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Online Training for Energy and Facility Professionals
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

6 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.6 CEU / 6 PDH / 1.2 AEE credits toward re-certification

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December 4, 2017

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AIA Learning Units Eligible

This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.


SAMUEL SUGARMAN, C.E.M., C.T.A.B., C.D.S.M., C.I.A.Q.M., is an internationally recognized HVAC and TAB consultant, instructor and author. He has consulted on projects for testing and balancing, performance evaluation, design, retrofit and commissioning of HVAC systems for cleanroom facilities, corporate headquarters, government facilities, office complexes, hotels, hospitals, fume hood labs, major retail establishments, military installations, nuclear power plants, private and public schools, colleges and universities. Mr. Sugarman was an adjunct professor at San Diego City College, and has also instructed over 250 HVAC, TAB and energy management training programs and seminars for various organizations, including AEE, ASHRAE, and the National Energy Management Institute. He has authored several books and training manuals in on topics in the areas of his expertise. He currently serves as Board Chairman of the International Registry of CTAB Professionals, and has received numerous awards and special recognition for his expertise and accomplishments in the field.
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Presented online in a series of three live 2 hour time modules, this seminar is designed clarify and expand your understanding of commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and then to guide you in utilizing today's best practices for optimizing their performance.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the two live, interactive online sessions.


This informative and comprehensive course is intended to help you broaden the scope of your knowledge about commercial HVAC systems, from their basic operational processes to their individual components, how these components function and interact -- and how best to utilize all of this knowledge to acheive optimum HVAC system performance while reducing energy consumption.

The instructor will explain the math involved in calculating heat transfer from boilers and chillers to coils and the conditioned space. Fan curves, pumps curves and various charts will be presented to facilitate your understanding of the operation of air, water and refrigeration systems. The air distribution system -- from fan to ducting to terminal box to outlet, and the water distribution system -- from pump to piping to heat exchanger, will also be explained and examined.

This course is designed to be of value to anyone interested in achieving a better understanding of how HVAC systems work, and how to optimize them to achieve maximum performance and energy savings. Over one hundred photos and drawings are used in this seminar to help you visualize and more clearly understand HVAC systems and components.

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FEES (per participant):
$695, regular / $645, AEE member, non-profit org.

Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Valerie Oviatt, phone 770-925-9633, email:

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The following offering(s) of the Understanding & Optimizing HVAC Systems Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of three 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 6 hours of instruction.

Beginning on December 4, 2107, with session dates and times as follows:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 2
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 3
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Completion of all 3 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.



This course is designed to be of value to anyone interested in learning about the process of air systems testing and balancing. Individuals who can benefit significantly from this program include:

  • Energy engineers, managers and consultants
  • Electrical and HVAC engineers
  • Building commissioning professionals
  • Mechanical engineers
  • HVAC practitioners and consultants
  • Building owners and managers
  • Governmental facility managers
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • ESCO professionals
  • Building commissioning agents
  • Architects and facility planners
  • Maintenance professionals
  • Utility professionals


For registration questions or assistance, call or email...

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633