Carrier University Now Offers Advanced Hourly Analysis Program Modeling Course

Nov 14, 2012, 08:00 ET from Carrier

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For experienced users of Carrier's industry-leading Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) software for building energy analysis and system design, Carrier University now offers an advanced HAP modeling course entitled, The Modeling Notebook – Advanced Modeling Techniques for Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems. This full-day course provides students with hands-on modeling for application-specific systems and modeling topics, such as district heating and cooling for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and using wizards to enhance modeling productivity for preliminary design. The course will be offered throughout the year with upcoming sessions in Denver and New York City. A full list of courses and registration information is available on Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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"Carrier's advanced modeling course was built with customer input," stated Greg Alcorn, vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Carrier. "Customers asked for more in-depth knowledge on modeling a project from beginning to end and we created a new course to demonstrate that functionality."

Content covered in the course includes:

  • Defining, diagnosing and troubleshooting LEED unmet load hours on a HAP project
  • Optimizing the required ventilation air quantity for a multi-zone application using the ASHRAE Ventilation Rate Procedure
  • Merging data from multiple projects into one project
  • Using wizards to enhance modeling productivity for preliminary design
  • District heating and cooling for LEED
  • Generating HAP Models for:
    • 100 percent outdoor air variable volume (VAV) system supplying the required amount of tempered make-up air for laboratory exhaust hoods
    • 100 percent outdoor air VAV system controlled by zone thermostats
    • 100 percent outdoor air system and a multiple zone heating and cooling terminal system
    • Air system with pre-treated outdoor air ducted to its inlet
    • Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air system
    • Air system providing some or all of the heating from a free or waste source
    • Boiler plant that serves both the domestic (service) hot water (DHW) system and the building heating system
    • Unconditioned spaces for LEED projects

Alcorn added, "Feedback on the course has been outstanding. Attendees have noted that they have learned a great deal and appreciate the investment in time and expertise that Carrier provides in a course like this. The time spent in this class saves time in the long run when evaluating projects."

Prior knowledge of HAP load estimating and energy simulation is recommended before taking the advanced modeling course. To learn more about Carrier University's eDesign Suite training courses or to register for an advanced HAP modeling class, go to Carrier representatives will also be available in booth No. 3447N at Greenbuild, Nov. 14 and 15 in San Francisco.

ABOUT CARRIER Carrier is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit for more information.

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