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ASHRAE issues GreenGuide

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has published a new GreenGuide as a p...


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has published a new GreenGuide as a practical reference manual for mechanical engineers and building designers interested in sustainable buildings.
The book addresses issues like conceptual engineering design, space thermal/comfort delivery systems, energy distribution systems, energy conservation systems, energy/water sources, lighting systems, plumbing and fire protection systems and controls.
It also has 29 ASHRAE Green Tips containing information on techniques, process, measures or systems. For example, a GreenTip on night precooling provides a description of the process (circulation of cool air within a building during the nighttime hours with the intent of cooling the structure), explaining when and where it is applicable, its pros and cons and key elements of cost. Other GreenTips include use of ground-source heat pumps, desiccant cooling and dehumidification, solar energy systems and rainwater harvesting.
Cost is U.S. $99, or $79 to Ashrae members.
Visit www.ashrae.org, or call 1-800-527-4723.