HVAC Systems and Controls Fundamentals

Hours: 150 / Access Length: 12 Months
Retail Price: $1,595.00

Course Overview:

These interactive eLearning courses are perfect for individuals who need to update their technical knowledge or meet PDH/CEU requirements for licensing and certification, and for companies that seek to provide engineering staff training.   ASHRAE eLearning offers over a hundred courses in HVAC, refrigeration, high-performance buildings, and data centers. Each allows you to train around your schedule or your employees, saving you time and travel expenses.

Course Outline:

  • Air-and-Water Systems
  • Air-Conditioning System Components—Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Air-Conditioning System Components—Pumps, Valves, Piping, and Ductwork
  • Air-Conditioning System Components—Source Equipment
  • All-Air Reheat Systems
  • All-Water Systems
  • Analog Electronic Controls
  • Basics of Electricity
  • Bonus Savings: Small Office Buildings
  • Building Controls
  • Building Envelope: Small Office Buildings
  • Building Envelope: Small Retail Buildings
  • Central Plants
  • Commissioning
  • Construction, Startup, and Maintenance – Now that we have a plan, what do we do next?
  • Control Diagrams and Sequences
  • Control Valves and Dampers
  • Controls
  • DDC Introduction to Hardware and Software
  • DDC Networks and Controls Protocols
  • Design Strategies and Recommendations: Small Office Buildings
  • Design Strategies and Recommendations: Small Retail Buildings
  • Digital Controls Specification
  • Documentation – What we did and why
  • Dual-Duct and Multizone All-Air Systems
  • Electric Controls
  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Conservation Measures
  • Examples and Case Studies: Small Retail Buildings
  • HVAC Equipment and Systems: Small Office Buildings
  • HVAC Equipment and Systems: Small Retail Buildings
  • HVAC System Selection Issues
  • HVAC&R Controls
  • Hydronic System Architecture
  • Hydronic Systems
  • Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQ) – the scientific approach to ventilation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Delivery
  • Integrated Design
  • Introduction to All-Air Systems
  • Introduction to HVAC Control System
  • Introduction to HVAC Design
  • Introduction to HVAC Systems
  • Introduction to Zones
  • Leed Guidance
  • Lighting: Small Office Buildings
  • Lighting: Small Retail Buildings
  • Load Calculations
  • Moisture and Mold Control – What's growing in there?
  • Multiple Zone Air Systems
  • Natural Ventilation and Exhaust – The historical approach to ventilation
  • Occupant Comfort and Health
  • Outdoor Air Intakes and Exhaust – How to get ‘good' air inside and ‘bad' air outside
  • Outdoor Air Quality – What is in the air outside?
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Purpose – Why We Ventilate Buildings
  • Quality Assurance: Small Office Buildings
  • Quality Assurance: Small Retail Buildings
  • Recirculating and Treating Indoor Air - Good air separation makes good neighbors
  • Scope, Definitions, Appendix G, and Example Buildings
  • Self- and System-powered Controls
  • Sensors and Auxiliary Devices
  • Service Water Heating and Bonus Savings: Small Retail Buildings
  • Service Water Heating: Small Office Buildings
  • Simple Rooftop All-Air Systems
  • Single Zone Air Handlers and Unitary Equipment
  • Single-Zone and Variable-Air-Volume All-Air Systems
  • Special Applications
  • Special HVAC Systems
  • The Basics Of Sustainable Design
  • The Design Process
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Varying Operating Conditions - Do we need all this air all the time?
  • Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality
  • Ventilation Rate Procedure (VRP) – The current engineering approach to ventilation
  • Ventilation Rate Procedure for Multiple-Zones – Ventilation for multi-purpose and large buildings
  • VRP Multiple Zones General Case – Complex Ventilation Systems
  • VRP Multiple Zones VAV - An approach to saving fan energy
  • Water Conservation

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **