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The course will cover energy performance of buildings, building shells, HVAC, electrical and other building systems. Presentations will also include analysis and evaluation of building performance, energy efficiency, environmental quality, first costs, and operating costs. Discussions will also focus on strategies to exceed energy code requirements through ASHRAE Standard 90.1.
In this course, you will learn to:
- Determine the climate code for a building based on geographic location
- Evaluate and understand the minimum performance levels for a building’s walls, roofs, and windows
- Evaluate and understand the minimum performance levels for HVAC systems, including boilers, chillers, heat pumps, and packaged rooftop units.
- Evaluate and understand the minimum performance levels for service water heating systems, lighting systems and other equipment in a building
- Demonstrate an understanding of how system quality, energy efficiency and first cost affect the energy performance of a building.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how trade-offs between building components can be made to still achieve a building that meets energy code
- Analyze and evaluate strategies to exceed energy code through the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G Performance Rating Method
- Module 1: Introduction, Scope of the Energy Codes, Definitions, and Enforcement
- Module 2: Building Envelope
- Module 3: HVAC- Compliance Paths, Simplified Approach, Mandatory Provisions, Prescriptive Path and Minimum Efficiency Tables
- Module 4: Water Heating- Compliance and Mandatory Provisions, Performance Requirements Power, & Lighting and Other Equipment
- Module 5: Energy Cost Budget
- Module 6: Energy Rate
- Module 7: Performance Rating Forms
- Final Exam
The course begins the date we receive your registration and payment. Upon receiving your payment, we will send you a username and password in order to access the course website. The coursework must be completed within 12 months of your start date. Approximate time to complete this course is 30 hours. The $500 (USD) non-refundable registration fee must be paid in advance to Iowa State University.
Complete the learning modules at your own pace. For each learning module, there will be a lecture video, readings from the course text, and related documents and forms to download and review.
At the end of the course, a final exam of 20 multiple choice questions will be required with a passing score of 80% in order to receive CEUs. You have unlimited attempts to take the test.
Janis, Richard R. and William K.Y. Tao, Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Building, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2009 on Amazon.
|Brad Perkins, P.E. is currently a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering. Perkins graduated from the ISU Construction Engineering program in 1997. He has worked at Black & Veatch in Overland Park, Kansas, ACI Mechanical in Ames, Iowa, and KJWW Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2001, he passed the Iowa PE exam, and is a licensed professional mechanical engineer. Some of the larger projects that Perkins has worked on include the Lungmen Nuclear power plant (Taiwan), Valley High School remodel (Des Moines), State of Iowa Laboratory (Ankeny), and Allied Insurance Building (Des Moines). Perkins has been teaching classes in Construction Engineering at ISU since the Fall of 2005 including Estimating, Construction Methods and Materials, and Project Life Cycle. He is also a faculty member of Construction Engineering Research group which seeks solutions to the three functional areas of construction engineering and management: management techniques, construction operations, and construction methods.|
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