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This interactive quiz by Howard McKew, P.E. tackles a different application each quarter and is part of a useful reference library taken with Amanda McKew’s valuable checklists in “The Facility Files."
Copies of "Back2Basics" can be purchased with the option of purchasing by series (pdf download) or the entire collection (all 58 Series to date) on a CD only.

All Back To Basics Series on CD
$ 415.95 USD
Back to Basics Series 43 thru 58 PDFS
$ 79.95 USD
Series 1
TOPIC: 100% OUTDOOR AIR-HANDLING, Tests 1-6
$ 12.99 USD
Series 2
TOPIC: CHILLED-WATER SYSTEM USING CENTRIFUGAL CHILLER, Tests 7-12
$ 12.99 USD
Series 3
TOPIC: VARIABLE AIR VOLUME AIR TERMINAL, Tests 13-18
$ 12.99 USD
Series 4
TOPIC: HOT WATER SYSTEM USING FIRETUBE BOILER, Tests 19-24
$ 12.99 USD
Series 5
TOPIC: CENTRAL AIR WITH RETURN AIR SYSTEM, Tests 25-30
$ 12.99 USD
Series 6
TOPIC: STEAM-TO-HOT WATER EXCHANGER, Tests 31-36
$ 12.99 USD
Series 7
TOPIC: FAN-POWERED AND PARALLEL AIR TERMINALS, Tests 37-42
$ 12.99 USD
Series 8
TOPIC: ENERGY-RECOVERY (Water, Air) SYSTEM, Tests 43-48
$ 12.99 USD
Series 9
TOPIC: TWO-PIPE HEATING-COOLING FANCOIL UNIT SYSTEM, Tests 49-50

