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ASHRAE Learning Institute Courses

All of these offerings are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. These offerings may also be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Seminar Series, which takes place during the Spring and Fall of each year. 

Chapters: Contact the ASHRAE Learning Institute by e-mail at edu@ashrae.org or phone at 404-636-8400 when you are ready to begin coordinating your Program.

Companies: Please fill out the In-Company Seminar Program Request Form

 
Full Day Professional Development Seminars
6 Hours

The Commissioning Process in New and Existing Buildings

This introductory course focuses on how the building commissioning process can be applied cost-effectively to new construction and to existing facilities, with a strong emphasis on existing facilities applications. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of the commissioning process through each step of a new construction project from predesign to occupancy and operations. You will also learn how the application of the commissioning process in existing facilities differs from new construction. Learn about the benefits of commissioning and gain an appreciation for how the process can improve the built environment, reduce environmental impacts through responsible resource utilization, improve the quality of design and construction, and raise the professional reputation of the entire commissioning team. We will discuss commissioning documentation, including an overview of commissioning specifications for new construction. You will take away compelling information and case studies that demonstrate the value of investing in the commissioning process. 

 
6 Hours

Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010

This seminar is targeted at design professionals, code officials and building owners. Since 1989, the various versions of Standard 90.1 have been the benchmarks for commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for standards in more than 15 countries around the world. The 2010 update of Standard 90.1 is a major revision with a goal of saving 30% more energy than the 2004 version. The 2010 version includes changes to Scope and Purpose along with other changes based on the 122 addenda that were considered.

 
6 Hours

Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007

This seminar is targeted at design professionals, code officials and building owners. ASHRAE Standards 90.1-1989, 90.1-1999, and 90.1-2001 have been the benchmarks for commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for standards in more than 15 countries around the world. The 2004 version of Standard 90.1 included significant changes from the previous versions, such as reducing the number of climate zones from 26 to 8, refining a number of HVAC provisions, improving stringency of lighting power requirements, and adding an appendix with new, more flexible rules when using 90.1 for LEED certification. This course presents an overview of the 2004 standard, the addenda that are added in the 2007 version, the Standard’s requirements, and methods for compliance.

 
6 Hours

Complying with Requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, contained many changes from its previous versions. The newest version of the standard was published in June 2007. This course provides an overview of the requirements of the new standard with emphasis on changes from the previous version. Practice in use of an available spreadsheet will be included as a closing exercise. Attendees receive a discount toward the purchase of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007.

 
6 Hours

Energy Efficiency and Data Centers 

There are plenty of opportunities to save energy in data centers. Data centers are using an increasing amount of the total energy used by commercial facilities. However, these increases have a downside in that they have caused a significant increase in the power required and the heat dissipated by the computing equipment, such that it is becoming very difficult to power and cool these systems in data centers or telecommunications rooms. This course examines the best practices for data center energy efficiency by focusing on thermal guidelines for data processing, datacom facility energy efficiency, and actual high density data centers in operation today. You will gain an understanding of equipment environment specifications while learning methods for measuring performance and developing means to evaluate effectiveness of data center cooling. You will also receive instructions on the use of the U.S. DOE’s DCPro web-based energy modeling tools for data centers.

 
6 Hours

Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications: HVAC/Thermal

This course focuses on topics critical to the effective delivery of quality control procedures into the modeling process. Modeling tools for generating input data from building characteristics in new and existing buildings are discussed. The course examines ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 and USGBC’s LEED on high-performance, low-energy buildings. Case studies that display the entire design phases are reviewed.

 
6 Hours

Healthcare Facilities: Best Practices for Design & Application

Based on a portion of the ASHRAE book HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, this course will introduce many unique and up-to-date healthcare design considerations and applications. The course will cover chapters 1-4, 6-11, and 13-16. During the first half of the course, common medical terminology is introduced and how some terms have very different meanings between the medical and engineering communities will be explained. Infection particles and their transport mechanisms are covered followed by infection control methods. A major emphasis is on the necessary considerations for various diagnostic and treatment and support areas. The second half of the course focuses on air distribution designs for surgical and patient rooms. Various control and energy efficiency techniques for cooling and heating plants are presented along with O&M and other commissioning topics. Lastly, smoke control and life safety best practices and application issues finish the course.

