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HVAC Design Training: Tools for High Performance Building Design

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HVAC Design Training: Tools for High Performance Building Design

  • 14 Jun 2021
  • Virtual | Level l
    8:30am – 12:20pm EDT

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Course Description

Virtual | 14 – 18 June 2021

ASHRAE offers HVAC Design Training: Tools for High Performance Building Design, June 2021

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  • Fees

    Registration Fees

    (Register 30 days prior to training date, for Early Bird pricing)

    Level I – Essentials Member Non-Member
    Early Bird $883 $1,104
    Standard $926 $1,157

    Fee Covers: Course admittance, course materials and publications.
    Training recordings are not available.

  • Level I

    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials

    ASHRAE’s HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training provides participants with instruction that accelerates their transformation into effective members of a design, construction or facilities maintenance team. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design. Attendees will gain practical skills and knowledge to design and maintain HVAC systems that can be put to immediate use.

    In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding, attendees will receive real-world examples of HVAC systems based on the renovated ASHRAE Headquarters building. The training also teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that optimally meets the client’s expectations. Engineered drawings of the ASHRAE Headquarters renovation will also be discussed so participants are exposed to plan reading and visual understanding of system design.


    Who Should Attend

    • Engineers new to the HVAC industry, including recent engineering graduates lacking practical experience
    • HVAC Designers preparing for the Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification exam.  Note: course registrants will receive a 20% discount on CHD application July 1 – September 30, 2021
    • Facilities managers involved in new construction or major renovation projects
    • Technicians who would like to gain design knowledge
    • Architects who want to understand HVAC system design

    How Your Firm Will Benefit

    The training helps attendees understand:

    • The need to improve overall building performance
    • The technologies that lead to improved building performance
    • The economics of sustainable buildings and the roles of the designer and facilities manager
    • The basic skills needed to design high-performance buildings
    • The skill set that will be required by designers of the future
    • Techniques to interact effectively with all design partners (architects, owners, other engineering disciplines) in an integrated design team
    • The capacity to participate in the design of high-performance buildings

    Primary References (Not included or required with the course.)

    ASHRAE Handbooks – Applications, Fundamentals

    Standard 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

    Duct Calculator


    Bonus – Free Copy of ASHRAE Duct Size Calculator (I-P and SI Units)

    Attendees each receive a free copy of Duct Size Calculator (I-P & SI). 

    Learn more about this valuable tool

  • Level l: Outline

    Day 1

        8:30                 Introductions

        8:35                 Fundamentals

        9:35                 Load Calculation

        10:20               Break

        10:30               Load Calculation (cont.)

        11:50               Codes and Standards

        12:30               Adjourn


    Day 2

        8:30                 Psychrometrics

        10:40               Break

        10:50               System Selection

        11:50               Commissioning and Standard 180

        12:30               Adjourn


    Day 3

        8:30                 Design Process

        9:30                 Basic Design of Air Systems

        10:30               Break

        10:40               Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)

        12:30               Adjourn


    Day 4

        8:30                 Basic Design of Hydronic Systems

        10:00               Break

        10:10               HVAC Equipment

        12:30               Adjourn


    Day 5

        8:30                 HVAC Systems

        10:30               Break

        10:40               HVAC Systems (cont.)

        11:20               BAS Controls

        12:30               Adjourn


    >> Interested in prepping for the Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification exam? 

    See a complete list of CHD exam task content areas this HVAC Design Level I course addresses.

  • Instructors

    Wessel_Dennis-150x180.jpgDennis Wessel, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

    Dennis Wessel, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, retired as a senior vice president and director of marketing with Karpinski Engineering and has more than 45 years of consulting engineering experience.  Mr. Wessel was an ASHRAE Director-At-Large (2012-2015) and past Chair of the Planning Committee, Conferences and Expositions Committee and Handbook Committee. He has been a member of the Technical Activities Committee and was past Chair of both TC 9.1 Large Building HVAC Systems and TC 9.12 Tall Buildings.

    He is currently a member of the ASHRAE Foundation, Development Committee, Nominating Committee, Chair of the Life Members Club and is liaison to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).  Mr. Wessel received ASHRAE's Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Awards and was named Outstanding Engineering Alumni 2004 by Cleveland State University and Engineer of the Year 2003 by the Cleveland Technical Society Committee.


    Doug Zentz, Member ASHRAE

    Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is in the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University and past HVAC Program Coordinator. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE, and past Regional Members Council Representative for Region V. He is currently the Director and Regional Chair for Region V of ASHRAE. He has been a DL (Distinguished Lecturer) for ASHRAE since 2012 and has eight (8) approved topics.

    In the field of HVACR, his background includes professional engineering sales for the Trane Company, manager of engineering-design-build for W.J. O’Neil Company in Detroit, and vice-president of engineering for EPPA-Strand Custom Air Handling in Detroit. This experience started in 1980 and continued until his transformation into teaching at Ferris State University in 2003.

  • Location

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