Building Systems and IAQ – Sustainable Design
Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CCS, CCPR
This three hour online course discusses the basic sustainable design considerations for HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Systems. The course also discusses the relevance of indoor air quality, acoustics and building commissioning with respect to sustainable design.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn about:
This course is intended for mechanical engineers, energy engineers and commissioning agent engineers.
Benefit for Attendee
Attendee of this course will be learn about sustainable design as related to the building systems that can be designed to minimize energy use in the building.
This course material provides guidance on types of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system components that will most effectively meet design goals and also examines lighting and other electrical systems for efficiency in products and practices.
Indoor environmental quality is also reviewed, with a focus on indoor air quality and acoustics as two aspects that can affect building occupants’ health and productivity. The course material outlines strategies to achieve good IAQ through control of contaminant sources and occupant activity and through good ventilation and building maintenance practices. The course also discusses how desired sound control levels can be reached through design practices, construction techniques, and attention to mechanical systems and surface finishes.
This course is based on the Sustainable Building Technical Manual – Green Building Design, Construction and Operations Part IV: Building Design – Section B: Building Systems and Indoor Environmental Quality,(Chapters 12 – 15 Only)
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Designing and installing environmentally sound and energy-efficient systems have a long-term impact on the cost-effective operations of a building and on the productivity of building occupants. This course gives a good over view of multi-disciplined integrated design considerations.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.