TOPIC: FOUR-PIPE HEATING-COOLING FANCOIL UNIT SYSTEM, Tests 51-52

TOPIC: HEATING-COOLING FANCOIL UNIT SYSTEMS, Tests 53-54
$ 12.99 USD
Series 10
TOPIC: FUME HOOD EXHAUST SYSTEM, Tests 55-60
$ 12.99 USD
Series 11
TOPIC: FREE-COOLING WATER-SIDE ECONOMIZER SYSTEM, Tests 61-66
$ 12.99 USD
Series 12
TOPIC: CONVENTIONAL (AND DUAL-FAN) DOUBLE DUCT SYSTEM, Tests 67-72
$ 12.99 USD
Series 13
TOPIC: COOLING TOWER SYSTEMS, Tests 73-78
$ 12.99 USD
Series 14
TOPIC: MULTIZONE SYSTEM, Tests 79-84
$ 12.99 USD
Series 15
TOPIC: CHILLERS, Tests 85-90
$ 12.99 USD
Series 16
TOPIC: UNIT VENTILATION SYSTEMS, Tests 91-95
$ 12.99 USD
Series 17
TOPIC: UNIT HEATER SYSTEMS, Tests 96-102
$ 12.99 USD
Series 18
TOPIC: MULTIPLE CHILLERS, Tests 103-108
$ 12.99 USD
Series 19
TOPIC: KITCHEN HOOD EXHAUST, Tests 109-115
$ 12.99 USD
Series 20
TOPIC: CHILLERS, Tests 116-121
$ 12.99 USD
Series 21
TOPIC: EQUIPMENT ROOM VENTILATION, Tests 122-127
$ 12.99 USD
Series 22
TOPIC: CLEANROOM SYSTEMS, Tests 128-133
$ 12.99 USD
Series 23
TOPIC: CONDENSING BOILER SYSTEMS, Tests 134-139
$ 12.99 USD
Series 24
TOPIC: CONDENSING BOILER SYSTEMS, Tests 140-145
$ 12.99 USD
Series 25
TOPIC: AUDITORIUM APPLICATION, Tests 146-151
$ 12.99 USD
Series 26
TOPIC: TENANT SPACE, Tests 152-157
$ 12.99 USD
Series 27
TOPIC: TENANT SPACE, Tests 158-163
$ 12.99 USD
Series 28
TOPIC: OPERATING ROOM APPLICATION, Tests 164-169
$ 12.99 USD
Series 29
TOPIC: PROCESS COOLING FOR INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, Tests 170-175
$ 12.99 USD
Series 30
TOPIC: ENERGY MANAGEMENT, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, Tests 176-181
$ 12.99 USD
Series 31
TOPIC: UNDERFLOOR HVAC SYSTEM, Tests 182-184
$ 18.99 USD
Series 32
TOPIC: EMERGENCY GENERATOR SYSTEM APPLICATIONS, Tests 185-187
$ 18.99 USD
Series 33
TOPIC: EMERGENCY GENERATOR SYSTEM APPLICATIONS, Tests 188-190
$ 18.99 USD
Series 34
TOPIC: ENCLOSED GARAGE APPLICATION, Tests 191-193
$ 18.99 USD
Series 35
TOPIC: CAFETERIA CENTRAL AHU WITH KITCHEN AND DISHWASHER EXHAUST SYSTEM, Tests 194-196
$ 18.99 USD
Series 36
TOPIC: CAFETERIA CENTRAL AHU WITH KITCHEN AND DISHWASHER EXHAUST SYSTEM, Tests 197-199
$ 18.99 USD
Series 37
TOPIC: cGMP CLEAN ROOM APPLICATION, Tests 200-202
$ 18.99 USD
Series 38
TOPIC: 24/7 RESPONSE CENTER WITH AIR DISPLACEMENT HVAC SYSTEM, BASIC SYSTEM, Tests 203-205
$ 18.99 USD
Series 39
TOPIC: LAB AND OFFICE SPACE SERVED BY A DUAL FAN, DBLE-DUCT SYSTEM, BASIC SYSTEM, Tests 206-208
$ 18.99 USD
Series 40
TOPIC: LAB AND OFFICE SPACE SERVED BY A DUAL FAN, DBLE-DUCT SYSTEM, BASIC SYSTEM, Tests 206-208
$ 18.99 USD
Series 41
TOPIC: COOLING TOWER REPLACEMENT – DESIGN TEST, Tests 212-214
$ 18.99 USD
Series 42
TOPIC: AHU REPLACEMENT – DESIGN TEST, Tests 215-217
$ 18.99 USD
Series 43
TOPIC: AHU REPLACEMENT- DESIGN TEST, Tests 218-220
$ 18.99 USD
Series 44
TOPIC: GROUND WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEM, BASIC SYSTEM - DESIGN TEST, Tests 221-223
$ 18.99 USD
Series 45
TOPIC: MAIN DISTRIBUTION FRAME (MDF) ROOM PACKAGED HVAC UNIT/A/C SYSTEM, BASIC SYSTEM - DESIGN TEST, Tests 224-226
$ 18.99 USD
Series 46
TOPIC: CONDO/APARTMENT COMPLEX HVAC SYSTEM, Tests 227-229
$ 18.99 USD
Series 47
TOPIC: HVAC STRIP MALL — RETAIL STORE, Tests 230-232
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Series 48
TOPIC: HVAC COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS, Tests 233-235
$ 18.99 USD
Series 49
TOPIC: HVAC COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS
$ 18.99 USD
Series 50
TOPIC: HVAC DORMITORY APPLICATION, Tests 239-241
$ 18.99 USD
Series 51
TOPIC: HVAC EDUCATIONAL FACILITY APPLICATION, Tests 242-244
$ 18.99 USD
Series 52
TOPIC: HEALTH CARE FACILITY APPLICATION, Tests 245-247
$ 18.99 USD
Series 53
TOPIC: HEALTH CARE FACILITY APPLICATION, Tests 248-250
$ 18.99 USD
Series 54
TOPIC: ENCLOSED VEHICULAR FACILITIES APPLICATION, Tests 251-253
$ 18.99 USD
Series 55
TOPIC: RETRO TESTS 1-3
$ 18.99 USD
Series 56
TOPIC: RETRO TESTS Months 1-3
$ 18.99 USD
Series 57
TOPIC: RETRO TESTS Months 7-9
$ 18.99 USD
Series 58
TOPIC: RETRO TESTS Months 10-12
$ 18.99 USD