An ISE Must Attend: Embracing Energy Management: An Introduction to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

ise-energymgmt-0112Rising energy costs, green issues and customer expectations of an integrated home mean that today’s installers are being asked to include control of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) in homes.
At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, Dave Robinson, managing director of Sensible Heat, will lead a CEDIA course in the ISE Education Zone that explains the basics of HVAC systems, including both heating and cooling systems, and explains new technologies such as heat pumps and solar thermal heating.
The session also covers control of HVAC, with the emphasis on energy efficiency and comfort. Robinson will also discuss user interfaces (often subtly different than those for audio/video and lighting) and touch on contractual issues such as who is responsible for what.
By the end of this course you will gain a good working knowledge of HVAC terms, of how the mechanical systems work and of the issues involved in controlling them.