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SSN 006 at-a-glance

This class is for consulting engineers and other HVAC professionals performing building modeling using HAP energy calculation software to configure a series of advanced modeling scenarios.

  • Eliminating unmet hours
  • Optimizing the ASHRAE ventilation (OA) design for a multiple-zone application
  • Configuring three different 100% OA systems
  • Configuring VRF systems for both heat pump and heat recovery applications
  • Modeling of air systems with preheat and waste heat
  • Modeling warehouse heating systems with passive cooling
  • Configuring systems with a common boiler serving both domestic hot water and perimeter heating
  • Chiller based heat recovery
  • Setting up multiple energy conservation (ECM) alternatives
  • Selecting pre-engineered packaged equipment to match load output results
  • Analyzing maximum % RH using ASHRAE weather data
  • Understanding the CFM calculation based on user SAT inputs

duration cost format
1 day $300 classroom


location date register
chicago, il jan 30 register
denver, co jan 31 register
charlotte, nc mar 14 register

IACET
PE
GBCI CMP

Class Overview

In this full day workshop-based class, students configure a series of advanced modeling scenarios. Included are workshops covering the process of eliminating unmet hours, optimizing the ASHRAE ventilation (OA) design for a multiple-zone application using the ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation Rate Procedure, configuring three different 100% OA systems (100% OA variable flow air system for laboratory make up, 100% OA VAV air system, and a standard 100% OA constant volume (DOAS) air system). Next we will configure VRF systems for both loads and energy modeling including heat pump and heat recovery applications. Also included are workshops on modeling of an air system that preheats with waste heat, warehouse heating systems with passive cooling, and a common boiler serving both domestic hot water and perimeter heating. Also included are workshops that cover new chillerbased heat recovery, setting up multiple energy conservation (ECM) alternatives, creating a template project, selecting pre-engineered packaged equipment to match load output results, use of multipliers at the space and air system level, diversity modeling, analyzing maximum % RH using ASHRAE DP weather data, understanding the CFM calculation based on user SAT inputs. We will cover use of the Wizards for space and air system creation and rapid operating costs. Students who complete this course have the ability to configure and model all the advanced HVAC scenarios mentioned here utilizing computer simulation software.

Who should attend this class

This class is for HVAC designers who have previous experience running Load and Energy software but wish to master the specific modeling configurations described above. A working knowledge of building design and computer skills is required.

HVAC Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this class each student should be able to:

  • Define, diagnose and troubleshoot LEED unmet load hours for a typical LEED project
  • Optimize the required ventilation air quantity using the ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation Rate Procedure
  • Configure a 100% OA (DOAS) air system that tracks a variable exhaust application such as a laboratory
  • Configure 100% OA VAV air system, and a stand-alone constant volume 100% OA system
  • Configure a VRF system
  • Model a heating only air system that provides passive cooling from ambient such as in a warehouse
  • Merge data from multiple projects into one project, utilize Import HAP Project Data functionality
  • Effectively use Wizards to enhance modeling productivity for preliminary design
  • Review the requirements of a district/campus LEED project model
  • Configure a LEED unconditioned space Check for maximum % RH for a zone
  • Define when to use multipliers to increase productivity
  • Determine how heating or cooling mode generates final fan airflow

Training Methods Used

This course uses a combination of classroom lecture, and hands-on workshops to present the material. Student’s achievement of the learning objectives is determined by successful completion of the workshops, and final exam. Workshops are instructor guided exercises using the procedures taught in the lectures

Class Details

Topics Covered

All times are approximate and shown as (classroom minutes/lab or workshop minutes).

  • Objective of analysis (20/0)
  • Review of software data management functionality (15/0)
  • Troubleshoot LEED unmet load hours (15/0)
  • Optimize ventilation air quantity for a VAV system (10/30)
  • Configure three separate 100% OA system models (10/30)
  • Configure a VRF terminal air system (10/30)
  • Model a heating only air system for a warehouse (10/30)
  • Utilize Import HAP Project Data to merge two buildings (10/30)
  • Compare alternative HVAC systems using Wizards (10/30)
  • Review a sample district/campus LEED project model and learn the requirements (10/30)
  • Configure a LEED unconditioned space (10/30)
  • Check for maximum % RH for a zone (10/30)
  • Define when to use multipliers to increase productivity (10/30)
  • Determine how heating or cooling mode generate final fan airflow (10/30)
  • Exam (0/20)

Class Requirements

Completion requirements

To receive a certificate for this class,  student must be present for the entire class, complete all workshops and receive a grade of 70% on graded final.

Prerequisite requirements

Ideally, attendees should have a working knowledge of the energy simulation software used in the class.

Suggested background

Students should have an HVAC design background with a knowledge of commercial heating and cooling software.

Materials to bring

A laptop computer with the latest version of computer simulation software installed.

What you will receive

Students in this class receive a course workbook.

Appropriate dress for this class

This class is held in a classroom and business casual dress is appropriate.

Class hours

Class runs from 8:30 AM till 5 PM. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.

Location & Lodging

Most of these classes are held in the local area, see the event flyer or Carrier host for more information.