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HVAC Design Essentials (MENA)

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HVAC Design Essentials (MENA)

  • 06 May 201808 May 2018
  • Dubai, UAE


Course Description

ASHRAE Middle East Global Training Center for Building Excellence is organizing a three-day HVAC Design Essentials training to provide intensive, practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of HVAC services in the MENA region. In three days, gain real-world practical design skills and knowledge that can be put to immediate use in designing and maintaining HVAC systems. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE and customized for the Middle East, the training provides the fundamental and technical aspects of designing and maintaining HVAC systems.

  • Training Fees

    Registration Fees*




    HVAC Design Essentials $ 757.00 USD $ 948.00 USD
    Combo Price: HVAC Design Essentials/Future of Refrigerants $ 860.00 USD $ 1050.00 USD

    *Group pricing available for 3+ registrants. For information, contact Ayah Said at

    (*Save $50 off registration if you register 30 days prior to the training)

    Fee Covers: Course admittance, course materials, publications, break refreshments, and lunches.

    Company Discount Fee: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and save. Group pricing available for 3+ registrants. For information, contact Ayah Said at

    PDHs and Credits

    All courses are eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Credits correspond to the hours of instruction. These credits are recognized by the ASHRAE Global Training Center for Building Excellence.

    Cancellation Policy

    Registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Learning Institute at least 30 days prior to the training date. Cancellations received 15-29 days prior to the training date are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend the training or who cancel less than 15 days prior to the training date are liable for the entire registration fee. A substitute registrant may be enrolled at any time by contacting Ayah Said by email Member/Non-Member rates will apply to the substitute registrant.

  • HVAC Design Essentials

    ASHRAE’s HVAC Design 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 and on building in the MENA region. The training also teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that optimally meets the client’s expectations.

    The training provides the fundamental and technical aspects of designing and maintaining HVAC systems, including:

    Load Calculations
    HVAC Systems and Components
    Codes and Standards
    Basic Design of Air Systems
    Basic Design of Hydronic Systems
    BAS Controls
    Project Management
  • Outline

    Day 1

    8:15     Introductions
    8:30     Fundamentals
    9:30     Load Calculation
    10:15   Break
    10:30   Load Calculation
    11:45   Questions and Answers
    12:00   Psychrometrics
    12:30   Lunch
    1:30     Psychrometrics
    2:45     Break
    3:00     Psychrometrics
    3:30     Psychrometrics Case Study Kuwait
    4:30     Questions and Answers
    5:00     Wrap-up

    Day 2

    8:15     Design Process
    8:45     System Selection
    10:15   Break
    10:30   Basic Design of Air Systems
    12:30   Lunch
    1:30     Case Study on Air Systems
    2:30     Questions and Answers
    2:45     Break
    3:00     Basic Design of Hydronic Systems
    4:30     Questions and Answers
    5:00     Wrap-up

    Day 3

    8:15     HVAC Equipment
    10:15   Break
    10:30   HVAC Equipment (cont.)
    12:15   Questions and Answers
    12:30   Lunch
    1:30     HVAC Systems
    2:45     Break
    3:00     HVAC Systems (cont.)
    4:30     Questions and Answers
    5:00     Wrap-up

  • Other Information

    Who Should Attend

    • Engineers new to the HVAC industry, including recent engineering graduates lacking practical experience
    • 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
    • Sales engineers and HVAC equipment suppliers who want to gain a broad knowledge of HVAC systems

    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

    Bonus – Free Copy of ASHRAE Green Buildings Standard and User’s Manual

    86604_100px.jpgAttendees each receive a free PDF copy of ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2014 for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings and the 189.1 User’s Manual – a value of over $200.

  • Instructors

    Hassan Younes-200x255.jpgHassan Younes, Member ASHRAE, is a technical director and partner at Griffin Consultants. He has extensive experience in the fields of design, sustainability, commissioning, project execution and management, energy efficiency, and value engineering. He holds all ASHRAE certifications and is a certified energy manager, a certified measurement and verification professional, and a LEED-accredited professional. Hassan is a Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC) member in the ASHRAE Region-at-Large, as well as a GGAC chair in the UAE local chapter.  He was awarded the Middle East Energy Professional of the Year award in 2015 by AEE, Middle East Young Engineer of the Year 2010, and was part of the Griffin Consultant’s team awarded the Energy Consultant of the Year 2017 award by Retrofit Tech and the Middle East Boutique Consultancy of the Year 2014 award.


    Dr. Samir Traboulsi-203x255.jpgSamir Traboulsi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, is currently a senior lecturer at the American University of Beirut and has taught a variety of subjects including building services technical courses, MEP design of green buildings, HVAC design courses, thermodynamics, operations research, the engineering economy, and engineering ethics. Dr. Traboulsi is the founder and was the president of the Lebanese chapter of ASHRAE, as well as director regional chair and director at large for ASHRAE. He also served as co-founder and former president of the Lebanon Green Building Council. He has worked extensively with UN agencies as a consultant and has presented lectures worldwide. Dr. Traboulsi is the author of numerous publications and is the recipient of both the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award.