June 15, 2002
In the past, facility managers simply bought power from local utilities at rates set by the Public Service Commission. Today's restructuring of the electrical power market in some areas of the country means managers must now make decisions about energy service contracts. Guidance to assist managers is contained in a new chapter, "Electrical Considerations," in the ASHRAE 2003 Handbook. The 2003 ASHRAE Handbook, HVAC Applications, contains chapters on a broad range of applications, written to help design engineers use equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. measurement, and the other contains the International System of Units (SI). For more information visit www.ashrae.org.