Session 1 – Avoiding IAQ Problems
Based on ASHRAE’s IAQ Guide, Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning, this course provides a systematic overview of the key objectives that must be met to achieve good indoor air quality. A review of the most common causes of IAQ problems in buildings, as well as the process management strategies that owners and design teams can use during design, construction and turnover to help avoid IAQ problems are discussed.
The course discusses the state-of-the-art strategies to prevent IAQ problems related to moisture and mold in building assemblies, outdoor contaminants, moisture and dirt in air handling systems, material emissions, outdoor air monitoring and control and more. Case studies and examples are provided to help make the IAQ Guide easy to use on your next project.
Course Length: 3 Hours
Session 2 – IAQ Best Practices for Design: Construction and Commissioning
What are the critical parts of a project that can jeopardize indoor air quality (IAQ) in your next building or building project? Knowing the key components of IAQ will help you to manage, organize, direct, design, or commission your next project. In addition to identifying key issues, this course will point out what parts of the project process are especially vulnerable to risk. There are also decisions made in the project process related to building envelope, building HVAC, and building operations and maintenance that affect the long term health of the building and its occupants. Knowledge conveyed is based upon ASHRAE’s IAQ Guide.
Course Length: 3 Hours
ASHRAE Instructor: Hoy Bohanon
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
HUMIDITY CONTROL I AND II:
TIPS FOR HVAC DESIGN AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO EXISTING PROBLEMS
Sooner or later, every HVAC designer and facility manager comes up against a problem created by moisture and/or excessive humidity in their buildings. Mold on walls or in schools after vacations, mold in hospital operating suites, mold in military barracks or in college dormitories, dripping supply air diffusers in restaurants during the summer, musty odors in basements or odors from HVAC systems, or perhaps just that damp, mugginess first thing in the morning, as the AC system starts up. All of these symptoms indicate shortcomings in humidity control. This six-hour course consists of two, three-hour modules.
- Humidity Control I explains how humidity problems can be easily avoided in new designs by simple and effective humidity specifications and use of dedicated outdoor air systems that keep ventilation air dry.
- Humidity Control II describes classic problems and solutions for existing buildings when there may be little or no budget for different equipment or controls.
The instructors have a combined experience of more than 50 years of guiding new project designs through application engineering and through troubleshooting nasty, contentious, and expensive real-world problems in spite of limited budgets and difficult occupant requirements. Participant discussion will feature prominently in this course. This six hour course is best for those who like to dig in and share experiences with their peers in order to find cost-effective and practical solutions for real-world humidity control.
Course Length: 6 hours
This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program
ASHRAE Instructor: Lew Harriman