This 14 week course
is for today’s new
who should be a
recent graduate from
program or from the
senior level design
the mechanical and
wanting to refresh
or expand their
knowledge base on
radiant cooling with
DOAS, and fluid
hydraulics will also
benefit from the
program. This course
analytical mind with
capacity to follow
denominators in best
is a good enclosure,
natural low VOC
and low temperature
heating and high
completion of the
will understand the
between the building
and health sciences
and be able to;
1. Develop concepts
2. Develop concepts
contaminants and air
3. Develop concepts
which enable thermal
4. Develop concepts
and high temperature
5. Understand the
6. Convert heating,
into flow rates.
7. Design hydronic
piping and control
strategies based on
fluid and thermal
8. Understand the
role of control
valves and balancing
in hydronic heating
and cooling systems.
9. Understand the
for a radiant
cooling and heating
system using a
10. Use with
CBE online Thermal
student will receive
over a 100
tools, manuals and
For those ready to
take the next step,
the full curriculum
Course Modules (also suitable for
individual webinar topics)
Thermal Comfort Quality
Indoor Air Quality (sample
Heat Transfer Theory (sample
Energy, Efficiency, Exergy, Entropy,
Building Science for Cold Climates (sample
Heat Terminal Units (sample
Components Modules Systems (sample
Pressure Theory (sample
Velocity Head Loss Theory
Control Valve Theory(sample
Application System Head Loss
Fluid-Expansion Expansion Tanks
Circulator Theory Selection(sample
Low Loss Headers
Control Logic Theory (sample
Radiant-Cooling-&-Heating Part 1 (sample
For a more detailed background on what this course covers see these free slide presentations:
Relationship Between Building Performance, Thermal Comfort, and Indoor Air Quality
Relationship between HVAC System Types and Energy and Exergy Efficiency, Entropy, Thermal Efficacy, IAQ and Thermal Comfort
"It is rare when such a course is
as open ended as yours. It was better than most university level
courses that I have taken. Our class discussions regarding
radiant walls, floors, simplicity and systems were excellent."
C.D. Cucco, B.Env.St., B. Arch., M.Eng., P.Eng.
"I consider Robert Bean to be one of the most knowledgeable professionals in this field. Not just in North America, but globally. Robert presents the “big picture” of how indoor environmental quality affects human comfort, productivity, and health. He is adept at explaining that it’s not just room air temperature, but rather a complex interaction of room air temperature, humidity, mean radiant temperature, ventilation rate, lighting, sound, and even odors that determine the true quality of an interior environment. Robert explains complex topics in ways that are understandable, applicable, and entertaining. He doesn’t just share his opinions, but builds his points and recommendations upon solid research, extensive references, and scientific reason. An opportunity to learn the details of integrated system design from Robert is indeed one to be savored.”
John Siegenthaler, P.E., author of "Modern Hydronic Heating"
Past students said...
Fantastic course, really enjoying the blend of breadth and depth!
Thanks a lot for this one-of-a-kind
course! It was worth the effort...
Thank you for a very educational
class, I've learned a lot especially on how to calculate
the Cv for control valves and Radiant cooling, thank you
again for the class..."
My knowledge in heat transfer and building science principles is good. However, this week I learned the intricacies of integrating IEQ into the equation.
Fantastic course. Dense with info!
I am becoming more and more interested in this topic of exergy efficiency, mostly inspired by your graph and the readings in the course. Thanks!
Content is fantastic.
Overall, this is fantastic and timely material, I'm learning a lot and am thrilled I signed up.
I'm happy to be taking a class from you.
Thank you very much for accumulating all of this knowledge over the years and sharing it with us.
Thank you very much for assembling
this strong mix of material in both lectures and links
to outside resources. I started with an interest in
improving the indoor environment for others and this
course certainly reinforced that interest. It also
equipped me with more tools than I had originally
expected to gain.
Online registration is now open.
If you have any questions about the course you can talk with us directly at our Linked-In discussion group or though the HeatSpring Learning Institute.