PGE - HVAC Fundamentals: New Ideas for Novices

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Also Offered April 17 (Tuesday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) Stockton--ETC
Description Using equipment samples, in-class activities, and other interactive teaching techniques, Ryan Stroupe of the Pacific Energy Center will introduce mechanical system concepts to building professionals that have little or no previous training in this area. The class will start with fundamentals, such as thermal comfort, heat transfer, load calculations, and psychrometrics. He will cover mechanical system components from actuators to zone thermostats, followed by the integration of these parts into heating, cooling, and ventilating systems. Ryan will also discuss low energy strategies, control systems, and code compliance along with information on optimal operation and building commissioning. This class is designed for building owners, architects, facilities personnel, energy consultants, and other building professionals interested in an overview of mechanical system basics.
Audience Level This is a basic-level class.
  • Introductions and Safety Announcements
  • Fundamental concepts:
    • Design objectives
    • Terms
    • Loads
    • Comfort
    • Psychrometrics
    • Delivery systems
    • Processes
    • Loops
    • Zones
  • Components
  • Tour of Facility
  • Systems
  • Controls
  • Design and Efficiency
  • Operations, Maintenance, and Commissioning
  • Wrap-up, Q&A, Post-course evaluation
  • Class adjourns
Instructor(s) Ryan Stroupe
Ryan Stroupe is the Pacific Energy Center's Whole Building Performance Program Coordinator. He worked as the contact for the Center's Tool Lending Library program for several years and continues to support this program in an advisory role. Ryan also supports shading, daylighting, and other studies for architects and designers interested in optimizing the performance of their built projects. He develops and teaches many of the Energy Center's architectural and whole building performance programs. Ryan also teaches for The California College of the Arts and The Academy of Art University. He is currently supporting the monitoring-based commissioning efforts occurring at the University of California and California State University campuses. Ryan is a product of the Bachelor's of Environmental Design program at Miami University in Ohio and the Master's of Architecture Program at University of California, Berkeley.
Resources EDR Design Briefs: Integrated Design for Small Commercial HVAC
EDR Techology Overview: High Efficiency HVAC Equipment
PG&E Resource: Large Business Energy Management Solutions and Incentives: Solutions designed for your industry segment.
PG&E Resource: Small and Medium Business Energy Management Solutions and Incentives
PG&E Third Party Incentive: Cool Cash by Trane
Cost No fee for this program
Credits AIA: 0 (HSW)

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