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ASHRAE Global Training Center to host District Cooling workshop

Empower-sponsored event will see the launch of two guide books on District Cooling

| | Mar 20, 2019 | 5:20 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2019: The ASHRAE Global Training Center will be conducting a day-long workshop, titled ‘District Cooling for Designers and Owners’ on April 17 in Dubai, the Center said through a Press communiqué. The event, sponsored by Dubai-headquartered District Cooling utility, Empower, will see the release of two ASHRAE publications: District Cooling Guide (2nd Edition) and Owner’s Guide for Buildings Served by District Cooling, the communiqué added. The books will be the basis for the workshop.

To be presented by District Cooling experts, the workshop will cover topics relating to what designers and owners need to know about District Cooling to provide energy-efficient and reliable operation, the communiqué said. Each book contains a wealth of information on system enhancements, troubleshooting problems and the integration of components into District Cooling systems for designers and building owners, the communiqué added.

The Owner’s Guide will help building owners learn to recognise different types of central plant systems and understand their uses and applications, the communiqué said. Further, it will highlight different types of pumping arrangements and help them understand their uses and applications and to develop a basic understanding of the issues regarding plant economic analysis, the communiqué added. It will also help them understand the benefits of central plant versus standalone systems, the communiqué further added.

According to the communiqué, the cost of attending the workshop will be USD 75, with ASHRAE members paying a reduced fee of USD 50. All attendees will receive an advance reader copy of the two books, valued at USD 200.

For more information, the communiqué has urged those interested in attending to visit https://www.ashrae.org/district-cooling-workshop, or contact Ayah Said at asaid@ashrae.org

About the workshop instructors:

Gary Phetteplace, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, has developed several models for optimal design of District Heating and District Cooling systems and conducted field studies that have instrumented and measured the performance of existing and new distribution systems.

Brian Kirk, Member ASHRAE, is Director of Infrastructure Strategy and Planning of New York Presbyterian Hospital. His primary focus is on managing and improving its complex and extensive infrastructure asset inventory.

Steve Tredinnick, P.E., Member ASHRAE, is an industry leader advocating for increased reliance of District Energy facilities as a vital component of energy security, efficiency and grid stability.


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