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New! Smart HVAC Solutions for Climate Design

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NEW! Smart HVAC Solutions for Climate Design

  • 16 May 2023
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT


Course Description

Fee: $314 ($235 ASHRAE Member)
Includes course materials, Certificate of Attendance, and course recording.

This course is based on the new ASHRAE Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide, 2nd edition, and the forthcoming ASHRAE Hot-Climate Buildings Design Guide. It also references the work and guidance of ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force and Task Force for Building Decarbonization.

There are several special considerations for very cold and very hot climates: remoteness, HVAC function (the need for maintenance, repairs - frost bite in cold, heat stroke in hot), reliable supply of fuels, high energy use (heat in winter, coolth in summer), low to high humidity, freeze protection, equipment overheating and the need to consider how impending climate change will increase these requirements in the future. Engineers must design HVAC systems which can operate effectively and reliably throughout these conditions whilst ensuring system efficiency, energy efficiency, low GHG emissions; while adhering to the new guidance that has been published to reduce risks of airborne infection during pandemic threats; and while meeting net zero energy targets and carbon reduction goals. Guidance on what provisions should be made now will be covered. 

Passive systems and applications (such as natural ventilation in places where external air will range from subzero to extremely hot), hybrid passive and mechanical heating and ventilation applications, and common pitfalls for cold and hot climate design will also be discussed.

Course Instructor

Frank Mills, C.Eng., Member ASHRAE

Cancellation Policy

Course registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org 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 orders@ashrae.org.