M-060 An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings: 3 PDH

M-060 An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings

Description of the An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings course

The An Introduction to Natural Ventilation for Buildings online 3 PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses. This course contains information on design features and practices affecting natural ventilation in buildings. Guidelines based on the best available data are provided. Conflicts between differing guidelines will arise in some cases. Resolution of these conflicts is left to the designer’s discretion, since each must be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Comfort, life-cycle costs, maintenance concerns and functional efficiency should be the primary criteria for such decisions, and designers should draw on their previous experience as well as on the guidelines presented here. In most cases, there are several alternative approaches to achieving a desired effect.

This is an introduction to the technology, systems and design practices for natural ventilation of buildings.

This course is intended for civil, structural and mechanical engineers, architects and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to the principles of natural ventilation in buildings.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this PDH online continuing education course, you will:

  • Learn about the effect of topographic features;
  • Learn a structured approach to natural ventilation design and analysis;
  • Learn how urban winds are affected by dimensions, spacing, homogeneity, orientation and distribution of obstructions;
  • Learn how changes in the direction and velocity of airflow are generated;
  • Learn about thermal considerations in natural ventilation;
  • Learn the reflectance values of various groundcovers;
  • Learn how building form influences natural ventilation;
  • Learn how to resolve conflicts between thermal and natural ventilation considerations; and
  • Learn about the effect of roof overhangs on room ventilation.

Refunds and Cancellation Policies

The online PDH course is accepted as continuing education activity by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Mechanical Engineering category of courses please click here.

Length of the Course / Activity

This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 3 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.

Course Quiz

To receive the certificate of completion for the above 3 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15-question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.

Certificate of Completion

Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.

State Acceptance

This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:

AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY

For detailed state by state requirements click here.

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