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SSN 004 at-a-glance

This class is for contractors, consulting engineers and other HVAC professionals using Carrier's Engineering Economic Analysis program to perform lifecycle cost analysis.

  • Compare the lifecycle economics of alternative designs for commercial HVAC systems.
  • Apply the program for four types of economic analysis - (1) simple payback, (2) simple cash flow, (3) private sector lifecycle, (4) public sector lifecycle.

duration cost format
1/2 day $150 classroom

location date register
kapolei, hi oct 26 register

IACET
PE

Class Overview

This class is a hands-on session covering the basic operation of the Engineering Economic Analysis program. This session is devoted to comparing the lifecycle economics of alternative designs for commercial HVAC systems. Attendees will learn how to apply the program for four types of economic analysis - (1) simple payback, (2) simple cash flow, (3) private sector lifecycle, (4) public sector lifecycle.

Who should attend this training

This course is for HVAC designers who use load calculation software to calculate heating and cooling loads in commercial buildings. A working knowledge of building design and computer skills is required.

HVAC Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

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

  • Successfully define and input studies and cases for the four types of economic analysis
  • Generate and properly interpret calculation reports for the four types of economic analysis
  • Successfully import HAP simulated project data for performing economic analysis

Learning Methods Used

This course uses a combination of classroom lecture, videos, and demonstrations and workshops to present the material. Student’s achievement of the learning objectives is determined by successful completion of the workshops, and final written 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/workshop minutes).

  • Objectives of analysis (5/0)
  • Program Terminology (5/0)
  • Engineering Economic Analysis Procedures (10/0) 
  • Cost Estimating (10/0)
  • Types of Analysis (10/0)
  • Simple Payback (SPB) (10/0)
  • Return on Investment (ROI) (10/0)
  • Choosing a Life Cycle Period (10/0)
  • Income vs. Cost Based Analysis (10/0)
  • Time Value of Money Public vs. Private (10/0)
  • Sector Project Alternatives Depreciation (10/0)
  • Workshop #1 – Rooftop Unit Fan Study (10/15)
  • Evaluating Results (10/0)
  • Workshop #2 – Importing HAP Data (10/15)
  • Simple Payback Analysis(10/0)
  • Public Sector Analysis(10/0)
  • Private Sector Analysis (10/0)
  • Private Sector Analysis with Tax and Depreciation (10/0)
  • Exam (0/15)

Class Requirements

Completion requirements

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

Prerequisite requirements

None.

Suggested background

For HVAC designers with a working knowledge of commercial air conditioning and heating systems, including lab time with service test equipment and tools. Use of load estimating software is also desirable.

Materials to bring

A computer with the latest version of the lifecycle analysis software installed.

What you will receive

Students in this course receive a course workbook.

Appropriate dress for this class

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

Class hours

Class starts at 8:00am and runs until 12:00pm.  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.