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hrai6ASHRAE has announced the release of its 2019 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications. The new volume includes three key new chapters and numerous updates to sections from previous volumes of the renowned handbook.

The handbook consists of 65 chapters covering a broad range of facilities and topics, and helps engineers design and use modern equipment and systems. Sections explore comfort, industrial, energy-related and general applications, as well as building operations and management.

The new chapters provide best practices for:

  • Indoor Swimming Pools (Chapter 6)
  • Indoor Airflow Modeling (Chapter 59)
  • Occupant-Centric Sensing and Controls (Chapter 65)

Other updates include:

  • Educational Facilities (Chapter 8) provides updated design criteria, and a new section on central plant optimization for higher education campuses and educational facilities for students with disabilities.
  • Health Care Facilities (Chapter 9) has been extensively rewritten to address current health care requirements.
  • Solar Energy (Chapter 36) has added updated guidance on solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic applications, with new information on design and performance of photovoltaic systems and on installation and operation guidelines for photovoltaic systems, with new practical examples.
  • Integrated Building Design (Chapter 60) has been completely rewritten to give more detail on Integrated Building Design (IBD) process.
  • Mold and Moisture (Chapter 64) revises the order of risk factors for mold to better reflect their relative importance and added information from ASHRAE RP-1712 to advise on components and configuration of dedicated outdoor air (DOAS) systems to help avoid mold growth in schools, universities, and military barracks during extended periods of unoccupied-mode HVAC operation.

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