Nov. 11, 2014: ACCA Releases Addendum to Manual J with New Weather Data
The Addendum Underwent an ANSI Public Review Period and Was ANSI-Recognized
ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA has announced the release of Addendum E to ANSI/ACCA 2 Manual J – 2011, which updates the weather data contained in Manual J®.
The addendum underwent an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period (Aug. 29, 2014 – Oct. 13, 2014) and was ANSI-recognized on Oct. 20, 2014. The addendum updates the weather data values for outdoor design conditions in MJ8 Table 1A and Table 1B and provides a new degree day ratio (HDD base 65°F / CDD base 50°F) column. The purpose of the changes are to provide the most recent weather data by consolidating information from two separate authoritative sources and to present HDD/CDD ratios as required in ANSI/ACCA 3 Manual S® – 2014 for the optional heat pump selection and sizing procedure. This proposed revision has no effect on the underlying Manual J or Manual S procedures that use weather data values.
The information in Addendum E will be added to a future printing of Manual J. In the interim, you can download a free PDF copy (65 pages) of Addendum E at www.acca.org/standards/ansi. For questions about Addendum E, contact Luis Escobar, ACCA’s manager of codes and standards, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 11/10/2014