 
6 Hours

Humidity Control: Principles & Applications

In commercial buildings, excess humidity and moisture problems have caused difficulties with mold, mildew and uncomfortable conditions for occupants. This course, based on ASHRAE’s new Design Guide for Humidity Control, will help the designer achieve true control of humidity rather than just its moderation. The course will cover how to remove moisture loads with equipment dedicated to that purpose alone, rather than relying on the occasional dehumidification effect of a building’s cooling system. Attendees will learn what equipment is used for this purpose, how it works and how to apply it quickly, economically and reliably. Additionally, the material includes an in-depth discussion of moisture load calculations and how humidity control can be added to HVAC designs for seven different types of commercial buildings. The course also covers the effects of different humidity levels on thermal comfort, corrosion, mold growth and airborne microorganisms-information which helps the owner and designer define the humidity control level that will be optimal for each application. If you need to understand the effects of humidity control as well as how to accomplish it, this course puts you on the fast track to such understanding. Attendees will receive a discount toward the purchase of the Design Guide for Humidity Control.

 
6 Hours

Implementing Energy Management in Existing Buildings

Buildings use 40% of US energy, of which one-third can be easily saved. To achieve this goal, building professionals can utilize energy management - an orderly process in which managers use resources at their disposal to accomplish clear, energy-saving objectives. Sustained energy management is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to expand our world’s energy supplies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This course weaves together energy management principles of the ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications, Energy Star Guidelines, and practical experience of successful energy managers. Numerous case studies are discussed, including a hospital, high-rise building, bank and convention center. Together, these successful examples demonstrate how to take advantage of the Energy Star “Portfolio Manager” for documented performance tracking and national recognition as an “Energy Star.”

Successful energy management practices are one proven way to achieve energy conservation and sustainability. According to former ASHRAE President William Harrison, “We must influence the operation of our buildings to conserve energy.”

 
6 Hours

Implementing Standard 189.1-2011 for High-Performance Green Buildings

Based on Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, this course provides the minimum requirements for the design, construction and plans for operation of high-performance green buildings, including new buildings and their systems, new portions of buildings and their systems, and new systems and equipment in existing buildings. The seminar presents the goals of establishing mandatory criteria in all topical areas, providing simple compliance options and the complement of green building rating programs for Standard 189.1.

 
6 Hours

Integrated Building Design

This seminar will provide a working knowledge of the integrated building design process, explaining the basic concepts involved and outlining the fundamental application of this approach. Course content will explain the advantages and benefits of integrated building design and how this process differs from conventional design practice. The program structure will identify the necessary sequencing and scope of activities that should be implemented to support development of collaborative solutions. In addition to design related philosophy, course content will explore the critical elements of TEAM activity and management of collaborative teams. This seminar will benefit any person who has a role in the planning, design, construction, and operation of a built solution. Attendees will be able to strategically position themselves in the market place by understanding the value of project fundamentals and the importance of holistic interdependencies. Emphasis will be placed on transitioning traditional processes that aggregate isolated silos of knowledge into collaborative thought and shared outcome.

 
6 Hours

Using Standard 90.1 to Meet LEED® Requirements

This course is targeted at design professionals and building owners. Appendix G, a new informative appendix in 90.1 since 2004, provides specific guidance on the rules and procedures to use to simulation building energy use when the objective is to substantially exceed the requirements of 90.1. Appendix G is especially useful for energy simulations connected with LEED credits and with energy tax credits. This course presents an overview of Appendix G and explains its use through a number of examples using eQUEST.

 

Half Day Short Courses
3 hours

Advanced High-Performance Building Design

This course focuses on advanced concepts involved in applying Standards 90.1 and 189.1 to achieve High-Performance Building Design. More emphasis will be placed on specific case study examples in this portion of the course in order to help the student go beyond the minimum requirements of these standards. Course content should be suitable for architects and engineers. This course should motivate qualified attendees to register for the ASHRAE High-Performance Design Professional Certification.

