This course explains the basic refrigeration principles to help architects and non-engineers better understand the basics of heat pumps, refrigerants, environmental legislation, and their importance in electrifying buildings on a path towards decarbonization.
Matthew Brady, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Syska Hennessy Group
Maxwell L. Hatfield-Biondo, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Jaros Baum & Bolles
- Explain the basic physics of the refrigeration cycle.
- Describe how the evolution from a traditional A/C system to heat pumps and then further to heat recovery resulted in reduced energy used for heating and cooling buildings.
- Describe the basic naming, classification, and attributes of commonly used and new refrigerants.
- Explain why electrifying buildings will reduce carbon emissions and the important role that heat pumps play.