We’re trying something different this year. Finding ourselves yet again unable to bend the time-space continuum so we could give you print coverage of the AHR Expo and winter ASHRAE meeting in February’s issue, we decided to go ahead and serve up two features of more in-depth coverage in March.
In this section of our post-AHR/ASHRAE coverage, your intrepid editor traverses the carpeted hallways of Las Vegas, taking copious notes at gatherings to discuss two specific standards past, present, and possibly future.
As we continue to look for weapons to fight hospital-acquired infections (HAI), what does the standard for health care facility ventilation already contain in the way of health metrics? How would a study look if it focused on the one metric that drives so many other decisions in health care? Let’s explore.
A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and ACCA on establishing consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for a 45-day American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review.
Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code (USEHC) contains some requirements that may be inappropriate given certain conditions, climates, or simple designer discretion. That’s not a problem … unless your locality or state adopts USECH language as binding. Dig into the problem and note a timely opportunity to avoid having these issues set in stone for another few years.
As early as 3000 BC, civilizations began to create codes for public order and safety. The Code of Hammurabi, the old “eye for an eye” law many are familiar with, also included laws for safe building construction.
A newly published document from ASHRAE and IES gives users of their energy efficiency standard immediate access to an optional third path for compliance, providing more flexibility for the industry, according to the associations.
Engineered Systems magazine’s May 2019 issue examines the role of HVAC systems and power in critical facilities via the University of Utah’s new, LEED Gold-certified Downtown Data Center; the role of codes and standards in mission critical facilities; why an engineer should consider a product’s functional requirements during the specification process; and much more.