ATLANTA - A new user's manual provides users with a better understanding of the design, installation, and operation requirements of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE's) ventilation standard.

The Standard 62.1 User's Manual explains the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, and contains numerous examples of the applications in a question and answer format.

"Because the standard is written in code-intended language, such material could not be included in the standard itself, so the manual helps users better understand the intent and apply it to their work," Dennis Stanke, chair of the Standard 62.1 committee, said.

"It helps users understand what Standard 62.1 requires and how those requirements can be met."

The manual includes a CD containing a spreadsheet to assist in the standard's new ventilation rate procedure calculations.

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Publication date: 11/21/2005