Updated guide for buildings in hot climates

ASHRAE has published an updated guidance for buildings in hot and humid climates.

04/20/2009


Expanded and revised guidance on keeping heat and humidity out of buildings in hot and humid climates is contained in a new book from ASHRAE .

The second edition of The ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates , is expanded from 124 to 316 pages and based on years of questions, comments, and suggestions from practicing architects, engineers, and building managers who work in hot and humid climates, according to author Lew Harriman.

The book includes four new chapters to guide architectural design toward reduced energy consumption, reduced mold risk, and lower-cost mechanical systems. The HVAC&R design section has also been expanded. Six new chapters help system designers quantify and reduce cooling and dehumidification loads, design more economical ventilation systems, and save more than 25% of annual HVAC&R energy through low-cost sealing of air distribution components. Suggestions for contractors are also provided to reduce mold risk and prevent scheduling problems through simple improvements to jobsite practices as well as through modern drying technology.


 





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