Fee: $595 ($395 ASHRAE Member)