LEED - Sustainable Design and Operation of Mechanical Systems in Buildings

Venue: Best Western Abercorn Inn

Location: vancouver, BC, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 03, 2010
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The building industry is approaching general acceptance of sustainable design principles. Sustainable design means that engineers must interact with architects, owners, and facility managers in a team effort to provide high-quality, productive environment for people while considering the impact of their design on the environment. The LEEDTM (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) rating system is an excellent way to quantify the sustainability of buildings.

This course focuses on sustainable design and operation of four major systems used in buildings, namely, plumping, fire protection, illumination, and noise and vibration.

It covers the basics of science by which the systems operate, descriptions of the many system and equipment options that can be selected, guidelines for which might be appropriate in given applications, and exercises and case studies to reinforce the material.

Topics are introduced to individuals who have little background on the subject while providing valuable information resource to personnel having experience with mechanical and electrical systems in buildings.


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Objectives To provide basics of science by which mechanical systems in buildings operate. To present descriptions of system and equipment options. To offer guidelines for system and equipment selection and operation. Who Should Attend Architectures, design and project engineers and technologists, facility managers, consultants, mechanical engineers and technologists, maintenance and operation personnel and other technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their current knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Program Outline (1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs) DAY I Plumbing Equipment and Systems Water Supply and Treatment Domestic Water Distribution Systems Plumbing Fixtures and Components Planning Plumbing Facilities. Workshop I –Sizing a plumbing system. Fire Protection Equipment and Systems Classification of Fire and Construction Hazards Planning for Fire Protection Fire Safety Design Fire Detection and Signaling Devices Fire Alarm Systems Fire Suppression Systems Automatic Sprinkler Systems Smoke Controls Workshop II – Sizing and selection of a fire protection system DAY II Light and Lighting Light and the Energy Spectrum Physics of Light Color Light Controls Lighting Equipment and Systems Electrical Light Sources Factors to Consider in Selecting Light Sources and Equipment General Comparison of Lighting Systems Calculations of Illumination Quantity and Quality of illumination Evaluating the Visual Environment Luminance Categories and Recommended luminance Levels Basis for Illumination Calculations. DAY III Lighting Design Design Considerations Lighting Design Development and Documentation Daylight Exterior Lighting Design Design Practice and Alternative Solutions Workshop III –Sizing and selection of a lighting system. Noise and Vibrations in Mechanical and Electrical Systems Retrospection Noise Control: An Overview Building Spaces Where Acoustical Concerns May Arise Basic Concepts of Sound Useful Design Criteria Acoustical Design Considerations in HVAC Systems Mechanical Equipment Rooms (MERS) Rooftop Units (RTUs) Noise in Air Supply Systems Sound in Ducts Duct Silencers Return Air Systems Room Sound Correction Transmission of Sound through Walls and Ceilings Isolation of Mechanical Vibration Vibration Isolators Seismic Vibration Control and Restraint The Richter Scale Guidelines for Seismic Design After attending the seminar you will be: Acquainted with the fundamentals, design and operation of mechanical systems in buildings Equipped with knowledge required to carry out systematic procedures of selection of systems and equipment options Familiar with sustainable designs of major mechanical systems in buildings Instructor