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Ventilation 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30M-15
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: HVAC - Natural Ventilation Principles and Practices
COURSE NO: M04-038
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC - Natural Ventilation Principles and Practices
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course outlines the basic principles underlying natural ventilation, and explains how best to proceed with a specific design. It is not intended to be a textbook of natural ventilation; the main aim is to assist designers to quickly establish how their building may be naturally ventilated.

 

Natural ventilation refers to the process of exchanging warm building air for cooler outside air without the use of energy-consuming mechanical devices, such as fans and air conditioners. With an increased awareness of the cost and environmental impacts of energy use, natural ventilation has become an increasingly attractive method for providing acceptable indoor environmental quality and maintaining a healthy, comfortable and productive indoor climate. In favorable climates, natural ventilation can be used as an alternative to air-conditioning systems, saving 10% to 30% of total energy consumption.

 

Natural ventilation is not always as simple as just providing multiple operable windows in a building. Wind patterns specific to the site, as well as building design and its arrangement, play a vital role. However, care must be taken to avoid having a wind tunnel effect in areas of the building, as this obviously provides an undesirable effect of an excessively windy environment.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers, architects, building designers, energy auditors, facility managers, property and estate managers, operational and maintenance personnel, and other professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of natural ventilation practices.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding how natural ventilation is different from mechanical ventilation
  • Understanding the purposes and appropriate applications of natural ventilation
  • Learning about wind driven ventilation and the factors that determine the efficiency of wind ventilation
  • Learning about stack driven ventilation and the factors that enhance the stack effect
  • Determining the ventilation rate using contaminant control, heat generation and air change methods
  • Learning about infiltration and how the building porosity impact infiltration
  • Knowing the general guidelines that should be followed when designing for natural ventilation
  • Knowing the design standards and codes that govern the design of natural ventilation
  • Familiarizing with the common design tools and software available for analyzing ventilation systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "HVAC - Natural Ventilation Principles and Practices".
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC - Natural Ventilation Principles and Practices (910 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits, and provided below. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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.

COURSE TITLE: HVAC Domestic and Industrial Ventilation Systems
COURSE NO: M05-018
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC Domestic and Industrial Ventilation Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces some practical design considerations for ventilation systems and their components. A dedicated section is included to cover industrial ventilation, which discusses the principle techniques and regulatory information for the prevention of hazards. The recommendations presented in this course are basic the guidelines and prudent practices at minimum.

 

Ventilation is the process by which clean air (normally outdoor air) is intentionally provided to a space where the stale, overheated or polluted air is removed. Ventilation includes both the exchange of air to the outside as well as circulation of air within the building. It is one of the most important factors for maintaining acceptable indoor air quality and may be accomplished by either natural or mechanical means.

 

The design and selection of ventilation systems is a complex process which should involve professionals familiar with 'comfort' or 'hazard' control. In many cases improper design could result in the 'sick building' syndrome and, in many industrial applications, can be hazardous to the health of the worker.

 

This 5 PDH online course is intended for mechanical and HVAC engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, civil estimators, energy auditors, facility managers and general audience interested in gaining a better understanding of domestic and industrial ventilation systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the factors affecting the ventilation design
  • Learning about general purpose ventilation for summer, winter and fall conditions
  • Learning about the types of mechanical ventilation systems
  • Learning about displacement ventilation
  • Learning about natural ventilation; building stack and wind effect
  • Understanding ventilation strategies for indoor air quality
  • Understanding the basic filtration techniques
  • Estimating ventilation rates based on air quality, air change and heat removal method
  • Understanding the concepts of industrial ventilation and regulatory information
  • Learning about dilution ventilation and local exhaust ventilation
  • Understanding the principles of hood design, fan selection and associated components
  • Learning about basic design considerations for ventilation systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "HVAC - Domestic and Industrial Ventilation Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC - Domestic and Industrial Ventilation Systems (375 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits.
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.

COURSE TITLE: Kitchen Makeup Air
COURSE NO: M06-003
Kitchen Makeup Air
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the results of the study which examined a variety of conditions that effect kitchen hood performance, make-up air application strategies, exhaust and supply air quantity comparisons and additional research needed to continue evaluating kitchen ventilation effectiveness and energy use.

