provides the reader with an understanding of fundamental HVAC concepts and explains simple design tools used to create building systems that are efficient and provide comfortable and healthy environments. Topics in the book include equipment selection and specification, comfort and indoor air quality, ventilation air, ASHRAE standards, building assemblies, heating and cooling loads, electrical and control systems, and design of air and water distribution systems. The book comes with a CD that contains spreadsheet programs that incorporate design and computation procedures. These programs include psychrometric analysis, equipment selection, heating and cooling load calculation, an electronic "ductulator," piping system design, a ductwork cost calculator, and programs to evaluate building system demand and energy efficiency. This book also is available in downloadable form.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329; 800-527-4723 or 404-636-8400; 404-321-5478 (fax); www.ashrae.org