Sustainable HVAC Design: Using Air Movement in Air Conditioned Buildings
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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.