Designing HVAC for Health, Efficiency and Comfort
- Participants will be able to identify scenarios where single-stage mechanical split air conditioners and heat pumps fail to satisfy latent removal requirements resulting in elevated humidity and dangerous conditions for occupants and buildings.
- Participants will examine various residential ventilation strategies along with the advantages and limitations of each in order to determine the most appropriate strategy for multiple scenarios.
- Participants will examine unique considerations when designing mechanical systems for rental properties versus owner-occupied properties.
- Participants will be able to discuss specific occupant behaviors that can result in excess moisture build-up inside dwellings.