Sustainable HVAC Design: Using Air Movement in Air Conditioned Buildings
Big Ass Fan Company designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s most efficient ceiling fans for industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential settings. Big Ass Fans range in size from 5- to 24-feet in diameter and pair energy efficient motors with advanced airfoil technology to circulate large volumes of air, providing occupant comfort and energy savings year round. There are more than 100,000 Big Ass Fans installed worldwide in applications such as manufacturing plants, distribution centers, horse arenas, dairy barns, stadiums, restaurants, schools, health clubs, hotels and homes.
The purpose of this presentation is to learn the principles of thermal comfort, heat transfer and the benefits of the innovative HVAC strategy that pairs traditional air conditioning with energy-efficient air movement.
- Identify the factors that affect thermal comfort
- Explain the sustainability benefits of a design strategy that uses air movement in conjunction with traditional air conditioning
- Describe how elevated air speed can improve building IAQ
- Identify the factors that affect thermal comfort and the basics of ASHRAE Standard 55 requirements in LEED v4.1 BD+C
- Understand how ASHRAE Standards 55 and 90.1 are applied in air conditioned spaces
- Discuss how air movement can assist with meeting the energy performance requirements in LEED v4.1 BD+C and v4.1 O+M
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion