This course addresses the engineering aspects of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems design. There is a focus on mechanical systems for commercial buildings that includes psychometrics, basic HVAC calculations, design condition determination, load estimating, duct and pipe sizing, HVAC systems, and HVAC equipment selection. Students are required to perform system design on a commercial building in preparation for Senior Project. Introductions to energy conservation, comfort condition, indoor air quality, and mechanical codes are included. ASHRAE standards and international codes are used as a basis in these areas.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week
[Course fee: $15]