 

A universal concern regarding the commercial kitchen space is having an effective ventilation system. A large portion of kitchen ventilation planning is dedicated to properly exhausting cooking effluent. Appliance layout and the energy input are evaluated, hoods are located and specified, the ductwork size and routing are determined, and exhaust fans are specified to remove the proper volume of air. Unfortunately, much less time is usually dedicated to planning how the exhausted volume of air will be replaced, although an air balance schedule is commonly used to indicate the source and quantity of the makeup air.

 

This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding on the effects of makeup air on commercial kitchen exhaust system performance.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Kitchen hood and appliance relationships
  • Cross draft generation
  • Make-up air strategies: displacement, air curtains, face diffusers, 4-way diffusers, short circuit, backwall supply
  • Capture and containment testing
  • Exhaust airflow to supply airflow comparison
  • Test result discussions and comparisons
  • Outcomes specific to make-up air strategies for kitchen ventilation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in Makeup Air Effects on Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Performance, California Energy Commission, P500-03-007F, December 2002.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Kitchen Makeup Air (4.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Battery Room Ventilation and Safety
COURSE NO: M05-021
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Battery Room Ventilation and Safety
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the hazards associated with batteries and highlights those safety features that must be taken into consideration when designing, constructing and fitting out a battery room. It is only for reference and anyone using this course should rely on state and local codes that may apply. Advice on specific ventilation rates required must be sought from the battery suppliers.

 

It is common knowledge that lead-acid batteries release hydrogen gas that can be potentially explosive. The battery rooms must be adequately ventilated to prohibit the build-up of hydrogen gas. During normal operations, off gassing of the batteries is relatively small. However, the concern is elevated during times of heavy recharge of the batteries, which occur immediately following a rapid and deep discharge.

 

Often the worst case scenario for dangerous hydrogen accumulation is underestimated. But dismissing such a critical safety issue is not a safe or responsible way to deal with it. Instead, engineers should be prepared to face the likely possibility of hydrogen build up, clearly identify the conditions when the risk is highest, and design systems that protect us from explosive levels in a fail-safe way.

 

This 5 PDH online course is intended for HVAC designers,architects, loss prevention engineers, facility maintenance personnel, environmentalists, energy auditors as well as consultants and contractorsinterested in gaining an understanding of cost effective ventilation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describing the construction, function and operation of a Lead Acid battery
  • Defining battery capacity i.e. ‘Amp Hour Rate’ or ‘Reserve Capacity’ voltage
  • Explaining the differences between vented lead acid and sealed VRLA batteries
  • Explaining the rules and regulations provided by IEEE, OSHA, NEC, UBC and DOT
  • Determining the ventilation requirements for a battery room for hydrogen and fume extraction
  • Describing the battery maintenance, testing and charging practices
  • Describing the dangers and the Health and Safety precautions associated with the lead acid battery, its service, as well as its use and component materials
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Battery Room Ventilation and Safety”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Battery Room Ventilation and Safety
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this course document.

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.

COURSE TITLE: Kitchen Ventilation Improvement
COURSE NO: M01-003
Kitchen Ventilation Improvement
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes some of the basics of kitchen ventilation fundamentals, the influence of makeup air, makeup air recommendations, influence of other factors on kitchen ventilation, and energy savings considerations in commercial kitchen ventilation system designs.  This course will also help you realize that technology and research is ongoing; therefore, it is wise to consult current design standards and codes regarding kitchen ventilation requirements and recommendations for each project.

 

Effective commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) system requires air balance.  Fortunately, there is no "magic" to the relationship between an exhaust hood and its requirement for replacement or makeup air (MUA). The physics are simple: air that exits the building (through exhaust hoods and fans) must be replaced with outside air that enters the building (intentionally or otherwise).

 

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers who design commercial kitchen ventilation systems and are interested in current technology for commercial kitchen ventilation design.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Kitchen ventilation fundamentals
  • Influence of makeup air
  • MUA recommendations
  • Influence of other factors
  • Energy savings considerations
  • Design guide for commercial kitchen ventilation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in Design Guide - Improving Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System Performance, California Energy Commission P500-03-034F Rev. May 5, 2003.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Kitchen Ventilation Improvement (316 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.  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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Heat Recovery Ventilators
COURSE NO: M02-049
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Heat Recovery Ventilators
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the need for mechanical ventilation in homes as well as explains the components of an HRV system, how to operate and maintain the system, and how to solve operating problems.

 

The importance of ventilation in today's more energy-efficient homes is universally recognized. Introduced as a requirement for airtight homes, continuous ventilation systems are now common in new housing and major home renovations. Because of the energy savings generated, the system of choice is often a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV).

