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Fan Efficiency Regulations and Technology Advances


  • Online Course
  • Free
  • 1 hours
  • 1

The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) estimates that fans consume between 30 and 40 percent of commercial HVAC energy. Improving fan efficiency is an important step towards reducing overall building energy use. This course will discuss common fan efficiency metrics, and explain the requirements of new regulations and industry energy standards. It will also discuss recent fan technology advances, including motorized impellers, direct-drive plenum fans, and fan arrays.

After viewing attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize the most recent regulations and industry energy standards related to fan efficiency
  • Summarize how the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 fan power limitation applies to various air system configurations
  • Understand the best applications for housed versus plenum fans
  • Identify recent fan technologies that can help reduce energy use, improve acoustics, or minimize space


Presentation handouts 
Includes presentation slides, presenter biographies, outline and bibliography.

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Assessment is required by USGBC. Please submit the form, take the quiz and Trane will provide you with a certificate of completion documenting your online attendance.

Fan Efficiency Regulations and Technology Advances

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