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An updated tool from ASHRAE provides a user-friendly interface to predict thermal comfort, based on the Society’s standard for thermal environmental conditions. ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Tool, Version 2, maintains consistency with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. The standard specifies the combinations of indoor thermal environmental factors and personal factors that will produce thermal environmental conditions acceptable to a majority of the occupants within the space.
Prior to the new rules, federal and commercial buildings had to meet requirements in the 2004 standard.
An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.
Standard 188P is aimed at helping fms apply available information to prevent this disease associated with building water systems.
Comprehensive data exists on western clothing insulation values, but little research exists on non-western. Having information on attire like saris could influence the design of ventilation and air-conditioning systems to provide the best thermal comfort for occupants.
a song about OSHA safety training is also well on its way to becoming a viral YouTube hit. Marshall Carroll of Winnipeg has taken it upon himself to come up with a song about OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM).
The need for the standard’s requirements has grown as more attention is paid to improving energy in the country’s current building stock. Public review is open until May 25, 2011.
Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.
Numerous awards and announcements are being made during ASHRAE’s 2011 Winter Conference being held this week in Las Vegas.
As energy efficiency strategies get “smarter,” HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.