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March 3, 2006: ASHRAE's Most Used Standards Available on One CD

ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced that its 12 top selling standards and guidelines are now available on a single CD.

"Design Essentials: ASHRAE's Most Referenced Standards and Guidelines" contains a library of documents designed to be easily searched and printed with copy and paste features for text and graphics. The standards and guidelines address design or system operations, and most are code-intended standards.

"Because ASHRAE standards/guidelines often refer to requirements in other standards, our documents need to be used together in order to understand the means for compliance with any one of them," said Rick Hermans, chair of ASHRAE's Standards Committee. "The Design Essentials CD is intended to make that process simpler for the user."

Hermans noted that the standards and guidelines included in the CD serve as the basis for HVACR design and some of them are referenced in building codes.

Included are:

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2004, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems;

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2004, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants;

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 52.2-1999, Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size;

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy;

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality;

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2004, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings;

  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (I-P edition);

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2004, Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings;

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2004, BACnet®: A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks;

  • ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process;

  • ASHRAE Guideline 1-1996, The HVAC Commissioning Process; and

  • ASHRAE Guideline 13-2000, Specifying Direct Digital Control System.

    The cost of the single-user version of "Design Essentials: ASHRAE's Most Referenced Standards and Guidelines" is $499 ($429 for ASHRAE members). The annual renewal fee for access to updates after the first year is $290 ($220 for ASHRAE members).

    A network version also is available for organizations so multiple users can have simultaneous access.

    To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, by mail at 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, or visit the ASHRAE online bookstore at www.ashrae.org/bookstore.

    Publication date: 02/27/2006

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