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New! Designing for Cold Climates (code 79)

  • 04 Feb 2020
  • Orange County Convention Center
    Room: W304B
    Orlando, FL
    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Course Description

Half-Day Short Course - 3 Hour

Registration fees: $214 ($159 ASHRAE Member)
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

This course is based on the new ASHRAE Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide, which enables engineers to develop design strategies and solutions that can be successfully applied in cold climates. There are several special considerations for cold climates: remoteness, HVAC function (the need for maintenance, repairs, etc.), fuels, high energy use, low humidity, freeze protection, and more.

Net zero energy and sustainability goals also pose special challenges for engineers in cold climates. Net zero energy can be especially difficult in an environment that requires large amounts of heating energy. Sustainability is tough to plan in the face of a delicate and shifting landscape; plans may be affected by climate change and other man-made influences.

This course focuses onto applications in cold climates and deals with the specific issues relevant to this climate. The material covers health and safety in cold climates and how to achieve energy-efficient and net zero design in these environments. Also discussed are passive systems and applications (such as natural ventilation in places where external air is subzero) and hybrid passive and mechanical heating and ventilation applications.

Course Instructor:

Frank Mills, C.Eng., Member ASHRAE

Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Course registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org before 12:00 noon on January 24, 2020. Cancellations received after that date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend a course or contact ASHRAE prior to close of business on January 31, 2020 are liable for the entire course registration fee. Registration fees can be transferred by contacting ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org before 12:00 noon on January 31, 2020.