Course provides non-manufacturer-specific concepts on how to apply VRF systems
March 4, 2016
A new course, “Variable Refrigerant Flow System Design & Application,” is one of 11 offerings in ASHRAE’s Spring Online Course series. The course, scheduled for May 16, provides non-manufacturer-specific concepts on how to apply VRF systems to buildings.
Manual intended to help engineers, architects, and contractors understand and comply with the standard
February 11, 2016
ASHRAE has announced a newly published user’s manual that clarifies the intent and implementation of the ASHRAE/USGBC/IES green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications.
Users can input project parameters and then calculate projected performance and compliance
February 10, 2016
ASHRAE has announced a new web application that automates the calculations needed to show a building project’s compliance with Standard 90.1-2010. The 90.1 ECB web application is a tool for modeling compliance using the Energy Cost Budget (ECB) method in the standard.
Document gives users immediate access to selected addenda to be published in the 2016 version of the standard
February 3, 2016
A newly published document from ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) gives users of their energy efficiency standard access to an optional third path for compliance, providing more flexibility for the industry.
Over the last 15 years single-family homes have been built tighter, making them much more energy efficient and comfortable compared to drafty houses of the past. But there’s a tradeoff, which will be addressed in one of the residential sessions at the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference.
The revision will be published in the 2016 edition of the standard
January 18, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) praised ASHRAE’s approval of Addendum d to ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, which states that systems including chilled beams are not required to use a filter.
Designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ
January 15, 2016
Wind turbines, subcooled glycol/water, geothermal wells, reuse of coil condensation water, and a central heat pump water heating system are among the innovative measures used in the five buildings receiving ASHRAE Technology Awards.
Industry input is being sought into a proposal to modify portions of ASHRAE’s refrigeration safety standard to incorporate subclass 2L flammability classifications. Addendum d to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2013, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, is open for public comment until Jan. 18.
Standard 15 specifies safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems
December 23, 2015
HVACR industry input is being sought into a proposal to modify portions of ASHRAE’s refrigeration safety standard to incorporate subclass 2L flammability classifications. Addendum d to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2013, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, is open for public comment until Jan. 18, 2016.
Thirty-nine teams representing 10 countries entered the events
December 2, 2015
Heat was the focus of two ASHRAE student competitions. The 2015 Design Competition focused on a three-story classroom and office building in Doha, Qatar, while for the Applied Engineering Challenge, students were required to design a collapsible portable conditioned shelter for treatment of heat illness victims.