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to architects, engineers, designers, contractors, homeowners, and manufacturers interested in gaining a better understanding in residential heat ventilators.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the need for mechanical ventilation in houses
  • Understanding the HRV system
  • Learning how to operate the HRV
  • Familiarizing with the HRV routine maintenance procedures
  • Familiarizing with the HRV troubleshooting guide
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Heat Recovery Ventilators" publication of the Natural Resources provided by Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heat Recovery Ventilators (922 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: An Introduction to Cooling Buildings by Natural Ventilation
COURSE NO: A02-007
An Introduction to Cooling Buildings by Natural Ventilation
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance and criteria for the design of buildings to be totally or partially cooled by natural ventilation.  This course describes a variety of natural cooling techniques and the climatic conditions under which they may be considered. Comfort criteria and design considerations for determining and implementing appropriate cooling strategies are described. Building design features and practices are presented for the designer's information. Special considerations related to the integration of mechanical systems and other design issues that will influence comfort and safety are noted.

 

Natural ventilation facilitates the design of buildings that save energy compared to those buildings designed with mechanical cooling. Although "natural ventilation" strictly refers to ventilation induced by external wind or interior thermal buoyancy, the meaning usually includes ventilation from low-powered equipment such as whole-house fans and ceiling fans.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for engineers, architects and other design and construction professionals interested to learn the fundamentals of cooling buildings by natural ventilation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding how the building envelope acts as a mediator between the external and internal environment
  • Understanding how the building envelope design and composition affect the interior conditions of the building, its energy consumption and life-cycle cost
  • Learning how to evaluate the success or failure of a building design by examining the expected percentage of time that human thermal comfort will be achieved
  • Understanding how the choice of building cooling strategy is determined from the climate data for the site and an evaluation of what strategies work in different climates
  • Understanding how natural ventilation in buildings is produced by pressure differences between the inside and the outside of the building
  • Understanding how the magnitude of the pressure difference and the resistance to flow across the openings in the envelope will determine the rate of airflow through the openings
  • Learning about convective, radiant, evaporative and earth cooling
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Cooling Buildings by Natural Ventilation".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Cooling Buildings by Natural Ventilation (439 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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.

COURSE TITLE: An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings
COURSE NO: M03-028
An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces the technology, systems and design practices for natural ventilation of buildings. Conflicts between differing guidelines will arise in some cases. Resolution of these conflicts is left to the designer's discretion, since each must be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Comfort, life-cycle costs, maintenance concerns and functional efficiency should be the primary criteria for such decisions, and designers should draw on their previous experience as well as on the guidelines presented here. In most cases, there are several alternative approaches to achieving a desired effect.

This 3 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers, architects and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to the principles of natural ventilation in buildings.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about the effect of topographic features
  • Applying a structured approach to natural ventilation design and analysis
  • Learning how urban winds are affected by various obstructions
  • Understanding how changes in the direction and velocity of airflow are generated
  • Learning about thermal considerations in natural ventilation
  • Learning about the reflectance values of various groundcovers
  • Understanding how the building form influences natural ventilation
  • Learning how to resolve conflicts between thermal and natural ventilation considerations
  • Understanding the effect of roof overhangs on room ventilation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings (523 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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.

COURSE TITLE: Displacement Ventilation Systems
COURSE NO: M02-003
Displacement Ventilation Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the principles and practical applications of displacement ventilation and dedicated outdoor air systems for commercial buildings.  The student will gain an understanding of the energy and cost related to using these two types of systems.

 

Conventional heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in commercial buildings meet both outdoor air ventilation and space conditioning requirements using air distribution approaches that provide a mixture of outdoor air and recirculated air with the goal of achieving good air mixing within the occupied space. More recently, advanced ventilation approaches have been proposed, and in some cases installed, that separate the outdoor air ventilation and space conditioning functions (dedicated outdoor air systems) or that distribute air to achieve thermal stratification within the space.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of displacement ventilation and dedicated outdoor air systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Displacement ventilation
  • Thermal and air quality performance
  • Energy and cost of displacement ventilation
  • Dedicated outdoor air systems
  • Energy and cost of outdoor air systems
  • Application recommendations
  • Simulation studies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in the Initial Evaluation of Displacement Ventilations and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems for US Commercial Buildings, NISTIR 7244, July 2004.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Displacement Ventilation Systems (209 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this NISTIR 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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