ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is offering a workshop on Essentials of HVAC Design for High Performing Buildings, which is scheduled for Aug. 15-17 at ASHRAE headquarters in Atlanta.

The three-day, intensive workshop focuses on fundamental and technical aspects of HVAC design. It is the second time the worship will be held. The first workshop held in May sold out.

According to ASHRAE, the workshop addresses the skills needed to design high-performance buildings; presents techniques to interact effectively with all design partners in an integrated design team; and reviews the economics of sustainable buildings.

The course is led by ASHRAE members Julia Keen and Joel Primeau; both are licensed engineers and ASHRAE Certified High Performance Building Design Professionals. Keen is associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science at Kansas State University. Primeau is an independent high-performance building consulting engineer who resides in Ontario, Canada.

In addition to course materials, attendees receive a copy of Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings Except Low Rise Residential, and the 189.1 User’s Manual. Many states and professional organizations recognize the workshop for Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Units.

Advance conference registration is $1,189 ($939 member price); after July 15, registration is $1,239 ($989 member price). A company discount is available for $889 per person when three or more from the same employer enroll at the same time. For more information, visit

Publication date:06/20/2011