Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

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.

Course Instructors

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

Additional Information

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 ( 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 > Learning Portal to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event.