Learn from a seasoned design integrator Robert Bean to get to the heart of indoor climate and energy engineering.
There is a correlation between health, buildings and energy for conditioning people and indoor spaces. Unfortunately, the traditional approach using segregated design disregards these relationships and in doing so has created illiteracy in the design of efficient and effective spaces for human occupancy. This self-directed fourteen (14) week program looks at key individual pieces found in 'best of class' high performance buildings. It shows the student how to recognize good building DNA and systems and how to design and put them together. If you’re wondering how ASHRAE energy and indoor environmental Standards fit together or how programs such as LEEDtm or the Well Building Standardtm are changing client expectation this is the program for you.
This 14 week course is for today’s new design practitioner who should be a recent graduate from an architectural engineering or mechanical engineering/technology program or from the distribution and contracting professions holding senior level design certifications from institutes and associations within the mechanical and building sciences. Experienced professionals including instructors, trainers and seasoned professionals wanting to refresh or expand their knowledge base on indoor environmental quality, controls, radiant cooling with DOAS, and fluid hydraulics will also benefit from the program.
This course requires an analytical mind with capacity to follow engineering concepts and design sequences.
The common denominators in best practice buildings is a good enclosure, natural low VOC interior finishes, dedicated ventilation systems and radiant based low temperature heating and high temperature cooling systems.
Following the completion of the Capstone students will understand the relationships between the building and health sciences and be able to;
- Develop concepts around high performance enclosures and healthy environments.
- Develop concepts around source control of contaminants and air filtration.
- Develop concepts around environments which enable thermal comfort.
- Develop concepts around radiant based low temperature heating and high temperature cooling systems.
- Understand the concepts and difference between energy efficiency and exergy efficiency.
- Convert heating, cooling and ventilation loads into flow rates.
- Design hydronic piping and control strategies based on the practical applications of fluid and thermal dynamics.
- Understand the role of control valves and balancing in hydronic heating and cooling systems.
- Understand the fundamentals and design application for a radiant cooling and heating system using a dedicated outdoor system for ventilation and dehumidification.
- Use with understanding the CBE online Thermal Comfort Tool.
Additionally, the student will receive over 2100 illustrated slides; over a 100 hyperlinks to industry libraries, resources, design tools, manuals and Excel spreadsheets.
Included: Over a Dozen Excel Calculators
This course includes over a dozen Excel tools for performing critical calculations, such as: the inside surface temperature of walls, ventilation rates for the current and previous version of ASHRAE Standard 62.2, exergy, and much more.
This Course Goes Beyond ASHRAE, LEED, HERS, and BPI
At most workshops you don't have time to get into this level of detail. This course is comprehensive and challenging. You'll walk away with a new perspective and the skills to harmoniously combine knowledge from different disciplines into an integrated final design.
Self-Paced Online Course
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. The course will not officially begin until the scheduled start date, but students are encouraged to work ahead when possible.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn a Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Self Report with Certificate: 24 AIA LU/HSW Credits
This course is a game changer. The materials presented represent a solid core understanding from which you can expand your expertise, career and impact outward in many directions. By putting the material in context—both historically and from the perspective of the occupant's experience of an indoor environment—Robert Bean makes the path forward obvious and even inspiring. The next steps are for each of us in the industry to present the view and the logic of integrated design to our clients and communities, and to make high performance designs mainstream. ”
- Kristof Irwin, Positive Energy
It is rare when such a course is as open-ended as yours. It was better than most university level courses that I have taken. Our class discussions regarding radiant walls, floors, simplicity and systems were excellent.”
- C.D. Cucco, B.Env.St., B. Arch., M.Eng., P.Eng.
I learned more about heating and air quality from 1 hour listening to Robert than I did in university.”
- Lloyd Alter, Managing Editor, TreeHugger
Anybody that is serious about energy efficiency should take this course. Thanks for doing this.”
- Alvin Miller, HVAC maintenance, Kendal-Crosslands Retirement Communities
The knowledge provided in this course is a must have for today's HVAC designer. It was refreshing for a course to provide such detail into the background and nuts and bolts of integrated HVAC design.”
- Michael Reimer, AME Group
This is truly a one-of-a-kind course for the following reasons: 1) it deals with the issue of "integration" in building design in a systematic manner; 2) it demonstrates a unique approach to design that is sustainability and occupant centered; 3) it brings a good balance of science, fundamental theory, and practice; and 4) it is taught by an inspirational and charismatic leader in the field. ”
- Rodrigo Mora, British Columbia Institute of Technology
I consider Robert Bean to be one of the most knowledgeable professionals in this field. Not just in North America, but globally. Robert presents the “big picture” of how indoor environmental quality affects human comfort, productivity, and health. He is adept at explaining that it’s not just room air temperature, but rather a complex interaction of room air temperature, humidity, mean radiant temperature, ventilation rate, lighting, sound, and even odors that determine the true quality of an interior environment. Robert explains complex topics in ways that are understandable, applicable, and entertaining. He doesn’t just share his opinions, but builds his points and recommendations upon solid research, extensive references, and scientific reason. An opportunity to learn the details of integrated system design from Robert is indeed one to be savored.”
- John Siegenthaler, P.E., author of "Modern Hydronic Heating"
This course is excellent! For those of you who want to increase your expertise in HVAC and integrated design, this course is for you. From the building professional to the designer and the architect, you'll all learn lots which will help break down the design silos in your firm.”
- Brad Pederson, Interwest Mechanical