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Guideline 36: Best In Class HVAC Control Sequences

  • 27 Apr 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • GoToWebinar
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Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Controls Sequences



Thursday, April 27 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT - Online ASHRAE Instructors-led Course

Course Summary

ASHRAE Guideline 36, High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems, was created to develop and maintain best-in-class standardized HVAC control sequences. This guideline is all about the concept of “less is more.” It allows engineers to reduce engineering time by adapting standard sequences already proven to perform. It minimizes programming and commissioning time for contractors. ASHRAE Guideline 36 reduces energy consumption, cost, and system downtime with more resilient systems, control sequence compliance, and diagnostic software. The guideline also promotes communication between specifiers, contractors, and operators by creating a language of common terms.

This course introduces the current version of ASHRAE Guideline 36. The discussion will include the research underlying the current sequences and ongoing and planned future research intended to develop additional advanced sequences for other HVAC system types. In this course, attendees will learn about the ASHRAE Guideline 36 sequences and how they improve energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality. Attendees will also learn how to specify sequences for this guideline.


Hawking Cheng, Member ASHRAE

Hwakong Cheng, Member ASHRAE is a Principal at Taylor Engineers, where he has been responsible for HVAC design, commissioning, and energy analysis for over 15 years. He has applied his expertise in energy efficiency and indoor air quality to develop practical HVAC and control system solutions for new construction and for existing buildings. Mr. Cheng led a recently completed study funded by the California Energy Commission to demonstrate cost-effective control system upgrades based on ASHRAE Guideline 36 in commercial buildings. In addition to his work as a consulting engineer, Mr. Cheng is actively involved in applied research in controls-related topics and supporting industry outreach through teaching, publications, and codes and standards. He is a corresponding member of SGPC-36 and a licensed mechanical engineer in California and Washington.

Course Materials and CE Credits

This course will be presented through the GoToWebinar or WebEx platform. Course registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to login to the course and how to obtain the course materials. The course presentation will be made available prior to the course date. Attendees will receive 3 hour online course, copy of presentation and 30 days access to recorded version.

ASHRAE is an approved Continuing Education provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Electronic copies of the course evaluation form and Certificates of Attendance referencing Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be made available to the course attendees.

Use of the materials is limited to the above course on the specified dates. Course materials may not be sold, shared or otherwise distributed independently of the above licensed course. Use of ASHRAE content may not be done in a way that will state or imply ASHRAE endorsement of any proprietary service or commercial product. This permission should not be construed that ASHRAE is waiving any copyright protection or other rights entitled to its intellectual property. 

Please feel free to reach out if you need assistance:

Elias Barker
ASHRAE Toronto CTTC Chair


Jared Sowiak
ASHRAE Toronto Member

Ayush Dewet
ASHRAE Toronto Refrigeration Subcommittee Chair


ASHRAE Toronto Chapter, 2680 Matheson Blvd. East, Suite 100, Mississauga ON L4W 0A5

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