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ASHRAE Dubai announces schedule for three technical courses

Society says courses to focus on building audits, HVAC design and refrigerants

| | Mar 14, 2018 | 8:30 am
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Dubai, UAE, 14 March 2018: ASHRAE Global Training Center for Building Excellence, Dubai, will be organising three technical training programmes in April and May, the society said in a Press communiqué, adding that they will be customised for the MENA region.

The courses are ‘Commercial Building Energy Audit’, ‘HVAC Design Essentials’ and ‘The Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities, Trends in MENA Applications’, the communiqué said.

According to ASHRAE, all participants would be offered credits towards the Building Excellence Credential MENA. Details of the courses are as follows:

  • Commercial Building Audit (MENA)   

The training programme to be held on April 1, 2018, is designed for those who want to perform commercial building energy audits. It offers a detailed understanding of the commissioning process and how its application differs in new and old buildings. Participants will learn how building commissioning can improve the built-environment and reduce environmental impacts, through responsible utilisation of resources, while improving the quality of design and construction. The trainer for the course is Hassan Younes, ASHRAE Member.

  • HVAC Design Essentials (MENA)

The programme is slated to run from May 6 to 8, 2018 and will offer intensive practical training for HVAC designers as well as those involved in the delivery of HVAC services in the MENA region. Participants will gain real-world practical design skills and knowledge for designing and maintenance of HVAC systems. The course will be facilitated by Hassan Younes, ASHRAE Member, and it will cover:

  1. Load calculations
  2. Psychometrics
  3. HVAC systems and components
  4. Codes and standards
  5. Basic design of air systems
  6. Basic design of hydronic systems
  7. BAS controls
  8. Project management
  • The Future of Refrigerants: Challenges and Opportunities, Trends in MENA applications

The course will offer a background review of international treaties and initiatives that support the transition from HCFC and HFC refrigerants, towards low-GWP options. The course will discuss opportunities for energy efficiency improvements, and also focus on challenges and opportunities, associated with the different types of refrigerants that suit the region. The course will be held on May 9, 2018, and will be instructed by Dr Omar Abdulaziz.

For more details of the courses, and registration, participants may contact Ayah Said, Coordinator, ASHRAE Global Training Center for Building Excellence in Dubai, at the following email address: globaltrainingcenter@ashrae.org.


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