Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

HAC-203 - Estimating Thermal Loads (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: 15 HAC credits or departmental approval
This is a computer-based course in load calculations for heating and cooling buildings. Computer software is used to model green building performance in an effort to optimize the design of the HVAC system. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) ventilation standards are included as well as HRAI certification testing. Compliance with ENERGY STAR and LEED certification are discussed. Testing materials and fees for certification ($150.00) are added to this course.

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