"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.
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