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ASHRAE offers new course on VRF systems

One of 11 instructor-led online courses conducted by ASHRAE Learning Institute accessible from anywhere

| | Mar 2, 2016 | 1:51 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia: ASHRAE has announced that it will be offering a new course, “Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application”, one of 11 offerings in ASHRAE’s Spring Online Course series.

According to ASHRAE, the course, which will take place on May 16, provides non-manufacturer specific concepts of how to apply variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems to buildings, and will supplement the fundamental technology introduction presented in the 2012 ASHRAE Handbook  HVAC Systems and Equipment, offering the consulting engineers who already have a basic knowledge of VRF technology.

Highlighting the need for the course, ASHRAE said that VRF systems were now being applied in a range of building types across North America, with benefits, including, zoning applications, variable capacity, distributed control, low operating sound, simultaneous heating and cooling, effective energy usage, quick installation, low-ambient operation and low maintenance costs.

ASHRAE added that the 11 online professional development seminars being offered this fall by the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI), will focus on commissioning, environmental quality, energy efficiency, HVAC applications and standards and guidelines, and cover a variety of topics relevant to today’s built environment. It gave the following course details:


  • Commissioning Process & Standard 202, March 30

 Energy Efficiency

  • Energy EfficiencyCombined Heat & Power: Creating Efficiency through Design & Operations, March 28
  • IT Equipment Design Evolution & Data Center Operation Optimization, April 6

HVAC Applications

  • Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices. April 27
  • Laboratory Design: The Basics and Beyond, April 18
  • Operation & Maintenance of High-Performance Buildings, May 17 and 18
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Applications, May 16

Standards & Guidelines

  • ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Successfully Managing the Risk of Legionellosis, April 25
  • Complying with Standard 90.1-2013: HVAC/Mechanical, April 13
  • Exceeding Standard 90.1-2013 to Meet LEED, April 11 and 20
  • Fundamental Requirements of Standard 62.1-2013, May 2

Participants, informed ASHRAE, can access these instructor-led courses from anywhere, with an Internet connection, and earn continuing education units/professional development hours for each course completed. For pricing or to register, those interested could visit www.ashrae.org/onlinecourses, said ASHRAE.

The online courses offered every spring and fall, claimed ASHRAE, provide professional development through in-depth information that is timely, practical and advanced beyond a fundamental level.

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