ASHRAE Standard 36 - High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems



The best equipment can still run terribly if it’s not controlled well – like a sports car in the hands of a clueless driver. Don’t let that happen to your design. Get the latest guidelines on sequences of operation for common HVAC sequences. Take advantage of Idaho Power’s incentives on HVAC energy management controls. Get a refresher proper start-up and shut down sequences for air handling units including VAVs, rooftop units, and heat pumps. Ensure that controls are in compliance with indoor air quality standards for ASHRAE 62.1 compliance and COVID mitigation. Participants will learn functional tests they can perform that can confirm that proper sequences are in place..

Learning Objective 1: 
Participants will be able to describe the components of HVAC sequences of operations and what resources are available for reference.
Learning Objective 2: 
Participants will be able to identify tests that can be used to ensure HVAC sequences are acting according to design.
Learning Objective 3: 
Participants will be able to recall proper start-up and shut-down sequences for heat pumps.
Learning Objective 4: 
Participants will be able to investigate whether indoor air quality standards are being maintained in a building.
Learning Units: 
1 LU

Damon Woods
Director - Assistant Professor
Dr. Woods is a licensed mechanical engineer who started working at the IDL as a graduate student back in 2013. His dissertation used energy models paired with weather forecasts to predict how a radiant slab should be managed to maximize occupant comfort. His current research focus is on the integration of surface temperatures into building energy management systems. Dr. Woods has taught courses in advanced thermodynamics and energy modeling. In the office, he spends his time working on energy models and estimating savings from energy upgrades; out of the office he is usually fly fishing or gardening. Dr. Woods earned his B.S. from Montana State University, his M.S. from Boise State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho.