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Integrated HVAC Engineering: Mastering Comfort, Health,
See us at these 2016 events,
ASHRAE AHR (Orlando), Better Buildings: Better Business
(Wisconsin), Uponor (Las Vegas) ACI (Austin), Humid Climate
Conference (Austin), ASHRAE (St Louis), ASHRAE IBSPA
SIMbuild (Salt Lake City)
Better Buildings: Better Business 2016
Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Workshop by Robert Bean for this co-presented
workshop made possible with funding
Day 1 workshop: Wednesday, March 2nd,
8:30am - 5:00pm
seminar: Thursday March 3, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am and 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hydronic Based Hybrid Systems for Efficiency and Comfort
Abstract: This session will take students
through key aspects of why and how hydronic-based hybrid
systems enable conditions for thermal comfort and energy
efficiency. Participants will learn big picture concepts;
see examples of fully integrated and very simple
applications; and get into the finer details required for
cost effective system performance.
Contact Seventhwave for materials co-presented by
P.E., Appropriate Designs and show sponsor
seminar #1: Thermal Comfort: First Principles
Before manufactures and contractors adopted
the role of comfort providers, it was the healthcare
professional that studied and defined spaces suitable for
occupancy. Somewhere in the transition from doctors to
contractors the root understanding of thermal comfort got
lost. In this reintroduction to the first principles you
will learn why building codes and reliance on air
temperature and humidity have always been and will continue
to be woefully inadequate proxies when it comes to
establishing acceptable conditions for human comfort.
Download Excel Tool
It is not a requirement, but a recommendation
that you bring these with you to the workshop on your own
laptop etc. The Excel tool will be demonstrated live and
you'll have a chance to use it during this presentation.
Print the worksheet if this better serves your needs.
Caveat: Use of the
spreadsheet is subject to our legal terms and conditions.
It is not an engineering design tool. It is a tool to
understand the effects of surface temperatures on thermal
comfort. Read the legal terms and conditions before using
Design: Building Enclosures, Architectural-Mechanical
Interfaces To Enable HVAC Energy and Exergy Efficiency
The root of all evil in sustainability begins
with the myth that 1st Law of Thermodynamics "energy
efficiency is the end game". This conviction is masking the
bigger problems associated with sustainability and
reinforcing people beliefs that they are doing the right
thing. In fact every time someone improves the energy
efficiency of a building system, i.e. insulation and
air-tightness etc. (good things) and is associated with
combustion appliances, i.e. power plants, furnaces, boilers,
water heaters etc. the less 2nd Law Thermodynamics “exergy
efficiency” the system becomes (a bad thing) – it’s the
greatest paradox of the 21st century...and an example of
when two rights make a wrong. You will learn how to use
hydronics to enable both eNergy and eXergy efficiency by
understanding the relationships between building and
architectural systems with mechanical and energy systems.
Hybrid: Integrating Ventilation,
Dehumidification & Cooling with Hydronics
Why is it that a large percentage of the
industry recommends against hydronics because it forces
owners to purchase a ventilation equipment and ducting
independent of the heating and cooling system; and yet when
stating preferences most renowned ventilation experts agree
separate independent ventilation systems are best? Go
figure? Learn why hydronic chilled and heated water systems
integrate and enable the best of both worlds – thermal
comfort quality and indoor air quality.
1. Students will be able to describe the
first principles of thermal comfort.
2. Students will gain an understanding of the design and
costing for complex to simple systems.
3. Students will gain an understanding of why hydronic based
systems are a logical choice for efficiently converting and
moving energy throughout a building.
4. Students will be able to describe the hydraulic
principles found within hydronic systems.