ASHRAE has approved funding for research to develop an interactive Web-based database providing current information on maintenance costs and service life of typical HVAC components and systems. ASHRAE 1237-TRP, Interactive Web-Based Owning and Operating Cost Database, is expected to take 12 months to complete at a cost of $95,000. Principal investigator is Barry Abramson, P.E., Servidyne Systems, LLC, Atlanta.