M-007 Passive Solar Buildings: 2 PDH
Description of the Passive Solar Buildings course
The Passive Solar Buildings online PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses. This course is an introduction to passive solar technology to heat buildings. It will tell you about the basic passive systems and climate considerations you need to know about. You will gain knowledge about guidelines for schematic design of passive solar buildings and will learn the foundation to move forward with passive solar design as an integral part of your building design skills.
Passive solar energy is one of the most efficient forms of energy in the world. Not only does it reduce the cost of energy for your home, company, agency or clients, it reduces the demand on limited global energy supplies and avoids carbon emissions and other global environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. Participants will learn about the basic systems and building features that can be used to passively heat buildings using solar energy. You will learn how to evaluate climate and solar availability to determine feasibility of cost-effective passive solar systems at specific project sites. You will gain knowledge of guidelines to use in preparing feasibility studies for passive solar projects.
Participants will receive the framework they need to take a leadership position in implementation of passive solar building design in their companies, firms and agencies. You will learn the fundamentals that will allow you to move forward design cost-effective and efficient passive solar buildings.
This course will be of interest to architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; federal, state and local public works and infrastructure officials; and managers with private companies responsible for design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and related infrastructure.
At the end of the course, you will:
- Learn about direct gain heating systems
- Learn about radiant panel systems
- Learn about thermosiphoning air panel systems
- Learn about thermal storage walls
- Learn about sunspaces
- Learn about characteristic weather parameters
- Learn about climate and conservation measures
- Learn about solar availability
- Learn about guidelines for schematic design
- Learn how to manage the fundamental heat transfer mechanisms of conduction, convection and radiation to reduce energy consumption when heating buildings.
- Learn ways to reduce nighttime heating requirements using the heat sink principle.
- Learn how to maximize utilization of solar radiation by effective orientation of your building on its site.
- Learn why avoidance of incremental cooling load is important for reducing energy consumption.
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted 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 2 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 2 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.
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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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self