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- Air Movement for Energy Efficient Comfort
At the conclusion of this course, the design professional will be able to:
*Discuss ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 dealing with “Thermal environmental conditions for human occupancy.”
*Identify factors beyond ASHRAE that can enhance comfort levels in Naturally conditioned spaces.
*Describe how utilizing additional airflow systems such as fans can result in energy and cost savings.
*Define the effects of high temperature work environments on performance/productivity and possible resultant ailments.
- Automated Solar Shading: A New Standard in Energy Efficiency
Provides an overview of automated solar shading technology, including external/internal venetian blinds and dynamic solar facades. This course includes discussions on the components, applications, features and benefits of these intelligent systems, as well as the impact they have on LEED® certification.
- Control Systems For Chilled Water Plants: Integrated Plant Automation for Ultra-Efficient Performance
Provides an overview of the newest trends in the HVAC building controls and includes discussions on traditional PID technology, new demand-based control strategies for green building performance.
- Cost-Effective Energy Savings with Drain Water Heat Recovery
Drain Water Heat Recovery Technologies have been widely designed into residential and commercial buildings in Canada and many other countries. This course shall provide you with a thorough understanding of how Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems work and how to include them in the design of homes, multi-residential buildings and many commercial buildings, including health care, restaurants, laundromats, and prisons. You shall also be provided with general guidelines of energy savings and budgetary costing for most of the more common applications. Furthermore, you shall have a understanding of the potential LEED® point contributions for most of these building types. After taking this course, you will have an intuitive sense about where and when to consider Drain Water Heat Recovery in your projects along with the value that it can provide.
- Energy Savings Through Indoor Air Movement
Provides an overview of role of HVLS fans and indoor air movement in achieving thermal comfort and energy savings.
- Gas Hearth Appliances: Enhancing Living Environments
1 hour program
Provides an overview of the variety of Gas Hearth Appliances (GHA) and the types of venting systems that are available today, as well as a discussion of the factors that require consideration to facilitate a successful GHA installation.
- Hybrid Heat Pump Systems: Energy Efficient Comfort Solutions
Provides an overview of the operation of hybrid heat pump systems and hybrid heat pump geothermal systems, including their energy savings, low electrical consumption, and efficient use of reclaimed heat.
- Large Opening Glass Walls and Green Design
Provides an overview of the characteristics of large opening glass walls that makes them valuable in green building design.
- Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers
Provides an overview of the benefits of installing reflective insulation and radiant barriers into the building envelope to reduce energy consumption, operation costs, and the structure's carbon footprint.
- Rooftop Pipe and Equipment Support Systems
1 hour program
Provides an overview of pipe and equipment support systems and includes discussions on installation options, components, assembly, and design elements and processes.
- Solar Air Heating Systems: Renewable Energy Solutions
Provides an overview of solar thermal technology and the operation, application, and performance of solar air heating systems.
- Submetering for Intelligent Building and Sustainability: Measurement & Verification
Provides an overview of submetering, measurement and verification (M & V), technologies and products, and illustrates how they can be integrated into building management systems (BMS) to reduce energy consumption and overall operating costs.
- Tankless Water Heating Solutions
Provides an overview of tankless water heating technologies, including the history, features and functions, and the energy and environmental benefits of a tankless system, as well as a discussion on how they compare to existing tank heater technology.
- Unit Attached Rooftop Equipment Screens
1 hour program
Provides an overview of different types of rooftop HVAC equipment enclosures including a discussion of the different installation techniques and comparative characteristics of traditional roof-mounted screening methods verses unit-attached screening methods.
- Wine Cellars: Room Construction and Design Considerations
1 hour program
Provides an overview of the design and construction requirements for wine storage, including climate control.