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Course Title: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering Professional Development

Sponsoring Organization: Cleaver-Brooks (

Date: Sept. 24-28

Location: Madison, Wis.

Course Description: The intensive course on testing, adjusting and balancing will assist the attendee in the process of testing, adjusting, and balancing building environmental systems. Students learn how to balance air and water systems, adjust new and existing systems to provide design quantities, verify equipment and automatic controls performance, measure sound and vibration, and estimate costs.

Topics include duct design; psychrometrics; testing and measurement; fans; systems and terminal units; automatic temperature controls; electric motors; air balance lab; ducts and controls; water systems and pumps, balancing, water balance lab; troubleshooting existing air and water systems; sound and vibration systems; and cost estimating techniques.

Labs and workshops will give every attendee the opportunity to work directly with real systems and equipment. Students will work on classroom HVAC demonstration units and existing water systems using test equipment. Working in small groups, attendees will apply classroom lectures and material in actual fieldwork, while having the opportunity to ask questions and discover new techniques.

This course has been approved by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for 36 GBCI CE hours for LEED® AP maintenance.

Publication date: 8/27/2012