HVAC Tips for Green Buildings

Course Number: HV-10001
Credit: 10 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In HVAC Tips for Green Buildings, you'll learn ...

  • Importance of bio-climatic/solar passive building design, building siting, day-lighting and other architectural elements for minimizing HVAC loads
  • Affect of energy efficient lighting and appliances on HVAC system
  • Principles of heat transfer and the parameters affecting the selection of energy efficient building envelope materials for roof, walls, glazing and insulation
  • Criteria for selecting appropriate cooling system for your application - package units, ductless split, central chiller systems

Overview

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Credit: 10 PDH

Length: 168 pages

Buildings as they are designed and used today, symbolize unrestrained consumption of energy and other natural resources with its consequent negative environmental impact. According to the Department of Energy, in 2005, commercial buildings accounted for 35 percent of total electricity consumption. Roughly 40-50% of the total electricity consumption is accounted for by HVAC systems, followed by lighting systems (20%). Other loads (pumps, equipment etc.) contribute to the balance of 20- 30%. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the energy savings potential in commercial buildings is more than 35 percent by adopting proper design and energy-efficient upgrades.

Green HVAC design means improving a facility's indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy consumption as much as possible. Like many other appliances, the cost of your indoor comfort system includes not only its initial price, but also the ongoing costs of operation and maintenance. This means that the cooling and heating equipment and controls that you select today will continue to impact your finances for as long as you occupy the building. That's why investing in a high efficiency comfort system and maintaining your comfort system makes sense.

This 10-hour course discusses some of the proven energy efficiency HVAC concepts for new building projects. The course focuses on the design of energy efficient building architecture, building construction materials, HVAC equipment design considerations, energy, refrigerants, construction practices, indoor environment quality and commissioning practices. Design engineers, consulting engineers, architects, realtors, building owners, facility managers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, and educators will benefit from this course.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Importance of bio-climatic/solar passive building design, building siting, day-lighting and other architectural elements for minimizing HVAC loads
  • Affect of energy efficient lighting and appliances on HVAC system
  • Principles of heat transfer and the parameters affecting the selection of energy efficient building envelope materials for roof, walls, glazing and insulation
  • Criteria for selecting appropriate cooling system for your application - package units, ductless split, central chiller systems
  • Impact of CFC compounds on ozone depletion and adopting environment friendly refrigerants
  • Principles of cooling tower operation and importance of cooling water treatment
  • Selection criteria for hydronic system including chilled water & condenser water pumps, variable speed pumping, chilled water distribution schemes, piping and heat recovery
  • Selection criteria for energy efficient air distribution system including air handlers, variable air volume systems, optimal air distribution systems, and ductwork
  • The heat recovery devices and systems such as airside & waterside economizers, enthalpy & heat wheels, heat pipe systems and run-around systems
  • Alternate system designs using dedicated outdoor air handling systems, demand control ventilation, displacement ventilation, hybrid ventilation, heat pumps and evaporative cooling systems
  • Energy efficient space heating systems including furnaces, boilers, heat recovery devices, radiant slab and panel heating systems
  • The concepts of thermal energy storage and energy management systems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 50 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 168 pages

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