This course addresses the engineering aspects of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems design. The focus is on mechanical systems for commercial buildings that include psychometrics; basic HVAC calculations; design condition determination; load estimating; duct and pipe sizing; HVAC systems; and HVAC equipment selection. The student performs system design on a commercial building in preparation for ARE 4720. Energy conservation, comfort condition, indoor air quality, and mechanical codes are introduced using ASHRAE standards and international codes.
4 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week
[Course fee: $15]