July 12, 2017 Kenneth Colangelo

HVAC Energy Analysis

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are among the biggest energy users in commercial buildings. The HVAC Energy Analysis certificate focuses on HVAC and introduces students to commercial HVAC equipment, how these systems work, how they are controlled, how to operate them more efficiently, and what system improvements can be made to increase overall performance and energy savings. Students learn to identify commercial HVAC system types and the energy impact of each. Calculations are used to determine HVAC system efficiency.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of various systems of commercial building heating, cooling, ventilation, refrigeration, and humidity controls
  2. evaluate energy use patterns of commercial buildings and use appropriate energy calculations to determine heating and cooling loads; determine system energy efficiency; calculate psychometrics, log and analyze data from actual system operations through on-campus field work
  3. produce energy evaluation technical reports
  4. develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on collected data
  5. demonstrate an ability to use problem-solving techniques & mathematics to transform concepts into energy related projects
  6. analyze the energy use of common energy-consuming distribution systems
  7. demonstrate proficiency with some common energy conversion units and formulas
  8. analyze the energy or cost savings associated with efficiency strategies.

Program Coordinator: Mathew Spinelli

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
ARC*240 Environmental Systems (a) 3
ENG*202 Technical Writing (a) 3
PHY*110 Introductory Physics (a) 4
CTC*106 Blueprint Reading 3
CSA*135 Spreadsheet Applications (a) 3
Second Semester
NRG*122 Commercial HVAC Systems & Analysis (a) 3
NRG*123 Energy Efficiency Methods (a) 3
NRG*124 Energy Control Strategies 3
NRG*131 Building Efficiency Auditing (a) 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
NOTES: Students are required to complete the courses in the Energy Core Certificate prior to enrolling in the two HVAC Energy Analysis Certificate courses.