 
3 hours

Application of Standard 62.1-2010: Multiple Spaces Equations and Spreadsheets

Applying ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010 to multiple spaces can be challenging even for advanced HVAC practitioners. This new, advanced course covers the new Appendix A method and focuses on using the new spreadsheet from the 2010 Users Manual. The subject material includes both constant volume and VAV applications and then examines certain cases where secondary recirculation applies. The course intent is to develop proficiency in using the spreadsheet tool for improving design solutions that will comply with the 2010 Standard. A copy of the spreadsheet will be provided and attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops to learn the power of the spreadsheet and the effect on total outdoor air required when changing different design parameters. In-class exercises will be conducted, so attendees will benefit from using their own PC.

 
3 hours

Avoiding IAQ Problems: Using ASHRAE’s New IAQ Guide

Based on ASHRAE’s IAQ Guide, Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning, this course provides a systematic overview of the key objectives that must be met to achieve good indoor air quality. A review of the most common causes of IAQ problems in buildings, as well as the process management strategies that owners and design teams can use during design, construction and turnover to help avoid IAQ problems are discussed. The course discusses the state-of-the-art strategies to prevent IAQ problems related to moisture and mold in building assemblies, outdoor contaminants, moisture and dirt in air handling systems, material emissions, outdoor air monitoring and control and more. Case studies and examples are provided to help make the IAQ Guide easy to use on your next project.

 
3 hours

Basics of Cleanroom Design

Ensuring that a cleanroom meets its desired cleanliness objectives requires an understanding of the key elements of cleanroom designs. These key elements are air filters, air flow management and room layout. This course presents the basic concepts of air filters and their performance, good air flow management and common room layout and designs. A good understanding of these basic concepts will be the first step in gaining proficiency in cleanroom designs and practices as well as proficiency in troubleshooting problems in cleanrooms in operation.

 
3 hours

Basics of High-Performance Building Design

This course focuses on the basic application of Standards 90.1 and 189.1 to achieve High-Performance Building Design. The focus of this course is to understand the differences in purpose and requirements between 189.1 and 90.1. Course content should be suitable for architects and engineers.

3 hours

Basics of Panel Heating & Cooling

This course covers the fundamentals of the radiant panel heating and cooling, heat transfer mechanisms in operation, radiant to convective heat transfer split benefits, operative temperature control benefits, hybrid panels, comfort and energy benefits and design pre-cautions. Special attributes and example applications from the field are given.

This course is oriented to a multi-level audience profile, ranging from the lay-men to the most advanced designers, architects, and HVAC engineers.

 
3 hours

Chilled Beam Technology for Excellent Indoor Climate in an Energy Efficient Manner

Chilled beam technology and products are relatively well known in Europe. Now the ASHRAE Learning Institute is helping to bring understanding of this technology to the US. Individuals who complete this course will learn the general principles of chilled beam technology and products, be better able to use chilled beam technology taking into account the specific climate conditions and building requirements, and design a chilled beam system to achieve excellent indoor climate conditions. This course provides the designer and operator with one more option to meet energy and comfort requirements in terms of building type, quality, and the outdoor climate. The course highlights the benefits of chilled beam systems in terms of indoor climate quality, energy efficiency and life cycle costs.

 
3 hours

The Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is an efficient, clean and reliable approach to generating power and energy from a single fuel source. CHP is one of the most efficient ways to burn fuel because little energy is lost as waste heat.

This course focuses on the fuel savings, emissions reduction, and decentralization of energy and power supply. The basic CHP terms and definitions, rating parameters, and energy conversion systems are discussed. The focus of this course is to understand thermal design for CHP systems and the types of technology that exists.

Course objectives include: learn the principles of CHP thermal design, and different CHP equipment and systems available; learn the basic regulatory issues, environmental benefits, consequences, and emission controls; and learn the steps to conduct a feasibility study including economic analysis.

 
3 hours

The Commissioning Process & Guideline 0

Co-sponsored by ASHRAE, BCA, IESNA, and NEBB 
This course targets building owners, facility managers, design engineers, building designers, architects, equipment manufacturers, and others interested in the commissioning process as outlined in Guideline 0. The course focuses on process intent, activities, and deliverables. It is intended as an entry-level course that will provide attendees with a fundamental background of the ASHRAE-promoted commissioning process—which may then be supplemented by attendance a more advanced course (such as ASHRAE’s existing full-day commissioning course).

