The student will obtain knowledge of the energy used by primary cooling and heating equipment in the U.S. commercial building sector. The course includes a description of cooling systems including Central Systems, Packaged Systems and Individual Room Air Conditioning. It also includes a description of heating systems including Boilers, Furnaces, Packaged Heat Pumps as well as other heating systems.
The student will obtain knowledge of the factors which contribute to energy use in the various cooling and heating systems and equipment components.
The student will obtain knowledge of the segmentation of HVAC products by commercial building type, geographical area and the impact these variables have on the overall energy use.
The student will obtain knowledge of market trends and identifying areas of HVAC equipment which offer opportunities for reducing energy use.