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ASHRAE Learning Institute Announces 2020 Fall Online Course Series

Aug. 31, 2020
Post COVID-19 building reopening course among new training offerings.


The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has opened registration for its 2020 Fall Online Instructor-led Course Series. The series, which begins Sept. 10 and concludes Dec. 15, features 18 new or updated courses.

“ASHRAE’s online course series successfully engages built environment professionals through in-depth, practical instruction on a wide variety of topics,” said Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E. “This course series is structured to expand knowledge and provide professionals with an exceptional level of understanding to address today’s building challenges.”

Evaluating Your HVAC System’s Readiness to Mitigate the Spread of SARS-CoV-2”  expounds on the online ASHRAE COVID-19 details for reopening buildings and the Building Readiness Plan for HVAC systems. The course will focus on the re-occupancy of existing buildings through the evaluation of HVAC systems and how they can be altered to improve their ability to mitigate the transmission of a virus, such as SARS-CoV-2 that creates the COVID-19 disease, and how to potentially future proof them for the next epidemic.

Three-hour short courses are $299 ($224 ASHRAE member), two-hour courses are $198 ($149 ASHRAE member) and one-hour courses are $99 ($74 ASHRAE member).

The following is the full fall online course series schedule:

 Sept. 10: New — “An Introduction to ASHRAE Existing Building Commissioning Process” 

Sept 16: Updated — “Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices” 

Sept. 22: New — “Humidity Control: Avoiding Five Common Design Problems” 

Sept. 23:High-Performance Building Design: Application and Future Trends” 

Sept. 24: New — “Advanced High-Performance Building Design: Key Concepts for Lifelong Building Sustainability” 

Sept. 30: New — “Evaluating Your HVAC System’s Readiness to Mitigate the Spread of SARS-CoV-2” 

Oct. 6: Variable Refrigerant Flow System: Design and Applications” 

Oct. 8: New — “Health Impacts of Indoor Air Extraction, Ventilation, and Filtration – Same or Different?”  

Oct. 12: Updated — “Fundamentals of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) for Air and Surface Disinfection” 

Oct. 13: New — “The Commissioning Process and Stakeholder Management” 

Oct. 14: New — “Smart Grid Systems, Applications and Integration with the Built Environment” 

Oct. 20: New — “Hospital HVAC – Infection Mitigation, Comfort, Performance” 

Oct. 22:Humidity Control II: Real-World Problems and Solutions” 

Nov. 9:Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control Sequences” 

Nov. 17:Advanced Designs for Net Zero Buildings” 

Dec. 3: Updated — “Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy Efficient Design” 

Dec. 8: Updated — “Successfully Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Using Standard 188-2018” 

Dec. 15:Avoiding IAQ Problems” 

For more information and to register, visit