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Course: Passive Solar Heating of Buildings (Live WEBINAR)

# Course: WG0106

Fee: $258.00

Credit: 4PDH


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This course fulfills the NY, IA and WI requirement for "live interaction"

 

This course provides information about passive solar heating, such as types of systems, the components making up a passive solar heating system, sources of data for solar radiation throughout the U.S., and an easy method for estimating the heat loss from a building.

The five basic types of passive solar heating systems are described along with the six components making up any of them. The NREL publication, Solar Radiation Data Manual for Buildings, is introduced and discussed. There are numerous worked examples, including data retrieval from the NREL publication, estimation of heat loss from a building, estimation of thermal storage requirement, and estimation of performance of a passive solar heating system.

After completing this course, you will have basic knowledge about the types of passive solar systems for heating buildings and the components in them. You will also be familiar with an NREL publication containing data useful for passive solar heating design calculations and with calculation of rate of heat loss from a building and estimating performance of a passive solar heating system.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Familiarity with the six components that typically make up a passive solar heating system
  • Familiarity with the five basic types of passive solar heating systems
  • Knowledge of the differences between daytime and nighttime operation of direct gain passive solar heating systems
  • Knowledge of the differences between daytime and nighttime operation of indirect gain passive solar heating systems
  • The ability to obtain and interpret data for solar radiation on vertical and horizontal surfaces of buildings at any of the 239 locations in the NREL database
  • The ability to obtain and interpret data for heating degree days at any of the 239 locations in the NREL database
  • The ability to estimate the rate of heat loss (Btu/oF-day/ft2) from a building if one year’s monthly power bills for the building are available
  • The ability to estimate the monthly percentage of a buildings heating requirement that will be provided by a given size passive solar system at a given location in the U.S., with specified rate of heat loss from the building (Btu/oF-day/ft2)
  • Be able to estimate the quantity of thermal storage needed for a passive solar heating system with specified area of glazing

 

 

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