Guidance on ASHRAE Ventilation Standard

Spreadsheet, examples guide engineers through implementing ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010.

03/10/2011


The newest guidance for using Standard 62.1-2010 reportedly includes a revised, user-friendly spreadsheet and examples, as well as the latest updates pertaining to the new version of the standard.

The 62.1 User’s Manual provides explanatory material, detailed information, figures and examples to guide users in designing, installing and operating buildings in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, which sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for commercial and institutional buildings.

Also highlighted is the application of useful tools used for compliance with Standard 62.1-2010, including a newly revised spreadsheet that assists in Ventilation Rate Procedure calculations. The spreadsheet provides calculations for the multiple spaces procedure and has been significantly improved, made more user friendly and now includes two example spreadsheets focusing on cooling and heating.

“The spreadsheet and new examples have been revised in response to user feedback and have much improved usability,” Roger Hedrick, chair of the Standard 62.1 committee, said. “The spreadsheet should significantly reduce the effort needed to perform the calculations needed for multizone recirculating systems. The spreadsheets are a must have for designers.”

The Manual encourages users of the standard to apply the principles of good indoor air quality and effective ventilation when designing buildings and building systems, and provides useful reference material to assist designers in efficiently completing a successful and compliant design.

The cost of the 62.1 User’s Manual is $75 ($64 ASHRAE members). To order the manual, contact ASHRAE Customer Service or visit the ASHRAE bookstore.

- Edited by Gust Gianos, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com



No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
40 Under 40; Performance-based design; Clean agent fire suppression; NFPA 92; Future of commissioning; Successful project management principles
BIM coordination; MEP projects; NFPA 13; Data center Q&A; Networked lighting controls; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
Emergency lighting; NFPA 3 and 4; Integrated building systems; Smart lighting, HVAC design
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing Arc Flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me