Designing High-Performance Healthcare HVAC Systems
Course Length: 3 hours
This advanced course discusses the nuances of HVAC system design for healthcare facilities. The course details the relationship of infection control and HVAC design including application of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The course details the key elements of high performance in healthcare applications, including infection control, comfort, reliability, safety, maintenance, energy and sustainability. Numerous energy conservation strategies are discussed in the context of achieving the goals of a high-performing hospital. For example, such goals include determining the hardware and controls for setback of temperature and air flow; and the relationship to temperature, relative humidity, air exchange, filtration and pressurization requirements.