Thermal Comfort, Unpacked: A Comprehensive Survey of HVAC Systems to Improve Design and Operational Understandings

Thermal Comfort, Unpacked: A Comprehensive Survey of HVAC Systems to Improve Design and Operational Understandings

Overlooking the smallest detail in HVAC systems design can cause huge issues later. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss HVAC systems as it relates to thermal comfort, the ever evolving changes to energy requirements that impact HVAC systems and the factors that impact durability, sustainability and longevity. Participants will evaluate HVAC systems with a focus on leading technology that optimizes comfort, energy efficiency and code compliance that is redefining thermal comfort, performance and product longevity today. In addition, we will discuss how HVAC systems can contribute to the LEED v4.1 rating system.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define and discuss the effects of thermal and acoustic comfort on building occupants that improve health, wellness, and productivity while evaluating the cost-efficiency, design considerations and the evolving HVAC industry.
  2. Explore the Commercial HVAC market and comparatively analyze the types of HVAC systems available for commercial use that optimize durability, innovation and sustainability.
  3. Identify the details that are important to ensure optimal occupant comfort and details that should be confirmed up-front to avoid future change-orders, unexpected costs, and errors that can cause safety concerns or negatively affect enhancing longevity and reliability.
  4. Recall important unit placement considerations for optimized performance and articulate the importance of proper service and maintenance clearance for operation and safety.
  5. Discuss how HVAC systems can contribute to LEED v4.1 Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality credits and increase sustainability for a project.
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Design Category: 
(23) Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Applicable Credits

This Course Is Included In Upcoming Events

6 - 7 Mar
4 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers

Course Presenter(s)

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