Using equipment samples, in-class activities, and other interactive teaching techniques, Ryan Stroupe of the Pacific Energy Center will introduce mechanical system concepts to building professionals that have little or no previous training in this area. The class will start with fundamentals, such as thermal comfort, heat transfer, load calculations, and psychrometrics. He will cover mechanical system components from actuators to zone thermostats, followed by the integration of these parts into heating, cooling, and ventilating systems. Ryan will also discuss low energy strategies, control systems, and code compliance along with information on optimal operation and building commissioning. This class is designed for building owners, architects, facilities personnel, energy consultants, and other building professionals interested in an overview of mechanical system basics.