RedVector RV-10586

Commercial HVAC Systems Essentials

Commercial HVAC Systems Essentials

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10586

SME: Jim Taube

When planning HVAC systems for larger types of buildings, there are special considerations to take into account, such as higher density of people, special lighting and equipment, and other conditions that all may potentially generate heat. As a result, in most commercial buildings, the air conditioning and recirculation of air in the space becomes more important than providing heat - this is somewhat dependent on the location of the building. This course will provide essential information regarding HVAC systems in the areas of commercial refrigeration, space heating, boilers and furnaces, as well as controls and interfaces. If you're involved in HVAC systems in the areas of design, construction, maintenance, or management, this course will be a key training experience for your career. As a result of completing this training, you will have a better understanding of these core areas of HVAC systems and will be able to successfully contribute to your company - in system design, overseeing construction/maintenance, and management.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • List technical terms and basic theoretical concepts related to HVAC systems
  • Recognize typical HVAC equipment and system components and understand operations
  • Discuss the critical design requirements for HVAC systems
  • Identify key principles for system installation, operation, and maintenance
  • List the safety and health impacts related to HVAC systems
  • Identify applicable codes and regulations related to HVAC systems
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Jim Taube
Jim Taube Photo
Jim possesses degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in New York and Electrical Power Technology from Bismarck State College.
 
He has extensive industrial experience with 23 years in the pulp and paper industry and 12 years in institutional and pharmaceutical facility management.
 
His responsibilities have included engineering design, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and power plant utilities management.
 
Areas of expertise include HVAC design, commissioning and qualification, construction administration, and energy cost savings initiatives.
 
Jim’s credentials include being registered as a Professional Engineer and the Certified Energy Manager and Auditor certifications.
 
Jim is married and lives in Middletown, OH and has 4 married children.
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