The newly published volume, comprised of 65 chapters covering a broad range of facilities and topics, was written to help engineers design and use HVAC equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. Main sections cover comfort, industrial, energy-related and general applications, as well as building operations and management.
The 2019 edition includes three new chapters:
- Indoor Swimming Pools (Chapter 6)
- Indoor Airflow Modeling (Chapter 59)
- Occupant-Centric Sensing and Controls (Chapter 65)
Some 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 (PV) applications, with new information on design and performance of PV systems and on installation and operation guidelines for PV systems, with new practical examples.
- Integrated Building Design (Chapter 60) has been completely rewritten to give more detail on the 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 adds 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.
ASHRAE has completed distribution of complimentary copies to members and is now offering this essential resource to the public.