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Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Building Design

COURSE NO: M02-010
PDH CREDIT: 2
Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Building Design
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes a wide variety of sustainable concepts and practical ideas from design to facility operation that will help with the integration of the various systems within the building.  This course also explains that a key to successful integrated building design is the participation of people from different specialties of design:  general architecture, HVAC, lighting and electrical, interior design, and landscape design.  Although the reference text discusses Federal Facilities, the principles apply to all building types.  Part IV of this source material focuses on the building envelop and integrated design involving all disciplines of the engineering and architectural work.

 

Integrated building design is a process of design in which multiple disciplines and seemingly unrelated aspects of design are integrated in a manner that permits synergistic benefits to be realized. The goal is to achieve high performance and multiple benefits at a lower cost than the total for all the components combined.  This process often includes integrating green design strategies into conventional design criteria for building form, function, performance, and cost.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to all engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding "green" integrated building design in general and more specifically for federal buildings.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Integrated building design
  • Passive solar design
  • Daylighting design
  • Natural ventilation
  • Building envelope
  • Windows and glazing systems
  • Insulation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in the Greening of Federal Facilities, Second Edition, May 2001, Part IV, Building Design.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Energy Savings in MEP Systems - Building Design (430 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty six (26) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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