 
3 hours

Complying with Requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007

ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, contained many changes from its previous versions. The newest version of the standard was published in June 2007. This course provides an overview of the requirements of the new standard with emphasis on changes from the previous version. Practice in use of an available spreadsheet will be included as a closing exercise. Attendees receive a discount toward the purchase of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007.

 
3 hours

Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010, HVAC/Mechanical

 This course presents the mechanical requirements from Standard 90.1-2010. Design professionals, code officials and building owners will benefit from this course, which presents the HVAC requirements and methods of compliance.  The 2010 standard is a major revision with a goal of saving 30% more energy than the 2004 version.   The HVAC/SWH sections of the Standard, included in this course, have more than 50 updated requirements including first time requirements for pipe sizing.

 
3 hours

Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, HVAC/Mechanical

This course presents the mechanical requirements from Standard 90.1-2007. Design professionals, code officials and building owners will benefit from this course, which presents the HVAC requirements and methods of compliance. Attendees will receive a discount toward the purchase of Standard 90.1 and the 90.1 User’s Manual.

 
3 hours

Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010, Envelope/Lighting

This course provides an overview of the entire Standard and emphasizes the envelope and lighting topics and methods of compliance. Design professionals, code officials and building owners will benefit from this course.  The 2010 standard is a major revision to 90.1 with a goal of saving 30% more energy than the 2004 version. The envelope and lighting sections of the Standard, included in this course, have numerous updated requirements from previous versions. 

 
3 hours

Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Envelope/Lighting

This course provides an overview of the entire Standard and emphasizes the envelope, lighting, and HVAC topics. To learn the latest developments in Standard 90.1, be sure to attend this seminar, which is presented by subject matter experts who are involved in the 2007 revision of Standard 90.1. Course topics include: envelope compliance; HVAC/SWH compliance; lighting compliance; power and other equipment compliance; and ECB compliance.

 
3 hours

Designing Toward Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings

Net-zero energy buildings are those which, on an annual basis, use no more energy from the utility grid than is provided by on-site renewable energy sources. These buildings use 50% to 70% less energy than comparable traditional buildings. The remaining energy use comes from renewable sources, like solar panels or wind turbines incorporated into the facility itself.

The course provides application knowledge of the design and operating principles for energy efficient buildings and available technologies and systems to achieve net-zero energy building design. Building design strategies, review of current policy and regulation, energy, environmental and economic assessment of building’s performance, energy efficiency in HVAC, lighting and appliances, and on-site renewable energy sources are reviewed.

 
3 Hours

District Cooling & Heating Systems: Central Plants

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 such as thermal storage, combined heat and power, and deep lake water cooling.

 
3 hours

Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings

Buildings use 40% of US energy, of which one-third can be easily saved. To achieve this goal, building professionals can utilize energy management. This is an orderly process in which managers use resources at their disposal to accomplish clear, energy-saving objectives. Sustained energy management is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to expand our world’s energy supplies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This course weaves together energy management principles of the ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications, Energy Star Guidelines, and practical experience of successful energy managers. Numerous case studies are discussed, including a hospital, high-rise building, bank and convention center. Together, these successful examples demonstrate how to take advantage of the Energy Star “Portfolio Manager” for documented performance tracking and national recognition as an “Energy Star”.

 
3 Hours

Evaluating the Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings

LEED-Certified buildings are intended to be more energy-efficient than their peers, but reality does not always meet expectations. LEED EB/O&M requires specific performance criteria, but LEED BD&C certification is based on projections of expected performance. This course provides an overview of performance verification methods under LEED EB/O&M and BD&C 2009 as well as a preview of LEED 2012.

Existing buildings earn Energy & Atmosphere credits by achieving or exceeding a specific Portfolio Manager score based on actual energy use. Additional EA credits can be earned through additional reductions in energy use and by installing sub-metering systems. For BD&C, projected energy use must be less than a particular threshold and can earn additional points through further energy reductions. In both programs, the owner must participate in the Building Performance Partnership. This course describes the Energy & Atmosphere prerequisites and credits available related to achieving and verifying performance of LEED certified buildings under the EB/O&M and BD&C programs.

