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HVAC Design Training: Tools for High Performance Building Design

Virtual HVAC Design Level I Training

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HVAC Design Training: Tools for High Performance Building Design

  • 10 Jun 2024
  • 10 – 14 June 2024
    Virtual | Level I | 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm EDT


Course Description

Virtual HVAC Design Level I Training

HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials | 10 – 15 June 2024

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  • 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

    (Not included or required with the course.)

    ASHRAE Handbooks – Applications, Fundamentals

    Standard 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

    Standard 62.1 – Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

    Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for Sites and Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

    Standard 15 – Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems

    Guideline 36 – High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems

    Standard 180 – Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems

    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

    Bonus – Free Copy of HVAC FAST FACTS (I-P)

    Attendees each receive a free copy of ASHRAE’s HVAC Fast Facts. 

    Learn more about this valuable tool

  • Level l Outline

    Level l: 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 Standards

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 2

       12:30                Psychrometrics

        2:40                 Break

        2:50                 System Selection

        3:50                 Commissioning and Standard 180

        4:30                 Adjourn

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    Day 3

       12:30                Design Process

        1:30                 Basic Design of Air Systems

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 Basic Design of Air Systems (cont.)

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 4

        12:30               Basic Design of Hydronic Systems

        2:00                 Break

        2:10                 HVAC Equipment

        4:30                 Adjourn


    Day 5

       12:30                HVAC Systems

        2:30                 Break

        2:40                 HVAC Systems (cont.)

        3:20                 BAS Controls

        4:30                 Adjourn

  • Instructors
  • Fees

    Registration Fees

    (Register 30 days prior to training date for special Early Bird pricing)

    Level I – Essentials

    June 10-14, 2024



    Early Bird – 30 Days






    Transfer, Cancellation, and Refund 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 cancel less than 15 days before the training date are liable for the entire registration fee. For additional questions contact Karen Murray at 678-539-1146 or email at