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School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC available.
Water conservation measures are no longer the stuff of science fiction books or disaster films. The pressure is on for large consumers to cut back.
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.
Facility management staff can detect HVAC equipment problems sooner using automated tools. Here are five options to consider.
Prior to the new rules, federal and commercial buildings had to meet requirements in the 2004 standard.
This new camera system allows for accessible and precise inspections of many types of lines, ducts, pipes, and chimneys.
This system provides an automated solution to quantify air leakage in ductwork and other areas.
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.