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HVAC Energy Analysis

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are among the largest energy users in commercial buildings.  This series introduces students to commercial HVAC equipment, and helps them understand how these systems work, how they are controlled, and how to operate them more efficiently. Fundamental HVAC principles are discussed, and HVAC systems are analyzed and evaluated both theoretically and in real world settings. 


Course EGMT 1110
Title HVAC Energy Analysis I
Prerequisite EGMT 1010
Description Course introduces residential and light commercial energy use. Topics include heating & cooling systems, building envelope, insulation type, blower doors, indoor air quality, heat loss calculations & building instruction.
Course EGMT 1210
Title HVAC Energy Analysis II
Prerequisite EGMT 1110, MATH 1010, PHYS 1010
Description An overview of the refrigeration cycle, HVAC system types, tuning, operating and maintenance (TOM), air duct design, psychrometrics and energy conserving retrofit options.
Course EGMT 1220
Title Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Analysis
Prerequisite EGMT 1210
Description Course will explore many commercial A/C systems commonly found in the commercial environment. Site visits to help students identify system types. Conservation opportunities associated with each technology will be discussed.
Course EGMT 1240
Title Energy Efficiency Methods
Prerequisite PHYS 1010, MATH 1010, EGMT 1110
Description Emphasis on energy management calculation methods using computerized spreadsheets, energy conversion factors, dimensional analysis & documentation stds. Fundamental efficiency calculations practiced for combustion motors & refrigeration.


Training highlights basic concepts of thermodynamics and applies them to heating and cooling systems. After completing this certificate, you will be able to estimate annual energy consumption using temperature bin analysis as well as identify factors affecting energy performance for HVAC components and perform calculations to analyze common energy conservation measures for commercial HVAC systems.

Instruction incorporates both classroom lectures and hands-on activities outside of the classroom.

Please check the Tuition & Fees Schedule. Each course is equivalent to 2 credit hours.

The Energy-Efficient Lighting Certificate consists of four courses, each course runs for 10 weeks. EGMT 1210 – HVAC Energy Analysis II and EGMT 1220 – Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Analysis run concurrently. Please visit the Energy Management AAS Program Schedule to see when these classes are offered.

Once the four courses are completed your certificate will be mailed to you at the address you provided at registration. Please contact the Program Manager if your address has changed. If you are seeking an Energy Management AAS degree, a certificate will not be issued unless you request one from the Program Manager.