Air Handling Systems Efficiency

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117


HVAC professionals will be given a foundation and overview of air conditioning systems, integrated demand side management, and related Title 24 measures. Attendees will learn how to minimize the cost of large, commercial central air conditioning system while keeping the facility comfortable. Major topics include variable and constant air-volume systems, adjustable speed-drives, ventilation, economy cycle, and other efficiency opportunities. Examples will be presented that demonstrate a model for analyzing typical, variable air-volume retrofit economics.


  • Identify the components of a central plant system and explain how the chiller, cooling tower, boiler, air handling system, and pumps function to remove heat loads
  • Identify the major components of an air handling system and describe how they function
  • Describe how different fan characteristics affect the system's efficiency

Who Should Attend?

  • Building engineers
  • Facility managers
  • Facility operators
  • Maintenance personnel


David Wylie earned his B.S. from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and subsequently achieved a Registered Professional Engineer License in California. Energy efficiency was getting more attention and an interest in cost analysis led David to completing an MBA at National University which provided him with even more tools to analyze energy efficiency investment from both a mechanical and financial perspective.

Additional Details


8 am check-in, continental breakfast and lunch provided

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.