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District Cooling & Heating Systems Central Plants

Course Length: 3 hours

Design principles for an efficient, reliable district cooling/heating plant that serves multi-building facilities are described and demonstrated. The course addresses each component of equipment and the relationship with other equipment within the plant. Types of equipment and the choices available within a type such as chillers will be reviewed and the criteria for selection will be a part of the course. Included is a short discussion of special applications such as thermal storage, combined heat and power, and deep lake water cooling.


Recommended References

Design Cooling Guide, 2nd ed.

Owner's Guide for Buildings Served by District Cooling


Course Instructors

William Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Presidential/Fellow ASHRAE


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All courses are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. Courses may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar or course at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.

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