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. The student is required to perform system design on a commercial building in preparation for ARE 4720. 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]