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Embedded Tube Radiant Systems to Maximize LEED Points
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0090006344
As more and more jurisdictions and building owners are requiring higher levels of LEED certification for their projects, design teams are looking beyond traditional HVAC solutions to provide the energy efficiency needed to maximize LEED points while maintaining occupant comfort and safety. In-slab radiant heating systems have enjoyed popularity both here in the United States and abroad for years. Now, with the availability of improved control systems and better understanding within the design and construction community, the same concept can be applied to radiant cooling as an energy-efficient and cost-effective solution. This program will cover the following topics:
- Radiant Cooling Heat Transfer Fundamentals
- Radiant Cooling Performance/Capacity
- Typical Construction Methods
- Case Studies
Attendees will gain an understanding of how in-slab radiant cooling systems can be used as part of an energy-efficient design solution to maximize Energy and Atmosphere credits for LEED certification, and see examples of how this has been accomplished on projects both here in the United States and abroad.
Devin A. Abellon, P.E.
Mr. Abellon is a registered professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in the HVAC field, designing systems for commercial, institutional, industrial, health care, and municipal projects. Mr. Abellon was Vice President and managing principal of LSW Engineers California, Incorporated in San Diego until 2009, when he accepted a position as Business Development Manager for Uponor North America. He now works closely with engineers throughout the country, supporting projects that integrate radiant heating and cooling strategies to maximize energy efficiency. Mr. Abellon earned his B.S. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. He is an active member of ASHRAE on the local chapter, regional, and Society level and is currently the Programs Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC6.5 – Radiant and Convective Space Heating and Cooling, as well as a Regional Vice Chair in Region X.
Seismic Bracing of HVAC system components has become increasingly important to maintain system integrity during a seismic event. The SMACNA/ANSI Seismic Restraint Manual provides guidance for designers and contractors for the implementation of restraints for sheet metal ducts, piping and conduit to assure these components are more likely to stay connected to the structure during a seismic event. Requirements within ASCE 7-10 on non-structural components (ductwork) will also be covered.
Eli P. Howard III
As SMACNA’s Executive Director Technical Services, Eli Howard has the overall responsibilities of the more than 30 SMACNA Technical and ANSI Standards related to the HVAC and sheet metal industry. He is also a member of ASHRAE Technical Committees:
7.7 Testing and Balancing
90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings
SSPC 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable IAQ
7.2 HVAC&R Construction and Design Build Technologies
SPC 171P Method of Test of Seismic Restraints
He has additional responsibilities as SMACNA Liaison to NFPA 90A & 90B, CSI, USGBC, ICC and IAPMO. Prior to joining SMACNA he was Manager of Technical Program Development for NEMI providing technical assistance to contractors in energy engineering and IAQ technologies. His experience also includes work with Marriott International as Mechanical Engineer for design/construction of hotels in the United States, Hong Kong and Poland. Mr. Howard holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, USA and frequently presents at industry events across the USA.