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Heating and Cooling System Upgrades

COURSE NO: M03-022
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course identifies the opportunities for improving the performance of the heating and cooling system based on the type of system that is in place.


Heating and cooling systems are the largest single consumers of energy in buildings. These systems condition the air within a building so that occupants are comfortable. Heating and cooling systems consist mainly of chillers, boilers, cooling towers, and pumps. There are central heating and cooling systems, and unitary systems that combine heating and cooling. Opportunities exist for improvement to both central and unitary systems.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, contractors, designers and other technical professionals who are involved in the retrofit of existing heating and cooling systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the best opportunities available for upgrading central cooling systems including chillers, cooling towers, water side economizers and pumps
  • Understanding the best opportunities available for upgrading central heating systems including boilers and furnaces
  • Understanding the best opportunities available for unitary systems including packaged or rooftop units, split system packaged units, air source heat pumps and water loop heat pump systems
  • Learning about new strategies aimed at saving energy such as geothermal heat pumps, district cooling and heating, radiant heating and cooling, cool storage, high temperature difference distribution, evaporative cooling, and non-electric cooling
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Heating and Cooling System Upgrades" of the Energy Star Building Manual. (Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades (2.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA/DOE 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 will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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