The HVAC Energy Primer presents:
  • 4 hours of course content 
  • 13 topics of HVAC Fundamentals 
  • 3 general categories, plus 
  • several goal-oriented problem-solving exercises.

The content is a major expansion of course material taught to US Federal Building Energy Managers.

Course content includes:

  • Fundamentals
    - Human comfort
    - Thermal Loads
    - Psychrometrics
    - How an HVAC System Functions
    - Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs)
  • Components
    Graphics & animations for over 40 HVAC components including
    - Conversion
    - Distribution
    - Controls
  • HVAC Classifications
    - All-Air systems
    - Air-and-water systems
    - All-Water systems
    - Unitary Systems
    - Panel Systems
  • Problem-Solving Exercise
    It is a summer day. Building occupants are hot and complaining (again). The HVAC system is using way too much energy. Your challenge is to find and fix the problems with the system. You may select from a number of climate locations and you can specify the energy rates. Hints are available if you have registered as an energy novice. Otherwise, you must identify potential opportunities from clues imbedded in data about current system status. Can you find all the cost savings? [Generally 33% to 50% for this operations and maintenance (O&M) exercise].