Distance - Indoor Air Quality and Role of HVAC System (0.6 CEU's)


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  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

  • This may be your ideal Professional Development course!

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This course is approximately 2 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion


Everyone prefers staying well. Still building occupants are getting sick, and more of them are blaming their illness on the indoor air quality (IAQ) where they work, attend school, or receive medical or dental attention.

This seminar will enable the participant to gain knowledge of IAQ and develop skills in how to assess ventilation and HVAC systems, how to recognize IAQ problems and what type of corrective action can be taken quickly. The course will also provide participants with practical guidelines for the operation, maintenance and evaluation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. A discussion of various HVAC components required to improve IAQ and enhance the performance of ventilation systems will be explored.


You will learn:

¨ An assessment of ventilation and HVAC systems

¨ Recognize IAQ problems in the workplace and may rectify problems economically

¨ Will learn that corrective action can be taken easily and it is less time consuming

¨ Understand the importance of HVAC systems related to IAQ

¨ Specifics of design and the intended functioning of HVAC Systems

¨ Will learn the role and function of individual HVAC components

¨ Workshops


Engineers, HVAC contractors, engineering consultants, industrial hygienists, health and safety personnel, facility operators, building managers/owners, maintenance personnel/ supervisors and those individuals that perform IAQ evaluations. This course will also be of interest to anyone seeking a better understanding of some of the most popular tools used in improving indoor air quality (IAQ).

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability. 

Rishi Kumar


Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is a President and CEO of Global Educational and Consulting Services (GECS) and is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research & development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program, and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 600+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.
Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario and holds various professional certifications {certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association in 2011.


Unit 1 Introduction & Facts

Unit 2 Evaluation of the Ventilation System


Review of Occupants’ Complaints

Review of Design Documentation

Measurement of Outdoor Air Quantity

Outdoor Air Quantity & HVAC System

Other Pathways

Unit 3 Role of HVAC System and IAQ


Role of HVAC System in IAQ

Functions of HVAC System

Control of the HVAC System

Ventilation during Construction

Unit 4 HVAC Components and IAQ

Outdoor Air Intake

Mechanical room

Outdoor Air Dampers

Mixing Plenum

Filter Banks

Face and Bypass Dampers

Cooling Coils

Condensate Drain Pan

Heating Coils

Supply air Fans


The Distribution System

Terminal Equipment

System Controls

Room Partitions

Return Air Plenum

Building Exhausts


Cooling Towers


Unit 5 Air Filtration



Filters Ratings

ASHRAE Standard

Filtration System

Cost of Operating Issues

Filter Selection

Unit 6 How to Manage IAQ

Potential Savings

Sick Building Syndrome

IAQ Concerns


Effects of Poor IAQ

Design Considerations

Green Products

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This is a Professional Development Distance Program course. These are open to a start date after you register, not scheduled for a specific date.

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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