New ASHRAE Course Offered on Reopening Universities, Managing HVAC Systems

ASHRAE is offering a new course to address the vulnerabilities in the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of HVAC systems in universities exposed by the pandemic.

The online instructor-led training course, Reopening Universities: Managing HVAC Systems to Mitigate the Spread of SARS-Cov-2, expounds on COVID-19 resources on reopening universities and office building, compiled ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force and made available through The course also provides guidance on creating a Building Readiness Plan for HVAC systems for the two building types and offers an explanation of specific mitigation strategies.

“As the world considers when and how to reopen universities, confronting how to become conscious of the required transformations of buildings and their HVAC systems will become a greater priority,” said 2020-21 ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E. “This course will offer actionable steps for developing specialized best practices based on guidance from ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force and the unique needs of individual universities.”

The three-hour course is designed for college and university owners, facility managers and resiliency planning teams.

The price of the course is $299 ($224 ASHRAE Member). Certificates of completion will be available for download for the successfully completed course.

Registration is open now.