HVAC for Commercial & Small Industrial Applications

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a clear understanding of the typical HVAC systems found in commercial and small industrial settings. In particular; we will identify applications for each system, the components of the systems, how they operate, how they are controlled and how they can be optimized for energy efficiency.

This course will provide information focused on the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, HVAC systems that are typically found in commercial and small industrial applications. Specific systems will include; Air handling systems; Constant volume and variable air volume systems, energy recovery units, Roof Top Units, RTUs, heat pumps, and terminal units; VAV & FPB terminal units. The course will present an overview of the typical applications, components, operating schemes and automated controls of each system. The course provide a targeted insight into operating these systems for optimum energy efficiency. Each section contains the following format:


  • Applications
  • Components
  • Controls and Sequences of Operations
  • Energy Efficiency Optimization

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify components of an HVAC system & benefits to low cost, no cost or energy efficient upgrades
    a. Targeted facility: small business, commercial, small industrial
  2. Identify energy efficient replacements to address performance & system efficiency
    a. Include details regarding Focus on Energy participation / incentives available
  3. Discuss various HVAC controls schemes available and their impact on energy efficiency
  4. Energy management (BAS) practices for HVAC systems
    a. Scheduling
    b. Minimize outside air
    c. Sensor control/calibration
    d. Best Practices to prevent simultaneous heating/cooling of systems

Key takeaways:

  1. Understanding of the typical HVAC systems at commercial and small industrial facilities.
  2. Insight to how these systems are controlled included knowledge of the latest industry practices for automation of these systems
  3. Present schematic control diagrams for these systems, including; sequences of operation and points lists.
  4. Identification of the critical areas to focus on for improving the energy efficiency of these systems.

Intended Audience: Maintenance Personnel * Facility Managers * Facility Engineers * Plant Engineers * Building Engineers * Environmental Managers * Energy Managers / Directors * Utility Managers * Cost Reduction Team Leaders * Lean Six Sigma Managers and members * Energy Consultants and Advisors * Business Owners and Managers

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