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HVAC Design Training December 14-18, 2020


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HVAC Design Training: Tools for High Performance Building Design

  • 14 Dec 2020 – 18 Dec 2020
  • Virtual | Level 1
    12:30pm – 4:20pm ET


Course Description

Virtual | 14 – 18 December 2020

ASHRAE offers HVAC Design Training: Tools for High Performance Building Design, December 2020

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  • Fees

    Registration Fees

    Level I – Essentials Member Non-Member
    Standard $883 $1,104

    Fee Covers: Course admittance, course materials, and publications.

    Company Discount Fee: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and save. Email Tewana Parris, Professional Development Coordinator at tparris@ashrae.org?for group registration assistance.

    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 Tewana Parris?at tparris@ashrae.org, or by phone at 678-539-2121. Member/Non-Member rates will apply to the substitute registrant.

  • Level I

    HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials

    ASHRAE’s HVAC Design: Level I – 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. The training also teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that optimally meets the client’s expectations. Engineered drawings of the ASHRAE Headquarters renovation will also be discussed so participants are exposed to plan reading and visual understanding of system design.

    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

    ASHRAE Handbooks – Applications, Fundamentals

    Standard 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

    Duct Calculator

    Bonus – Free Copy of ASHRAE Duct Size Calculator (I-P and SI Units)

    Attendees each receive a free copy of Duct Size Calculator (I-P & SI).?

    Learn more about this valuable tool

  • Level l Outline

    Level I Outline

    Day 1

    12:30 Introductions
    12:35 Fundamentals
    1:35 Load Calculation
    2:20 Break
    2:30 Load Calculation?(cont.)
    3:50 Codes and Sandards
    4:20 Adjourn

    Day 2

    12:30 Psychrometrics
    2:40 Break
    2:50 System Selection
    3:50 Commissioning and Standard 180
    4:20 Adjourn

    Day 3

    12:30 Design Process
    1:30 Basic Design of Air Systems
    2:30 Break
    2:40 Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)
    4:20 Adjourn

    Day 4

    12:30 Basic Design of Hydronic Systems
    2:00 Break
    2:10 HVAC Equipment
    4:20 Adjourn

    Day 5

    12:30 HVAC Systems
    2:30 Break
    2:40 HVAC Systems (cont.)
    3:20 BAS Controls
    4:20 Adjourn

    PDH and Continuing Education Units

    ASHRAE is an approved Continuing Education provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a USGBC Education Partner. Continuing Education hours earned from ASHRAE courses may be applied toward renewal of state-licensed professionals and maintenance of LEED? professional credentials.

    Attendees of HVAC Design: Level I will earn up to 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

  • Instructors



    Julia Keen, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, BEAP

    Julia Keen is a professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University with a specialty in HVAC, energy codes, and integrated building design. She has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University, where she also received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architectural Engineering. She owns her own consulting engineering company, Keen Designs, PA. Dr. Keen has both the ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certifications. She currently serves on ASHRAE's Finance Committee and PEAC.



    Donald L. Brandt, CEM, Life Member ASHRAE, BEAP

    Donald L. Brandt worked for Trane the entire 39 years of his HVAC industry career. He held the positions of sales engineer, sales manager, trainer, facility manager and controls project manager. During his tenure, he worked in the sales offices in Wilkes-Barre-Allentown, PA, and Phoenix, AZ.

    Brandt has been active in ASHRAE, serving at the Chapter, Regional and Society Levels, including DRC for Region X from 2002-2005, Standards Committee from 2005-2009 and Nominating Committee from 2010-2016. He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and the Exceptional Service Award in 2015. He has served as an ASHRAE Director-at-Large and is currently Society V.P.

    Brandt is an ASHRAE Learning Institute instructor for the “HVAC Design-Essentials” and “HVAC Design-Applications” courses, both in the US and internationally. He is also the author of the new “Fundamentals of Psychrometry” self-directed learning course. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

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