Carnegie Mellon University

Mechanical and Electrical System Design for Buildings

Course Number: 12-748

Class will cover HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing systems for buildings. We will calculate heat loss and heat gains manually and with computer programs and calculate operating costs with various fuels and system types.

We will size building electrical systems and look at alternative generation, smart metering, and new lighting systems.

Plumbing will include sizing water, drain and vent lines along with system design.

Focus of the class will be on energy conservation and use, and how future systems will meet these criteria.

The final project will be the audit of a building on campus using what we learned.

Semester(s): Fall, Mini 2
Units: 6
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing, or approval of instructor.


Textbook information can be found at the CMU Bookstore