Skip to main content

CSD 101 at-a-glance

This class is intended for anyone involved in the selection, design, operation or maintenance of commercial buildings and establishes a baseline comparison of the most common commercial systems and how they control comfort conditions.

  • Learn about the design process and criteria for system selection
  • The various classifications of HVAC systems and associated distribution systems are explained along with the function and operation of all the major system components
  • Evaluate systems based on performance for energy, first cost, life cycle cost and comfort performance
  • Make informed decisions about the best choices of HVAC systems for various applications and how systems can best meet the project goals of performance, comfort, cost and sustainability

duration cost format register
2 days $600 classroom

01/10/2019

03/21/2019


IACET
FAD
GBCI CMP
PE

Class Overview

The class starts with an explanation of the environmental conditions which influence comfort and how HVAC systems control these conditions. Participants learn about the design process and criteria for system selection. The various classifications of HVAC systems and associated distribution systems are explained along with the function and operation of all the major system components. The class evaluates over 15 types of HVAC systems, describing how the systems work, applications and basic advantages and shortcomings. Each system type is evaluated based on performance for energy and water use, first cost, life cycle cost, and comfort performance. System options and modifications which contribute to energy efficiency, sustainability, and high performance are also explored. The class consists of a mix of presentation and workshops which give the student opportunity to apply the concepts presented. Students will be better able to make informed decisions about the best choices of HVAC systems for various applications and how systems can best meet the project goals of performance, comfort, cost, and sustainability.

This course is run at the end of the week before the CSD 400 HVAC Design Fundamentals and can serve as a good introduction to that class.

Who Should Attend this training

This course is for HVAC engineer contractors who are doing design build project. A working knowledge of building design, light commercial HVAC equipment and basic computer skills are required.

HVAC Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

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

  • From memory, be able to define the conditions which impact comfort and list typical ranges for each within 5%.
  • Demonstrate the impact of envelope, internal loads, ventilation and climate on HVAC system selection by using a computer simulation tool to create a load profile and pie.
  • Diagram from memory the mechanical refrigeration system, successfully label the components with refrigerant states and typical entering and leaving conditions for an air-cooled packaged system.
  • Classify from a diagram 5 HVAC systems as being direct or indirect systems.
  • Match 12 HVAC systems to be correct classification as being single zone, all air, all water, air-water or direct refrigerant.
  • Using the workbook compare for a project 3 all air systems by first cost, life cycle costs, energy, IAQ, comfort, and sustainability. Recommend and justify selection.
  • Using the workbook compare and justify for a project an all-air, air-water, and direct refrigerant system by first cost, life cycle costs energy, IAQ, comfort and sustainability.

Learning Methods Used

This course uses a combination of classroom lecture, videos, lab tours of commercial equipment, 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 hours/lab or workshop hours).

  • Introduction to HVAC systems concepts (0.5/0)
  • Refrigeration cycle basics (0.5/0)
  • HVAC design process (0.5/0)
  • Comfort conditions (0.5/0.5)
  • HVAC system types (0.5/0)
  • Zoning (0.5/0.5)
  • Building types and HVAC systems (0.5/0)
  • HVAC loads (1.0/0.5)
  • System evaluation tools, load profiles, check figures (0.5/0.5)
  • Sustainability topics (0.5/0)
  • Energy, IAQ and comfort (0.5/0.5)
  • Building load evaluation (0.5/1.0)
  • Unitary single zone systems (0.5/0.5)
  • All-Air Systems – CV (0.5/0.5)
  • All-Air Systems – VAV (0.5/0.5)
  • All-Air Systems – Other (0.5/0.5)
  • All-Air Systems in applied systems (0.5/0.5)
  • All-Water Systems (0.5/0.5)
  • Direct Refrigerant Systems (0.5/0.5)
  • Comparing Systems (0.5/0)

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

A introductory knowledge of commercial air conditioning and heating systems, commercial building design and design process is desirable.

MATERIALS TO BRING

None required

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

Students in this course receive a course workbook, and a copy of Carrier’s Commercial Quick Reference Guide.

APPROPRIATE DRESS FOR THIS CLASS

This class is held in a class and business casual dress is appropriate. Some demonstrations are held in the training lab and hard sole shoes are recommended. Any safety equipment required for these lab tours will be furnished.

CLASS HOURS

Class starts at 8 AM Monday and runs from 8 AM till 5 PM each day including Friday if class is scheduled at the end of a week. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.

LOCATION & LODGING

Most of these classes are held in the local area. Carrier University is located at 6540 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Lodging options can be found here.