Posts Tagged ‘ASHRAE’

ASHRAE Announces Technology Awards

Five of the top six winning projects of the 2011 ASHRAE Technology Awards are located in Canada; the lone U.S. facility is in Kansas City, MO. These ASHRAE awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design. Winning projects are selected from entries earning regional awards. Following are summaries of the winning projects. Mountain Equipment Co-op Roland Charneux, P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow,... ...Read More...

ASHRAE Presidential Member Bellenger Remembered

Immediate past ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger, who served as the first woman president in the Society’s 116 year history, passed away Wednesday, October... ...Read More...

New Product Flash: Thermal Comfort Tool, Version 2 from ASHRAE

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... ...Read More...

Standard 90.1-2007 Established as National Reference Standard for Federal, Commercial Buildings by DOE

Prior to the new rules, federal and commercial buildings had to meet requirements in the 2004... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)... ...Read More...

ASHRAE Standard On Legionellosis Open For Comment

Standard 188P is aimed at helping fms apply available information to prevent this disease associated with building water... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Do Clothes Make The Man Hotter Or Cooler?

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... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: The OSHA HAZCOM Song

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... ...Read More...

Comments On Standard For Existing Buildings Sought

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,... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Today’s Data Center

Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these... ...Read More...