Building Performance
Building Science

Integrating ASHRAE HVAC Standards - Self Study

Robert Bean • Last updated 02/2021

4.5/5 (view ratings)
831 students
2 modules
2:31 hours
7 assignments

Course description

This free course is a recording of two webinars by Robert Bean on understanding and integrating ASHRAE standards on thermal comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality for HVAC and building design. A PDF copy of the slides is included.

What will you learn?

Week 1
-Relationship between building performance
-Thermal Comfort
-Indoor Air Quality

Week 2
-Relationship between HVAC system types
-Energy and exergy efficiency
-Thermal efficacy
-Indoor Air Quality
-Thermal Comfort

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Relationship Between Building Performance, Thermal Comfort, and Indoor Air Quality

In this lecture, Robert explains how building performance influences thermal comfort and indoor air quality as prescribed by ASHRAE Standards 55 and 62 and ASHRAE Guidelines 10 and 24.

  • Presentation Slides (.pdf)
  • "Relationship Between Performance, Comfort, and Indoor Air Quality" (01:11:39 hours)
Module 2 - Relationship between HVAC System Types and Energy and Exergy Efficiency, Entropy, Thermal Efficacy, IAQ and Thermal Comfort

In this lecture, Robert explains how HVAC system types can influence energy and exergy efficiency, entropy, thermal efficacy, indoor air quality, and thermal comfort as prescribed by ASHRAE Standards 62.1/.2, 55, 90.1/.2, 189.1, and ASHRAE Guidelines 24 and 10.

  • Presentation slides (.pdf)
  • "Relationship between HVAC System Types and Energy and Exergy Efficiency, Entropy, Thermal Efficacy, IAQ and Thermal Comfort" (01:16:10 hours)


Robert Bean

Pres., ICC INc.

Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) is a registered engineering technologist in building construction and a professional licensee in mechanical engineering. He is president of Indoor Climate Consulting Inc. and director of He serves the ASHRAE Learning Institute and ASHRAE TC's 2.1, 6.1, 6.5, 7.4 and SSPC 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human... Learn more


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831 students have taken this course

by Ole Marius Svendsen 10/28/2022

Interesting course which aim to touch base into many topics on how to think wholesomely. It is a bit fast paced, so i will say there are elements i could not fully grasp.

by Shaun Jackson 06/15/2020

Invaluable course..its a must have!

by Anthony Bonavita 05/14/2020

it was good and educational

by Namer Azad Raheem 05/07/2020

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by j taylor 04/17/2020

great info

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