 
3 Hours

Fundamental Requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010

This introductory course focuses on the basic requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. The course covers the scope, application and multiple compliance paths available in the standard including the ventilation rate procedure, indoor air quality procedure, and natural ventilation procedure. Many of the standard’s general requirements apply regardless of the procedure used. In the 2010 version, the IAQ procedure is rewritten and the natural ventilation procedure is new. The different application conditions for the ventilation rate procedure are also described. This course is highly recommended for all HVAC designers and engineers.

 
3 hours

Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice Applications of HVAC Systems

Based on ASHRAE’s publication HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, this course introduces best practice HVAC designs in healthcare applications. The course covers topics found in Chapters 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 16. Air distribution designs for surgical and patient rooms are a major focus. Various control and energy efficiency techniques for cooling and heating plants are presented along O&M and other commissioning topics. Smoke control and life safety best practices and application issues finish the course. Attend the Short Course, Healthcare Facilities - Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria, for additional information that is also covered in this ASHRAE publication. Attendees receive a discount on the purchase of the HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics.

 
3 hours

Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria

This course introduces many unique and up-to-date design considerations for various diagnostic, treatment and support areas. Common medical terminologies are introduced, and the instructors will explain how some terms have very different meanings between the medical and engineering communities. Infection particles and their transport mechanisms are covered, followed by infection control methods. Dealing with existing facilities, smoke and life-safety design issues complete the course.

 
3 hours

Humidity Control: Basic Principles, Loads and Equipment

In commercial buildings, excess humidity and moisture promotes mold, mildew, and uncomfortable conditions for occupants. This course, based on ASHRAE’s Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, helps the designer achieve true control of humidity, rather than just its moderation. The course covers how to remove moisture loads with equipment dedicated to that purpose alone, rather than relying on the occasional dehumidification effect of a building’s cooling system. Attendees will learn what equipment is used for this purpose, how it works, and how to apply it quickly, economically and reliably.

 
3 hours

Humidity Control: Applications, Control Levels and Mold Avoidance

For those who need to learn beyond the basics of humidity control, this course provides the next step. Based on ASHRAE’s best-selling Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, the course includes an in-depth discussion of moisture load calculations and how humidity control can be added to HVAC designs for seven different types of commercial buildings. The course also covers the effects of different humidity levels on thermal comfort, corrosion, mold growth and airborne microorganisms--information that helps the owner and designer define the optimal humidity control level for each application. This course puts the attendee on the fast track to understanding the effects of successful humidity control. Attendees will receive a discount toward the purchase of the Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings.

 
3 Hours

IEQ and Productivity: How to Maximize Investments in Indoor Climate

Investments for achieving improved indoor environmental quality can be balanced out and the additional economic benefits can be brought up by the increased productivity and reduced health problems due to these investments. The course explains the relationships between temperature, thermal discomfort, air quality, ventilation and office noise and productivity, and discusses their limitations. Case studies in hypothetical or existing office buildings showing the economical benefits of different types of cooling (night-time ventilation, mechanical cooling), improved air quality (by increased ventilation and reduced pollution loads), improved filtration, and use of economizer and comparing these benefits to the costs of these interventions are given.

 
3 hours

Introduction to BACnet ®

This course helps students understand some of the elements required to successfully plan for BACnet ® and some of the complex issues that must be addressed to achieve interoperability. Students learn that interoperability covers a wide range of possible options, and how to simplify interoperability by defining specific areas where interoperability is required. Also discussed is the basic components of any multi-vendor or multi-discipline BACnet ® control system, how different systems can be merged together using BACnet ®, and how BACnet ® facilitates the integration of older systems with BACnet ®-based systems. The course does not discuss specific manufacturers, or alternatives to BACnet® or BACnet ® specification writing. Attendees receive a discount toward the purchase of Standard 135-2001 - BACnet ® and the BACnet ® CD-ROM.

