For more efficient, valuable, and sustainable buildings, it is critical to focus on engineered systems and building automation. In addition to driving the functionality and life cycle value of the most facilities, today’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (M/E/P) and controls systems also account for a large percentage of the construction budget and the majority of the operating costs of most building types. Take this free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction.
What you will learn
After reading this article, you should be able to:
* List and describe basic approaches to building M/E/P systems design, such as cogeneration, underfloor air, chilled beams, and uninterruptible power systems.
* Compare the various approaches to M/E/P systems and controls that contribute to sustainable and high-performance buildings.
* Understand the role of building controls and automation systems in sustainable and highperformance buildings.
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http://www.bdcuniversity.com/course/overview.php?courseid=1376 (short registration required)