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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

  • 07 Jun 2021
  • Virtual | Level l
    12:30pm – 4:20pm EDT

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Course Description

Virtual | 7 – 11 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

        12:30               Introductions

        12:35               Fundamentals

        1:35                 Load Calculation

        2:20                 Break

        2:30                 Load Calculation (cont.)

        3:50                 Codes and Standards

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 2

        12:30               Psychrometrics

        2:40                 Break

        2:50                 System Selection

        3:50                 Commissioning and Standard 180

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 3

        12:30               Design Process

        1:30                 Basic Design of Air Systems

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 4

        12:30               Basic Design of Hydronic Systems

        2:00                 Break

        2:10                 HVAC Equipment

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 5

        12:30               HVAC Systems

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 HVAC Systems (cont.)

        3:20                 BAS Controls

        4:30                 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
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    Julia Keen, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP

    Julia Keen is a professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University with a specialty in HVAC, energy codes, and integrated building design. She has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University, where she also received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architectural Engineering. She owns her own consulting engineering company, Keen Designs, PA. Dr. Keen has an ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification. She currently serves on ASHRAE's Finance Committee and PEAC.


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

    As a former design engineer, project manager, and department head during his career, Charlie Henck, P.E., Fellow/Life Member, both designed and renovated healthcare systems, office buildings, laboratories, data centers, and more. Henck has served on many ASHRAE committees and acted as past Director and Regional Chair (DRC) for Region III. He is the current chair of the Professional Development Committee (PDC) and secretary for Technical Committee (TC) 9.1, Large Building Air-Conditioning Systems. Henck wrote, edited, and revised portions of ASHRAE Laboratory Design Guide, Second Edition, with a focus on air treatment, particularly the requirements for allowable concentration limits and the technologies available to achieve acceptable levels. Henck is also actively involved in revising portions of ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment.

  • Location

    Virtual

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