ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for its Manual J8 as a Revised, Re-designated, and Consolidation of Addendums B-C-D and Section 28 Standard “Residential Load Calculations.” The public review will close at midnight Eastern Time on Oct. 24, 2011.

Manual J8 estimates heating and cooling loads for residential, low-rise structures. Established loads are required for the selection of HVAC equipment that will provide maximum operating efficiency and comfort to residential structures.

This proposed standard is referenced as BSR/ACCA 2 Manual J-201x. The 58 pages of addendum changes highlighted in redline addition/deletion or via yellow highlights, along with the required response form, can be downloaded Comments must be submitted on the response form in accordance with the instructions on the form. Comment response forms and questions are to be addressed to Dick Shaw

Publication date: 09/26/2011