Professional Ethics and Controlling Moisture in Buildings
ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 – ASHRAE has added two new courses to its eLearning Center catalog – “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer” and “School of Hard Knocks: Controlling Moisture & Humidity in Buildings.”
The “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer” course provides an overview of engineering ethics – including explaining the common framework for ethical decisions and providing key definitions needed by every professional engineer in today’s workplace. ASHRAE’s Code of Ethics and the National Society of Professional Engineers’ (NSPE) Code of Ethics are also discussed. Additionally, a review of several ethical case studies from the NSPE helps course takers better understand the duties and decisions faced by professionals within the built environment industry.
The “School of Hard Knocks: Controlling Moisture & Humidity in Buildings” course provides a wealth of lessons about moisture and humidity-related imperatives of design – both architectural and mechanical – and about moisture issues in construction and operation. The training shows specifics on how dry buildings are more resilient, comfortable and energy-efficient than damp or moldy buildings.
“There is a clear need for easily accessible and effective training for our industry professionals, and ASHRAE is committed to providing those resources. That is why we launched the ASHRAE eLearning Center last year,” says ASHRAE President Tim Wentz, Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP. “Offering all of ASHRAE’s world-class educational products – including these two new courses – in one location is a significant step forward for the industry. The ASHRAE eLearning Center is helping our industry’s engineers meet their professional goals more efficiently, which in turn, better equips them to create a future where the built environment is healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient.”
In addition to these two new offerings, the ASHRAE eLearning Center is full of interactive courses designed by ASHRAE professionals that provide educational resources on a wide range of selected building technology topics.
Whether it is enhancing and extending in-person training, growing core technical skills through self-guided study or peer-to-peer collaboration in discussion forums, ASHRAE’s eLearning Center brings convenience and value to industry professionals through distance learning opportunities. Because they’re web-based, all courses and trainings are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Additionally, ASHRAE’s eLearning courses are recognized by most states for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). ASHRAE recommends users check with their specific State Board for professional development requirements.
Visit www.ashrae.org/elearning for more information about ASHRAE’s growing catalog of online training in HVAC, refrigeration, high-performance buildings and more.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. ASHRAE and its more than 57,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.