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HVAC Design: Level I-Essentials - London, UK, November 2019

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HVAC Design: Level I-Essentials - London, UK, November 2019

  • 25 Nov 2019 – 27 Nov 2019
  • Fielder Center (25 minutes by train from London's Kings Cross)
    University of Hertfordshire
    Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield
    Hatfileld, AL 10 9TP, UK
    Level I: 25-27 Nov


Course Description

ASHRAE HVAC Design Level I is CPD Certified

London, UK | 25-27 November 2019

This November, ASHRAE will present HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials in London, UK for the first time. This three-day course will take place 25-27 November 2019. While the fundamentals of good design practices are universal, the training has been adapted to meet the specific needs of European designers, whether they practice only in Europe or in areas were US standards are also applied.

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ASHRAE is a continuing education partner with CPD

This training is supported through sponsorship by:
  • Fees

    Registration Fees

    (Register by Oct 28, 2019 for Early Bird pricing)

    Level I – Essentials Member Non-Member Group 2+
    Early Bird $659 $759
    Standard $825 $925 $659

    Fee Covers: Course admittance, course materials, bonus resources and content as described, certificate of attendance, opportunity to earn certificate of successful completion, break refreshments, and lunches.

    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 edu@ashrae.org, or by phone at +1(678)549-2121. Member/Non-Member rates will apply to the substitute registrant.

  • Level I

    The greatest challenge facing engineering firms and building owners is maintaining a work force that understands the fundamentals of HVAC design and that is current with the application of new technologies. To address this need, ASHRAE developed the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials training. The course speeds the transition of recent university graduates to effective practitioners that are able to meet real-world design challenges and acquaints experienced engineers with technologies to minimize energy consumption, meet current standards, and improve building occupant comfort.

    Course Topics Include:

    • Load Calculations
    • Psychrometrics
    • HVAC Systems, Equipment, and Components
    • Design Process System Selection
    • Basic Design of Air Systems
    • Codes and Standards
    • Commissioning
    • Project Management

    Course Objectives:

    • Discover how to calculate heating and cooling loads
    • Learn the basics of psychrometrics
    • Evaluate building automation systems and controls
    • Understand hydronic system design and air system design
    • Select HVAC equipment and systems that meet needs of specific systems
    • Describe standard practices and design processes used by HVAC industry
    • Explain the differences and advantages of certain HVAC systems for specific applications

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to take an online short quiz on the content presented in the course.  Answering 75% or more of the questions correctly will earn the attendee a Certificate of Successful Completion:  HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials. HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials is an excellent preparatory resource to earn one of ASHRAE’s seven professional certifications, the Society’s highest recognition of professional development achievement. Information at www.ashrae.org/certification.

  • Level I Outline

    Day 1






    Load Calculation




    Load Calculation (cont.)


    Q&A Session








    Psychrometrics (cont.)


    System Selection 


    Q&A Session


    Wrap Up


    Day 2


    Design Process


    Basic Design of Air Systems




    Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)


    Q&A Session




    Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)


    Basic Design of Hydronic Systems




    HVAC Equipment


    Q&A Session




    Day 3


    HVAC Systems




    HVAC Systems (cont.)


    Q&A Session


    Codes and Standards




    Supplemental Content: Dynamic Simulation Methods in Building Design and Quality Control
    Buildings are massively complex systems, with design solution space consisting of millions of possibilities. A handful of single design simulations cannot explore that space efficiently, leading to suboptimum design. The talk enriches the design fundamentals course by explaining how multi-objective optimisation is used to search a large solution space of design parameters in order to achieve zero carbon performance of a deep energy retrofit. The talk also explains how simulation can be used as a method for quality control of completed buildings. Studies have shown significant discrepancies between theoretical and measured properties of buildings requiring reconsideration of design margins.


    BAS Controls




    Commissioning and ASHRAE 180


    Introduction to Technical Sales


    Project Management


    Q&A Session



  • Testimonials

    “The course met my expectations. It will be useful in the process of accepting new HVAC systems. It was very interesting to know the knowledge and practices of other countries.”
    – António G. – Porto, Portugal

    “The training has giving me general knowledge of HVAC systems. In my company, we are focused on AHU’s manufacturing, and it is always good to know all the systems in the market.”
    – Francisco A, Zaragoza, Spain

    “I think that this course was a good start to better my understanding of how the systems are designed to make it easier to find problems and solve them.”
    - Jorge R. – Madrid, Spain

    “This course is a really good opportunity for me to understand the whole range of HVAC equipment.”
    – Adrian G. – Zaragoza, Spain

    “ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Training is perfect for a person who’s not familiarized within this subject, such as building owners, maintenance, and people of other engineering areas.”
    – Joao da S. – Coimbra, Portugal

    “It was a good opportunity to deepen HVCA and related issues.”
    – José M. – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

    “This is a very good course in introducing the basics of all steps included in the design process for the ones who do not have experience in the area.”
    – Catia F. – Lisbon, Portugal

    “I would recommend this training to every designer/engineer related within HVAC market. The instructors are well-known professionals and are open to share real information about real applications”
    – Iván G. – Madrid, Spain

    “The course has been very useful for me. It was an opportunity to share knowledge with other colleagues and to learn a lot of things that was unknown.”
    – José L. – Madrid, Spain

    “It was a good experience to learn new standards and to refresh some concepts.
    – Teago T. - Lisbon, Portugal

    “The course was very interesting and enlightening in both the technical and ethical aspects. I strongly recommend”
    – Fernando V. — Lisbon, Portugal

  • Instructors

    Charlie Henck, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, CEM, LEED® AP.

    Charlie designed and renovated healthcare systems, office buildings, laboratories, and data centers during a 40 plus year career with a consulting engineering firm in the US. Henck wrote, edited, and revised portions of ASHRAE Laboratory Design Guide, Second Edition, with a focus on air treatment.

    Ljubomir Jankovic, Ph.D., Ceng, MCIBSE, Member ASHRAE

    Ljubomir, is Professor of Advanced Building Design at the School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire, England, where he runs Zero Carbon Lab. He has delivered numerous solutions for industry, on improving thermal comfort in buildings and on resolving simulation performance issues.

    George Pantelidis, Mechanical Engineer, NTUA, MSc, EUREM, Member ASHRAE

    George, works at ZEB in Athens, Greece, where he is head of the department for design and evaluation of energy proposals. He has over 1000 hours of lecturing in aspects of energy efficiency and is the author of the book “New guide for buildings’ energy inspections.”  He will instruct Level I in London.

  • Location

    Fielder Center (25 minutes by train from London’s Kings Cross)
    University of Hertfordshire
    Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield
    Hatfileld, AL 10 9TP, UK

    Special room rate of 99 £ for accommodations (nights 25 and 26 November) has been arranged at The Comet Hotel near the university campus. To book hotel, contact:
    The Comet Hotel and quote “ASHRAE.”
    Tel: 01707 932 700
    Email: reservations@comethotel.co.uk
    Web: https://comethotel.co.uk/.