Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. ASHRAE articles below.
Mick Schwedler, new ASHRAE President, announced theme for his term is “Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots.”
The updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to healthcare facilities designers.
Findings show majority of schools have acted during the pandemic to address indoor air quality, while citing outdated infrastructure and high costs as key challenges.
The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force updated its airborne transmission guidance on the virus. And, CDC provided an update on surface transmission for community environments.
Major updates to the building readiness guidance include pre- or post- flushing strategy methodology, a flushing time calculator, and more.
The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released new Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure and Communities of Faith Building Guidance.
In 2020, indoor air quality became front and center for buildings as CDC and ASHRAE stated that COVID-19 viral particles are likely spread not only through droplets but also via aerosols.
The BIM Council will lead the development of U.S. information management standards and building processes.
ASHRAE’s new headquarters uses technology integration to increase efficiency, protect people and property, and enhance the occupant experience, and is a model for net-zero energy building design.
Now in its sixth year, ASHRAE’s LowDown Showdown engages architects, engineers, designers, and energy modelers by working on integrated teams to create outstanding designs to solve building efficiency challenges.
Several air quality parameters have been linked to the airborne transmission of COVID-19—particulate matter, carbon dioxide, and relative humidity. By implementing new logic within qlair’s algorithm, the critical thresholds of these parameters are now being monitored to assess airborne risk.
ASHRAE has created a technical bulletin to help mitigate the adverse environmental conditions that can compromise reliability and uptime of IT equipment.
Examine your facility's HVAC systems with airflow, filtration, and humidity conditions at the forefront.
The 2020 Student Design Competition and Applied Engineering Challenge encourages students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems.
New guidance on the operation of HVAC systems helps mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 as schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year.
The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although there are still unknowns, here are ways air filtration may help clear the air in facilities.
ASHRAE has released information to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it relates to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems.
The two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, GA will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help achieve its vision of a healthy and sustainable environment.
The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.
Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for the commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world
AHR Expo Expert Council convened to discuss and develop consensus views on five HVACR trends poised to be hot topics for the industry.
Key project goals for the renovation include to showcase an affordable, net-zero energy strategy, and to transform an existing building to a high-performance workplace.
ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character.
The aim of this joint effort was to clarify for the industry the meaning of five common and important refrigeration keywords.
The framework features professional development options from a group of associations and will provide resources for the entire operational life cycle of the built environment.
ALC’s new OptiFlex virtual integrator has been named the winner of the AHR Expo Innovation award in the building automation category.
A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.
This nonflammable, R-410A replacement refrigerant has received a provisional number and a preliminary A1 designation from ASHRAE, one stipulation needed to bring the product to market.