 
3 hours

Low Temperature Radiant Heating  & High Temperature Radiant Cooling Systems

This course describes different concepts of high temperature cooling and low temperature heating of buildings and how these systems can be applied in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The course includes the basic concepts of water based radiant, heating and cooling systems and focuses on the use of these systems combined with the use of renewable energy sources. Attendees receive a discount toward the purchase of Low Temperature Heating and High Temperature Cooling.

 
3 hours

Natural Ventilation

This course explains the various methods by which natural ventilation can be achieved, including successful examples. The course describes the calculation techniques with worked examples, ranging from simple manual calculations, spreadsheets, through to more sophisticated techniques, such as computational fluid dynamics, salt bath modeling and physical (scale) model testing. Options for hybrid solutions are described, including recent innovative schemes which have used the natural ventilation strategy throughout the year with added cooling in summer. The course follows the CIBSE Applications Manual AM10, Natural Ventilation in Non-Domestic Buildings. Attendees receive a discount on the purchase of this publication.

 
3 hours

Project Management for Improved IAQ

This course covers the 5 strategies of Objective 1 of the IAQ Guide, Manage the Design and Construction Process to Achieve Good Indoor Air Quality. These strategies are: Integrate Design Approach and Solutions; Commission to Ensure that the Owner's IAQ Requirements are Met; Select HVAC Systems to Improve IAQ and Reduce the Energy Impacts of Ventilation; Employ Project Scheduling and Manage Construction Activities to Facilitate Good IAQ; and Facilitate Effective Operation and Maintenance for IAQ.

 
3 hours

Successful Solar Applications

This course is designed to introduce the HVAC community (including engineers, architects, building owners and managers) to sustainable design principles and provide the knowledge necessary to evaluate and implement cost-effective solar applications for commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities. The purpose is to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills required for the development, evaluation, procurement and installation of commercial and industrial solar projects. The technical focus is on cost-effective solar water heating and photovoltaic applications for C&I facilities. However, a wide variety of solar applications, including site-built process water and air heating, is discussed. The objective is to enable the participants to economically evaluate, procure and monitor the design and installation of a wide variety of cost-effective solar applications.

 
3 hours

Understanding Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Technologies and Applications

As we move towards net-zero energy buildings, air-to-air energy recovery provides one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to recycle waste energy and create superior indoor environments; unfortunately these technologies remain underutilized and misunderstood. The course examines current and proposed standards, codes and guidelines, reviews commercially available technologies and explores how they can be employed in various configurations and applications to meet today’s stringent energy and indoor environmental quality requirements.

 
3 hours

Understanding & Designing Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)

This course will define DOAS and current mutations, discuss the parallel terminal systems available, identify the inherent problems with VAV systems, present DOAS equipment choices with psychrometrics, illustrate the design steps via an example, address DOAS automatic control design and operational issues in a campus building, review the energy savings potential of the top HVAC technologies, review the engineering design score sheet for a DOAS project, address over 30 frequently asked questions, and draw conclusions.

 
3 hours

Understanding Standard 189.1 for High-Performance Green Buildings

Based on ASHRAE’s Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, this course provides the minimum requirements for the design, construction, and plans for operation of high-performance, green buildings, including new buildings and their systems, new portions of buildings and their systems, and new systems and equipment in existing buildings. Water use efficiency, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, site sustainability, and a building’s impact on the atmosphere are covered. The course presents the goals of establishing mandatory criteria in all topical areas, providing simple compliance options, and the complement of green building rating programs for Standard 189.1. Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the basic requirements of Standard 189.1; understand the background that led to the development of these requirements; and become familiar with how to apply the requirements in the Standard to new commercial buildings and major renovation projects.

 
3 hours

Using Standard 90.1 to Meet LEED® Requirements

(Formerly Exceeding Standard 90.1)
This course is targeted at design professionals and building owners. Appendix G, an informative appendix in Standard 90.1, provides specific guidance on the rules and procedures to use to simulation building energy use when the objective is to substantially exceed the requirements of the Standard. Appendix G is especially useful for energy simulations connected with LEED credits and with U.S. energy tax credits. The 2010 update marks a major change to the Standard with a goal of saving 30% more energy than the 2004 version.  This course presents an overview of Appendix G and explains its use through a number of examples using eQUEST.