The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released two new reference guides for the facility management community.
Released this July, the 2019 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Application includes 65 chapters covering heating, ventilation, and air conditioning topics for a broad range of facilities. They include in-depth guides concerning indoor swimming pools, indoor airflow monitoring, occupant-centric sensing and controls, integrated building design, mold and moisture, and solar energy, among others.
Earlier this summer, ASHRAE also released its Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy, which it developed in association with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Its topics run from practical advice for owners and designers for achieving zero energy buildings to lighting recommendations, retrofit advice, setting energy targets, and other energy-smart design considerations.
“This guide provides a pathway to zero energy and presents design teams with strategies for achieving energy savings goals that are financially feasible, operationally workable and readily achievable,” says Paul Torcellini, project committee chair. “As we drive toward the crucial goal of reducing energy consumption and ensuring that zero-energy buildings become the standard design and construction approach, publications such as this will become increasingly important.”