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Building Envelope Metric Version
* Define building envelope and building load and the terms “thermally light” and “thermally heavy” * Use heat flow equations to calculate transfers by transmission, solar gain, infiltration and ventilation * Identify gains from people and equipment * List and describe methods of minimizing load and losses through the building envelope
The building envelope is a critical component of any facility since it protects the building occupants and plays a major role in regulating the indoor environment. Consisting of the building's foundation, walls, roof, windows, and doors, the envelope controls the flow of energy between the interior and exterior of the building. A well designed envelope allows the building to provide comfort for the occupants and respond efficiently to heating, cooling, ventilating, and natural lighting needs. Today we will examine the elements of the building envelope (floors, walls, windows and ceiling) and how those elements participate in heat transfer. We will discuss heat loss or gain due to transmission, infiltration and ventilation. This course contains many equations used to determine heat loss and gain through the building envelope, and we will supply a sample case study of a building throughout the course to help explain each topic.
Course Credits: This course has been approved by BOMI International for the following continuing education credit: * Approved by BOMI for (1) CPD point. This course qualifies for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for graduates of the RPA, FMA, and/or SMA designation programs by BOMI International, the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education. This course has been approved by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for the following continuing education credits: * Approved by USGBC for (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED Professionals * Approved for (1) GBCI CE Hour * Approved for (1) GBCI CE Hour for LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) has approved this course for continuing education credits. ASHE issues in quarter-hour increments, and this course qualifies for .50. The total of 10 contact hours equals 1 continuing education credit. "This course has been approved by the The Institute of Hospital Engineering, Australia (IHEA) for the following continuing education credits: * Approved by IHEA CHCFM Program for (1.0) continuous professional development credits"
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* Define building envelope and building load and the terms “thermally light” and “thermally heavy” * Use heat flow equations to calculate transfers by transmission, solar gain, infiltration and ventilation * Identify gains from people...
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